The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – August 23, 2020 (8/23/20)

Welcome to the NBA Rundown for FanDuel and DraftKings contests on Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Core Plays

Marcus Morris ($5,300 FD/$5,400 DK)– I really don’t understand why Morris’ salary has not risen much in this series as he is playing fantastic. Through the first three games, Morris is averaging 15.67 points, 7.33 rebounds, two assists, and two steals per game. Morris has at least 28 fantasy points in each of those games and has produced at least that level of production in each of the past four games he has faced Dallas.

Seth Curry ($4,800 FD/$4,600 DK)– Curry has been solid this series for the Mavs. In the three games, he is averaging 17 points, two rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Curry has produced at least 22 fantasy points in each of those games. Those numbers alone are enough to make Curry a core play on a slate-like this at his salary but they are not the only reason he makes this article. He also makes this article due to the fact that Luka Doncic’s status for today’s game is up in the air. If Doncic misses as I have a feeling he does, Curry is going to see a huge jump in usage as this season he has a 3.4% increase in that department when not sharing the floor with Doncic.

Joel Embiid ($10,000 FD/$10,000 DK)– The 76ers are going to most likely get swept in this series but it certainly has not been due to the play of Embiid. Embiid has been excellent in each of the first three games. In those games, Embiid is averaging 30 points, 13 rebounds, a block, and a steal. Embiid has at least 49 fantasy points in each of those games. Boston with their lack of interior defense really has no answer for Embiid and I am expecting him to have an even bigger game today as he tries to avoid the sweep which once again is not likely to happen.

Cheat Sheets

Today’s Cheat Sheets show anyone that I currently have over 35% exposure to on this slate.

$ TierPGSGSFPFC
High
Kemba Walker
(6.9k / 40.02)
(7.5k / 38.23)
(28 / 38.61)
( / 40.02)
Kawhi Leonard
(9.8k / 60.67)
(10k / 57.95)
(47 / 58.53)
(18k / 60.67)
Kristaps Porzingis
(9.2k / 48.79)
(9k / 46.60)
(37 / 47.07)
(16.8k / 48.79)
Joel Embiid
(10k / 53.65)
(10k / 51.24)
(49 / 51.75)
( / 53.65)
Jayson Tatum
(9k / 46.92)
(8.8k / 44.82)
(40 / 45.26)
( / 46.92)
Medium
Mike Conley
(6.3k / 32.07)
(6.2k / 30.63)
(20 / 30.94)
(12.7k / 32.07)
Fred VanVleet
(7.7k / 41.94)
(7.8k / 40.06)
(33 / 40.46)
(14.6k / 41.94)
Serge Ibaka
(5.8k / 30.79)
(6.2k / 29.41)
(21 / 29.70)
(11.7k / 30.79)
Jarrett Allen
(7.4k / 39.60)
(7.4k / 37.83)
(30 / 38.20)
(13.8k / 39.60)
Low
Seth Curry
(4.6k / 23.66)
(4.8k / 22.60)
(10 / 22.82)
(9.5k / 23.66)
Marcus Smart
(5.6k / 32.71)
(5.5k / 31.25)
(20 / 31.56)
( / 32.71)
Tim Hardaway Jr.
(5.7k / 30.51)
(5.6k / 29.14)
(18 / 29.43)
(11k / 30.51)
Marcus Morris
(5.4k / 30.93)
(5.3k / 29.54)
(20 / 29.83)
(10.3k / 30.93)
Tyler Johnson
(4.6k / 21.42)
(4.7k / 20.45)
(10 / 20.66)
(9.1k / 21.42)
OG Anunoby
(4.5k / 30.84)
(4.7k / 29.46)
(19 / 29.75)
(8.7k / 30.84)
Maxi Kleber
(4.3k / 27.44)
(4k / 26.21)
(10 / 26.47)
(8.2k / 27.44)

About Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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