May 1

NBA DFS DraftKings Picks (May 1)

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Slate Summary

  • The NBA Semifinals are under way! Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will look to take on Giannis for the first game. Tatum is my favorite play on DK and a must play due to his cheap price tag. He is a lock for me and although Giannis is not a core play, he is right behind Tatum in “points per dollar”. These two will be prioritized in my cash games as well as GPP for my spend ups. An excellent mid-tier option is Marcus Smart for 6.2k. His defense and leadership will be needed if they want any chance of beating the reigning NBA champs. Going all the way down to value, Otto Porter Jr. offers great salary relief needed if you plan on locking in both Tatum and Giannis. Clarke and Brooks are must plays on FD and still good plays here on DK. Not a must but definitely great options from the afternoon game.


  • Jayson Tatum (BOS) (SF/PF) – $9,400
  • Marcus Smart (BOS) (PG) – $6,200
  • Otto Porter Jr. (GSW) (SF/PF) – $3,700


  • Jayson Tatum (BOS) (SF/PF) – $9,400
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) (SF/PF) – $11,000


  • Jayson Tatum (BOS) (SF/PF) – $9,400
  • Marcus Smart (BOS) (PG) – $6,200

Rajon Rondough

About the author

Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.