Alex Caruso (DK: $3,000): With Dennis Schroder and LeBron James out for the Lakers, Alex Caruso looks to step into a starring role for the defending champions, sitting at 7th in the West and in desperate need of a get-right spot against their possible first-round foes, the Denver Nuggets. Coming in at the minimum price on DK and expected to start for Schroder, it’ll be the Carushow tonight, as he’ll be in the mix on most possessions as the Lakers’ offense works to compensate for Schroder and James’ ballhandling absence. Caruso doesn’t have to do much in high-20s minutes to hit value at this price, and is likely to come in chalky for this reason, but in a minutes range that has seen him hit 6x 60% of the time, we’ll be all over him on DK, while he’s a solid FD play as well at a just-above-min $3,700. He’ll be the first piece we plug in on DK, and we’ll be locking in the Bald Mamba with confidence!
Killian Hayes (FD: $4,400): Our other site-specific Must-Have is a FD mispricing on a night when Detroit is again going to be turning to their young guys, taking the rare opportunity of May regular-season basketball to give their higher-paid pieces the night off. First-round rookie Killian Hayes is set to be the primary beneficiary on FD of the shots and usage that will go around, and in games where he’s seen 30+ minutes this season, Hayes is averaging 26 FD points on 10 FGA, and projects for a similar number tonight and a floor in the 5-6x value range. We’re less excited about him at a steeper DK price, but on FD today Hayes is a rock-solid play who we will be turning to in all formats.
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