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Sunday's four-game offering tips off at 1:00 p.m. EDT. And after a slim set of contest offerings Saturday, FanDuel has loaded up the action for Sunday with many single-entry options and a main tournament with a $150,000 prize pool.
I've been very proud of our endorsements in the quarterfinals, as our picks have garnered cashes for every slate we've tackled. There's no reason why we can't keep the streak going.
It's no surprise to see the Kings-Warriors matchup come in with the highest projected total, but the Celtics-Hawks aren't far behind and it's one reason why I think the Boston elites will keep pressing as they try to close out the series.
BOS Marcus Smart (back) - QUESTIONABLE
GSW Jordan Poole (ankle) - QUESTIONABLE
Poole still has a chance to take the floor, but I wouldn't go for him if active. On the off chance he misses out, we have little to add in terms of valuable pivots in this scenario.
Sunday's toughest call may be your choice at center. Luckily, many of our candidates also carry power forward eligibility, so it's possible to get two elite big men involved. Domantas Sabonis ($8,700) deserves elite consideration due to a slightly lower salary with a better chance of meeting 5x value, but he can also be used effectively at PF. At the very top, Nikola Jokic ($10,900) is glaringly obvious. But if I'm going for someone at 10k or above, I'm taking the overall body of work that Jayson Tatum ($10,600) has compiled against Atlanta. The Celtics are poised to close the series out. And based on Tatum's last three games, his salary is completely justifiable.
Donovan Mitchell ($9,800) continues to trend down after a great Game 1, but his popularity will be low enough where you could play him in tournaments in hopes of a bounce-back evening. Stephen Curry ($10,100) is a great baseline pick at guard and carries less risk than De'Aaron Fox ($10,200) on Curry's home court. Jalen Brunson ($8,200) is much less expensive, and his excellent secondary numbers should help him exceed 5x value. He'll be all over my lineup builds.
Also consider: Jaylen Brown, BOS ($8,600) @ ATL
EXPECTED CHALK AND VALUE PLAYS
Evan Mobley, CLE ($7,300) @ NYK
Mobley's salary is just too low to ignore despite a mediocre night against the Knicks in Game 3. He also has dual eligibility, but is not without risk as a less-than-stellar result in the 25-FDFP range is always possible. Mobley can still save you some coin if you're trying to fill in at these positions.
Andrew Wiggins, GSW ($6,500) vs. SAC
With Wiggins healthier, the Warriors now ofer a stronger defense that can help get them past the Kings, but they'll also need elite offensive output from him to stem the tide. If his shoulder can hold up, we have a decent chance at seeing 30-plus FDFPs in this spot. And as mentioned with Curry, the Warriors' home-court advantage can't be ignored.
Bogdan Bogdanovic, ATL ($5,800) vs. BOS
The team seems content with Bogdan in sixth-man duty, but he's been one of the most consistent players this series. If his three-point shot is dialed in, he could quickly rack up points. He didn't offer a solid floor at the end of the regular season, but remains a worthwhile consideration at this salary and is ideally suited for cash lineups.
Mike Conley, MIN ($5,500) vs. DEN
Conley is another risky pick, as are most Timberwolves facing elimination. The Nuggets have handled Minnesota for the most part, but it seems a bit off to have Conley this low. It's a sharp salary drop after a night where pretty much everyone for the Timberwolves struggled, and it won't take much for him to be worthwhile. The vet will do his best to get his shot going, as time is running out for the team.
Kevin Huerter, SAC ($5,400) @ GSW
Huerter is another player who I think is way too cheap relative to his potential production. With FDFP totals of 26 and 28 over the past two games, one look at his salary tells you that he's worth a roster spot, and you have four slots available due to his dual eligibility. The Kings have a tough challenge against the Warriors, but Huerter is an ideal salary-saver.
Bruce Brown, DEN ($5,100) @ MIN
As much as I like Jamal Murray ($9,100), his elevated salary is tough to stomach. I wouldn't fault anyone for spending up on Murray, but Brown is an equally tantalizing option due to his ability to save you plenty of salary at either SF or SG. He's danced around 5x value at this salary for every game this series.