Welcome to the NBA DFS 9-1-20 DraftKings Value Picks!
We've got a two-game slate today, so pickings are slim, but there are still plenty of values and great pairings.
The intermediate option is the Jazz's Donovan Mitchell ($9,900) and Royce O'Neale ($4,500). Mitchell is averaging 38.7 points per game throughout the playoffs, and he is guaranteed money when he is in your lineups.
For you high rollers, The Nuggets' Jamal Murray ($9,700) and Jerami Grant ($5,100) are two scorers fighting for their playoff lives right now. Murray had two 50-point games in his previous three games; you might as well see if it can happen again.
NBA DFS 9-1-20 DraftKings Value Picks
- Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors (-1.5) - 217.5 over/under
- Utah Jazz (-1) vs. Denver Nuggets - 218 o/u
Serge Ibaka, Toronto Raptors - $6,200
“You’re gonna fight me?” - Serge Ibaka, not worried about it in the slightest pic.twitter.com/lXA7E5cSNJ
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 30, 2020
Ibaka has been underrated this whole season. He had only eight games with single-digit points. That is crazy for a player averaging 27 minutes per game.
In the playoffs, he is averaging 18.4 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.
Don't be scared away because of the Celtics' defense. Ibaka averaged 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds against Boston this season.
Jerami Grant, Denver Nuggets - $5,100
Grant has been averaging 36.9 minutes in his past three games. In those games, he averaged 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and one assist.
Grant will be given the minutes as Denver desperately tries to continue their season, and he'll do some damage.
Og Anunoby, Toronto Raptors - $4,800
Anunnoby scoring has not been present in the playoffs, averaging only 9.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1,4 assists, but he has two consecutive games with double-digit points.
Boston allowed 8.2 rebounds per game to small forwards this season. He has proven he can score double-digits against the Celtics; maybe Anunoby can crash the boards to walk away with a double-double.
Anunoby is a streaky player, but he is one of the cheapest options at the small forward position. He is $4,440 cheaper than Jayson Tatum and $2,500 cheaper than Jaylon Brown.
Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz - $5,400
Clarkson is a regular in this column, not only because the Jazz seems to be playing on every Tuesday, but because Clarkson is a great player.
In this series against the Nuggets, Clarkson is averaging 17.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists while only averaging 29.2 minutes off the bench.
There is no better value in daily fantasy than a sixth man who scores like a starter and gets almost as many minutes as the starters.
Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics - $6,000
Smart is living up to his last name.
He had a terrific game one against the Raptors, 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists. He should have another reliable performance in game two.
Smart will have plenty of minutes because the Celtics can't afford to have one of their defensive juggernauts off the court for too long.
Take the great defensive player and hope he has an excellent offensive day. It will be the smart play (did you see what I did? His last name is Smart. If you don't get it, I don't blame you, it's a bit of a thinker.)