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Top Daily Fantasy Basketball Plays, Values, and Lineup Help for September 8, 2020

| September 8, 2020 4:04 am PDT
NBA DFS Picks for September 8, 2020

The NBA marches on with another two-game daily fantasy basketball slate on Tuesday evening. Is this the end of the road for the Milwaukee Bucks, and therefore the end of regular daily fantasy basketball slates in succession each day?

It may very well be. Before you dive into tonight’s NBA DFS picks, sleepers, and lineup advice, however, see how things may unfold with a look at Tuesday’s NBA predictions.

You can use that insight to bet on NBA games for tonight. Just be sure to use the best sportsbooks online before doing so.

With that, let’s dive into the best NBA DFS picks to use for today’s two-game slate.

Top NBA DFS Picks for September 8

  • Eric Bledsoe, PG, Bucks ($6.2k)
  • Jimmy Butler, SG, Heat ($8.5k)
  • Khris Middleton, SF, Bucks ($8.6k)
  • Anthony Davis, PF, Lakers ($10.6k)
  • Brook Lopez, C, Bucks ($6k)

Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to dictate how this daily fantasy basketball slate goes down. He is officially listed as a game-time decision going into Tuesday, thanks to an ankle injury that knocked him out of game four.

The Greek Freak is always worth a shot if he suits up, but he will be at far less than 100% and would be at risk of bowing out due to injury again. I will likely fade him even if he plays, and if he’s out, his absence opens the door to a ton of usage for his teammates.

We already saw that last game, as Bledsoe, Middleton, and Lopez all logged 39+ minutes in a thrilling OT performance. They all crushed in the process, and feel like must plays, regardless of The Greek Freak’s status.

Butler has been inconsistent from a DFS perspective in this series, but with the ability to put the Bucks on ice, I have to think he shows up and plays well. Your big spend at shooting guard is James Harden, otherwise, and he simply hasn’t been worth the money.

The only true stud I have eyes for is The Brow, who can be a total monster against Houston’s small ball lineup. He has 56 and 55 fantasy points in this series with the Rockets, and it’s pretty obvious we haven’t seen his ceiling yet in this matchup.

Lopez is going to get a ton of run and we know he can fill it up from upside. Milwaukee may not win game five, but their role players will have bigger workloads than usual and that means good things for our NBA DFS lineups.

Best NBA DFS Sleepers for Tuesday

  • Rajon Rondo, PG, Lakers ($3.9k)
  • Donte DiVincenzo, SG, Bucks ($3.5k)
  • Duncan Robinson, SF, Heat ($4.7k)
  • Ersan Ilyasova, PF, Bucks ($3k)
  • Jeff Green, C, Rockets ($4k)

Playoff Rondo is a thing, it seems.

The veteran assist hunter wasted no time establishing himself as part of L.A.’s main rotation, logging 25 and 29 minutes in his first game action since March.

Rondo just does way too much when he’s on the floor to be ignored and at $3.9k’ he’s simply too cheap not to roster on a two-game slate.

The same probably goes for Inferno, who the Bucks suddenly are giving minutes again. It was mostly out of necessity, but they have to be pleased with how he responded (22 fantasy points) in game five.

Milwaukee probably can’t win without one or more of their bench guys stepping up, and DiVincenzo is likely looking at about 25 minutes off the bench. He’s probably a lock for me, but if he starts, that cements this play even more.

Miami has been shooting the lights out all series, and Robinson just shredded their defense for six treys in game four. He won’t be quite that hot every game, but the Bucks are daring Miami role players to kill them. If the minutes are there, Robinson could be a terrific NBA DFS pick.

Ilyasova is a total shot in the dark if Giannis is ruled out. He has yet to suit up for this series, but during the regular season he started for an absent Antetokounmpo numerous times. If he starts, he may very well be chalk at the bare minimum at DraftKings.

Green is pretty cheap for a guy that was a DFS darling just a week ago. He hasn’t found his footing in a tough series with L.A., but he has high usage off the bench and offers upside. He’s risky, but at $4k he could be a nice value pick to open up some salary.

My Favorite NBA DFS Lineup For September 8

  • PG: Eric Bledsoe – Bucks ($6.2k)
  • SG: Donte DiVincenzo – Bucks ($3.5k)
  • SF: Khris Middleton – Bucks ($8.6k)
  • PF: Anthony Davis – Lakers ($10.6k)
  • C: Brook Lopez – Bucks ($6k)
  • G: Rajon Rondo – Lakers ($3.9k)
  • F: Robert Covington – Rockets ($6.5k)
  • UTIL: George Hill – Bucks ($4.4k)

Minutes are currency in NBA DFS, and everyone in this lineup is locked into a key role. It feels weird to not prioritize Russell Westbrook, James Harden, or LeBron James – and you totally can – but the usage these Bucks get makes it a non-issue.

If you can also cram The Brow into that madness, I think we have a very competitive NBA DFS lineup on our hands.

The trick will be how to differentiate things. One way could be to just fire up five Bucks players without hesitance. And if Giannis plays, maybe not changing the strategy could be the strategy.

I’m totally open to pivoting from Khris to Butler, or dropping from Lopez to P.J. Tucker and trying to pay up over Bledsoe – the list goes on. But as things stand, Giannis seems unlikely to play, and even if he does, he won’t be himself.

Stacking Milwaukee is probably the best way to start the process on Tuesday, and I also think this is a blow-up spot for Davis. Use my NBA DFS picks as you will, but be sure to also factor in the latest news, as well as ownership projections.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

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