NBA DFS Picks: Building Blocks for Wednesday, June 16 | Paul George

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Wednesday, June 16, brings a pair of Game 5’s with some unexpected injury news for the Clippers. Let’s look at the four-team player pool and discuss the top NBA DFS picks for DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo lineups. Don’t forget to head over to the Awesemo NBA DFS home page for more great written daily fantasy basketball content, including the FREE NBA Deep Dive — the most in-depth article in the industry.

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NBA DFS Picks: Building Blocks, Wednesday, June 16

Yahoo Play of the Day — Paul George: Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz

  • Awesemo’s Preliminary Point Projections: Yahoo and FanDuel: 54.72 | DraftKings: 58.53

  • Awesemo’s Preliminary Rostered Projections: Yahoo 67.2% | FanDuel 58.4% | DraftKings 70.8%

  • DFS Salary: Yahoo $38 | FanDuel $9,200 | DraftKings $8,600

Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out tonight with a knee injury, and his status for the remainder of the series is up in the air. This means essentially a 15 or 20% discount on Paul George tonight. However, that is being offset by his dramatic rise in projected popularity. It makes sense that he should be on every roster tonight until the fifth or sixth build. There will be enough other decisions to make at other positions to differentiate lineups from the masses.

Donovan Mitchell: Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers

  • Awesemo’s Preliminary Point Projections: Yahoo and FanDuel: 45.61 | DraftKings: 48.2

  • Awesemo’s Preliminary Rostered Projections: Yahoo 42.2% | FanDuel 37.0% | DraftKings 48.4%

  • DFS Salary: Yahoo $39 | FanDuel $9,700 | DraftKings $9,000

This has been a stellar showing for Donovan Mitchell, who is averaging 37.3 points, four rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.2 combined blocks/steals in this series. Suddenly the landscape has shifted once again, this time with the unexpected injury to Leonard. Los Angeles clawed its way back to even the series at home, and now is the time for the Jazz to slam the door shut. There will be enough value provided by the Clippers that gamers can easily start rosters with Mitchell and George in their head-to-head matchup.

Good Value

Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz

It will be a combination of players that will be filling the void left by Leonard. Based on this series, that means around 34 or 37 minutes and close to 20 field-goal attempts. George will be the first option, but he is not going to be able to keep this game competitive by himself. Luke Kennard is likely to see the most significant increase in minutes and potentially in opportunity. Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson will be the secondary scoring options, with Nicolas Batum filling in the cracks. Ivica Zubac does not seem like his role is going to change much because he has been getting worked in the pick-and-roll by Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, which makes him a liability when he is on the court.

Yahoo Daily Fantasy Basketball Discount Dandies

  1. Kevin Huerter: ATL at PHI – $13

  2. Furkan Korkmaz: PHI vs. ATL – $10

  3. Ivica Zubac: LAC at UTA – $10

Final Thoughts on the Wednesday, June 16 NBA DFS Slate

There seems to be more key players being injured in the playoffs than in recent memory. This could be a combination of the short offseason, compressed regular season or just bad luck, but everyone is facing the same parameters and player pool. Keep in mind that salaries and scoring formats differ across the various fantasy sites, and a slam-dunk play on Yahoo may be a below-average NBA DFS pick on DraftKings or FanDuel.

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