NBA DFS First Look: Thursday, May 19th - Odds, Salaries, Stats, Projected Starters

The NBA DFS First Look is complete with sortable NBA odds, implied team totals, player statistics, and NBA projected starters to help you get an early start on the upcoming slate. Be sure to check out more RotoGrinders NBA DFS resources later in the day, including our NBA lineup optimizer, NBA expert rankings, and other NBA Premium tools and content.

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NBA Schedule & Vegas Lines

Road Team Home Team Favorite Spread Game Total Road Total Home Total Time (ET)
Boston Celtics Miami Heat MIA -3.5 207.5 102.0 105.5 8:30 PM

Implied Totals, Team Stats, and Pace of Play

Offense Line Total O-Rating Pace Opp. D-Rating Pace P-Pace
Miami Heat -3.5 105.5 115.6 97.7 BOS 109.9 97.2 97.4
Boston Celtics 3.5 102.0 122.6 97.2 MIA 110.9 97.7 97.4

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
Gabe Vincent MIA 105.5 $4,400 PG $8,000 PG 23.4 18.1 10.3 17% -1% 55% 17% 0.77 0.15 0.75 0.20 BOS
Marcus Smart BOS 102.0 $7,200 PG $11,500 SG 32.3 29.5 18% 54% 0.91 0.91 MIA

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
Max Strus MIA 105.5 $6,400 SG/SF $10,000 SG 23.3 18.6 6.8 18% -3% 61% 0% 0.80 0.00 0.75 0.05 BOS
Jaylen Brown BOS 102.0 $9,400 SG/SF $13,500 SF 33.6 39.5 9.2 30% -5% 57% -1% 1.18 -0.11 1.13 -0.15 MIA

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
Jimmy Butler MIA 105.5 $11,000 SF/PF $16,000 SF 33.9 41.0 7.4 26% 5% 59% 17% 1.21 0.55 1.22 0.69 BOS
Jayson Tatum BOS 102.0 $10,600 SF/PF $15,500 SF 35.9 47.2 8.1 31% -1% 58% 0% 1.31 -0.05 1.26 0.01 MIA

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
P.J. Tucker MIA 105.5 $4,600 PF $9,500 PF 27.9 19.8 3.4 12% -2% 59% -17% 0.71 -0.10 0.71 -0.10 BOS
Grant Williams BOS 102.0 $5,400 SF/PF $8,500 PF 24.4 16.5 10.1 12% -2% 64% -4% 0.68 -0.31 0.68 -0.33 MIA

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
Bam Adebayo MIA 105.5 $8,400 C $12,500 C 32.6 40.6 4.9 25% -15% 61% 20% 1.25 -0.62 1.25 -0.55 BOS
Robert Williams BOS 102.0 $6,200 C $12,000 PF 29.6 31.4 -1.2 11% 6% 75% 7% 1.06 0.15 1.13 0.13 MIA

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
Tyler Herro MIA 105.5 $6,800 PG/SG $11,000 SG 32.6 34.7 -5.1 28% 4% 56% -1% 1.06 0.14 1.00 0.14 BOS
Victor Oladipo MIA 105.5 $5,200 PG/SG $9,000 SG 21.6 22.8 -6.2 25% 3% 61% -33% 1.06 -0.16 0.99 0.03 BOS
Dewayne Dedmon MIA 105.5 $2,000 C $6,500 C 15.9 16.3 -5.4 16% 5% 63% -12% 1.03 0.21 1.04 0.29 BOS
Derrick White BOS 102.0 $5,600 PG/SG $8,000 PG 29.3 28.3 -0.3 20% -10% 55% -24% 0.97 -0.62 0.97 -0.63 MIA
Payton Pritchard BOS 102.0 $4,800 PG $10,000 PG 14.1 13.0 16.3 18% 8% 58% -5% 0.92 0.19 0.88 0.18 MIA
Daniel Theis BOS 102.0 $1,800 PF/C $7,000 PF 20.8 17.9 -1.2 16% -6% 60% 21% 0.86 0.06 0.86 0.11 MIA

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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