The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – August 24, 2020 (8/24/20)

Welcome to the NBA Rundown for FanDuel and DraftKings contests on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Going to switch up this article a bit for the rest of the playoffs. Instead of just giving you the three players I personally have the most exposure to and why I have exposure to them I am going to give you my top stud or expensive player, my top mid-tier player, and my top value play.

Core Plays

Top Stud

LeBron James ($10,500 FD/$10,800 DK)– Outside of game two where James had one of the worst games of his career, James has dominated this series. James had a triple-double in game one and has at least 60 fantasy points in each of those games. In those games, James is averaging 30.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 12 assists, 1.5 steals, and 64.4 fantasy points. These types of performances are the kinds of performances we have come to expect from James in the playoffs and I am expecting him to continue to dominate as I just don’t think Portland has an answer for a motivated King James.

Top Mid-Tier

Eric Gordon ($5,300 FD/$6,000 DK)– Gordon could be considered a value play on FanDuel but is not really one on DraftKings at $6,000 in salary so I decided to put him in this portion of the article as he is one of my favorite dollar for dollar plays on the entire slate. Gordon has just been that good this series. Through the first three games of the series, Gordon is averaging 18 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and two steals+blocks. Gordon has at least 28 fantasy points in each of those games. Today we can easily expect a similar performance from Gordon as Russell Westbrook is still out. This season when not sharing the court with Westbrook Gordon has a usage rate of 27.8% and is averaging 0.87 fantasy points per minute. In the ten regular-season games that Gordon played that Westbrook missed completely, Gordon averaged 18.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 26.87 fantasy points.

Top Value

Tyler Herro ($5,000 FD/$5,500 DK)– Herro has been excellent in the bubble especially against the Pacers. The Pacers and Heat have faced each other four times down in Orlando and in those four games, Herro is averaging 16.75 points, four rebounds, and 2.5 assists. Herro has at least 25 fantasy points in each of those games. Nothing should change in this one for Herro and he is by far the safest player under $6,000 in salary on both sites on this slate.

Cheat Sheets

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

$ TierPGSGSFPFC
High
Giannis Antetokounmpo
(11.1k / 66.28)
(11.5k / 63.30)
(56 / 63.94)
(19.7k / 66.28)
Anthony Davis
(10.5k / 61.60)
(10.9k / 58.84)
(51 / 59.43)
(19.2k / 61.60)
LeBron James
(10.8k / 58.91)
(10.5k / 56.27)
(51 / 56.83)
(19k / 58.91)
Medium
Chris Paul
(8k / 43.84)
(7.9k / 41.87)
(34 / 42.29)
(14.4k / 43.84)
Jimmy Butler
(8.1k / 48.33)
(8.5k / 46.16)
(38 / 46.62)
(15.2k / 48.33)
Nikola Vucevic
(9.1k / 47.53)
(8.2k / 45.40)
(39 / 45.85)
(17k / 47.53)
Malcolm Brogdon
(7.5k / 43.30)
(7.6k / 41.36)
(31 / 41.77)
(13.5k / 43.30)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
(7.4k / 39.16)
(7k / 37.41)
(30 / 37.78)
(13.9k / 39.16)
Goran Dragic
(6.5k / 34.04)
(6.5k / 32.51)
(23 / 32.84)
(12.3k / 34.04)
Eric Bledsoe
(5.9k / 33.60)
(6.4k / 32.09)
(20 / 32.41)
(11.6k / 33.60)
Low
Tyler Herro
(5.5k / 27.59)
(5k / 26.35)
(18 / 26.61)
(10.7k / 27.59)
Eric Gordon
(6k / 26.97)
(5.3k / 25.76)
(18 / 26.02)
(12.3k / 26.97)
Jeff Green
(5.4k / 27.70)
(5.5k / 26.46)
(16 / 26.72)
(10.1k / 27.70)
Hassan Whiteside
(4.8k / 36.47)
(5.1k / 34.83)
(17 / 35.18)
(9.3k / 36.47)
Danuel House
(5k / 27.00)
(4.8k / 25.79)
(15 / 26.04)
(9.6k / 27.00)
Gary Clark
(4.1k / 18.31)
(4.4k / 17.49)
(10 / 17.66)
(8.5k / 18.31)
James Ennis
(4.4k / 22.93)
(4.4k / 21.90)
(12 / 22.12)
(8.6k / 22.93)
Justin Holiday
(4.2k / 24.32)
(4.4k / 23.23)
(11 / 23.46)
(8.3k / 24.32)

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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