The NBA Finals – DraftKings & FanDuel NBA DFS Analysis: Game 3 – June 8, 2022

The NBA Finals – DraftKings & FanDuel NBA DFS Analysis: Game 3 – June 8, 2022

Before diving into the Game 3 analysis here, our Game 1 analysis covered a little bit more of a series preview with some matchups. While things will change game to game, I think checking this one out as a reference point is helpful as the series progresses.

Key Injuries

  • Otto Porter (Q)
  • Andre Iguodala (Q)
  • Gary Payton (Q)
  • Robert Williams (Q)

Game 2 Optimal CPTN/MVP: Kevon Looney (CPTN)- Stephen Curry (MVP)

Game 2 Optimal DraftKings Stack: 4-2 Golden State 4 (CPTN)- Boston 2

Game 2 Optimal FanDuel Stack: 3-2 Golden State 3 (MVP)- Boston 2

Favorite CPTN/MVP Options

Stephen Curry – Curry is the easy pick as your MVP or CPTN pick tonight as he has been the best player through the first two games of the series. Curry is averaging 31.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and three steals in those games. Curry produced the most fantasy points in game one with 54.5 and the most fantasy points in game two with 49.2. Tonight is going to be more of the same for Curry and the only real question I have about Curry tonight in this slot is over on DraftKings. On FanDuel where they don’t adjust a player’s salary regardless of the slot, you chose them in Curry is a lock for the MVP spot for me. DraftKings is another story with Curry being 1.5x more expensive in the CPTN slot. With the increase in salary, it may be more beneficial to roster Curry in a normal roster spot so you can load up on some of the other studs on this slate.

Kevon Looney – If you are not rostering Stephen Curry in your CPTN spot on DraftKings to save salary the question is who you should roster in that spot. While you could go with a guy like Jaylen Brown who would save you over $2,000 in salary Looney is the guy I am rostering. Looney is only going to cost you $9,900 in salary if you roster him in the CPTN spot tonight and he has played really well throughout the playoffs including in the first two games of this series. Looney is averaging eight points, eight rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 3.5 steals+blocks through the first two games of this series. Looney has at least 29 fantasy points in each of those games. Rostering Looney in the CPTN spot in game two was also the most optimal move.

Salary Saving

Kevon Looney – I talked about Looney earlier in this article in the CPTN/MVP options. I am not going to go into detail about him again in this portion of the article. Just know that if you are not rostering him in the CPTN/MVP Spot tonight he should be in your lineup in one of the other spots.

Jordan Poole – Poole had a bad game one in the loss but bounced back nicely in Game Two. In that game, Poole went for 17/2/3 with two steals on his way to 26.9 fantasy points. That is the kind of performance we have seen from Poole throughout the playoffs as coming into game one he had at least 20 fantasy points in five straight games while averaging 27.66 fantasy points in those games.

Derrick White – I have only talked about Golden State players so far in this article but wanted to leave you with one Boston player since you have to roster at least one on all sites. While I like some of the other Boston players tonight and will be rostering multiple Boston players in most of my lineups White is my favorite of the group. White is very affordable on all sites tonight and has played well in the playoffs and in this series. White has played at least 30 minutes in each of the first two games of the series and is averaging 16.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 steals+blocks. White has at least 24 fantasy points in each game and has hit that level of production in five of his past six games.

Cheat Sheets

Stephen Curry
(16.5k / 79.395)
(22.5k / 75.795)
Stephen Curry
(11k / 52.93)
(15k / 50.53)
Jaylen Brown
(9.4k / 44.00)
(14.5k / 42.00)
Jayson Tatum
(10.8k / 52.92)
(15.5k / 50.57)
Jayson Tatum
(16.2k / 79.380)
(23.25k / 75.855)
Kevon Looney
(9.9k / 31.665)
(15k / 30.240)
Jordan Poole
(6.4k / 20.66)
(9k / 19.73)
Klay Thompson
(7.4k / 37.30)
(10.5k / 35.65)
Andrew Wiggins
(7.2k / 36.25)
(12k / 34.62)
Al Horford
(7.6k / 35.93)
(13k / 34.32)
Kevon Looney
(6.6k / 21.11)
(10k / 20.16)
Jordan Poole
(9.6k / 30.990)
(13.5k / 29.595)
Draymond Green
(7k / 39.78)
(11k / 38.00)
Derrick White
(8.7k / 43.650)
(14.25k / 41.685)
Derrick White
(5.8k / 29.10)
(9.5k / 27.79)
Andre Iguodala
(1k / 3.51)
(6.5k / 3.35)
Otto Porter
(4.6k / 20.11)
(7.5k / 19.21)
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By 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.