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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 4/20

NBA DFS has a 5 games 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.

Top 5 NBA DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Kyrie Irving, PG, BKN @ NOP O/U 233

No Harden, no Durant – all the Kyrie. Brooklyn plays at a blistering pace with defense being optional. Irving and the Nets checkmark the boxes I like to see: high usage for Irving, ball-handler in a fast-paced game, and a high Vegas implied total. The Brooklyn offense is going to run through one of the most prolific scorers in the league and I won’t shy away from locking in his production.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Anthony Edwards, SG/SF, MIN @ SAC O/U 238.5

Anthony Edwards continues to make his push for rookie of the year. Tonight, he’ll face a Sacramento in a matchup that has both teams in the top five of pace in the league. Edwards is averaging just shy of 32 minutes a night and is taking over 15 shots a night in April. He isn’t shooting at a high percentage but that’s not stopping him from putting up shots – shooters shoot.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Karl-Anthony Towns, C, MIN @ SAC O/U 238.5

The Kings do not have anyone to matchup up with KAT. He’s the highest-priced center on FanDuel and with good reason. The Kings will be without center Richaun Holmes and will depend on backups Hassan Whiteside and Damion Lee to try to contain the big man. As I touched on before, I love the pace from both teams which will allow for extra possessions on each side which will lead to more fantasy points being scored.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Norman Powell, SF, POR @ LAC O/U 223.5

Early reports have Dame Lillard out for tonight’s game due to a lingering hamstring issue that’s caused him to miss his last three games. We know Dame is a high-usage player and someone will have to step up and score in his absence. I know the Clippers have two of the best defenders in the league in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George but on a small slate like tonight, you have to get different if you want to win tournaments. We’ve seen Powell get hot and put up many real-life points in a hurry and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him have the green light to put up as many shots as possible tonight.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Julius Randle, PF/C, NYK vs CHA

My tournament play of the night goes to Julius Randle. The guy has turned in a monster season thus far and has the Knicks as the 6th seed in the eastern conference. The numbers he’s putting up are career highs – 37.4 minutes, 23.7 points, 10.5 boards, and 6.1 assists. Tonight, he’ll face off against the injured Hornets who I do not see stopping him – sorry, P.J. Washington. My biggest concern is if this game becomes a blowout, even then I’m sure he’ll have been the one to do the damage to get the game to that point.

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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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