NBA DFS First Look: Sunday, May 15th - Odds, Salaries, Stats, Projected Starters

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NBA Schedule & Vegas Lines

Road Team Home Team Favorite Spread Game Total Road Total Home Total Time (ET)
Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics BOS -5.0 207.5 101.3 106.3 3:30 PM
Dallas Mavericks Phoenix Suns PHO -6.0 205.0 99.5 105.5 8:00 PM

Implied Totals, Team Stats, and Pace of Play

Offense Line Total O-Rating Pace Opp. D-Rating Pace P-Pace
Boston Celtics -5.0 106.3 122.6 97.2 MIL 115.8 101.8 99.5
Phoenix Suns -6.0 105.5 116.1 101.0 DAL 113.9 95.2 98.1
Milwaukee Bucks 5.0 101.3 119.1 101.8 BOS 109.9 97.2 99.5
Dallas Mavericks 6.0 99.5 117.1 95.2 PHO 110.1 101.0 98.1

Note: The team stats above are since the All-Star Break.

Point Guard (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and this playoff series.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Marcus Smart BOS 106.3 $6,300 PG $6,500 SG/PG 32.3 29.5 4.1 18% 1% 54% 3% 0.91 -0.13 0.91 -0.15 MIL
Chris Paul PHO 105.5 $7,700 PG $7,900 PG 32.9 41.0 -0.4 20% 0% 58% 10% 1.25 -0.31 1.23 -0.34 DAL
Jrue Holiday MIL 101.3 $8,200 PG $9,000 PG/SG 32.9 38.0 7.5 23% 4% 59% -15% 1.16 -0.05 1.14 -0.01 BOS
Luka Doncic DAL 99.5 $11,600 PG $11,600 PG/SG 35.4 57.2 1.6 37% 4% 57% -2% 1.62 0.03 1.52 0.07 PHO

Shooting Guard (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and this playoff series.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Jaylen Brown BOS 106.3 $8,300 SG/SF $8,500 SF/SG 33.6 39.5 3.7 30% -4% 57% 5% 1.18 -0.08 1.13 -0.08 MIL
Devin Booker PHO 105.5 $8,600 PG/SG $9,300 SG 34.5 43.5 4.0 31% -2% 58% 2% 1.26 -0.17 1.23 -0.19 DAL
Grayson Allen MIL 101.3 $3,700 SG/SF $3,800 SG/SF 27.3 20.5 -0.1 15% -4% 61% -16% 0.75 -0.25 0.73 -0.23 BOS
Jalen Brunson DAL 99.5 $6,600 PG/SG $6,200 PG/SG 31.9 29.9 1.8 22% 5% 58% -9% 0.94 -0.07 0.91 -0.04 PHO

Small Forward (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and this playoff series.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Jayson Tatum BOS 106.3 $10,000 SF/PF $11,000 SF/PF 35.9 47.2 5.7 31% -1% 58% -4% 1.31 -0.13 1.26 -0.11 MIL
Mikal Bridges PHO 105.5 $5,500 SF $6,000 SG/SF 34.8 26.4 1.2 15% -1% 63% -12% 0.76 -0.02 0.77 0.01 DAL
Wesley Matthews MIL 101.3 $3,400 SG/SF $3,800 SG 20.5 10.3 10.1 10% -2% 54% -3% 0.50 -0.03 0.50 -0.03 BOS
Reggie Bullock DAL 99.5 $5,100 SG/SF $5,300 SG/SF 28.0 17.1 9.4 13% -1% 56% 2% 0.61 -0.03 0.59 -0.02 PHO

