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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Heat vs. Celtics 5/1/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Heat vs. Celtics matchup.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
May 1, 2024 7:30 pm EDT

Tonight, the NBA presents a matchup between with the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. Let’s take a look at this game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into the Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics 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 tonight’s Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Bam Adebayo $9,800

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo arrives at this evening’s matchup with the Boston Celtics playing exceptional basketball from a statistical perspective. Having stated that, how has Bam Adebayo been playing recently?

In the Miami Heat’s four games played in 2024 Eastern Conference playoffs (all versus Celtics), Bam Adebayo has averaged 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists a game.

It should also be noted Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler has missed the last four playoff games to injury. The Bucks have officially listed Jimmy Butler out for tonight’s game.

This morning, the Miami Heat announced that Heat forward Jaime Jacquez has been ruled out due to injury as well. In my opinion, the loss of two of the most prominent players on the Heat roster will force Bam Adebayo to be more involved in the Miami Heat offense in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

In the Miami Heat’s 102-88 loss to the Boston Celtics two days ago, Bam Adebayo posted some quality fantasy numbers. Bam Adebayo accumulated 25 points, 17 rebounds, and 5 assists in the Heat’s loss to the Celtics.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo as my captain for tonight’s one game DFS slate.

Flex Plays

Tyler Herro $9,400

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro has certainly been a key contributor to this Heat team this season. Having stated that, how has Herro been playing recently?

Since the beginning of April, the Miami Heat have played 12 games (including playoffs). In those 12 games just mentioned, Tyler Herro has averaged a robust 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 6 assists a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding offensive numbers from the Miami Heat guard.

I fully expect Tyler Herro to post quality fantasy numbers versus this Boston Celtics team in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Jayson Tatum $11,000: Jaylen Brown $8,800: Jrue Holiday $7,000: Nikola Jokic $5,800.

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