PrizePicks NBA Player Projections: Get Value Now Before Stars’ Statuses Are Confirmed (May 2)

Looking to elevate your daily fantasy sports game? PrizePicks is the ultimate platform for all daily fantasy sports enthusiasts, providing an easy-to-use interface and in-depth player statistics. As we delve into the NBA playoffs, we’re excited to introduce two promising NBA player PrizePicks for Tuesday, May 2, as analyzed through Stokastic’s PrizePicks NBA Player Projections Tool.

NBA Player PrizePicks | May 2


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R.J. Barrett Fewer Than 21.5 Points

This pick assumes that Julius Randle will play tonight. If Randle does play, the scoring output for Barrett is likely to decrease, as Randle is the primary scorer for the Knicks. Barrett has struggled in the past when playing alongside Randle, and if Randle is in the lineup today, it should be a similar story.

Even if Randle is not in the lineup, Barrett is not a lock to score more than 21.5 points. He has been in consistent this season and has had some poor games where he has struggled to get his shot to fall. It is worth noting that Barrett is also facing a tough Heat defense, even if Jimmy Butler ends up not playing.

Bam Adebayo More Than 36.0 Fantasy Points

Unlike with Randle, here the assumption is that Butler will not. Butler badly turned his ankle in Game 1, and if he sits, this could be a big game for Adebayo.

Adebayo is the focal point of the Miami Heat offense when Butler is not on the court. He has the ability to score, rebound and assist at a high level, and he will likely be asked to do more with Butler out. If he does not perform at a high level, the Knicks will smack the Heat around, so this is a big game for Adebayo. A projection of 36 fantasy points is simply not enough if Butler sits. Once he is confirmed out, this projection could jump up to 40.0 or higher, so there is a lot of value in taking Adebayo at his current mark.

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Josh is Contributor for Stokastic.com where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Stokastic's Premium Chalkboard. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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