There’s only one NBA Playoff matchup on Friday, as Golden State will face Houston in Game 6 of the series. Because of this, the following write-ups will be devoted to Single Game DFS formats on FanDuel and DraftKings. We’ll parse through top picks and bargains along with strategy notes for each daily fantasy site.
Tip-off is at 8:00 ET tonight, so you have plenty of time build a quality lineup and enter some contests.
Best of luck!
Stephen Curry – Golden State
Kevin Durant will not play for the remainder of this series, which sets up Curry to absorb a heavier workload. As a result, we can expect the former MVP to have one of his best fantasy performances in weeks. Curry makes a strong case for the captain spot on DraftKings, as his “per dollar” ratio could be higher than that of James Harden. For FanDuel, I’ll lock Harden into the MVP position, then come back with Curry at the 1.5x STAR slot.
Klay Thompson – Golden State
Thompson piggybacks the rationale used in Curry’s write-up above. Durant is out tonight, and Klay will need to step up for the Warriors. It’s not a coincidence that Klay posted his best fantasy total of the series (41 FP) in Game 5, where Durant left early with a lower leg injury. Go ahead and make room for both Splash Brothers in your lineup.
P.J. Tucker – Houston
If you don’t have enough cap space to make Thompson work, Tucker is a serviceable fallback option. The veteran forward has been a cornerstone for Houston in this series, continuously piling up enough points, blocks, and hustle stats to garner fantasy consideration. Tucker has snagged double-digit rebounds in each of his last four games, holding a strong 35 FPPG over that span.
Andre Iguodala – Golden State
Iguodala is one of the best value picks of this slate. Durant is out, meaning that Iggy should see more playing time with added responsibilities on both sides of the ball. Even if Durant was fully healthy, I’d still look towards Iguodala on this single game slate. The Golden State wing is averaging 28 FPPG in this series, and that’s a safe baseline (with more upside) for tonight.
Kevon Looney – Golden State
Looney is your dirt-cheap filler who will help make the rest of your lineup work. There’s a wide range of outcomes here, but it’s encouraging to see that he has logged 22 minutes in each of the past two games. There’s a chance Looney could get a few extra minutes with Durant out, but his playing time seems stabilized with a thinner rotation. He has notched 22 or more fantasy points three times in the playoffs, including an efficient 24 FP showing in Game 5 of this current series.