NBA DFS is a 6-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.
The Joker against the Greek Freak. I love this matchup for Jokic and our NBA Study Hub agrees. This game has a Vegas implied total of 235 points, the second-highest on the slate. In reviewing the NBA Study Hub there are a few areas that jump out to me about Jokic. First, he’s averaging 1.60 fantasy points per minute while playing a shade above 35 minutes over his last 5 games.
No one on the Bucks is going to match up with Jokic. Lopez doesn’t play defense and Giannis isn’t stout enough to not get pushed around. It wouldn’t surprise me to see yet another triple-double for Jokic.
Adebayo is the second-highest rated and projected scorer at the center position. It’s a small pace up game for the Heat who are favored by 3 points. What really catches my eye is her performance against the Hawks over his last three games. He’s averaging an eye-popping 60.58 fantasy points!
I guarantee that you’ll get him at low ownership and he’s still under that $9k threshold that we consider to be in “stud” territory. If you’re going to fade Jokic I think Adebayo is a fine pivot that’ll allow you to spend up elsewhere.
Russell Westbrook is the cream of the crop when it comes to the point guard position tonight on FanDuel. Over his last 5 games, he’s averaging 51.02 fantasy points, playing nearly 37 minutes a game, while posting a usage of over 31%. He seems to finally be over the injuries that plagued him early in the season.
As with most Wizards games this season, they have the highest implied total on the slate. I know it’s been stressed before but in these fast-paced games, we want exposure to the players that will have the ball in their hands and Westbrook fits that to a tee.
Paul George has been quiet lately after a span where he was just lighting things up. In reviewing the NBA Study Hub we can see he’s the right mix of salary savings (compared to Bradley Beal) and expected production. George is the highest-rated, according to our proprietary ratings, shooting guard on tonight’s slate.
The main plays on the slate tonight are going to be either Jokic or Giannis in my opinion. He isn’t the highest-rated in the Study Hub but he’s the highest projected on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The numbers Antetokounmpo has been putting up are video game-like, filling the stat sheet in every category. The Greek Freak is averaging nearly 66.5 FanDuel / 67.75 DraftKings points over his last five games.
He does carry a hefty price tag but with his current production, I think he’s a fine play and can hit his NBA DFS value even at that price tag.
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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.
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