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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves 5/10/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Timberwolves vs. Nuggets matchup.

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
May 10, 2024 9:30 pm EDT

The NBA presents a playoff matchup between the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game let’s review the rules for Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

You have $50,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team captain. The captain accumulates 1.5 times the standard fantasy points. Additionally, the captain is 1.5 times the standard cost of the flex position.

The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard fantasy points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to identify the correct player for your captain position if you hope to win a large field DFS GPP (guaranteed prize pool) showdown contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game showdown contest, I recommend that you check out the Draftkings website for more details.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Anthony Edwards $11,600

Talented Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards arrives at tonight’s game with the Denver Nuggets playing outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. Let’s take a look at Anthony Edwards recent game data to get a better understanding of his play on the basketball court.

In the Minnesota Timberwolves six games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Anthony Edwards has averaged a whopping 32.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks a game.

More recently, in the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-80 win over the Denver Nuggets earlier this week, Anthony Edwards posted some quality DFS numbers. Anthony Edwards accumulated 27 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals in the Timberwolves win over the Denver Nuggets.

Considering the increased importance of tonight’s Game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs, I fully expect Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards to play his best game of the 2024 playoffs. For the reasons just noted, I am backing Edwards as my captain for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Nikola Jokic $13,600

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has quickly ascended to one of the best players in the NBA. Having stated that, how has Jokic performed from an offensive efficiency standpoint in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs?

In the Denver Nuggets seven games played in the Western Conference playoffs this season, Nikola Jokic has averaged a robust 63.8 Draftkings points a game. It has to be said, those are the type of DFS numbers I need from players I select for my Draftkings Showdown lineup.

Jamal Murray $10,000

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray has been the leader in the backcourt that the Denver Nuggets have needed to win games in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs. Let me provide you with a sample of Murray’s recent postseason game data to better shed light on my previous statement.

In the Denver Nuggets seven games played in the Western Conference playoffs this season, Denver guard Jamal Murray has averaged 37.1 Draftkings points a game.

Naz Reid $6,200

Minnesota forward Naz Reid has certainly been a key contributor off the bench for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. In the Timberwolves six games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Naz Reid averaged 19.7 Draftkings points a game.

In my opinion, Naz Reid presents the best fantasy value of any player on this one game slate at the low Draftkings price of only $6,200.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Nikola Jokic $13,600: Karl Anthony-Towns $9,200: Michael Porter $8,400: Aaron Gordon $7,800: Mike Conley $7,200.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick: See Above

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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