NBA DraftKings DFS Lineup Picks 6/22/21
Devin Booker ($17,700) vs Clippers- The price to have Devin Booker as our “captain” is very high but well worth it in my opinion. He is coming off his first career triple-double where he accrued 77.75 FPTS and was extremely efficient shooting the ball. The Suns will be without Chris Paul again so that will once again open up more playmaking opportunities for the young star which means he could put up huge fantasy numbers again. Booker has double-digit rebounds in 3 of his last 4 games so that is a trend we could see continuing in future games. Booker has been elite the entire playoffs so I would trust him in this spot to rack up big numbers.
Reggie Jackson ($8,600) vs Suns- One of the biggest surprises of the playoffs so far has been the play of Clippers point guard Reggie Jackson. In the last 6 games alone he is averaging 20.5 PPG 4.2 APG while shooting 58% from the field and 44.2% from 3. For a player only averaging 11.8 PPG in the regular season, this streak has been magnificent and exactly what the Clippers need if they want to compete without Kawhi Leonard. He had it going once again in game 1 of this series and it’s hard to imagine him slowing down at any point with the number of opportunities that he is getting. I would lock in Reggie Jackson with confidence tonight.
Nicolas Batum ($7,600) vs Suns- Batum has been getting tons of minutes during this playoffs, consistently topping 35+ per game. He isn’t ever going to be a big scorer but he has been stuffing the stat sheet with defensive numbers and rebounds. He has recorded no less than 7 rebounds in the last 5 games and is averaging over a block and steal per game in those matchups. Batum does get up a fair amount of threes up which could only increase his value if they start falling more regularly. After averaging nearly 30 FPPG in each of the last 6 games I feel comfortable with Batum in my lineup.
Marcus Morris Sr. ($7,000) vs Suns- Once again we haven’t seen Marcus Morris consistently be able to hit shots in the playoffs after 2 subpar performances after a superb game 4 and 5 vs Utah. Morris was a lights-out shooter in the regular season and if the Clippers want to win games they need him to perform well. However, in the playoffs, we haven’t seen Morris down for long and he usually comes out with a big game after a couple of rough ones. Morris is too good of a shooter to stay down for long and he will continue to get a good amount of shots with Kawhi Leonard. Take a long look at Morris if you are looking for a bounce-back candidate.
Cameron Payne ($6,200) vs Clippers- With Chris Paul sidelined for a handful of games during the playoffs, Cameron Payne has stepped up and done a wonderful job. In-game 1 of this series Payne racked up 32.25 FPTS with 11 PTS and 9 ASTs on the night. Whenever Payne plays near 30 minutes he seems to produce and I don’t see a reason why that wouldn’t happen in this spot either. He is great at getting the ball to Ayton off drives and when you are passing to Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, and company it does wonders for your assist numbers. At this price, I would have Payne in my lineup.
Rajon Rondo ($2,600) vs Suns- Rostering Rajon Rondo will be really risky but at this price could it be worth it? After not playing much of the previous two games Rajon Rondo played 22 minutes in game 1 and racked up 25.25 FPTS with 8 PTS and 7 AST. He hit 2 three-pointers and looked like he could be an asset in games moving forward. However, playing time hasn’t been there for Rondo most of the playoffs so we risk him playing under 10 minutes and him recording under 10 FPTS. If you’re into taking risks this could be one to look at in this slate.