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Fantasy Basketball GPP Picks: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Tournament Plays for May 27

Matt Meiselman joins The Sweat to give his favorite DraftKings tournament play for tonight’s NBA slate.

DraftKings contributor Matt Meiselman joins The Sweat to give his favorite DraftKings tournament/GPP play for tonight’s NBA slate.

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Video Transcript

Matt Meiselman:

In GPPs, I don’t know that anyone wants to play Jimmy Butler at captain tonight. Kyle Lowry to a larger extent, I think he’s damaged enough right now you just don’t do that despite how contrarian it is, but Butler I think is kind of in that sweet spot where he could be 3% owned in the captain slot just because of how bad he’s looked the last couple games. And if he comes out and is kind of normal—I mean, he’s a decent amount cheaper than Tatum.

So I think most people are going to set up lineups for this game where they sort of anticipate a Celtics blowout. Maybe you play Bam Adebayo and, I don’t know, Gabe Vincent, and four Celtics, or even five Celtics. I think that’s going to be the common lineup, so to throw Butler at captain, it might be the first time this series where that’s a legitimately contrarian move. The larger the tournament you’re in, the better it is for this strategy because it definitely comes with a lot of risk. And if the Celtics go up big early, this move has no chance of winning, but in a close game, I could see Butler kind of having something of a resurgence. I don’t think it’s likely, but I think if it does work out, it has the potential to pay off really big.

Matt’s Pick: Jimmy Butler ($15,300 CP)

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