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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 4/16

NBA DFS has a 10-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, and a seven-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 NO O/U 242.5

If you’ve been paying even the slightest bit of attention to the NBA season then you know Westbrook has been an incredible fantasy player. His 11K salary doesn’t scare me at all. He’ll drop a triple double and 60something fantasy points. Rinse and repeat.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Jalen Brunson, PG/SG, DAL vs NYK O/U 211

Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and even Josh Richardson get more pub than Jalen Brunson but he’s been having a decent season. 

Brunson’s salary is 4.7K meaning he would need to score 28.2 DK points to hit 6x value. He’s averaging 27.7 DK points over his last three games. I think there’s a good chance he exceeds both of those numbers tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Joel Embiid, C, PHI vs LAC O/U 221.5

Embiid is averaging 55 FD points over his last three games. Tonight he gets a matchup against the Clippers, a team that are kind of weak in the middle. 

Joel didn’t play the last time these two teams matched up. I like Embiid to have a big game against a team the Sixers COULD see in the finals.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Jusuf Nurkic, C, POR @ SA O/U 235

Nurkic has played some decent ball since returning from injury. I like his matchup and price (5.5K) tonight. I’m not predicting a super smash game from Nurk but 7x (38.5 FD points) is definitely in the mix.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS vs NO O/U 242.5

Westbrook is a triple double machine and he seems like he’s going even harder the last few weeks. There’s not a lot of analysis I can add to “He’s on fire” so lock in Russ and then build around him.

Today’s Photo Credit: Keith Allison

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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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