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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 2/19

NBA DFS has a nine game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, and a seven game slate on 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.

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DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF/C, MIL vs. OKC O/U 231.5

Giannis is on an absolute heater right now. The fantasy points trends tab in our NBA Study Hub shows the big guy averaging 66.75 DK points over his last three games. He’s also averaging 65 DK points over his last three games against OKC.

Our NBA Study Hub has Antetokounmpo as the highest rated player on the slate at 135.28. He’s 14 rating points ahead of the next highest player.

Milwaukee hasn’t been playing well lately having lost five games in a row. Tonight is a good opportunity for them to snap the losing streak, and Giannis should be a big part of that.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL @ GSW O/U 224

The Orlando Magic big man is projected for 52.3 DK points in the Team Rise or Fall NBA Study Hub. He has a rating of 94.69, which makes him the 6th highest rated player on the slate.

Vuc is a discount version of Nikola Jokic. He’ll fill up the stat sheet, but playing for an uninteresting Orlando team makes him an afterthought a lot of times. He also has the bonus of being in a pace up spot against the Warriors who love flying up and down the court.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Fred VanVleet, SG, TOR vs. MIN O/U 226.5

VanVleet is the 3rd highest rated player in our NBA Study Hub and he’s averaging 40 FanDuel points over his last three games in our fantasy points trends tab.

He has an opportunity to smash if Kyle Lowry is sidelined with his ankle injury. Minnesota and Toronto play at a similar pace so Fred should have plenty of scoring opportunities.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Michael Porter Jr., SF, DEN @ CLE O/U 226

MPJ is the 10th rated player in the NBA Study Hub and we’re projecting him for 31.96 FanDuel points tonight. 

Porter has had some up and down games but his talent gives him the ability to exceed value while he’s priced at 5.5k. We’re currently projecting MPJ to be less than 10% owned which would make him a really solid play.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Jerami Grant, PF, DET @ MEM O/U 220.5

Grant is the 8th rated player on DraftKings and the 7th rated player on FanDuel in our NBA Study Hub. We’re projecting him for 39.33 DK points and 38.9 on FD.

Grant scored 45 fantasy points in his last game, and he scored 40 fantasy points in his last game against Memphis. I’m looking for him to have a big night on both sites.

Today’s photo creditBy Keith Allison 

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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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