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NBA DFS 5-14-21 DraftKings Picks


Welcome to the NBA DFS 5-14-21 DraftKings picks article!

Last night there was a nice nine-game slate but tonight there will be one less game with eight.

Making the right picks will be crucial with so many players expected to miss tonight’s game.

These are the higher-priced players I expect to pay off.

NBA DFS 5-14-21 DraftKings Picks

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Eight Game Slate

Cavaliers @ Wizards
Nuggets @ Pistons
Magic @ 76ers
Jazz @ Thunder
Raptors @ Mavericks
Clippers @ Rockets
Kings @ Grizzlies
Pelicans @ Warriors


Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, $10,200

Curry has put himself in the MVP race with his performance over the past two months, he currently leads the league in scoring (34.4) since the All-Star break.

The Pelicans have allowed the most DK points to point guards this season, and the second-most three-pointers, which Steph obviously is the best ever at. Since the break, he’s averaging an insane 13 three-pointers per game.

The Warriors still have a lot to play for as they fight for seeding with the postseason coming next week. The Pelicans will be without Lonzo Ball and Zion Williamson so this should be a fairly easy game.

Steph faced the Pelicans twice earlier this month averaging 39 points and 60.35 DK points.

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies, $8,400

Ja has had a shaky sophomore second season but overall he has improved in points, rebounds, and assists per game from last season.

He struggled against the Kings last night scoring 12 points and ending the game with 6 turnovers. I’m confident in saying it was just an off night and he will bounce back.

With the Grizzlies fighting for playoff position look for Ja to make sure he leads them to another victory. He has shown the ability to take over games, scoring 24 against the Mavericks on Tuesday and scoring 37 against the Timberwolves earlier this month.

Sacramento allows the sixth-most DK points to opposing point guards and owns the worst defensive rating in the NBA.

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, $10,800

With so many injuries and teams tanking there arent many studs to choose from, Luka seems like the most obvious one on the slate.

The Raptors have given up on the season weeks ago which is why I’m afraid this will be a blowout, limiting Luka’s minutes.

He was able to finish with 56 DK points in 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday in a blowout so he might be able to smash value before the game gets out of hand.

If this game is somehow competitive Luka should be able to score at will against Toronto’s backups.


Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, $7,600

Green has the ability to get a triple-double anytime he touches the court and points scored are just a bonus. Coming off a triple-double Tuesday against the Suns I wouldn’t be surprised if he repeats.

With the Pelicans being eliminated from playoff contention they don’t have any incentives to start any of their players.

Draymond has had some of his best games against the Pelicans this season, averaging 8.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 12 assists in the two games they’ve played.

Jae’Sean Tate, Houston Rockets, $6,400

On paper, this would be a bad matchup but Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are expected to miss tonight’s game. The Rockets have given up on the season since the James Harden trade which has allowed Tate all the minutes he can handle.

With Kevin Porter Jr. expected to miss the rest of the season, the ball will go through Tate. Over the past two games, he hasn’t gotten a steal but he averages 1.3 per game so that should change.

Wit the Rockets only expected to play eight or nine players tonight, Tate should be able to reach value.

KJ Martin Jr., Houston Rockets, $7,000

Over the past seven games, Martin has played at least 32 minutes as the Rockets look to tank and develop. Over the past five games with Christian Wood sidelined, he has averaged 46 DK points and about 40 minutes per game.

Someone has to score points on this team and Martin has stepped up in that role, averaging 18 points and 8 rebounds per game this month.

I’m more confident in Martin out of all my forward picks and I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended the night as the highest owned forward on the slate.

Martin’s usage rate increases by four percentage points (17.4%) when he plays without Wood.

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Desrick loves fantasy sports, almost addicted. His favorite teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Carolina Panthers. Desrick likes to listen to music, watch sports, and spend time with close ones during his free time.

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