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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 2/18

NBA DFS has three games on DraftKings, FanDuel, and SuperDraft. These are the early morning Top 5 NBA DFS Picks for DraftKings and Fanduel. Be sure to dive into the NBA DFS Rankings, Cash Picks, and Player Pool or the GPP Picks and Player Pool afterward. And of course, the Rise or Fall NBA DFS Projections, ownerships, player ratings, and data are a good place to start for daily fantasy sports.

Top 5 NBA DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF/C, Mil vs. Tor O/U 235.5

Giannis is the highest projected player in the Team Rise or Fall NBA Study Hub for DraftKings at 61.23 points.

Antetokounmpo is averaging 70.83 fantasy points over his last three games in the FP Trends section of the Study Hub. He’s also averaging 66 fantasy points per game over his last three games against the Raptors, including 72 fantasy points in his last game against them.

Giannis has a rating of 111.19 in the Study Hub DK Rating tab.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – LeBron James, PG/SF, LAL vs. BKN O/U 232.5

LeBron sports a rating of 116.7 in our DK Rating tab and rightfully so. The King is averaging 54 fantasy points over his last three games, and 61 fantasy points in his last three games against Brooklyn.

The absence of Anthony Davis means James has to carry a bigger load than he was already carrying in February.

Our NBA Study Hub projects James for 56.95 points tonight. I think he has a great chance to exceed that mark.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – LeBron James, SF, LAL vs. BKN O/U 232.5

LeBron is projected for 54.48 fantasy points, and has a rating of 115.33 in our NBA Study Hub.

We’re getting LeBron in a marquee game against a former teammate (Kyrie Irving) and another MVP (James Harden) although Kevin Durant will miss the game.

I’m looking for LeBron to go hard, not just because of the competition, but also because Anthony Davis will miss the game.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Bam Adebayo, PF, MIA @ SAC O/U 226.5

Bam and the Heat are on a back-to-back and coming off of an overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors. Nothing like seeing the Kings on the schedule when you need to bounce back.

Adebayo is the highest rated player in our FanDuel NBA Study Hub at 143.55. We’re projecting him for 44.61 tonight. If Miami is going to get the win tonight it will be on the backs of Adebayo and Jimmy Butler.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Hassan Whiteside, C, SAC vs. MIA O/U 226.5

Whiteside squares off against his former team and brings with him a 33 fantasy point average over his last three games. He’s also averaging 36 fantasy points per game over his last three games against the Heat.

I know Whiteside is generally thought of as a knucklehead (And rightfully so), but he’s been playing better lately AND it’s a three-game slate. We have to save some money for the studs tonight and Hassan makes that possible.

Today’s Photo CreditBy All-Pro Reels 

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NBA DFS Core Builds (Building Blocks)

The NBA DFS Core Builds are also referred to as our NBA DFS Building Blocks. Each staff member identifies the core players they would build their cash or GPP lineup around for both DraftKings and FanDuel. These NBA DFS Picks are basically the Building Blocks of their NBA DFS Lineups.

NBA DFS GPP Pivots (Slate Breakers)

The NBA DFS GPP Pivots is for those chasing glory in DFS tournaments on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The goal here for our staff is to identify a GPP pivot, often a price point pivot away from a chalky player, that could potentially break the slate and win you a tournament. Have you ever seen the guy that is lower-owned and went nuclear in tournaments and you think to yourself, “I should have pivoted to him?”. Our goal is to identify those GPP Pivots.

NBA DFS Picks Rankings

The NBA DFS Picks Rankings will be a staple to your daily fantasy basketball research. This list of players is compiled by a staff member while they are making a player pool for DraftKings and FanDuel. These players then get ranked in the form of Tiered Rankings, which you often see in Fantasy Basketball or Fantasy Football. These Tiered Rankings will help you identify the value in both NBA DFS Cash Games and NBA DFS GPP’s as it shows you who they value more at each position than other players.

NBA DFS Picks and Pools (Cash Games)

The NBA DFS Picks and Pools for Cash Games is clutch for anybody who wants to play those on either FanDuel or DraftKings. These are identified in the Tiered Rankings and player notes. This small list of players gives you a road map to putting together an NBA DFS Lineup each and every night.

NBA DFS Picks and Pools (GPP Priority Picks)

The NBA DFS Picks and Pools for GPP’s is crucial for Single Entry players. This list of priority picks are players with slate winning upside each night. They aren’t just the top projected players, they are picks that take into consideration the Rise or Fall ownership projection, tournament leverage, and daily fantasy basketball roster construction.

NBA DFS Strategy and Player Notes

In the NBA DFS Picks Rankings, there is a section for strategy and player notes. These are written up in the form of analysis for the player and best use of the player for DFS. In addition to the notes, being a part of the Rise or Fall Discord Chat is a fantastic way to discuss Draftkings, FanDuel, and SuperDraft with both members and staff. Everyone is in there picking each other’s brains all day long and enjoying DFS together.

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