Top NBA Plays: Sunday 6/27 Playoff Edition

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Slate Notes:

The Hawks took Game 1 in Milwaukee by the score of 116-113. The Bucks responded with a 125-91 victory to even the series in Game 2. Now we head back to Atlanta for Game 3, where I fully expect the Hawks to take a 2-1 series lead. Some might consider home-court advantage overrated, I do not. The Bucks are currently favored by - 4.5 with a 229.5 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com. Trae Young, in Atlanta, has averaged 24.8 PPG this season. Bojan Bogdanovic is a game-time decision while Giannis Antetokounmpo is probable with calf soreness. Most of my top daily fantasy plays for tonight are based around the narrative that Atlanta takes Game 3 with relative ease. Knowing this, let’s start things off with Trae Young.

Point Guard

Trae Young - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Milwaukee Bucks)

As I mentioned in my first article of this series, Young’s speed and agility at 6’1 190 pounds is going to be a problem for the Milwaukee Bucks. Jrue Holiday is 6’3 229 lbs. Holiday is a solid defender but considering the size difference, keeping up with a quicker Young was a matchup I was going to target since the start of this series. With this game going back to Atlanta, I am confident that Young will reach value at his current salaries around the industry. The name of the game for Atlanta tonight is to let him control the offense and the rest will fall into place. He should be heavily considered for your MVP position

Other PG Option: Jrue Holiday

Shooting Guard

Kevin Huerter - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Milwaukee Bucks)

If we’re expecting Young to have a massive game, the next question you’ll need to ask yourself is, What can I imply from a huge game out of Young? Meaning, if I’m already banking on a massive performance from Trae, what implications can I make assuming this comes true. His ability to draw contact and therefore fouls will be the X-factor tonight. In Atlanta, with the entire crowd cheering for him, Young should be getting the majority of 50/50 calls. I expect foul trouble to be a theme tonight. Young will do what he does best by penetrating to the basket and either drawing contact or distributing to the point. If Bogdanovic is confirmed out, look for Kevin Huerter or Cam Reddish to come through as their primary three-point shooting, two-guard. Huerter will be the more popular play of the two but Cam Reddish is just as viable (more so for GPP purposes though).

Other SG Option: Cam Reddish

Small Forward

Khris Middleton - Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Atlanta Hawks)

So, who do I roster from Milwaukee? Most (if not all) DFS sites require you to roster at least one player from each team. If you agree with my call that Atlanta takes this game easily, you’re going to want to invest in just one (maybe two) Milwaukee players. You’re going to want this player to be a superstar who has the highest raw point potential. While you might not be getting value from this player, the raw points you receive from rostering Antetokounmpo or Middleton (even in a blowout) will benefit your lineup more than trying to grab reasonable value like Pat Connaughton or Brook Lopez. Showdown slates are unlike any other in that you have to think less about "value" and more about your overall score. If Milwaukee can keep this game close, Middleton could be an interesting investment. Middleton carries a high floor even in a potential blowout.

Other SF Options: Bojan Bogdanovic

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Power Forward

John Collins - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Milwaukee Bucks)

John Collins and Clint Capela will benefit from an impressive game by Trae Young. If you’re investing in the game narrative that Atlanta wins by 5 or more you’re going to want to use four or five of your six total roster slots for Atlanta players. These slots should be taken by Atlanta starters. Investing in John Collins, Clint Capela, Trae Young, and Heurter/Reddish is my top strategy for tonight’s showdown slate.

Other PF Option: Giannis Antetokoumpo

Center

Clint Capela - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Milwaukee Bucks)

The more Trae Young can successfully penetrate through the defense (and convert easy layups), the more Clint Capela will benefit later on in this game with alley-oops and offensive rebounds. Capela is averaging just 27.4 DK PPG this series but his totals have been high and low. Minimal consistency. Because of this, his salary has remained low at $8,200 on DK and $11,500 on FanDuel. This is too low considering his upside. Capela is another MVP slot consideration for tonight. The Bucks are currently favored by - 4.5 with a 229.5 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other C Option: Brook Lopez

Bargain Bin

PG Lou Williams

SG Cam Reddish

SF P.J. Tucker

PF Bobby Portis

C Brook Lopez