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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 2/22

NBA DFS is a 6-game slate 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 – Luka Doncic, PG, DAL vs MEM O/U  232.5

Luka is the most expensive stud on the slate tonight but his price is well deserved. In his last three outings he’s put up 64.5, 80.5, and 66.25 DraftKings points.

Doncic has the second highest usage rate in the league (35.9%) behind only the Wizards Bradley Beal (36.2%). What sets Doncic parts from Beal is that he can do more than score. Luka adds the much coveted peripherals –  8.6 rebounds per game and 9.4 assists per game.

He’s my favorite NBA DFS stud pick to lead you to green tonight!

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – John Wall, PG, HOU vs CHI O/U 226

The Rockets are a hot mess right now. As it stands Victor Oladipo is questionable to play which would afford even more usage to John Wall. Over his last six games we’ve seen an increase in minutes. Wall is averaging 34 minutes per game in that time period.

With Christian Wood out due to an injury and Boogie Cousins looking like he’s on his way out the team will rely heavily on Wall to keep them in tonight game against Chicago.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Damian Lillard, PG, POR @ PHX O/U 227

Dame has been ridiculously hot over his last four games posting FanDuel scores of 52.1, 57.4, 73.8 and 60.2 points. He’ll be a good way to leverage Luka Doncic ownership who is priced $700 higher than Dame.

He’ll face a surprising tough Phoenix Suns team who have the 4th best record in the western conference. Be cautious as Phoenix plays at a snail’s pace so this puts Dame in tournament only category for me.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Eric Gordon, SG, HOU vs CHI O/U 226

The same concepts that went into the John Wall research can be applied here to Eric Gordon. If Victor Oladipo is indeed out for tonight’s game Gordon should slot into his starting role and get as many opportunities as he can handle.

He can put up points in bunches but lacks in the peripheral department. I do like the face he has a fair price at $5.3k

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Russell Westbrook, PG, WSH @ LAL O/U 227

Russ seems to rounding into health and it’s showing on the court. He has three straight triple-doubles and is 2 rebounds away from have 5 straight. He’ll face a Lakers team who is missing their rim-protector Anthony Davis.

The Wizards aren’t a good NBA team but I love the way Westbrook pushes the pace and oozes fantasy production. If the Wizards have any chance tonight it’ll be because of the tempo they play with and their ability to get the Lakers out of their comfort of playing slow.

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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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