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Best lineup strategy for Jazz vs. Spurs NBA Showdown

We go over the best Showdown DFS picks for Friday’s Jazz-Spurs game.

DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs warms up before the game against the Denver Nuggets on August 5, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

Friday’s matchup between the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs should be interesting. Utah has punched its ticket to the playoffs and will rest Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley, and Royce O’Neal. San Antonio is still fighting to reach the postseason and will look to bounce back from a two-game losing streak. We’ll go over the top Showdown DFS options on DraftKings below to help you navigate these how to play fantasy sports with these odd rosters.

Captain’s Picks

DeMar DeRozan ($15,600) is easily the top captain’s option in this game. He’s logging minutes at power forward for on a Spurs team that’s lacking size and will be up against a player who’s far from being capable of guarding All-Star caliber talent. Utah’s backup power forward is Georges Niang. It doesn’t take a genius to know that DeRozan can feast on a matchup like that.

Jordan Clarkson ($7,800) and Joe Ingles ($11,100) are both worth taking a look at for Utah. Clarkson has provided a large chunk of the Jazz’s scoring off the bench and won’t have to compete with two starting guards. Emmanuel Mudiay hasn’t shown much potential, so Clarkson is the clear choice. Ingles is a do-it-all forward who can distribute for others and could play some power forward against San Antonio’s small lineup. He should crack 30 minutes with ease if he plays his usual role and is coming off a 25-point game.

FLEX Options

Tony Bradley ($4,200) will likely be a popular play against the overpriced Jakob Poeltl. Bradley has the length to dominate the boards, and Ed Davis is the only other center who could split time with him.

It’s hard to predict Gregg Popovich’s rotations, but it’s safe to say Derrick White ($8,800) has established himself as the Spurs’ top point guard threat. He should play 30 minutes or more in a must-win game and is averaging 36.6 DKFP in the bubble.