May 17 NBA DraftKings Lineups

May 17 NBA DraftKings Lineups

Joseph grabbed an insatiable win in Game 17. Something lucky about the number ]17[.

Chris still leads our NBA Playoff dueling lineup series 12 – 6.

However, I will not go quietly into the night and hope to level out the series over the next several.

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There is 1 Game on the NBA Playoff Schedule tonight and we’ll be participating in the Showdown format.

As you might guess, we share a lot of players for tonight and tomorrow night’s NBA slate.

Dueling Lineups Running Record

Chris Wins


Joseph Wins


Tonight’s DraftKings Lineups

Chris’s Lineup

CaptainGiannis Antetokounmpo$17,700
UTILKawhi Leonard$11,700
UTILPaskal Siakam$9,200
UTILMarc Gasol$5,800
UTILGeorge Hill$3,800
UTILErsan Ilyasova$2,400

Joseph’s Lineup

CaptainGeorge Hill$5,100
UTILGiannis Antetokounmpo$11,800
UTILKawhi Leonard$11,200
UTILPascal Siakam$9,200
UTILBrook Lopez$6,600
UTILMarc Gasol$5,800

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Joseph’s NBA Playoff May 17th DFS Lineup Thought Process

Chris hates Brook Lopez.

I don’t. (Yet.)

It seems pretty clear that Brook is being used to keep the paint clean. He just happens to be a very intense guy and things can get awkward.

Much of my lineup of course relies upon George Hill, who Chris also hates.

He put up 17 fantasy points in Game 1 without a single bucket. He gets the minutes and is used as a spark plug off the bench (much like Rodney Hood). I think he offers solid value and allows me to splurge elsewhere.

Chris mentioned Marc Gasol yesterday, so I’m stealing the pick I suppose. To me, it boiled down to Brogdon or Gasol. I think Chris’s case for Gasol stepping up to deal with a hostile Lopez is highly possible. Also, Gasol hasn’t been terrible in terms of fantasy.

Siakam will continue to thrive as so much effort is put into stopping or at least slowing down Leonard.

Giannis is fun to watch.

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Chris’s NBA Playoff May 17th DFS Lineup Thought Process

As I say in the video, Joe called today off, then changed his mind and gave me about a 3 minute heads up before today’s video… to build two lineups and get everything set up for the video.

The latest sleazy tactic from a desperate little man.

That being said, we will be fine tonight. I don’t like my lineup because I took the bait on a way under priced George Hill, but Joe took the bait hook, line, and sinker and put Hill at his captain spot. By doing so we essentially have the same lineup, but he has Giantsblood Lopez in place of Ilyasova.

So, is .5 Giannis + Ilyasova > .5 Hill + Lopez…

Lopez has played his best game of the series, and a 70 point performance from Giannis would be a 35 point bonus which alone would be more than 1.5x Hill’s value. I like my odds, but certainly don’t love my lineup. For those wondering what lineup I will be relying more on tonight, this would be it:

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Hello Rookie NBA Playoff Dueling Lineups Summary

Alright, being that the NBA Playoffs are winding down, we’re soaking up all the contests that we can.

We have 1 Showdown contest ending tonight. Also, we have 1 Classic 2 game slate ending tonight. In addition we’re beginning a 2 game classic contest, starting tonight and ending on Saturday.

Gotta go. Leaving to attend a wedding.


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