We have a two-game NBA DFS main slate on Monday, April 24th as we head towards the end of the first round of the playoffs. Tonight should mark the return to action for Giannis Antetokounmpo after missing two games with a back injury. Jimmy Butler is still questionable and Ja Morant is back in the lineup for the Memphis Grizzlies. Be sure to check out our NBA DFS projections, powered by FanJections, NBA DFS Lineup Generator, and all of the rest of our NBA DFS content and tools! Let's dive into my top plays of the night.


Milwaukee Bucks @ Miami Heat

O/U: 219.0

Spread: MIL -7.5


Milwaukee Bucks Injuries

Giannis Antetokounmpo - QUESTIONABLE

Wesley Matthews - OUT

Miami Heat Injuries


Bam Adebayo - PROBABLE

Tyler Herro - OUT

Victor Oladipo - OUT

Milwaukee Bucks NBA DFS Breakdown

The return of the Greek Freak is the biggest storyline of the night and the one that Milwaukee hopes can save their season. After a gutsy win at home in Game 2, Milwaukee really stumbled in the first game in Miami without their All-NBA superstar. 

Without Giannis, Milwaukee only had 36 points in the paint in Gam 3 and shot just 44.7% from the floor. Meanwhile, Miami shot 53.6% including 48.5% from three, in part due to the fact that there was no other long defender on the court after Brook Lopez. Giannis changes all that and his presence likely changes the complexion of this series. 

If the Bucks pull out this win as 7.5-point favorites, we will just be looking at a best of three series with Milwaukee hosting two home games. The Bucks really need Brook Lopez to step up tonight as he has two of the three games this series with fantasy points under 24. 

Tier 1 play(s): Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday

Tier 2 play(s): Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis, Brook Lopez


Miami Heat NBA DFS Breakdown

If Jimmy Butler ends up playing, he will have a lot to say about whether or not the Bucks are able to tie up this series. Despite playing hurt, Butler averages 48.4 fantasy points per game through three playoff contests despite only playing 28 minutes in each of the last two. 

The Heat have gotten next to nothing from Kyle Lowry this series, so they are likely to lean heavily on Max Strus around the perimeter (23.1 fantasy points per game in the playoffs). Meanwhile, Bam Adebayo will have his hands and minutes full with all of Giannis, Brook Lopez, and Bobby Portis to worry about in the interior tonight. 

The X-factor for the Heat in this game might be Duncan Robinson. He has scored 26 and 28 fantasy points in these last two games without Tyler Herro. And with Victor Oladipo now out as well, Robinson may be called on to play big minutes and make big shots. 

Tier 1 play(s): Jimmy Butler (if he plays), Bam Adebayo

Tier 2 play(s): Kyle Lowry, Max Strus, Duncan Robinson

Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Lakers

O/U: 221.5

Spread: LAL -4.5



Memphis Grizzlies Injuries

Brandon Clarke - OUT

Steven Adams - OUT

Los Angeles Lakers Injuries

Anthony Davis - PROBABLE

LeBron James - PROBABLE

Dennis Schroder - PROABLE

Memphis Grizzlies NBA DFS Breakdown

The Grizzlies made a valiant comeback attempt after falling down by 30 points in the second quarter on Saturday, but still lost by 10 to the Lakers to fall down 1-2 in the series. Ja Morant was fantastic after missing a games. He finished with 45 points, 13 assists, nine rebounds, and 60% shooting from three. He will once again be the main focal point and worth every penny you spend on him. 

Who the Grizzlies really need to get going is Jaren Jackson. He played 32 minutes in Game 3,  but only scored 13 points with five rebounds and no blocks. He also committed six turnovers and four fouls. He simply must play better defense on Anthony Davis and make his presence known on that end of the court for Memphis to stand a chance. 

The Grizzlies bench has also been nonexistent in this series. They played a total of 75 minutes in the last game, and altogether had 12 points. Tyus Jones finished 0-for-7 and must give valuable minutes oft the bench tonight. 

Tier 1 play(s): Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson, Jr., Desmond Bane

Tier 2 play(s): Xavier Tillman


Los Angeles Lakers NBA DFS Breakdown

The Lakers took their foot off the gas in the second half of Game 3 against Memphis and it almost cost them a huge lead, plus a 2-1 edge in the series. Rest assured that LeBron James and Anthony Davis will not let that happen tonight, especially after Morant ripped them to shreds for four quarters. 

Rui Hachimura continued his strong play and remains a very valuable DFS piece in these playoffs. He averages 32.2 fantasy points per game this series and is killing the Grizzlies at the three-point line. 

Anthony Davis was able to bounce back in a huge way after the Grizzlies swarmed him and kept him to just 38 fantasy points in Game 2. He scored 65.75 in game 3 as the combination of Jaren Jackson and Xavier Tillman had no answer for Davis. For the guards, Austin Reaves has been over 24 fantasy points in each of these first three games. 

Tier 1 play(s): Anthony Davis, LeBron James

Tier 2 play(s): D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura


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