FanDuel & DraftKings NBA Daily Picks: Fantasy lineup & advice 4/22/18
Another quartet of Game 4s are on tap today, and here are five of the top fantasy options to consider starting.
PG – Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors @ Washington Wizards
Wall has been a remarkable playoff performer thus far, averaging 27 points, 13 assists, four rebounds, and three steals in three games against the Raptors. Lowry has not quite reached that level in the playoffs, but he’s been a lot better in his last two games, where he’s had nearly 40 points in FanDuel scoring. He offers decent upside while costing significantly less than his Wizards counterpart.
SG – Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors @ San Antonio Spurs
Thompson has been terrific in this Spurs series. San Antonio just haven’t had any answers for the Warriors sharpshooter, who is averaging 26 points and 63 percent shooting from the field through the first three games. With the Warriors looking to complete the sweep of the Spurs, look for Thompson to try and keep his impressive hot streak going for one more game.
SF – LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers @ Indiana Pacers
LeBron had his least spectacular game of the playoffs to date, and in typical LeBron fashion, that poor game means 28 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. But with the gap between LeBron, Kevin Durant, and the next best small forward option so large, and James being so awesome, James is as big a sure thing as there is in today’s slate.
PF – Serge Ibaka, Toronto Raptors @ Washington Wizards
Ibaka had a pretty shocking Game 3 as he finished with just three points and six rebounds in 29 minutes. But in the two games prior, he had been a perfectly serviceable fantasy option at power forward. Ibaka has been a relatively safe option for the past few weeks, so chances are he should have a much better outing this time around.
C – Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors @ Washington Wizards
The center options in this collection of games are admittedly not amazing, with the likes of Turner, Valanciunas, McGee, and Gortat all inconsistent. But among those options, JV is arguably the most consistent one. The Raptors big man is averaging 14 points, nine rebounds, and a block per game. The likelihood of him hitting his absolute peak, which is his 19-point, 14-rebound, two-block effort in Game 2, is not high, but his floor should be relatively high.
What are your fantasy forecasts for tonight? Let us know in the comments below!