FanDuel NBA Lineup Tips for DFS on June 2, 2021: It’s a four-game slate for Wednesday’s NBA schedule tipping off at 7:00 pm EST. This is Game 5 for all the games on today’s slate. The Washington Wizards at the Philadelphia 76ers, the Atlanta Hawks at the New York Knicks, the Memphis Grizzlies at the Utah Jazz, and lastly the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Clippers. The Wizards, Knicks, and Grizzlies are all facing elimination.
These are my NBA FANDUEL DFS picks for this Wednesday, June 2
STAR – Ben Simmons $8,500
DFS players have seen this numerous times this season when Joel Embid was out due to the NBA COVID Protocol or injuries. Simmons and Tobias Harris got usage and a minutes boost. Simmons only got 33.9 FP as he dealt with foul trouble last game.
VALUE – Ja Morant $8,200, Reggie Jackson $5,000
Morant is probably the best player from the Memphis Grizzlies as the team needs him to play a good all-around game against the Utah Jazz to stay alive one more day. Morant was very quiet in the fourth quarter last game scoring-wise as he only had two points. He was also 1-7 from downtown.
Jackson has more upside than his teammate Rajon Rondo simply because he is going to play a few more minutes even though Rondo is a better point per minute player.
STAR – Donovan Mitchell $8,300
Mitchell had 30 points, eight assists, two rebounds, two steals, and a block against the Grizzlies in Game 4. Mitchell took 13 shots from the charity stripe and hit twelve. Mitchell may not be shooting well from the field, but he still put up good statistics with his minutes increasing.
VALUE – Dillon Brooks $6,800, Seth Curry $4,700
Other than Morant, Brooks has been the Grizzlies’ second go-to scorer. Brooks will most likely get the points but if he could get a few more rebounds and steals, this wouldn’t be a bad price.
Curry had a poor night from behind the arc last game against the Wizards, going 0-4. If Curry can get going from the three-point range, he could score around 15+ points and get a few dimes.
STAR – Kawhi Leonard $10,300
There’s a huge dropoff in the small forward slate today. In the four games this series, he has had 50+ FP, and he did not play much in the fourth quarter last game due to the 106-81 blowout. He could have easily gotten 60+ FP if it was a closer game.
VALUE – Rui Hachimura $5,200, De’Andre Hunter $4,600
Hachimura had a double-double in game four against the 76ers. Don’t expect him to give you 43.6 FP again, but Davis Bertans will most likely be out for the remainder of this series and beyond if the Wizards come back.
Hunter is another decent value play as his minutes have been there for him even though he was horrible last game.
STAR – Tobias Harris $8,200
Harris will be active on offense as he took 24 shots last game after Embid went down. Harris can only get you double-digits in the rebound category as well. With this matchup and Embiid not playing, Harris might have a 50+ FP upside. Not a fan of Julius Randle as he finally had a good game in the Knicks vs Hawks Series.
VALUE – Daniel Gafford $5,100
Gafford produced 12 points, four rebounds, five blocks, and one steal. He will most likely draw the start and may pay off his price tag easily with Joel Embid ruled out for Game 5.
Love might be on some minutes restriction but played 26 minutes against the Charlotte Hornets, and had a double-double. If he does play, he should get around 30 minutes of playing time.
STAR – Rusy Gobert $8,500
Gobert has double-double upside basically every game. The center position for tonight’s slate isn’t that great with a lot of players priced appropriately.
VALUE – Dwight Howard $5,000
Howard only played around 13 minutes and Embiid went down with an injury. The 76ers may start Mike Scott, so avoid Howard if he comes off the bench. If Howard starts, it’s a good value play to consider.