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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 4/21

NBA DFS has a 12 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 – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS vs GSW, O/U 239

At this point in the season, I don’t know how much needs to be said about rostering Russ. He’s an absolute machine. To start the season a lot of people, myself included, were thinking he was done but obviously we were wrong. He dealt with some lower body issues that slowed him down but since becoming healthy he’s looked incredible. Westbrook leads the league in triple-doubles (26) which nearly doubles the next closest player (Jokic, 15). Westbrook will lead the Wizards against the Warriors in a matchup that pits the two fastest teams in the league on the same court. This game also carries the highest implied Vegas total. Lock in Russ and move on.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Paul George, SG, LAC vs MEM, O/U 227

George went off for 33 real points last night without Kawhi and it looks like Kawhi is going to be out another week or so dealing with a foot issue. George will carry the offensive load for the Clippers again tonight against Memphis. In 8 games without Kawhi on the floor, this season George is averaging 34.6 minutes, 28.4 points, 7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and a combined 1.4 steals/blocks. The Clippers are on the second night of a back-to-back so be cautious of any late news that would have George rest.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Joe Ingles, SG, UTA @ HOU, O/U 226.5

Point Ingles should be a thing tonight with no Donovan Mitchell. In 5 games without Mitchell on the court, Ingles is averaging 32.7 minutes, 16.4 points, 4 boards, 6.6 assists, and 1 steal per game. The Jazz face the lowly Rockets tonight who rank in the bottom third of the league in defensive efficiency.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Nikola Vucevic, C, CHI @ CLE, O/U 211.5

Vucevic is going to be the lead dog for the Bulls tonight with Zach LaVine entering into the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Without LaVine in the lineup, I cannot imagine a range of outcomes that sees Vuc taking less than 18 shots tonight and playing 32+ minutes. This is a pace-down matchup for the Bulls but as the season winds down they are in contention to make the play-in tournament. I can’t imagine they lay an egg in this spot.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Stephen Curry, PG, GSW @ WAS, O/U 239

My favorite tournament play of the night goes to Steph Curry. You have to ride the hot hand and no one in the league is hotter than Curry. He’s scored 30+ real points in 11 straight games passing Kobe Bryant’s record. The Warriors are sitting at the 9th seed in the Western Conference and need to win games to reach the play-in round. I love the pace of this game as was mentioned earlier in this write-up, to go along with it being the highest total on the slate – there’s no reason why you should be fading Steph tonight.

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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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