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NBA Post Season Mavericks vs Celtics Draftstars DFS Captain Contest Preview and Projections for June 13, 2024

Draftstars Australia's NBA Post Season Mavericks vs Celtics DFS Captain Contest begins at 10:33am AEST on June 13, 2024, and Fantasy Insider has crunched the numbers for each player in the game to help you build winning line-ups.

A handy Draftstars cheat sheet is a must for NBA fantasy players. This DFS preview is designed to help you build your fantasy teams for Draftstars' NBA contests and improve your season-long fantasy line-ups on Thursday and beyond.

Fantasy Insider, renowned for its world-class DFS tools and projections since 2015, employs the same machine learning models as Stats Insider to deliver some of the strongest DFS projections in the world.

With the latest NBA fantasy insights and DFS strategies from Fantasy Insider, you're set to win in more NBA fantasy contests.


Cheat Sheet and Projections

We've reviewed players from each team to help you make the best picks on Thursday's slate.

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Luka Doncic (DAL) $21,080 62.8 $3
Stud Jayson Tatum (BOS) $18,430 50.8 $2.8
Value Kyrie Irving (DAL) $13,920 42.3 $3
Value Luka Doncic (DAL) $21,080 62.8 $3
Fade Jrue Holiday (BOS) $13,350 35.7 $2.7
Cheapie P.J. Washington (DAL) $9,820 28.8 $2.9

According to Fantasy Insider's DFS model, our "studs" are the highest projected scorer across the slate, while "value" picks offer the most "bang for your buck," meaning they are expected to perform well relative to their salary.

Conversely, a "fade" is a player considered to offer lower value for money, based on their expected score relative to their salary. For those needing to stay under the salary cap, "cheapie" options refer to the best value players at lower price points not already mentioned.

In fantasy sports, understanding value—assessing a player's potential output against their salary—is crucial, as players scoring high relative to their cost are key in crafting the optimal line-up.

The "Pts/$1K" metric shows the predicted points for every $1,000 of a player's salary. A higher number indicates better value, making it easier to spot players who could outperform their cost.

Captain Contest Tips

Thursday's NBA Post Season Mavericks vs Celtics contest is a Captain Contest, in which you generally pick one captain and five other players. Your captain scores 1.5x the usual number of Draftstars points, but they also cost 1.5x their usual salary.

You may want to look at players with a high ceiling, like Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum, who can score big points and make the most of that 1.5x multiplier. They may be expensive, but if they go big, you go big too.

Alternatively, if you want to spread your funds around your line-up, you could select player who you think is good value, with our model liking Kyrie Irving as a potential value option. Choosing a value pick as captain gives you more points per dollar spent, which could help you spend your budget more effectively.

For more help selecting your captain, check out Draftstars' Captain Contest explainer, as well as the Fantasy Insider cruncher on Draftstars, which is free to access when logged into your account.


As highlighted above, there is extra thought that goes into a captain contest, with either a stud or value pick the best option, depending on how you want to fill out the rest of your NBA Post Season Mavericks vs Celtics lineup today.

Ready to go? Draftstars' NBA Post Season Mavericks vs Celtics slate closes at 10:33am AEST on Thursday. ENTER NOW!

As with all NBA DFS contests, whether you start with our studs or build around our value picks, leveraging Fantasy Insider's data-driven NBA fantasy news and strategies, combined with your own research, can enhance your chances of winning in the NBA Post Season Mavericks vs Celtics contest. The unique insights here can help you maximize points while adhering to the salary cap when you make your NBA DFS line-ups.

For the latest projections and optimised NBA Post Season Mavericks vs Celtics line-ups, check out the Fantasy Insider Cruncher on Draftstars! It's free to use when you're logged in.


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Fantasy Insider

Fantasy Insider has been providing world-class DFS tools and projections since 2015. Its advanced player projections are based on the same machine learning models that Stats Insider uses, making them some of the strongest DFS projections in the world.

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