May 21 NBA DraftKings Lineups

May 21 NBA DraftKings Lineups

Chris picked up a win in our DraftKings Showdown contest last night.

He now leads the Hello Rookie Dueling Lineups competition, 14 – 8.

However, the 2 game slate contest that we entered on May 20th will wrap up tonight as well. Which I happen to be sitting pretty in (time will tell).

The Western Conference is a wrap and all eyes are now on TOR & MIL in the East.

Thus, we’ll be entering a DraftKings Showdown contest tonight. We share 3 players.

Dueling Lineups Running Record

Chris Wins


Joseph Wins


Tonight’s DraftKings Lineups

Chris’s Lineup

CaptainKawhi Leonard$16,800
UTILGiannis Antetokounmpo$11,800
UTILKhris Middleton$7,400
UTILBrook Lopez$6,000
UTILNikola Mirotic$4,600
UTILNorman Powell$3,400

Joseph’s Lineup

CaptainGeorge Hill$8,100
UTILGiannis Antetokounmpo$11,800
UTILKawhi Leonard$11,200
UTILKyle Lowry$8,200
UTILMarc Gasol$7,000
UTILNorman Powell$3,400

joseph draftkings nba showdown lineup may 21st 2019

Joseph’s NBA Playoff May 21st DFS Lineup Thought Process

One of these nights, Middleton is going to get hot again.

However, until he does, I think you have to keep him on the fantasy showdown sidelines.

I’m similarly low on Bledsoe at his current salary.

Brook Lopez is a complete wild card. He could make you shine just as easily as he could make you a laughing stock. (I have to believe that Lopez plays a big role as Gasol is looked to for production. With that being said, I’m shooting for a balanced lineup against my fantasy nemesis in one Christopher Lewis.

While I’m going with George at Captain, I also like Gasol there as well. With a Gasol captain play, you’re looking at Hill, Mirotic and possibly a Lopez play.

It seems to me that the combination of Gasol and Powell playing their asses off is about the only strategy left for a less dynamic team than MIL. (Along side the heroics of Kawhi and the known entity in Siakam.)

We’re staring at today, Thursday, Saturday and Monday slates. So soak it in boys. Bask in the glory of creating NBA Showdown Lineups because it will soon be at an end and we’ll be praying for the NFL to start as quickly as possible.

chris's draftkings nba playoff lineup may 21st 2019

Chris’s NBA Playoff May 21st DFS Lineup Thought Process

I think the cash line for tonight’s Showdown contests is going to be right at 250 points. The winning lineup had 230 in our Hello Rookie contest for Bucks @ Raptors in Game 3, but I think we are at the point in this series where we know what to expect and can build better lineups.

So, with a target score of 250 points, getting 150 out of Leonard/Giannis by playing one of the big two in the captain spot is just about a must.

Giannis clearly has the higher ceiling of the two, and will likely be the most popular captain pick tonight. That being said, I went with Leonard as a (somewhat) contrarian play, and because the salary saved allowed me to upgrade Connaughton and his inexplicable lack of minutes to Nikola Mirotic.

So, the question becomes can we get to 100 points with the combination of Middleton, Lopez, Mirotic, and Powell? We absolutely can, the series average for these four is about 105 DraftKings PPG. That is including a couple of duds from Middleton, and I expect him to play extremely well tonight.

Joe will likely say I’m drunk for expecting Middleton to show up for the first time this series, but I find it less of a stretch to expect Middleton to show up than to expect George Hill to continue shooting the ball at 80%. I think Joe may just have caught a glimpse of those old selfies Hill took a few years back and is love-drunk.

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Hello Rookie NBA Playoff Dueling Lineups Summary

The Warriors advance to the NBA Finals.

MIL and TOR will battle it out in the East over the coming days before facing GS.

We’re looking at Showdown Contests from here on out.

Do Kawhi, Siakam, Lowry, Gasol and perhaps Powell have enough gas in the tank to push the series to 7?

Will Bledsoe and Middleton come out of their shooting funk?

Perhaps we’ll start putting out multiple lineup scenarios along side of our Dueling Lineups. The tiny bit of variation can be the difference between winning and losing.

While I like going cheap at captain, it seems to be a complete coin flip in terms of whether or not paying up for the slot provides the winning combination.

It’s highly probable that Chris is drunk.


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