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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 3/12

NBA DFS has a seven-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 – Joel Embiid, C, PHI @ WAS O/U 234 

Embiid is looking to return to action after missing the All-Star game and yesterday’s game due to covid protocols. I’m counting on the big man to pick up his fantasy rampage tonight.

Embiid has averaged 67 DK points over his last three games, he’s averaged 59 DK points in his last three games against the Wizards, and he’s the highest rated player in the Team Rise or Fall NBA DFS Study hub for DraftKings. Stuff him in your lineups so he can stuff the stat sheet for you.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Jimmy Butler, SF, MIA @ CHI O/U 219.5

Here’s some very simple analysis: The Miami Heat are good when Jimmy Butler plays and average to bad when he’s out. He does a little of everything for the team and is the glue that holds them together. The straw that stirs the drink. The, nevermind, you get the point.

Butler is averaging 58 DK points over his last three games and grades out as the second highest rated player in our NBA DFS Study hub. I’m not too big on “revenge game” narratives but he is squaring off against one of his former teams tonight. 

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Rudy Gobert, C, UTA vs HOU O/U 226.5

Gobert faces off a Houston team that doesn’t have much in the way of a big man or center. The Rockets used to have PJ Tucker spend some time at the five, but he’s no longer with the team.

Gobert is averaging 43 FD points over his last three games and grades out as the second highest rated player in the our NBA DFS Study hub for FanDuel. The only thing that slows Rudy tonight will be a blowout, which is very possible.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Zion Williamson, PF, NO vs CLE O/U 229

Zion and the Pelicans got destroyed last night by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Williamson only put up 30 FD points, far below his three game average of 41 fantasy points. I’m looking for Zion to get back on track even if New Orleans loses again.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Rudy Gobert, C, UTA vs HOU O/U 226.5

Believe it or not I hate when my winning pick is someone that I’ve already used above. I try to give you five different players everyday. But Gobert is popping in my early looks. The threat of a blowout is real, but Gobert will be fine if Houston can keep this game somewhat close into the fourth quarter.

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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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