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Eric Bledsoe ($6,100) vs Celtics–Like we predicted, Eric Bledsoe bounced back in game 2 and had a great game, 21 PTs 5 AST 3 REB for 35.75 FPTS. The Bucks made a quick fix and their offense unleashed on Boston scoring 123 points which is where we have seen them all season. They have one of the most electric offenses, especially in transition, and it seems like they have found something in the Boston defense to exploit. I like Bledsoe to continue to play well like has most of these playoffs and during the regular season.
Jaylen Brown ($5,200) vs Bucks– In the absence of Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown has really stepped up. In the last 4 games Brown is averaging 17.8 PPG 5.8 RPG and has shot over 50% in 3 of those games. His price has continued to rise but I still believe it’s at a respectable level where I don’t feel like I’m overpaying. Brown is a great player in transition and if game 3 plays anything like game 3 the Celtics will need to run in transition to keep pace and Brown is a superb fast break player. When Brown’s 3 point jumper is falling he is a completely different player and with 9 in the last 4 games I think he will be able to bring the good shooting into tonight’s home game.
Al-Farouq Aminu ($4,400) vs Nuggets– Aminu responded after only scoring 2 points in game 1 with 11 points and 10 rebounds in a game 2 victory. He is averaging 10 and 7 at home this year and generally the Blazers have been really good at home going 11-0 SU in their last 11 home games. At only $4,400 I think Aminu is a perfect candidate to sneak in a triple-double and he comes in at a price that allows you to roster some star power at other positions.
Paul Millsap ($5,600) vs Trail Blazers– Against an undersized Blazers front court Paul Millsap once again played well putting up 14 PTS and 11 REB although he was only 6/14 from the field. He is still offering value at this price and in a pretty weak PF slate besides Giannis and Horford I think Millsap can give you a solid 30 FPTS against a front court like the Blazers have that isn’t necessarily built around defense.
Nikola Jokic ($10,300) vs Trail Blazers– Even though Jokic only scored 16 PTS and was in foul trouble the whole game he was able to almost put up 50 FPTS. Fouls weren’t a problem in game 1 so I don’t expect that to happen in game 3 and I still think Jokic is a triple-double threat every time he is on the court against Enes Kanter. Jokic has come out in these playoffs with something to prove and even at a price of $10,300 I feel comfortable rostering him without any questions or worries.
Terry Rozier ($4,200) vs Bucks– I like Terry Rozier and Rodney Hood tonight as low cost options but I give Rozier the edge because he has shown to be a little more consistency and produces in things other than points unlike Hood. Rozier is averaging 8.5 RPG and 10 PPG in this series and he hasn’t started shooting it well. While Rozier is grabbing boards at this rate his value shoots up and we know he is going to get up his shots which will get him around double-digit points. I’m betting on Rozier to get me around 30 FPTS at this price tonight and hopefully more.