FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Clippers at Suns (6/28/21)

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Let's take a look at who you should target for tonight's matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns, which tips off at 9:00 PM Eastern.

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MVP Considerations

Paul George ($15,000) - As far as floor/ceiling combination is concerned, you won't do better at the MVP slot than Paul George. PG13 has now racked up at least 52.2 FanDuel points in five of the six games with Kawhi Leonard out of the lineup. numberFire's algorithm projects George to be the top scorer on tonight's slate by 7.4 fantasy points.

Deandre Ayton ($14,000) - We can really look to any of Phoenix's big three in the STAR slot, but Ayton seemingly brings the best blend of upside and floor to the table. Over his last three outings, the big man has recorded 47.3, 37.8, and 61.9 FanDuel points, the latter of which came in a series-high 41.3 minutes of action. As long as the Clippers are giving Ivica Zubac minutes in the high-30s range, Ayton should find himself in the 40 range. That could be enough for one of the best fantasy outputs of the game.

Devin Booker ($13,500) - Two of your three multiplier spots are likely to be occupied by members of the Suns, and with Booker struggling mightily over his last three games, there's a chance we can gain a tad of leverage by rostering him. After amassing 70.1 FanDuel points in Game 1, the 24-year-old has been limited to fewer than 29 in each of his last three. He's hitting just 30.5% from the field, 13.3% from three, and averaging 5.7 turnovers over the last three contests. A turnaround could be in short order tonight.

Other Players to Consider: Chris Paul ($14,000), Ivica Zubac ($12,000)

Utility Considerations

Mikal Bridges ($11,000) - After totaling 6 real-life points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks in Game 4, Bridges has now surpassed 27 fantasy points in three of his last five. Given his ability to stuff the stat sheet in a variety of ways, Bridges could return value in a utility slot with ease tonight.

Terance Mann ($10,000) - If you choose to pass on Bridges, Terance Mann could be your best option. The 24-year-old has been able to provide the Clippers with a much-needed boost on a couple of different occasions this postseason, and Los Angeles will likely need his best tonight if they're to get this series back on their home court for a Game 6. Mann has garnered at least 24 FanDuel points in three of the six games since Kawhi went down, including a 39-real-life-point outburst in a series-clinching win over the Utah Jazz. Mann has only accrued fewer than 18.3 FanDuel points just once during that stretch.

Other Utility Options: Patrick Beverley ($9,000), Cameron Payne ($8,000), Cam Johnson ($7,500)