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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets 5/14/24

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

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets
May 14, 2024 10:30 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver 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-Anthony Edwards $11,600

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards arrives at tonight’s game with the Denver Nuggets playing outstanding basketball. 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 eight games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Anthony Edwards has averaged an impressive 32.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks a game. It has to be said, those are the type of fantasy numbers I need from players I select for my Draftkings NBA Showdown lineup.

More recently, in the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets earlier this week, Anthony Edwards posted some quality fantasy numbers. Anthony Edwards accumulated 24 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals in the Timberwolves loss to the Nuggets.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the Minnesota Timberwolves loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals two days ago, Anthony Edwards accumulated 64.8 Draftkings points.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards as my captain for this one game DFS slate.

Flex Plays

Jamal Murray $9,800

How important has Jamal Murray been to the Denver Nuggets offense in the 2024 postseason? In the Denver Nuggets eight games played in the Western Conference playoffs, Denver guard Jamal Murray has averaged 38.2 Draftkings points a game.

It should be noted that the Denver Nuggets have officially listed Jamal Murray as questionable for this evening’s game. I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your Draftkings lineup for this one game slate.

Nikola Jokic $13,600

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

In the Denver Nuggets last four games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Nikola Jokic averaged a robust 59.2 Draftkings points a game.

Naz Reid $5,800

Minnesota forward Naz Reid has certainly been a key contributor off the bench for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. Having stated that, how has Naz Reid been playing recently?

In the Minnesota Timberwolves last four games played in the 2024 Western Conference playoffs, Naz Reid averaged 12 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal a game.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Karl Anthony-Towns $9,000: Michael Porter $8,600: Aaron Gordon $7,800: Rudy Gobert $8,200: 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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