As the NBA playoffs continue to heat up, today's main slate showcases four electrifying matchups set to captivate both fans and fantasy basketball enthusiasts alike. With stakes higher than ever and every possession holding the potential to swing the tide of a series, the intensity on the hardwood is palpable, and so are our NBA DFS picks




As DFS managers, navigating this landscape requires keen insight into player form, team dynamics, and strategic matchups. From perennial powerhouses to rising underdogs, tonight's slate promises a thrilling spectacle of athleticism, skill, and drama.

 So, buckle up as we delve into the matchups and unearth the hidden gems that could propel your DFS lineups to victory on this pivotal night in the NBA postseason.

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  • OKC vs. NOLA - OKC leads series 3-0
  • BOS vs. MIA - BOS leads series 2-1
  • LAL vs. DEN - DEN leads series 3-1




Top-Tier NBA DFS Core Plays

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Even in a loss, Nikola Jokic dominates everywhere going for 33-14-14 and 79.5 DKP. He isn’t coming off the floor and is averaging 1.75 FP/min in this series. Jokic is the top play of the slate if you can comfortably build a roster around him.

Anthony Davis & LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

Getting to either of the top two Lakers works very well here. Davis has been amazing this series, averaging 30.5 points, 15.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 60.6 DKP/game. James himself is averaging 52.9 DKP in this series. James has a 30% USG and is averaging 1.34 FP/min this postseason.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder

SGA has a 34% USG and averages 1.26 FP/min this postseason? You don’t say. He hasn’t really been bothered by Herbert Jones' defense as he’s coming off 48 and 51 DKP in back-to-back games. The price keeps dropping but the fantasy points keep rising.




Mid-Tier NBA DFS Core Plays

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics

Brown has been amazing in this series, especially in the last two games. He leads the Celtics in usage rate this series and he’s just .04 FP/min behind Jayson Tatum. He averages 1.21 FP/min this series and has fallen just two rebounds shy of a double-double in three straight games. 

CJ McCollum, New Orleans Pelicans

This series has not been easy for the Pelicans at all, but with Brandon Ingram locked up in the Dorture Chamber, McCollum has to be great here. McCollum has posted a 24.5% USG in three straight games, including a 35.1% USG last time out. He’s taken 22 shots in two of three games this series.

Jalen Williams & Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder

It’s hard to look at Williams and not automatically plug him into your lineup on this slate. He has PG/SF eligibility, has played 35+ minutes and 36+ DKP. Williams has a 26% USG and averages nearly 1.1 FP/min this postseason. Despite a bad shooting night in Game 3, Holmgren is averaging nearly 1.2 FP/min. Both guys are elite plays.

Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets

There have been few players this postseason that have been as consistent as Michael Porter Jr. He’s posted 36.5 DKP+, has back-to-back 20-point double-doubles, and has made multiple threes in each game this series. Porter’s averaging 1.1 FP/min this series.

Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers

In back-to-back games, Austin Reaves has scored 20+ points, has a 22% USG or better, and has 31+ DKP in each. He’s been the third-best player by a pretty wide margin this series. He has better eligibility than D’Angelo Russell and is slightly cheaper.




Value-Tier NBA DFS Core Plays

Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder

I want to preface this by saying; he’s an elite tournament play, but a tournament play he is. He’s played REALLY well in the two games that OKC has dominated. He barely played in the game that they won by 2. Playing Giddey depends on how you feel this game plays out.

Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans

Jones is basically matching SGA’s minutes and is everywhere SGA is and although he hasn’t been really able to slow him down offensively, it’s led to Jones being on the floor more and helping his fantasy value. He’s put up 23+ DKP in all three games this series and for a guy who shot 41% from three this year, he’s shot the ball at just a 35% clip over the last four games.

Nikola Jovic, Miami Heat

With Delon Wright back, there’s a chance the Heat revert back to a smaller closing lineup at the end of halves, but if Jovic continues to make shots and playmake the way he has, it’ll be hard for Spo to take him off the floor. The mid-20’s minutes or better this series have been great, so has the 19% USG rate or better in every game too.

Larry Nance Jr., New Orleans Pelicans

I’m not going to sit here and tell you I told you so, but Jonas Valanciunas is not good in this series. He has no chance at playing defense. Nance played 29 minutes to Valanciunas’ 12 in Game 3 and we should see that trend continue here. Nance has been a really good option for New Orleans when he’s extended, averaging 1.12 FP/min through five postseason games.

Luguentz Dort, Oklahoma City Thunder

Look, the guy plays big minutes, is locking up Brandon Ingram and is making threes. I was going to write-up KCP here, but Dort is cheaper and has been the more consistent shot maker us. He’s made 4 threes in back-to-back games.




NBA DFS Punt Plays (All GPP Options)

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