NBA: Thursday DFS Resourceful Plays

By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams


The NBA Playoffs continue on Thursday night with three more games.

Home underdogs get their shot tonight, as Boston, Milwaukee and New Orleans all host their higher-seeded opponents – all down 2-0 in their respective series.

Cleveland and Golden State are expected to produce the most offense, coming in at around 104 points each. The Chicago-Milwaukee game is considered to be far less productive, with a game total of just 187.5 overnight.

Superstars Steph Curry, LeBron James and Anthony Davis will litter the lineup landscape, while fantasy stalwarts Pau Gasol, Kevin Love and Klay Thompson can often be awesome compliments if you want to ensure two top players.

New Orleans Hornets LogoTyreke Evans – With the Pelicans expected to almost 100 points, taking Evans at 7.6k on FanDuel seems appropriate. He came back with 40 fantasy points last game after hardly contributing in game one while still suffering the effects of a knee injury. He played 40 minutes last game.

Boston Celtics LogoTyler Zeller – We are going to have to consider Zeller coming off his 20-plus fantasy performance in game two. He played 30 minutes, scoring 11 points and grabbing six rebounds.

Boston Celtics LogoIsaiah Thomas – Thomas has been outstanding in both games so far, playing at least 30 minutes in both games, scoring 22 points in each, with 17 assists.

Boston Celtics LogoEvan Turner – Turner scored nicely in the first two games, putting up nearly 28 fantasy points in both games, playing nearly 35 minutes in each game.

Cleveland Cavaliers LogoTimofy Mozgov – Moz has to be a consideration in the middle after scoring 30 fantasy points in game two on 7-of-11 from the field. He fouled out, however, so that surely is a consideration.

Chicago Bulls LogoMike Dunleavy – Mike got the job done for us in both of the first games, so we are coming back with him again on the road. He averaged 22 fantasy points over the first two games. We prefer his matchup in this series.

Cleveland Cavaliers LogoTristan Thompson – Thompson provides 25 minutes worth of fantasy rebounding. Sometimes we get a bonus on the offensive end.