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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 2/27

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

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

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS vs MIN O/U 237.5

A common theme for me is targeting point guards in games with high implied totals. That leads me right to Westbrook today. He’s averaging 55 DK points over his last three games and 58 DK points in his last three games against Minnesota. It also helps that our NBA Study Hub for DraftKings rating section shows Washington with a 103.7 rating and Minnesota with a 100.9 rating. A game flying up and down the court is a perfect spot for Westbrook.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Dejounte Muray, PG, SAS vs NO O/U 229

Beware of Spurs chalk. I think it’s better to go with a known commodity like Murray instead of hoping for a big game from the likes of Patrick Mills and Lonnie Walker. 

Murray is averaging 47 DK points over his last three games and we’re projecting him for 40 fantasy points in the NBA Study Hub. If the Spurs are going to be competitive tonight it will be because of Murray.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS vs MIN O/U 237.5

Westbrook is the second highest rated player in the Team Rise or Fall NBA Study Hub for FanDuel. He’s averaging 52 FD points over his last three games, and 57 FD points against the Timberwolves in his last three outings. I like Russ on both sites today but his salary is $500 less on FanDuel so he’s a stronger play there.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, SG, OKC vs DEN O/U 222.5

SGA is the highest rated player in our NBA Study Hub for FanDuel with a rating of 120.7. He’s averaging 44.5 FD points over his last three games, and is coming off of a mediocre performance in his last game (37 fantasy points). I’m looking for Shai to bounce back with a 40+ performance against the Nuggets.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – James Harden, SG, BKN vs DAL O/U 236.5 

Harden is the 2nd highest rated player in our DraftKings NBA Study Hub and the 3rd highest rated player in our FanDuel NBA Study Hub. He’s averaging 60 DK points and 54 FD points over his last three games, and he’s averaging 68 fantasy points on both sites in his last three games against Dallas. Fire up some Harden tonight and let’s get paid.

Today’s Photo CreditEmanuel Ekström

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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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