NBA DFS has four 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.
People are going to chase the Westbrook production after the monster outing he had last night. We know Russ is a threat to put up a triple-double any night he’s o the floor but I want to caution you as Bradley Beal should be back tonight and soak up some of the shots that were going to Westbrook.
Westbrook is the highest-rated and projected point guard in the NBA Study Hub. He also provides the highest floor/ceiling combo of any player on the slate. I’m more than comfortable riding the hot hand here in this instance especially on a short slate.
To fit your studs and mid-salary players on DraftKings you’ll have to find some value on the slate. This is where Malik Monk fits in. He’s seen an uptick in minutes with LaMelo Ball’s wrist injury, averaging 25.41 minutes over his last three games and averaging 30.66 DraftKings points during that time frame.
What stood out to me in reviewing the NBA Study Hub was Monk’s usage which has jumped to 29.47% since being featured as the primary scorer off the bench. He also slots in at a respectable 36.1% in our simulation model to hit 5x his NBA DFS salary.
The man, the myth, the legend – Nikola Jokic. I’m biased here as Jokic is one of, if not my favorite, player in the league. He facilitates the offense like no other big man in the league. He leads the Nuggets in scoring, rebounding, and assists. He is in the mold of Russell Westbrook in that he can triple-double anytime he’s on the court. We all know Dwight Howard is not the elite defender he once was, and even then I don’t know he’d be able to stop Jokic.
On a site like FanDuel where you can only roster once center I’d rather pay up for him and differentiate myself for the Westbrook game log watchers.
We are headed back to Charlotte but his time I want to attack with Devante’ Graham on FanDuel. He’s the second-highest-rated shooting guard on the slate while only carrying a $5,300 salary. He carries a 46.8% “Rise” rating in the NBA Study Hub which is the likelihood of Graham hitting 5x his NBA DFS salary. This game also carries the highest implied Vegas total at 228.5 and it’s a pace-up game for the Hornets.
My tournament play of the day goes top the guy who was scratched yesterday – Bradley Beal. He’s a great leverage play off Russell Westbrook who should carry high ownership tonight. As noted yesterday he’s been dealing with some lower-body injuries so he’s not a play that comes without risk.
He’s seen a decrease in production over the last seven games only averaging 36.87 FanDuel points / 39.96 DraftKings points. However, he is still playing a shade over 35 minutes a game in that timeframe.
You have to plant your flag on small slates like today and I’m okay rolling with Beal.
Photo Credit: All-Pro Reels
FREE Daily Fantasy Basketball NBA DFS Cheat Sheets
Be sure to check out the Rise or Fall NBA DFS Arena where we now house all Daily Fantasy Basketball content on one page.
Rise or Fall NBA DFS Projections and Daily Fantasy Basketball Content Published Daily
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.
You must log in to post a comment.