The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – May 12, 2022 (5/12/22)

The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – May 12, 2022 (5/12/22)

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

  • Tyler Herro (Q)
  • Gabe Vincent (Q)
  • Max Strus (Q)
  • P.J. Tucker (Q)
  • Caleb Martin (Q)
  • Kyle Lowry (O)
  • Joel Embiid (Q)
  • Isaiah Joe (Q)
  • Matisse Thybulle (Q)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (O)

Favorite Plays

Stud Player

Joel Embiid

I have been telling you guys to avoid Embiid since his thumb injury and that has proven to be a smart move as Embiid has struggled since his thumb injury producing less than 43 fantasy points in all but one of his games since the injury. Tonight I am doing the exact opposite and telling to play Embiid. I am telling you to play Embiid despite his poor performances as this is a win-or-go-home game for the 76ers and my gut is telling me win or lose Embiid goes off, especially after his comments after their game five loss.

Mid-Tier Player

Cameron Johnson

Johnson had a solid game one for the Suns with 25.25 fantasy points then struggled the next two games putting up a total of 26 fantasy points. While those games were awful they seem to be in the rear view mirror for Johnson as he has had back-to-back solid games. Johnson has scored in double figures with at least 21 fantasy points in each of the past two games for the Suns.

Value Player

Gabe Vincent

Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for tonight’s contest and that means you need to fire up Vincent. In the 19 regular-season games that Vincent played that Lowry missed, Vincent averaged 11.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 23.53 fantasy points. In the five playoff games that Vincent has started in place of Lowry, Vincent has produced at least 19 fantasy points four times with three games over 24 fantasy points including in the Heat’s game five win.

Cheat Sheets

$ TierPGSGSFPFC
High
Luka Doncic
(11.5k / 58.18)
(11.7k / 55.59)
(56 / 56.13)
Jimmy Butler
(9.8k / 50.56)
(10.5k / 48.30)
(41 / 48.81)
Joel Embiid
(9.7k / 58.30)
(9.8k / 55.65)
(48 / 56.21)
Devin Booker
(8.8k / 46.80)
(9.3k / 44.68)
(37 / 45.12)
Medium
Jalen Brunson
(6.3k / 34.57)
(6.2k / 33.00)
(28 / 33.34)
Tobias Harris
(6.8k / 39.36)
(7k / 37.60)
(23 / 37.94)
Bam Adebayo
(7.4k / 41.72)
(7.8k / 39.83)
(29 / 40.24)
Deandre Ayton
(7k / 38.37)
(6.9k / 36.64)
(28 / 37.01)
Low
Victor Oladipo
(5.6k / 22.48)
(5k / 21.49)
(12 / 21.69)
Max Strus
(5.1k / 22.16)
(4.6k / 21.17)
(13 / 21.37)
Mikal Bridges
(5.7k / 31.34)
(6k / 29.95)
(23 / 30.26)
Maxi Kleber
(5.2k / 23.77)
(4.5k / 22.72)
(11 / 22.94)
Gabe Vincent
(4.4k / 20.66)
(4.5k / 19.74)
(10 / 19.94)
Dorian Finney-Smith
(5.5k / 28.12)
(5.2k / 26.86)
(17 / 27.14)
P.J. Tucker
(4.7k / 18.45)
(4.5k / 17.61)
(11 / 17.79)
Jae Crowder
(5.4k / 26.13)
(5.1k / 24.96)
(16 / 25.20)
Cameron Johnson
(4.5k / 19.84)
(4.4k / 18.94)
(14 / 19.13)
Danny Green
(4.2k / 20.41)
(4.2k / 19.47)
(10 / 19.69)

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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