Here we go with Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and Heat. Boston is currently listed as three-point favorites with an over/under of 212.
We’ll highlight the top picks and best bargains to assemble a cash-inducing lineup. On top of that, the “additional notes” section will feature several tournament selections while adding context to the rest of this slate.
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Tonight’s single-game slate begins at 8:30 ET.
Jayson Tatum - PF - Boston (DK: $10,600 / FD: $16,000)
Tatum has taken a huge leap forward this season, and he’s capping that off with an incredible postseason. The Boston forward has racked-up 52+ fantasy points in four of his last five games. That includes an impressive 66 FP outburst in Game 1 of this series. Tatum is regularly seeing 40-44 minutes per contest, which gives him plenty of opportunities to consistently flex his fantasy upside. That should be on full display again tonight, and you’d be wise to strongly consider Tatum as your Captain/MVP.
Jaylen Brown - SF - Boston (DK: $8,800 / FD: $13,000)
Both “Jays” from the Celtics are firmly in play. Boston needed someone to step up after dropping the first two games of this series, and Brown answered the call with a sweet 52 FP outburst in a Game 3 victory. I’m expecting that energy to carry into tonight’s date with Miami, and Brown should continue to be aggressive. He’s noticeably cheaper than the top plays of this slate (Tatum, Adebayo, etc) while holding realistically similar upside in the 50’s.
Daniel Theis - PF - Boston (DK: $5,400 / FD: $8,000)
Theis hasn’t been great from a fantasy perspective in this series, averaging 18 FPPG across three games. However, he’s seeing adequate playing time with 30 minutes per contest. The Celtics need Theis to try and counter Bam Adebayo, so his minutes should be relatively steady. The Boston big man has noticed a price cut in recent days, and I don’t mind him as a value filler in this single-game slate.
Duncan Robinson - SG - Miami (DK: $4,600 / FD: $8,500)
Robinson is very similar to Theis, as both players have been somewhat mediocre from a fantasy point of view this series. Robinson relies on sinking three-pointers to achieve fantasy value, but he’s also seeing enough minutes (27+ last two) to run into some peripheral stats. As a result, Robinson has achieved 29 and 20 fantasy points over his last two outings, which is more than enough to post a serviceable return on his non-imposing salary.
Jae Crowder (SF - MIA) is another strong mid-range choice on both FanDuel and DraftKings. He has been very consistent while averaging 32 FPPG and 36 minutes in three games against the Celtics. Go ahead and lock him in for reliable value.
The Rotoworld NBA DFS Optimizer likes Bam Adeabyo (PF - MIA) to pile up more fantasy points than Jayson Tatum tonight. I personally have Tatum rated higher than Bam from a raw projection standpoint, but Adebayo deserves consideration as well. He has been a beast in this series while averaging 50 FPPG in three games. The Celtics don’t have an answer for him, so he should continue to feast.
Tyler Herro (SG - MIA) should not be forgotten in this slate. I’m more comfortable with his salary on DraftKings than FanDuel, as there’s a noticeable discount from guys like Marcus Mart, Goran Dragic, and others on DK. Herro has been playing great in this series, averaging 36 minutes and 34 fantasy points so far.