As the 2022-2023 NBA season draws to a close, daily fantasy sports enthusiasts are gearing up for the NBA playoffs, and DraftKings and FanDuel are offering daily fantasy contests for each game. Here is a quick primer for the May 11 games.
The two games on May 11 feature the Boston Celtics vs. the New York Knicks and the Phoenix Suns vs. the Los Angeles Lakers.
In the Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks game, the Celtics are favored to win by 2.5 points, with an over/under of 212.5 points. Jayson Tatum and Julius Randle are the top players to target in this game, with both players averaging over 40 fantasy points per game. Other players to consider include Kemba Walker, Derrick Rose, and Evan Fournier.
The Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers game is expected to be a close one, with the Suns favored to win by just 1 point and an over/under of 208 points. Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Deandre Ayton are the top players to target in this game, with all three players averaging over 35 fantasy points per game. Other players to consider include LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Kyle Kuzma.
When building your lineups, keep in mind that some players may be dealing with injuries or may see their minutes limited due to playoff rotations. It’s important to check injury reports and starting lineups before finalizing your roster.
DraftKings and FanDuel both offer a variety of contest formats, including tournaments, head-to-head matchups, and 50/50s. It’s important to understand the scoring and roster requirements for each format and to adjust your strategy accordingly.
As always, remember to play responsibly and within your means. Good luck!