NBA DFS is a small 2-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.NBA DFS Projections for DraftKings, FanDuel, SuperDraft
I know all of us degenerates are ready to get our fix of NBA DFS after the all-star break and now it’s just a few hours away. Obviously, on two-game slates, things can get a bit chalky and I encourage you to play the best plays to make sure you’re putting yourself in a position to win green on the first slate back.
The Wizards at Grizzles game just pops out because of the Vegas implied total which is 14.5 points higher than the other game on the slate. Russ immediately stands out in the NBA Study Hub. While he projects only behind Luka Doncic in projected points (56.39 to 52.96), you can get a salary savings of $600 valuable DFS dollars.
Over Westbrook’s last three games he’s averaging 56.66 DraftKings points while playing nearly 36 minutes a game.
If you look at the NBA DFS Study Hub you can see where I’m looking for tonight. Bradley Beal is next on the list for me. Beal is a volume scorer. He is projected as the highest-scoring shooting guard on the night according to the Team Rise or Fall projections. He is also sub $10k which makes him a near-lock for my lineups.
He’s taken a bit of a back seat which Westbrook has asserted himself into the offense a bit more, but Beal is still consistently hitting 50+ DraftKings points over his last 10 games. He also sees a higher usage rate than Westbrook over that same period (34.34 to Westbrook’s 31.01).
Over on FanDuel where you are required to play two of every position other than center you will have to eat some chalk to not fall behind the field. Kristaps Porzingis is the highest-rated and high-projected scorer in the NBA Study Hub.
I warn you to fade at your own risk. While he hasn’t exactly lit the DFS world on fire and even missed a few games before the all-star break, he should be well-rested and ready to go tonight.
The center position on FanDuel is where you can differentiate yourself from others since you can play only one center. Tonight will depend on how volatile you like to play. Personally, I’ll be locking JoVal and moving on. The NBA Study Hub shows that he provides the highest floor of any other center on the slate.
Our simulation model also tells us that he is the most likely to hit 6x his NBA DFS salary which we know is the minimum needed to help us takedown tournaments.
I feel the key tonight is figuring out what to do with Luka Doncic. He’s the highest projected scorer on both FanDuel and DraftKings but he also carries a hefty price tag to go along with it. An interesting change for today is FanDuel listing him as a small forward rather than at point guard which we’ve seen him at all season long.
To add more fuel to the Doncic fire is the fact that he’s owned the Spurs. Over his last 3 games against the Spurs, he’s averaged 58.56 FanDuel points / 64.5 DraftKings points.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.