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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 2/23

NBA DFS is a 9-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 – Nikola Jokic, C, DEN vs POR O/U 231.5

As long as Jokic continues to be a completed threat on the court he’ll continue to be a highly rated and projected in the NBA Study Hub. As it stands right now Joker sets the bar as the highest-rated and highest-scoring player on the slate.

The Nuggets face a Portland team without staring center Jusuf Nurkic who is a far better defender than Enes Kanter.

In review of the NBA Study Hub’s “Rise” rating, we see Jokic has the highest chance of any $9k+ stud of returning his NBA DFS salary.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – De’Aaron Fox, PG, SAC @ BKN O/U 242

Fox has a juicy matchup against the Nets tonight with the highest implied Vegas total on the board. While he is not projected as the highest scoring point guard on the slate, that honor goes to James Harden, he is rated just slightly lower than than Harden. The reason why I lean Fox is because he will afford you nearly $3k worth of savings!

In reviewing the “Fantasy Points Trends” in the NBA Study Hub Fox is averaging nearly 45 DraftKings points per game over the Kings last 10 games.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, MIL vs MIN O/U 231

Giannis is in a prime spot against the Wolves tonight. He projects as the highest scoring player on FanDuel and second highest rated behind only Nikola Jokic.

A few things that will be need to be considered when rostering Giannis is the Bucks are 10 point Vegas favorites so blowout potential is present which can possibly lead to less minutes for the Greek Freak. In reviewing the NBA Study Hub’s “Minutes Trends” we see he’s averaging nearly 36 minutes a game over his last 5 games.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – De’Aaron Fox, PG, SAC @ BKN O/U 242

I know I’m listing him in the DraftKings portion of this article as well but he’s in such a prime spot. I’ll have exposure over the field in tournaments and depending on how news breaks throughout the day he may even be a part of my cash lineup.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Kyrie Irving, PG, BKN vs SAC O/U 242

This is where I like to list my GPP pivot plays. I know a lot of people will be on Harden and Fox so I’m thinking Kyrie will be the pivot needed to push us over the top.

Looking at the Study Hub’s “Recent Games vs Opponent” we can see that over his last three games against the Kings, Irving has averaged 58.65 FanDuel points / 63 DraftKings points.

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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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