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Defenses to Avoid
Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies: Before this series is over, I expect the Warriors to have at least one excellent fantasy game. It very well could be Game 4, but given the prices of many Golden State players versus their muted production versus the Grizzlies, it's probably better to invest elsewhere when you can.
Offenses to Use
Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards: The Hawks have looked off all postseason, and the Wizards are playing some of their best ball to date. The John Wall injury hurts, but several Washington players are worth buying, including his replacement, Ramon Sessions. For Monday, the Wizards have the best matchup on the board.
First game of a back-to-back: None
Second game of a back-to-back: None
DraftKings.com DAILY PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS
Ramon Sessions, PG, WAS ($5,000): Sessions struggled with his shot in Game 3 (2-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt), but still saw his price rise to a playoff-high despite underperforming. He's still a good buy because he's averaging 38 minutes as a starter and can be a multi-category fantasy force at times.
Other suggestions: Stephen Curry (at MEM)
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS ($7,900): Beal had his worst DraftKings game of the playoffs in Game 3, but he's still the best option on the board. He's taking over as a playmaker for the Wizards, is certainly capable of exploding with offense of his own, and doesn't have to deal with Tony Allen and the Grizzlies. He's one of the studs to invest in on Monday.
Other suggestions: Courtney Lee (vs. GS)
Andre Iguodala, SF, GS ($3,800): With DeMarre Carroll in a weird injury situation, I suggest punting the small forward slot with the adequate Iguodala. He's good for 15-20 DraftKings points, doesn't eat much salary, and allows you flexibility to invest in more studs. Paul Pierce and Otto Porter are decent options, but their prices are significantly higher.
Zach Randolph, PF, MEM ($7,500): Randolph has been extremely consistent versus the Warriors, hitting at least 35 DraftKings points in each contest so far. That's about what you should expect from him, and he could get even more if he's able to grab his first double-double of the series. He's the best power forward on the board Monday.
Other suggestions: None.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM ($8,100): Gasol has his hands full on offense due to the presence of Andrew Bogut, but he's been able to surpass 40 DraftKings points in two of three games in the conference semifinals. He's one of the true studs on Monday and is priced to buy considering his salary has fallen from $9,000 in Game 1.
Other suggestions: Marcin Gortat (vs. ATL)
Marreese Speights (calf)