NBA DFS Fantasy Recap
Joel Embiid was last night’s fantasy winner with 66.25 points. The Philadelphia center stuffed the stats sheet with 40 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block to help tie their series with the Hawks at one game apiece. Embiid has been a fantasy juggernaut this season as he’s averaged 50.51 fantasy points per game.
Perhaps what’s most surprising is that despite his stellar performance in fantasy this year, he trailed both Clippers’ stars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, in terms of salary on Tuesday. Leonard was the most expensive player at $10,800, George was second at $10,200, and Embiid was third at $10,000. So it’ll be interesting to see where he ranks in terms of price for Game 3.
Of all the players NBA fans got to watch on Tuesday, I’m not sure many expected to see a DeMarcus Cousins sighting. Cousins played only four minutes in the game, but he was efficient with six points, three rebounds, and one block in that short span. That was good enough for 11.75 fantasy points. Cousins had a salary of just $1,000, and that’s why he finished with the best value rating (11.75) of any player on the board.
Next up was Cousins’ was his teammate Luke Kennard who had a salary of $2,200. Kennard played 29 minutes, scored 18 points, and grabbed two rebounds. Kennard finished with 22.50 fantasy points and a 10.23 value rating.
The former Duke product is certainly one to consider moving forward as the Clippers will need all the perimeter shooting they can get to keep pace with a Jazz team that led the league with 16.7 three-point field goals per game during the season.
Kennard finished the night going 4-6 (66.7%) from behind the three-point line.
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