NBA DFS Plays: Monday 6/28

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Here we go with the single-game slate for Suns-Clippers Game 5 on Monday. The Suns are listed as 5.5 point home favorites with a 213 over/under. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

In the sections below, we will run through the top overall plays, appealing bargains, and best strategy when assembling a single-game lineup for FanDuel, DraftKings, and Yahoo.

NOTES

Kawhi Leonard is still out. The Clippers will keep asking plenty of Paul George, Reggie Jackson, Terance Mann, and Patrick Beverley to pick up the slack with Leonard out.

TOP PLAYS

Paul George - SG - LA Clippers

Yes, Paul George has his flaws, but he’s still an elite DFS play. Even though he had a poor shooting night in Game 4, PG was still able to string together 52 fantasy points. He has two straight games with 15+ rebounds, and he’ll continue to shoulder heavy usage with Kawhi Leonard out. Look towards him as your top play of the night.

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Deandre Ayton - C - Phoenix

Ayton has really put his mark on this series. The Phoenix big man has been producing at an elite level, as he’s fresh off a 62 FP (!) Game 4. He has been over 38 fantasy points in all but one game this series. The Clippers really don’t have an answer for him. Because of that, it’s hard to envision Ayton falling back with a disappointing fantasy performance. He’ll continue to be a 20 point and 10 rebound candidate while piling up several blocks and assists as well.

BARGAINS

Ivica Zubac - C - LA Clippers

The Clippers have tried to negate Deandre Ayton by giving more playing time to Ivica Zubac. That strategy hasn’t worked for LAC, but Zubac is one of the few players LAC has to match Ayton’s size and interior presence. In other words, the Clippers should continue to feed Zubac playing time, akin to his 32+ minutes over the last three games. Zubac is averaging 35 FPPG over that span, making him a nice mid-range bargain despite his price increase on all DFS sites.

Ivica Zubac has been ruled out of Game 5. DeMarcus Cousins should see some playing time, and he can put up fantasy points in a hurry. He's worth a look as a bargain-basement filler to help round out your lineup. Marcus Morris and Nicolas Batum are now GPP candidates with heightened roles as well. Deandre Ayton becomes an even stronger play in the wake of this news.

Patrick Beverley - PG - LA Clippers

Beverley only scored 10 fantasy points last game, but it’s nice to see that he got 34 minutes. Considering the cheap salary and extended playing time, I’m not hesitating to look his way for DFS value tonight. While he’s not known for his offense, Beverley can make a few threes, get a few steals, and run into a handful of rebounds to patch together a decent fantasy performance. He has gone over 24 fantasy points in three of his last seven games in the playoffs, and that’s not out of the question tonight.