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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 4/2

NBA DFS has a 10-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, and a nine-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.

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DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF/C, MIL @ POR O/U 238.5

Giannis has a price tag of 10.9k which is a $400 discount compared to his recent salary. That makes him a steal tonight in my book.

The Bucks and Blazers are slated for a shootout according to Las Vegas. The oddsmakers set an implied total of 238.5 so plenty of scoring is incoming. 

Giannis hasn’t been scoring at his normal rate lately so the price drop makes sense. I’m looking for him to have a classic Greek Freak game tonight.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, ATL @ NO O/U 223

Bogdan comes into tonight’s action with a salary of 5.7k on DK. He’s averaging 36.5 DK points over his last three games including a 49 fantasy point performance in his last game. Bog has averaged 38 DK points in his last three games against the Pelicans. All of this adds up to a good performance incoming tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Trae Young, PG, ATL @ NO O/U 223

Young can be hit or miss but tonight I’m looking for him to hit. The Team Rise or Fall NBA Study Hub for FanDuel gives him a 40.9% “Rise” score. That means he has a 40.9% chance of hitting 5x value.

Trae has averaged 42 FD points over his last three games, and he’s averaged the same in his last three games against New Orleans. His very last game against NO saw Young drop a 54 FD point performance. I’m expecting something similar tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Chris Boucher, C, TOR vs GS O/U 224.5

This is definitely a watch the news type of pick. If Boucher is going to start, or see a significant minutes increase then you should fire him up. If he’s playing his normal bench role then I’d look elsewhere.

The positives are that Boucher is averaging 25 FD points over his last three games. He scored 43 FanDuel points the last time he played against the Warriors. I don’t see any reason he can’t repeat that performance if he’s getting big minutes tonight.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Damian Lillard, PG, POR vs MIL O/U 238.5

If you’ve read any of my previous posts here then you know I’m a big Dame Lillard fan. Well tonight I get a perfect situation for my fandom to pay off.

Lillard and the Blazers take on the Milwaukee Bucks in a game with a 238.5 implied total. The Bucks defensive philosophy allows for a lot of three point attempts while cutting down on shots at the rim. This means Lillard will be able to bomb away while battling with Giannis.

It’s not a perfect situation as the Bucks have held Lillard to an average of 36 FD points in their last three meetings. I’m looking for that trend to end tonight.

Today’s Photo Credit: rx2web

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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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