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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 2/28

NBA DFS has a seven-game slate on DraftKings, FanDuel, and SuperDraft. The Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors game has been canceled for today. 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 – De’Aaron Fox, PG, SAC vs CHA O/U 237.5

Fox is the highest-rated player in the Team Rise or Fall NBA Study Hub for DraftKings with a 110.52 rating. He’s averaging 47 DK points over his last three games, and has dropped an average of 37 DK points on Charlotte in their last three matchups.

The 237.5 implied game total tells us Vegas thinks this game will be a shootout. I’m always going to target guys in high total games that handle the ball a lot. De’Aaron has a  29.58 usage rate over his last three games. If Haliburton is out tonight that could increase.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Julius Randle, PF/C, NYK @ DET O/U 212

The implied game total of 212 points is ugly, but I trust Randle to do his thing even if everyone isn’t expected to do a lot. Randle is averaging 36 DK points over his last three games against the Pistons. But some of that is before he became what he’s been lately (Point-Randle).

I remember Knicks fans early in the season complaining about Julius turning the ball over anytime he entered the paint. He’s gotten things under control which has led to him averaging 52 DK points over his last three games.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS @ BOS O/U 231

Westbrook has been on a tear of late and I’m looking for that to continue against the Celtics. Westy has dropped 55, 47, 52, 60, and 53 FD points over his last five games. He’s averaging 50.2 FanDuel points over his last three games. Just putting up big numbers on a nightly basis.

Westbrook is the highest rated player in our NBA Study Hub for FanDuel with a 119.11 rating. I think that’s a great sign of what’s to come tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – LaMelo Ball, PG, CHA @ SAC O/U 237.5

LaMelo has first half of the season bragging rights at the Ball family BBQ. He’s out played Lonzo for most of the season, and has been a great draft pick by Charlotte so far.

Melo is averaging 40 FD points over his last three games. He doesn’t have a history against the Kings yet, but a game with a 237.5 implied total means he’ll have plenty of opportunity to put up points tonight.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Bradley Beal, SG, WAS @ BOS O/U 231

Beal is the 4th highest rated player for DraftKings and the 3rd highest rated player for FanDuel in the Team Rise or Fall NBA Study Hub. Him and running mate Russell Westbrook do most of the scoring for the Wiz (In all aspects) so Beal always deserves consideration.

He’s averaging 50 DK points and 47 FD points over his last three games. Those trends should continue as I’m expecting him to light up the Celtics tonight.

Today’s Photo Credit Ramiro Pianarosa

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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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