The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – May 2, 2022 (5/2/22)

The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – May 2, 2022 (5/2/22)

Please note that players on DraftKings and FanDuel have multi-position eligibility and may not always match their position with each other. In this article, we will be breaking down some of our favorite plays on the slate at their positions. Remember to always keep your eye on the news as the day progresses, as NBA news changes the slate frequently.

Key Injuries

  • Joel Embiid (Out)
  • Kyle Lowry (Out)
  • Max Strus (Questionable)
  • Jimmy Butler (Questionable)
  • P.J. Tucker (Questionable)
  • Tyler Herro (Questionable)

Favorite Plays

James Harden

Harden has a reputation of not playing well in the playoffs and didn’t help his cause in the first round of the playoffs against the Raptors. In that series, Harden had only one game over 50 fantasy points while producing three games with 40 or fewer fantasy points. With that said I don’t care what Harden’s reputation is as I don’t see how you don’t roster him tonight with Joel Embiid out. Since joining the 76ers Harden has a usage rate of 36.1% when not sharing the court with Embiid. That is an 11.1% increase in usage than when sharing the court with Embiid. Harden is also averaging 0.23 more fantasy points per minute for a 1.45 fantasy points per minute average.

Gabe Vincent

Kyle Lowry has already been ruled out for tonight’s game and that makes Vincent one of my favorite value plays. Vincent always seems to play well whenever Lowry is out. In the 19 regular-season games that Lowry missed that Vincent played, Vincent averaged 11.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 22.47 fantasy points in 30.6 minutes of action. In the two playoff games that Lowry has missed Vincent is averaging ten points, 3.5 rebounds, four assists, and 1.5 steals in 28.5 minutes of action. Vincent has at least 23 fantasy points in both of those playoff games.

Cheat Sheets

$ TierPGSGSFPFC
High
Luka Doncic
(11.2k / 61.19)
(11k / 58.46)
(55 / 59.01)
Jimmy Butler
(9.2k / 47.43)
(10.7k / 45.33)
(39 / 45.77)
James Harden
(9.8k / 57.50)
(9.8k / 54.89)
(44 / 55.46)
Chris Paul
(9.1k / 44.46)
(10.1k / 42.48)
(39 / 42.91)
Medium
Devin Booker
(8.5k / 42.41)
(8.8k / 40.50)
(38 / 40.90)
Mikal Bridges
(6.1k / 33.21)
(6.5k / 31.71)
(24 / 32.04)
Tobias Harris
(8k / 41.08)
(8k / 39.24)
(23 / 39.60)
Deandre Ayton
(7.7k / 40.78)
(8.1k / 38.96)
(30 / 39.34)
Tyrese Maxey
(7.4k / 36.51)
(7.5k / 34.90)
(24 / 35.23)
Bam Adebayo
(7.3k / 42.02)
(7.4k / 40.12)
(30 / 40.53)
Tyler Herro
(6.4k / 29.79)
(5.6k / 28.45)
(23 / 28.74)
Low
Victor Oladipo
(5.1k / 23.14)
(5k / 22.09)
(12 / 22.32)
Reggie Bullock
(5.4k / 26.53)
(5.5k / 25.34)
(14 / 25.58)
Dorian Finney-Smith
(5.8k / 30.00)
(6.3k / 28.68)
(18 / 28.97)
Paul Reed
(4.2k / 21.89)
(4.1k / 20.89)
(10 / 21.10)
DeAndre Jordan
(5.2k / 22.08)
(3.5k / 21.09)
(10 / 21.30)
Gabe Vincent
(4.4k / 22.72)
(4.8k / 21.69)
(10 / 21.93)
Max Strus
(4.7k / 23.44)
(4.9k / 22.39)
(13 / 22.63)
Danny Green
(4.8k / 21.28)
(4.3k / 20.33)
(10 / 20.53)

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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