Welcome to another night of DraftKings NBA DFS for the evening. For the first day of May, we have the start of the second round for the Cleveland Cavs & Toronto Raptors. Also, we have game 2 for the Golden State Warriors & New Orleans Pelicans after the Warriors stomped the Pelicans on Saturday night. The picks we have for tonight’s slate of games is for the big tournament package. Keep in mind, the salaries are a bit different in the playoffs, going below the $3,000 mark to get good players here. With that in mind, lets get to the DraftKings NBA DFS Picks May 1 2018 edition here at DraftKings Master.
DraftKings NBA DFS Picks May 1 2018
PG – Kyle Lowry – $7,700
Lowry has had a good playoff run so far, holding his own against John Wall from the Wizards. The former Villanova Wildcat has four straight games over 40 DraftKings NBA points since game 1 of the series. In that game – not shabby with a 30 point DK night. he is playing between 35-38 minutes a game so opportunities will be strong for him.
During the regular season, Lowry has averages of 30 DraftKings points in two games against the Cavs. With the Cavs not really having a point guard to speak of right now, Lowry should be able to light it up on Tuesday night.
SG – Klay Thompson – $6,600
Klay has been playing very well with Steph Curry on the bench. His shot opportunities have been up, and that could change if Steph plays on Tuesday. However, the Pelicans haven’t had an answer for him all season long. In five games against the Pelicans, he averages 32 DK points per game & has shot 44% from three. In game 1, Klay couldn’t be stopped, with 42 DK points. No one other than Davis & Rondo have the defensive toughness to get in Klay’s face regularly without leaving Durant & others open to dominate.
Look for another solid night from one of the splash brothers.
SF – LeBron James – $11,900
Simply because its LeBron. He is the dominant player in the series, probably the entire playoffs. No other explanation needed for this one. Moving on.
PF – Serge Ibaka – $5,000
If there is an area where the Cavs are vulnerable, it is down in the paint. Ibaka should get the opportunity to get some tough rebounds & second chance points in this series. We don’t know if Tristan Thompson is going to be able to replicate his Game 7 performance over another seven game series. Ibaka will be able to take Kevin Love to the outside with his three-point shooting if Love isn’t focusing on Jonas Valinculas.
C – Anthony Davis – $10,700
Davis & his Pelicans were blown out easily by the Warriors, so his playing time was down significantly. We don’t see another blowout like this happening again, so go back to the brow here. The Warriors are 24th in DraftKings NBA in defending against the power forward/center positions, and Davis will be looking for redemption to tie the series.
The rest of the roster is filled up with mostly Warriors’ reserves – Nick Young, Zaza Pachulia, and Jordan Bell.
Thank you for reading up on our DraftKings NBA DFS Picks May 1 2018 edition. Good luck in our tournaments.