The NBA Playoffs continue with a three-game DFS slate on this beautiful Tuesday night in April. In the first game of the night, we have Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers trying to survive against Jalen Brunson and the New York Knicks.




The second game is the most compelling series in the Eastern Conference. Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic won both games at home to even the series against the Donovan Mitchell-led Cleveland Cavaliers. Lastly, The Indiana Pacers are on the road to try and wrap up the series against the banged-up Milwaukee Bucks led by Khris Middleton.

With all that said, get ready for a huge night in the Association, and let's now dive into the slate with our NBA DFS picks to help you build your DFS lineups!

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  • PHI vs. NYK - NYK leads series 3-1
  • ORL vs. CLE - Series tied 2-2
  • IND vs. MIL - IND leads series 3-1




Top-Tier NBA DFS Core Plays

Joel Embiid, C Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid is questionable heading into this one with a migraine. It is something to monitor up to game time because he missed shootaround this morning. If Embiid plays, he is in play tonight because of who he is. 

We can tell that he doesn't have his legs underneath him as he continues to play himself in shape. You can see it in his legs on his jumper as he is just 10-30 from downtown in the series. However, if he plays you know he is going to get his 50-60 DKP, but do not feel like you have to play him.

Jalen Brunson, PG New York Knicks

Jalen Brunson has been great in the last two games while playing almost all of the minutes. The man's usage is crazy seeing it rise to 40% last game while we saw him get up 34 shot attempts finishing with 72 DKP. With that type of ceiling and being able to get him at under 10K on DraftKings, I am locking him into my lineups tonight.




Mid-Tier NBA DFS Core Plays

Pascal Siakam, SF/PF Indiana Pacers

After having two monster games in the first two matchups of the series, Siakam was quiet in Indiana. In the two games in Milwaukee, he saw a 30% usage rate. In the two games in Indiana, his usage dropped to under 20%. Tyrese Haliburton is questionable with back spasms. 

With the Pacers having a 3-1 they may take the load off of Haliburton and put more back on the plate of Pascal Siakam in a good matchup. Siakam is not an absolute lock like his teammate below, but he is a solid play.

Khris Middleton, SF Milwaukee Bucks

Khris Middleton got a little banged up during the last game but was able to return and play 40 minutes. With Giannis being out for the entire series thus far and Damian Lillard going down in Game 3 Middleton has seen a jump in usage rate to 40% and 33%. Not only has he scored but he has grabbed 10 rebounds and five assists in back-to-back games. He has seen a price increase, but that hasn't scared me off yet.

Tyrese Maxey, PG Philadelphia 76ers

It really has just been Joel Embiid (36.5%) and Tyrese Maxey (28.8%) handling things on the offense end this series. If Embiid cannot suit up the burden falls even more on Maxey, and we have seen him step up in the past. Even if Embiid plays Maxey is just $8,400 on DraftKings and has a 60+ DKP ceiling as we saw in Game 1. 

Bobby Portis, PF/C Milwaukee Bucks

With the absence of Giannis and Lillard in Game 3 we were all over Bobby Portis. Of course, it backfired, as he got ejected seven minutes into the game. Brook Lopez stepped up in his place, but the Bucks lacked the energy Bobby brings. I would expect him to stay in this game and have a big game in this one, similar to what he did in Game 2 when he posted 44 DKP. 

Josh Hart, SF/PF New York Knicks

Even with Josh Hart not making a shot, let me repeat that he didn't make a shot going 0-7 from the field he was still able to make an impact on the floor. Hart added 17 rebounds dished out five assists and blocked three shots. Josh Hart is the definition of a Thibs guy, hustling and playing a ton of minutes. With him playing almost all the game, Hart will continue to put up numbers.

Myles Turner, C Indiana Pacers

Myles Turner has quietly dominated this Pacers-Bucks series. He has scored at least 35 DKP in all four games and that number has increased in the last two games, along with his minutes. Turner has played 38 and 42 minutes in back-to-back games, which we have not seen from him. 

Myles Turner is also seeing a 24% usage rate which we love to see, as he is a tough matchup for the Bucks frontcourt without Giannis Antetokounmpo. I should have been on Turner earlier in the series, so let's not keep making that same mistake.

Jarrett Allen, C Cleveland Cavaliers

In the two blowouts in Orlando, Jarrett Allen did not play 30 minutes in either game, but he was still fine scoring 26 and 33 DKP. Let's not forget what he did in the first two games of the series posting two monster double-doubles with 18 and 20 rebounds while playing 25 and 39 minutes. If you are looking to save a few hundred bucks, Allen is a fine pivot off Turner.




Value-Tier NBA DFS Core Plays

OG Anunoby, SF/PF New York Knicks

OG has made his presence known in this series the last two games making an impact on both ends of the court. He has played 47 and 39 minutes in the last two games. We know how impactful OG is on the defensive end but if he keeps knocking down shots we can continue to see ceiling games. the $500 price increase makes it tougher to play him tonight, but he is still in play.

Kelly Oubre, SG/SF Philadelphia 76ers

If you are looking to save a few hundred Bucks off of Anunoby, can I interest you in Kelly Oubre? It's not a flashy play, but he is playing a ton of minutes as he seems to be in the circle of trust with Nick Nurse in the last two games. With the minutes increase to 38 and 40 he has scored over 31 DKP in each game. Oubre has a decent floor at a solid price.

Aaron Nesmith, SG/SF Indiana Pacers

Then even cheaper than Oubre, Nesmith is a solid option as well with around the same ceiling as OG Anunoby and Kelly Oubre. He will be locked into Khris Middleton on the defensive end of the floor and has scored double-digit points on the offensive end in three straight games. As long as he knocks down shots, he will bring you value at just over 5K on DraftKings.

Max Strus, SG/SF Cleveland Cavaliers

Max Strus is too good of a shooter to keep shooting like he has in the four games of this series. He is just 3-17 from behind the arc and has not hit more than one in any game in the series. Strus was a huge part in the Heat's run to the NBA Finals so we have to believe we will see that Strus sometime soon, and what better time than tonight?

Andre Jackson, PG/SF Milwaukee Bucks

Andre Jackson is a nice punt play option at just $3,800 on DraftKings. He played 25 minutes and scored 32 DKP doing a little bit of everything for the Bucks posting a line of 6/6/7/3. It's hard to say if the minute's increase was because of Portis being ejected or the Beverley injury or not. But with what he did in those minutes, being one of the only Bucks players in plus of the +/- Category he may continue to get some run making him an intriguing tournament play.




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