After an extremely impressive performance by Paul George in Game 5, the Clippers have forced the series back to LA for Game 6. The team at Advanced Sports Analytics has the top picks and projections for what to expect in Game 6 from a DFS standpoint!
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Paul George (1x // 1.5x)
Paul George has been the gift that keeps on giving this postseason. With no Zubac last game, George willed the Clippers to the win, going 15 of 20 from the field, and 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. He also picked up 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals to go with his 41 points. With Zubac questionable tonight, and still no word on Kawhi, it will be all on PG13’s back tonight to carry the Clippers to a tied series and force a Game 7.
Expect Paul George to see at least the 20+ FGA attempts he’s been getting, and if they can keep it close towards the end of the game, expect George to get an even heavier usage load than he’s been seeing. With George’s consistency and upside potential in a Game 6 win or go home game, be sure to get significant exposure to him in your line-ups.
Reggie Jackson (1.8x // 2.7x)
With Kawhi out of this series, Jackson has been the clear usage benefactor. He’s taken 14 to 24 FGA’s in the 5 games this series and scored 19-24 points in each game. Jackson has been one of the most consistent players for Tyronn Lue’s team earning himself a major role. He’s played over 38 minutes in 4 of the 5 games in this series. Jackson’s willingness to shoot, and ability to knock down 3 pointers at a high clip has propelled him to be a slate winner a few times this series.
For the Clippers to stay alive, Jackson will have to take close to 20 FGA’s. With a 1.8x multiplier, if he’s efficient, he can easily reach a 60+ fantasy point game. Look for Jackson and the Clippers to fire on all cylinders tonight as they fight to keep the series alive.
Mikal Bridges (1.65x // 2.45x)
Mikal Bridges showed flashes of dominance in the first two playoff series, but since the return of a healthy Chris Paul, his usage has dropped significantly. Bridges defensive mastery locks him into a significant role in most games, even if he’s not shooting well. However, with a lower multiplier and a shrinking role, steer clear of Bridges.
In the first two playoff series, Bridges saw double-digit FGA’s in 7 of 10 games, in the WCF he saw double-digit attempts in just Game 1. Mikal has six or fewer points in 3 of the 5 games in this series. Bridges has also seen under 30 minutes in 2 of the last 3 games, and with only double-digit rebounds in one game this whole series. Stay away from Bridges until he can show an ability to consistently put up fantasy points again.
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