NBA DFS has 11 game slates 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.
Luka Doncic is back tonight after a five-day absence missing two games that the Mavericks lost. This looks to be a nice bounce-back spot against a young Thunder team that plays at a fast pace. The Vegas total isn’t great at only 221 and the Mavs are a pretty big favorite at -11, but I still like Luka in this spot. It is a pace-up spot for Luka as the Thunder play at the 12 fastest pace in the league while the Mavericks hover around 24th.
Over his last 10 games, Luka is averaging 1.54 DraftKings points per minute while averaging about 35 minutes per game which puts him on pace for around 54 DraftKings points. This puts him on pace to hit 5x his NBA DFS salary.
Karl-Anthony Towns against a team that struggles against big men? Yes, please. It’s been hammered by Team Rise or Fall members constantly this season – Brooklyn is bad against talented big men so target them. Over his last 5 games, KAT is averaging 27 points, 11 boards, and four assists while playing more than 35 minutes per game in that timeframe. He should carry ownership because of industry knowledge of how bad Brooklyn is against the frontcourt. No, LaMarcus Aldridge is not going to stop KAT.
Bradley Beal’s price just keeps dropping over on FanDuel. He’s down at $8,800 while earlier this month we were paying over $10k for the Wizards shooting guard. He is the highest-rated shooting guard in the NBA Study Hub by far, while having the best “Rise” percentage as well. He has been dealing with lower-body issues over the last week or so, but at this price and the upside he provides, I can’t see myself fading him in my GPP lineups.
If you want to get a little different on FanDuel you can look at the one they call Moses – Moses Brown. The rookie has seen a $1k price increase but his role as the Thunder’s starting center is all but locked in. The Thunder have come out publicly said that veteran Al Horford will be inactive for the rest of the season allowing for more playing time for these Thunder’s younger players. Brown provides a $3,500 savings over Karl-Anthony Towns. Over Brown’s last 3 games he’s seen an uptick in minutes to 32.52 per game while scoring 42.8 FanDuel points in that time.
My tournament call of the day will go to Zion Williamson. He’s finally being more assertive in the offense over his last two games shooting the ball 19 and 20 times respectively. Over his last three games, he’s played a tad over 34 minutes while averaging a whopping 53.6 FanDuel / 54.66 DraftKings points. He’s such a physical specimen that makes him a tough matchup for anyone in the league and I don’t see anyone on Boston that is going to stop him.
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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.