Postseason rotations tend to get a lot tighter, but there's still value to be found on each team. Ideally, those plays will match up well with specific weaknesses on the opposition.
The purpose of this two-part series will be to take a bit of a deeper dive into some typically useful DFS metrics and see where there may be exploitable spots that can be attacked with modestly priced players. We reviewed the four Eastern Conference opening-round series in Part 1 and now follow up with an analysis of the Western Conference in Part 2:
Golden State Warriors (1) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (8)
Season series results: Warriors 3, Clippers 1
Notable Clippers metrics/areas to exploit: Seventh-most points in the paint per game allowed (51.1) on the season/second-highest offensive efficiency rating allowed to opposing frontcourts (85.1) and centers (37.0)
Looney and Bell played important roles in the frontcourt rotation at different points throughout the season, while Bogut was a late-season addition brought on largely to serve as experienced depth in the postseason. All three could provide sneaky fantasy value during the first round against a Clippers frontcourt that was vulnerable throughout the campaign.
Looney was solid in four games against Los Angeles, averaging 9.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 block across 22.3 minutes. Bell finished the regular season with back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts. Bogut averaged a modest 12.2 minutes during the