The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – August 25, 2020 (8/25/20)

Welcome to the NBA Rundown for FanDuel and DraftKings contests on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

We only have two games on this slate with the Raptors sweep of the Nets and the Celtics sweep of the 76ers. Two game slates are normally chalk city and ones I don’t personally play heavily. With that being said I do like this slate a lot.

Core Plays

Top Stud

Kawhi Leonard ($10,400 FD/$10,000 DK)– The question of the day is if you could only play one between Luka Doncic and Leonard who should it be? This is a tough question to answer but for me personally, it is Leonard. The reason why it is Leonard is he is slightly cheaper than Doncic is today and on a slate like this, you are going to need all the savings you can get. Leonard has also been more consistent than Doncic in this series. Doncic has two huge games in the overtime games and has been average in the other two games from a fantasy perspective with less than 50 fantasy points in those games. Leonard, on the other hand, has at least 50 fantasy points in each of the four games and is averaging 57.5 fantasy points per game in this series.

Top Mid-Tier

Mike Conley ($6,500 FD/$6,700 DK)– Conley missed the first two games of this series due to the birth of his son but since his return, he has been a difference-maker for the Jazz. In his two games, Conley is averaging 26.5 points, four assists, and 1.5 steals. Conley has at least 36 fantasy points in both of those games. The Nuggets without the likes of Gary Harris and Will Barton struggle to defend guards and there is no reason to believe that Conley doesn’t have another 35 plus fantasy point game in this one.

Top Value

Marcus Morris ($5,300 FD/$5,600 DK)– Morris has not played like a value play this series. In fact, I could argue Morris has been the Clippers’ second-best player in this series outside of Leonard. Morris really has been that good through the first four games. In those games, Morris is averaging 14 points, 6.8 rebounds, two assists, and 1.8 steals+blocks. Morris has at least 28 fantasy points in three of those four games.

Cheat Sheets

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

$ TierPGSGSFPFC
High
Jamal Murray
(8k / 42.72)
(7.8k / 40.80)
(31 / 41.21)
(14.4k / 42.72)
Luka Doncic
(11k / 65.22)
(11k / 62.30)
(56 / 62.92)
(19.1k / 65.22)
Kawhi Leonard
(10k / 62.77)
(10.4k / 59.96)
(48 / 60.56)
(17.7k / 62.77)
Medium
Mike Conley
(6.7k / 31.87)
(6.5k / 30.44)
(22 / 30.74)
(12.6k / 31.87)
Lou Williams
(6.4k / 35.19)
(6.2k / 33.61)
(23 / 33.95)
(12.5k / 35.19)
Low
Seth Curry
(4.6k / 25.73)
(4.8k / 24.58)
(10 / 24.82)
(9.5k / 25.73)
Marcus Morris
(5.6k / 30.99)
(5.3k / 29.60)
(20 / 29.90)
(11.1k / 30.99)
Ivica Zubac
(4.3k / 29.56)
(4.6k / 28.24)
(15 / 28.52)
(8.5k / 29.56)
Royce O'Neale
(4.5k / 25.01)
(4.6k / 23.89)
(12 / 24.13)
(8.6k / 25.01)

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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