We head into the weekend with another three game NBA DFS main slate on Friday on DraftKings and FanDuel with more exciting postseason action on the way. While Nikola Jokic is listed on the Injury Report for Denver, he is probable and his status is not in doubt although there is, once again, blowout potential. 

Both the Minnesota Timberwolves, returning home to face the Denver Nuggets, and the Atlanta Hawks who are back home to take on the Boston Celtics are looking for their first victories in the postseason after two straight loses while the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks each have a victory under their belts. 

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Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves

Let's be honest here, the Timberwolves are very much overmatched in this series against the Nuggets. The only way they are truly going to be competitive is through the offense that Edwards has to offer, and even as he scored 41 points in Game 2, it still was not enough for Minnesota. Edwards will continue shooting and the thought process here is that he can carry forward the hot stroke while the volume continues to be there. 

Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks

I am going to follow similar logic here with Murray as I target another high volume guard on a team that is heading home 0-2 and having issues keeping up with an opponent above their weight class. In his two games this postseason, Murray has taken 24 and 25 shots and is averaging 26.5 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. He has proven to be more efficient than Trae Young as well as more well-rounded from a DFS perspective. 

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

It should not be surprising that Taum has led the Celtics to two victories to begin the postseason while taking advantage of one of the weaker defenses in the playoffs and the worst defense on tonight's slate. Additionally, the Hawks really struggle from a DFS perspective against opposing forwards so Tatum's success should not be a surprise with two double-doubles averaging 27 points and 10.5 rebounds. 

Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers

After scoring 38 points in Game 1 of the postseason, Mitchell dropped down to 17 points on Tuesday, but things worked out perfectly as the Cavaliers were able to even up the series. From a DFS perspective, Mitchell's 13 assists did help of offset some of the decreased offense, but we do know how important of a player the guard is to Cleveland and shutting him down will not be easy for the Knicks. 

Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets

Murray scored 24 points to begin the postseason to go along with eight rebounds and eight assists and followed that up with a 40 point outing in Game 2. The guard continues to be a strong option in the playoffs and the fact that the Timberwolves do play fast also helps from a DFS perspective for Murray. With that being the case, it should not be a surprise that opposing point guards had success against Minnesota from a DFS perspective this season and Murray is certainly taking advantage of it. 

Julius Randle, New York Knicks

Randle provides us a, relatively, reasonably priced option at the power forward or center position tonight and we don't have to worry about volume here. In each of the first two games, Randle took 20 shots, but the hope here is that he finds his accuracy as he made just seven and eight shots, respectively, for 19 and 22 points. Randle is averaging nine rebounds so he is active on the boards and if the Knicks are truly going to make an impact in the postseason, they will need him to step up offensively. 

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