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NBA Daily Plays Tuesday 5/21

by Renee Miller
Updated On: May 21, 2019, 12:35 pm ET

NBA Daily Plays


This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your DFS lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

There’s only one NBA playoff game per night from here on out, so we are dealing exclusively with the Showdown format. We’ll parse through top picks and bargains along with strategy notes for each game.


Tonight’s game tips at 8:30 ET.  



Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee (at Toronto)


With the Warriors closing out the West in four, it becomes imperative to wrap this series up. I think the Bucks win it, and I think they are going to go all out the next two games to get as much rest as possible before the Finals tip off May 30th. The hardest decision tonight, as it has been, is between the Greek Freak and Kawhi Leonard. Leonard is cheaper, at home, but possibly playing at less than 100 percent. So my top play is Antetokounmpo, who has nine blocks and four steals so far in this series, where he’s posted massive double-doubles each game. There’s no higher upside player to own tonight, so even though he challenges your budget, he’s going in my multiplier slots. 


Pascal Siakam – Toronto (vs. Milwaukee)


I personally can’t find a comfortable way to fit both superstars tonight, but Siakam allows you to build a quality lineup using the bargain players below and a couple of mid-range guys like Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe or Kyle Lowry. After an underwhelming start of the series, Siakam had an inexplicably bad Game 2 before bouncing back in the double-overtime Game 3. He’s been unpredictable enough that his salary is affordable, and that awful 8-point, 1-rebound game he had might be enough to keep his ownership down. I predict a nice return at home tonight. 




George Hill – Milwaukee (at Toronto)


You’re going to have to take some shots on cheap players tonight. With this pick, we’re not simply chasing the points Hill put up in Game 3 as double-overtime isn’t likely to happen again. The truth is that Hill has shot well throughout the playoffs, with the exception of Game 1 in this series. He’s scored in double figures in six of the last seven games, while supplying an adequate number of steals, rebounds and assists with the occasional block or two. His fantasy points per game average against Toronto is about seven points higher than his regular season average, and for the price, he’s one of the safest bargain plays tonight. 


Norman Powell – Toronto (vs. Milwaukee)


Toronto needs its bench to step up and Powell has been answering that need of late. They’ve increased his minutes to 25 and 30 the past two games, and he’s responded by shooting 60 percent from the field and 55 percent from 3-point range. Given that the Raptors won Game 3, I think it’s likely that they try to harness the formula again tonight. Powell has always been able to step up to the plate when called upon and could be a lower-owned difference maker in lineups tonight. 


Danny Green – Toronto (vs. Milwaukee)


Green simultaneously a safe low-end play and a potential GPP winner. He’s shot horribly in this series and was less than consistent in Round 2. However, his experience and ability to get hot from beyond the arc make him a nice tournament differentiator. His peripherals havebeen consistently there, with about five rebounds and two steals per game, and maybe a block or assist. So if he can find a shooting rhythm as the Bucks focus on shutting down Leonard and Lowry, Green could be the guy to alter the flow of this Game 4. At worst, he’s somewhere around 18 fantasy points, and for the price, I’m okay with that.