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DraftKings NBA: Monday Cheat Sheet

Mike Barner

Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. He currently focuses on the NBA. Before RotoWire, Mike wrote for KFFL.com.

The Cavaliers finally came to life in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, routing the Celtics by 30 points. Theyíll look to continue to hold serve on their home court Monday while the Celtics try to take a 3-1 lead and then close things out in Boston. Game 4 also means another Showdown contest on DraftKings, so letís take a look at some players to consider for your entry.

Expensive

LeBron James, CLE ($19,700): James still played 38 minutes despite the lopsided score in Game 3, scoring 60.8 DraftKings points. His Game 1 struggles are well in the rear-view mirror as he is back to his ways of stuffing the stat sheet across the board. He is even 8-for-14 from behind the arc in the last two games, so expect big things from him again Monday. This is the most expensive he has been all series, but he still has the highest upside of anyone taking the floor.

Kevin Love, CLE ($12,800): Loveís shot wasnít falling Saturday, finishing just 4-for-12 from the field. He helped salvage his line with 14 rebounds though, resulting in 38.5 DraftKings points in only 30 minutes. Despite none of the games in this series being close down the stretch, Love has still scored at least 31.5 DraftKings points in each contest. As hands down the second-best option on the Cavaliers, Love should be heavily involved and provide plenty of value throughout this series.

Middle-priced

Marcus Smart, BOS ($8,600): Most of the Celtics didnít play well in Game 3, including Smart, who scored just 18.5 DraftKings points. He had six assists and two steals but struggled to shoot just 2-for-9 from the field and 0-for-4 from behind the arc. He has scored at least 31.8 DraftKings points in three of his last five games, so donít read too much into his bad performance. His scoring upside isnít great, but heís still someone to consider at this reasonable price.

Marcus Morris, BOS ($7,800): Continuing our trend of Celtics looking to have bounce back performance, Morris scored only 15.3 DraftKings points Saturday. He played just 26 minutes after logging at least 34 minutes in both of the first two games of this series. Itís unlikely he is going to score 21 points and grab 10 rebounds again like he did in Game 1, but he can still provide value based on his minutes floor.

Discount

Aron Baynes, BOS ($5,100): Baynes isnít flashy, but heís scored at least 18.5 DraftKings points in each game of this series. Not only has he done a nice job on the boards, but heís also shown an ability to stretch the floor and hit three-pointers. Heís coming off the bench now with Morris playing with the starting five, but heís logged at least 17 minutes in all three games and is someone to consider to help with your budget while still getting modest production.

George Hill, CLE ($4,000): After scoring a combined 16.5 DraftKings points in the first two games, Hill finished with 23.3 DraftKings points in Game 3. He attempted 11 shots, reaching double-digit shot attempts for the first time during the Cavaliers playoff run. He made only four of those shots, but three of them were from behind the arc. He did score at least 17.8 DraftKings points in each of the last three games against the Raptors, leaving him as a viable option in tournament play.

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