June 14, 2021

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One team aims to advance to the conference finals, and another is trying to even their conference semifinal series, when the two-game NBA DFS slate kicks off on Sunday. Former NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has an excellent chance to rack up points as one of the top NBA DFS picks when he leads the Milwaukee Bucks against Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets at 3 p.m. ET. And Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns have the chance to sweep Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets at 8 p.m. ET.

Are Antetokounmpo, Durant, Ayton, Booker or Jokic in line

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The Utah Jazz have raced out to a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Semifinals and Game 3 will take place on Saturday night in the Staples Center at 8:30 p.m. ET. It’s the only game on the 2021 NBA Playoffs schedule for the day, and that means NBA daily Fantasy players will be going over every possible scenario as they set their NBA DFS lineups. The Jazz have shortened up to an eight-man bench primarily, while the Clippers have surprisingly gone to a 10 or even 11-man rotation.

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Joel Embiid is playing on a partially torn meniscus but you would never be able to tell from looking at his stats. The MVP runner-up has averaged 39.5 points and 11.0 rebounds since returning from the injury, giving comfort to those who slotted him in their NBA DFS lineups. His mere presence also leads to open shots from behind the arc for Seth Curry and Danny Green, although the latter hasn’t been able to convert them. Embiid is listed as questionable for Friday’s Game 3, but he will surely be in the lineup and one of the top options in

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George might be in need of a new nickname after shooting 4-for-17 in his team’s Game 1 loss to Utah in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The self-proclaimed “Playoff P” now has 10 career playoff games where he’s shot 25 percent or worse from the field. That’s the third-most in the shot-clock era, but George was still able to manage 20 points and 10 rebounds. While his postseason struggles have been glaring, this also presents an opportunity for George to be undervalued for NBA DFS lineups. George ($8,500 on DraftKings, $9,200 on FanDuel) has seen his

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In his second full NBA season, Michael Porter Jr. is showing exactly why he was the top overall prospect in his high school class. He doubled his scoring average to 19.0 points per game and then took his game to yet another level by averaging 23.5 points since Jamal Murray (knee) was lost for the season. Porter Jr. is the Nuggets’ clear No. 2 option behind MVP Nikola Jokic, and he’s become a fixture in NBA DFS lineups. His ability to go off any game should factor into your NBA DFS strategy for Wednesday’s Game 2 matchup between the Nuggets

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The Utah Jazz have some clear edges vs. the Los Angeles Clippers as Game 1 of their series tips off Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET. Utah is well-rested, playing at home and facing a Clippers team coming off a grueling seven-game series. The Jazz are 4-0 in the 2021 NBA Playoffs with Donovan Mitchell in the lineup and the Louisville product has averaged 33.5 points over his last 11 postseason games. With Jordan Clarkson off the bench and Rudy Gobert being a double-double machine, Utah is loaded with potential top NBA DFS picks for Tuesday’s action.

Can Mitchell continue his

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