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Best lineup strategy for Raptors vs. Nets Game 4 NBA Showdown

We go over the top DraftKings Showdown strategy for Sunday’s first-round matchup between Toronto and Brooklyn.

Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors reacts after dunking against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half in Game Three of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 21, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images

Like many series in the first round, the Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets series could be over early. The Raptors put together probably their most complete victory in the three wins over the Nets so far. Toronto looks poised to end it on Sunday against Brooklyn, which is without Joe Harris again. Let’s take a look at some DraftKings Showdown picks to help you craft your lineup. Remember, lock is at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Set your DraftKings lineup here.

Captain’s Pick

Fred VanVleet ($14,700)

VanVleet hasn’t scored less than 40 DKFP in three games in this series. My guess is that the Nets put up a fight and push the Raptors early to extend the series. This should give us a very tight rotation from Nick Nurse. FVV should play around 35 minutes and he’s been arguably the best player in the series, and for the Raps. VanVleet helps us get some savings at Captain so we can force in 2-3 more stud plays.

Fade of the Game

Garrett Temple ($7,000)

I wanted nothing to do with Temple at this price with Harris out. It felt like Harris’ presence helped Temple go under the radar. With Harris out, Temple became a more appealing play and his ownership is too high for the risk. Temple was awful in Game 3, shooting 2-of-12 and 1-of-9 from 3-point range. I think there’s positive regression there in Game 4 but I’m still not sure Temple can shake Toronto’s perimeter defenders.

Value Picks

Tyler Johnson ($5,600) — The big debate on Friday for Game 3 was Johnson vs. Chris Chiozza ($4,200). While Chiozza is significantly cheaper, Johnson is the much better play here. Chiozza almost put up 30 DKFP in Game 3, but he also had 4 steals. We can’t expect that to happen again. Take away the 4 steals and Chiozza finishes with 20.25 DKFP. So with the price jump and potential for more ownership, I’d rather have Johnson.

Terence Davis ($3,600) — Davis is good at basketball. If he weren’t on the Raptors, he’d probably be playing more minutes. If Toronto gets up big in this one and runs away, Davis should see around 20 minutes. He played well ion Game 3 with 9 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 17 minutes in a blowout. We could see a similar line in Game 4 if things get out of hand. Plus, Davis’ price went down $400 since Game 3.