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Best lineup strategy for Bucks vs. Heat Game 3 NBA Showdown

We go over the best lineup strategy, including Captain’s Picks and value options for Friday’s DraftKings Showdown contest between Milwaukee and Miami.

Eric Bledsoe of the Milwaukee Bucks and Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks react to a foul called during the fourth quarter in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at the Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 02, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Life inside the NBA bubble has been pretty interesting. If I went back in time and told past Ben that the Bucks are down 2-0 to the Heat in the second round, I would have slapped future Ben and told him to go back to the future before he messes everything up. So here we are in the present, a time in which the Bucks, the No. 1 overall seed, are trailing 0-2 in the second round to the Heat. Let’s not discredit the Heat though, shaking off some bad officiating with some equally bad officiating in their favor. So anyway, onto some Game 3 DraftKings Showdown picks for the contest, which locks at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Set your DraftKings lineup here.

Captain’s Pick

Goran Dragic ($12,900)

It feels like those Bernie Sanders memes... “I am once again, telling you to Captain Goran Dragic!” Yes, it’s been three games. No there isn’t a reason to get off of Dragic at Captain. He’s still pretty underpriced for what he’s been doing in the playoffs. Dragic hasn’t scored fewer than 20 points in six playoff games. He’s shooting well, he’s distributing, he’s doing it all. I’m going to ride the wave until it crashes into the proverbial beach.

Fade of the Game

Eric Bledsoe ($7,600)

I don’t know what percent Bledsoe is at exactly, but it ain’t 100 percent. He didn’t shoot the ball well in Game 2 and still had an OK fantasy outing. It still wasn’t nearly what we’re looking for at this price. The Heat have the guards to contain Bledsoe and it’s not like he’s an above-average passer anyway. So with Giannis Antetokounmpo getting most of the usage, it’s tough to trust Bledsoe with no real ceiling.

Value Picks

Tyler Herro ($6,000) — So Andre Iguodala and Kelly Olynyk are both questionable. We’re going to want to at least prepare for one or both to be out for the Heat. If Iggy is out, we should see more Herro off the bench. He’s been playing a ton anyway, this will just open up a few additional looks. Herro is only 6-of-14 from 3-point range in the series, which isn’t bad but isn’t really him. We could see a heat check game from Herro, so I like his ceiling.

Kendrick Nunn ($2,600) — Is this finally the time we see second-place Rookie of the Year finisher Kendrick Nunn in the playoffs? He hasn’t played at all really after being a big part of the Heat during the regular season. If Iggy is out, Nunn will have to play double-digit minutes for Erik Spoelstra. I’d like to think he’ll be ready for the task if he’s called upon.