Power Forward (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and this playoff series.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Grant Williams BOS 106.3 $4,200 SF/PF $4,000 PF 24.4 16.5 5.8 12% 2% 64% -15% 0.68 -0.10 0.68 -0.11 MIL
Jae Crowder PHO 105.5 $5,300 SF/PF $5,100 PF/SF 28.1 23.0 2.6 15% 1% 54% 14% 0.82 0.03 0.84 -0.02 DAL
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 101.3 $12,000 PF/C $12,000 PF/SF 32.9 58.2 6.5 34% 7% 63% -11% 1.77 -0.08 1.74 -0.12 BOS
Dorian Finney-Smith DAL 99.5 $5,400 SF/PF $5,200 SF/PF 33.0 23.5 0.8 14% 0% 60% 2% 0.71 -0.08 0.71 -0.10 PHO

Center (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and this playoff series.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Al Horford BOS 106.3 $7,200 PF/C $7,600 PF/C 29.1 29.5 9.8 15% -1% 57% 6% 1.01 0.04 1.03 0.05 MIL
Deandre Ayton PHO 105.5 $7,100 C $6,900 C 29.5 34.9 -1.2 22% 5% 66% -5% 1.18 -0.10 1.17 -0.13 DAL
Brook Lopez MIL 101.3 $4,700 C $4,900 C 23.0 22.2 2.1 21% -8% 57% -5% 0.96 -0.14 0.99 -0.12 BOS
Dwight Powell DAL 99.5 $3,200 C $3,600 C/PF 21.9 18.4 -9.6 14% -4% 73% -5% 0.84 -0.33 0.86 -0.32 PHO

Notable Bench Players

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and this playoff series.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Derrick White BOS 106.3 $4,600 PG/SG $5,000 PG 29.3 28.3 -2.4 20% -5% 55% 4% 0.97 -0.20 0.97 -0.20 MIL
Robert Williams BOS 106.3 $4,800 C $5,500 PF/C 29.6 31.4 -5.9 11% 2% 75% -12% 1.06 0.02 1.13 0.11 MIL
Payton Pritchard BOS 106.3 $3,100 PG $3,700 PG/SG 14.1 13.0 -1.5 18% -3% 58% -25% 0.92 -0.19 0.88 -0.15 MIL
Cameron Johnson PHO 105.5 $4,300 SF/PF $4,400 SF/PF 26.2 23.0 -4.0 17% 2% 63% 1% 0.88 -0.07 0.86 -0.09 DAL
Landry Shamet PHO 105.5 $3,600 SG/SF $3,900 SG 20.8 14.6 -7.5 16% -4% 55% -9% 0.70 -0.03 0.67 0.01 DAL
Bismack Biyombo PHO 105.5 $3,000 C $3,500 C 14.1 14.4 0.6 17% -5% 60% 10% 1.02 -0.30 1.05 -0.32 DAL
Pat Connaughton MIL 101.3 $4,400 SG/SF $4,500 SF/PF 26.0 20.2 2.8 14% -1% 62% 13% 0.78 -0.06 0.77 -0.08 BOS
Bobby Portis MIL 101.3 $5,000 PF/C $5,700 PF/C 28.2 31.3 -2.1 21% -3% 57% -10% 1.11 -0.17 1.09 -0.16 BOS
George Hill MIL 101.3 $3,000 PG $3,600 PG 23.2 14.9 -6.9 12% -8% 55% -13% 0.64 -0.40 0.65 -0.42 BOS
Maxi Kleber DAL 99.5 $4,900 PF/C $4,300 PF/C 24.6 19.5 3.7 13% 1% 54% 16% 0.79 -0.07 0.81 -0.09 PHO
Frank Ntilikina DAL 99.5 $3,000 PG/SG $3,700 PG 11.8 9.0 -1.4 17% -9% 51% 9% 0.76 -0.23 0.76 -0.16 PHO
Spencer Dinwiddie DAL 99.5 $4,500 PG/SG $4,300 PG/SG 29.6 28.8 -6.6 21% -3% 54% -3% 0.97 -0.20 0.94 -0.19 PHO

Legend

Term Description
USG% Percentage of possessions a player used while on the floor this season.
TS% Shooting efficiency from this season.
DK/M DraftKings fantasy points per minute from this season.
FD/M FanDuel fantasy points per minute from this season.

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