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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 3/15

NBA DFS has an 8-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 – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF/C, MIL @ WAS O/U 240.5

We have a rematch here for the Bucks and its superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo who went bonkers against the Wizards. They played on Saturday and the Greek Freak put up a triple-double with a 33/11/11 line.

Giannis is projected to the highest scorer on DraftKings tonight, eight points clear of the next player (James Harden). He hits all the benchmarks we like to see in the NBA Study Hub. The game itself has the highest implied total on the slate at 240.5 points. Antetokounmpo is playing nearly 35 minutes per game over his last five games. He also has the highest chance to hit 6x of his NBA DFS salary in our simulation model.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Dejounte Murray, PG, SAS @ DET O/U 215.5

Dejounte Murray isn’t a play for the faint of heart. Gregg Popovich can be the bane of any DFSer when it comes to his rotations but Murray seems to be fairly stable in his minutes. Murray is the highest-rated point guard under the $9k threshold.

As we filter down in the NBA Study Hub we can see that Murray has the highest usage on the Spurs. He also fills the stat sheet with peripheral stats which makes him even more valuable.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, MIL @ WAS O/U 240.5

It is going to be extremely difficult for me to get off of Giannis on both sites. I don’t typically like to list the same player in both the FanDuel and DraftKings sections of my writeups, but my goodness, our NBA Study Hub is infatuated with his spot.

He provides the highest floor/ceiling combo. Again, he projects to clear more than 8 points on the next projected scorer (LeBron James). While he does come with a high price tag, he still comes in at a considerable value as compared to some of the other studs on the slate.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Jrue Holiday, PG, MIL @ WAS O/U 240.5

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Jrue Holiday is my preferred way to get a second teammate on the Bucks to pair with Giannis. As you can found in the NBA Study Hub, he provides the best value at the points guard position. He’s back to seeing his regular array of minutes after missing an extended period due to Covid. I love his spot tonight.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – James Harden, PG/SG, BKN vs NYK O/U 223

It was a hectic weekend for me and this morning as I was firing up my computer I saw an alert that Kevin Durant was expected to miss another one to two weeks with his hamstring strain. This means James Harden is going to continue to shoulder a large part of the offensive load for the Nets.

Harden is playing nearly 39 minutes a night while accounting for 31.49% of the Nets usage over his last five games. I like Harden as a pivot off Giannis in tournaments.

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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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