Sunday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings will be composed of two late matchups. We’ve evaluated the Hawks-Knicks and Jazz-Grizzlies matchups to determine what players have the highest fantasy upside together.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the NBA game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can read more about the concept of stacking here, but the main goal is to take advantage of this plus-matchup and use the salary cap to your advantage.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks on Sunday, May 23rd or the 2021 NBA playoff game slate.
Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks, 7:00 p.m. ET
Trae Young ($8,500)
Clint Capela ($7,500)
Bogdan Bogdanovic ($7,000)
De’Andre Hunter ($4,000)
Atlanta’s first-round matchup against New York is expected to be a close one, and few teams are hotter than the Hawks. Nate McMillan has transformed fifth-seeded Atlanta into a force in the Eastern Conference that’s well equipped to take it to one of the NBA’s best defenses. Young and Capela’s pick-and-roll sets were borderline unstoppable the last time the Hawks faced the Knicks. Atlanta’s improved health on the wings could make that combo even more lethal. Bogdanovic has dropped under 35 DKFP once in his last 10 games, and McMillan said Hunter’s minute restriction will go up for Game 1. The 3-and-D specialist is extremely underpriced at $4K and scored 19 DKFP in 24 minutes his last time out. If he flirts with 30 minutes he could be the best value play on the slate.
Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 9:30 p.m. ET
Jordan Clarkson ($7,200)
Mike Conley ($6,700)
Bogdan Bogdanovic ($6,500)
Donovan Mitchell (ankle) isn’t ready to return to action for the first time since April 16. Clarkson will likely fill in for Mitchell in the starting lineup and his scoring upside could make him lethal alongside Conley. Utah’s guard rotation will likely be extremely short, so the Jazz’s fantasy points should be fairly concentrated. Bogdanovic took over as Utah’s top scorer when Mitchell went down and has averaged nearly 23 points per game since mid-April. Adding Joe Ingles ($5,900) to the mix could help make up for Clarkson’s below-average playmaking.