NBA DFS Breakdown: A Tied Series Heads to Philly

NBA DFS Breakdown: A Tied Series Heads to Philly

This article is part of our NBA DFS Breakdown series.

Raptors at 76ers

Odds

TOR (-1.5)

Over/Under: 217.0

Stats Through Two Games

Analysis

Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam are dominating this series, as they did in the first round. Their usage rates are 33.8% and 29.6%, respectively, with the next-highest-usgae rotation player (Serge Ibaka) checking in at 22.9%. Leonard has an absurd +43 net rating while scoring 80 total points on 47 shots. Siakam's net rating is more tame at +7, but he's also been very efficient, totaling 50 points on 40 shots. It goes without saying that they're the chalk DFS options. Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol are value options, but Gasol's upside is somewhat low considering he's taken just 14 shots in the series. Danny Green might be worth a flier, as he's an uncharacteristic 2-for-10 from long distance -- a trend that could flip soon. Plus, he has a strong plus/minus, which should keep him on the court.

Jimmy Butler helped even up the series during Game 2, going off for 30 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and one block across 43 minutes. In the process, he vaulted himself to the top of the Sixers' fantasy point leaderboard, and he now has the highest usage rate on the team (26.3%) of players who have seen at least  22 minutes in the series. Tobias Harris is second on Philly in terms of total fantasy points accumulated, and he's someone to keep an eye on moving forward for DFS. He's taken 28 shots in the series, but made just nine of them. It seems unlikely he will continue to shoot that poorly, and he could in line for a bounceback game at home. The same thing can be said for Joel Embiid, who has made just 28 percent of his looks. James Ennis and J.J. Redick are the value options for the 76ers, and I'm partial to Redick considering he's fired off 20 three-pointers in this series.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's Chief NBA Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, VSiN and other platforms. He firmly believes Robert Covington is the most underrated fantasy player of the past decade.
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