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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 3/18

NBA DFS has a six game slate on DraftKings and 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 UTA O/U 235.5

Westbrook is the highest rated player in the Team Rise or Fall NBA DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. He’s averaging 67.4 DK points over his last three games. He’s also lit the Utah Jazz up for 53 DK points in their last three meetings. Russ is playing out of his mind right now. I’m looking for that to continue tonight.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Devin Booker, SG, PHX vs MIN O/U 231

Booker and the Suns are flying under the radar with the second best winning percentage in the entire NBA. The addition of Chris Paul gets a lot of credit for the Suns’ improvement but some of that credit belongs to DB.

Booker is averaging 42 DK points over his last three games, and 56 DK points in his last three games against Minnesota. The only thing that stops Booker from having a big night is a blowout. I don’t have a blowout happening in this game tonight. (In before someone in this game loses by 30.)

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Julius Randle, PF, NYK vs ORL O/U 206.5

I’m not gonna lie to you. The 206.5 game total worries me a little. I’m not letting that stop me from rostering Randle because he can do so many different things. He’ll be responsible for most of the scoring (Scoring himself or assists), and a good number of rebounds. I think it’s possible for him to get his while the game score stays low.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – LeBron James, SF, LAL vs CHA O/U 224.5

I like LeBron a lot tonight but the blowout threat is real. The Hornets started their West Coast swing with a 25-point loss in Denver. James and the Lakers could easily do the same thing to the Hornets.

If the game stays close into the fourth quarter I think we see LeBron pick up another triple double. Those things are all the rage right now. Lebron is averaging 46 FD points over his last three games while playing 32 minutes per game over that same stretch.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS vs UTA O/U 235.5

There’s not a lot more I can say about Westbrook tonight. I’m drowning in recency bias because Russ has been on fire and I want to ride the hot streak. The Jazz do sport the league’s best record but Westbrook can put up crazy numbers even in a loss.

Today’s Photo Credit: David Vives

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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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