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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Heat vs. Celtics 4/24/24

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

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
April 24, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

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

Jaylen Brown $9,400

Yes, I know, Jayson Tatum will be a popular choice for captain. Rightfully so. However, I am going to pivot to another Boston Celtics player as my captain in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That Celtics player’s name is Jaylen Brown.

How important has Jaylen Brown been to the Boston Celtics this season? Let’s take a look at Brown’s recent game statistics to answer that question. In the Boston Celtics last five games played, Brown has averaged 19 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1 steal, and 1.2 blocks a game.

In the Boston Celtics win over the Miami Heat three days ago, Jaylen Brown posted some quality fantasy numbers. Let me be more specific. Jaylen Brown accumulated 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 assists, and 1 block in the Celtics victory over the Heat.

For the reasons just stated, I expect Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown to continue his quality play versus this Miami Heat team.

Flex Plays

Jaime Jaquez $7,400

Last week, talented Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler suffered an injury in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Unfortunately for the Miami Heat, the injury that Butler sustained has resulted in the Heat forward missing multiple games. Butler has already been ruled out for this evening’s game.

Butler’s absence in the lineup will allow other Miami Heat players to be more involved in the offensive. I think the most likely candidate to see an increased role within the offense will be Heat forward Jaime Jaquez.

In the Miami Heat’s two games played without Jimmy Butler in the lineup, Jaime Jaquez has certainly exceled. In the Miami Heat’s last two games played (without Butler in the lineup), Jaquez has averaged 18.5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 0.5 steals a game.

In summary, I expect Jaime Jacquez to continue his outstanding play versus the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs later today.

Bam Adebayo $10,600

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo has certainly been a key contributor to this Heat team this season. Having stated that, how has Adebayo been playing recently?

Since the beginning of April, the Miami Heat have played ten games. In those ten games just noted, Bam Adebayo has averaged a robust 17.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1 block a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding offensive numbers from the Miami Heat center.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Kristaps Porzingis $9,000: Tyler Herro $10,000: Jrue Holiday $7,800: Caleb Martin $6,000.

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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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