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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets 5/6/24

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

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets
May 6, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Timberwolves vs. Nuggets 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 Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Nikola Jokic $13,000

The 2023 NBA Finals MVP arrives at tonight’s game with the Minnesota Timberwolves playing outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. Let’s take a look at Nikola Jokic’s recent game data to get a better understanding of his play on the basketball court.

In the Denver Nuggets six playoff games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Nikola Jokic has averaged a robust 28.9 points, 14.8 rebounds, 9.7 assists, and 1.5 steals a game.

More recently, in the Denver Nuggets 106-99 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves two days ago, Nikola Jokic posted some outstanding DFS numbers. Jokic accumulated an impressive 32 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists, and 3 steals in the Nuggets loss to Minnesota Timberwolves.

Considering the elevated importance of tonight’s Game 2 of the Western Conference playoffs, I fully expect Denver center Nikola Jokic to play his best game of the 2024 playoffs. For the reasons just noted, I am backing Nikola Jokic as my captain for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Anthony Edwards $11,000

Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards has been the leader in the backcourt that the Minnesota Timberwolves have needed to win games in the Western Conference playoffs this season. Let me provide you with Anthony Edwards recent postseason game data to better shed light on my previous statement.

In the Minnesota Timberwolves five games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards averaged a whopping 57.6 Draftkings points a game.

Naz Reid $4,400

Minnesota forward Naz Reid has certainly been a key contributor off the bench for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. In the Timberwolves five games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Naz Reid averaged 17.4 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 $4,400.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Michael Porter $8,000: Aaron Gordon $7,600: Jaden McDaniels $4,800.

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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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