NBA DFS Breakdown: The Clippers Won't Quit

NBA DFS Breakdown: The Clippers Won't Quit

This article is part of our NBA DFS Breakdown series.

Warriors (3-2) at Clippers

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Warriors (-10.0)

Over/Under: 233.0

Stats through five games

WarriorsPosInjuryStatusReturn
Damian JonesCPectoralOut6/1/2019
DeMarcus CousinsCQuadricepsOut7/1/2019

The Clippers have no injuries to report

The Clippers, despite being 14-point underdogs, pulled off an eight-point Game 5 victory in Golden State. Lou Williams continues to lead the charge, and he posted 33 points, 10 assists and four rebounds. Danilo Gallinari also found his offensive touch, with both he and Montrezl Harrell going for more than 20 points. That trio represents the safest DFS options from the Clippers, as they're the only players on the team averaging double-digit shot attempts. Patrick Beverley and JaMychal Green were the other two Clippers players in double figures, and Beverley also added 14 rebounds, four assists and a steal. Green fouled out, but his presence as a starter seems to have had a positive effect on this series for the Clippers. He should continue to see significant minutes, and that makes him a strong low-cost value target for Friday's slate.

Kevin Durant had one of the best games of his playoff career, pushing his series average to 50.5 fantasy points, but it wasn't enough to secure the victory. Durant dropped 45 points on 26 shots, plus six assists, six rebounds, two steals and one block across 41 minutes. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were the other players on Golden State to post at least 20 points -- Curry scored 24 on 15 shots and Thompson scored 22 on 20. It's not exactly a secret who the top-tier players on the Warriors are, so the value options become more interesting. Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala are strong options, though I lean more toward Iguodala. Bogut's workload is relatively limited, capping his upside. On the other hand, Iguodala might play 30 minutes if things really go down to the wire.

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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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