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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 4/22

NBA DFS has a six-game slate 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 – Joel Embiid, C, PHI @ MIL O/U 225

Embiid has been destroying the competition over his last four games. He’s averaged 62.56 DraftKings points over that stretch. There’s absolutely no reason for that to stop tonight.

The Sixers have lost two games in a row and hold a half game lead over the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference standings. They’re going to go all out to win this game and that means a monster performance from Embiid.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Zion Williamson, PF/C, NO @ ORL O/U 220.5

Williamson is averaging 44.2 DK points over his last three games, and 51.75 DK points over his last two games. Tonight he and the Pelicans take on an Orlando Magic squad that’s rolling out some ugly lineups. I’m looking for Zion to feast (And for New Orleans to blow the game at the end) against the opposite of a who’s who lineup from the Magic.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Nikola Vucevic, C, CHI vs CHA O/U 211

Vucevic was a solid trade deadline pickup for the Chicago Bulls. And now that Zach Lavine is sidelined the team can rely on Vucevic.

He’s averaging 42.84 FanDuel points over his last five games. The average is dragged down by a 16 fantasy point performance in his last game. That’s the anomaly game. He’ll be back over 50 fantasy points tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Isaiah Stewart, PF, DET @ SA O/U 216.5

If Stewart is starting tonight then go ahead and fire him up. Just do so knowing that a lot of people will be “firing him up” tonight.

He’s averaging 37.4 FD points over his last three games. His last game saw him score just 19.2 fantasy points, but he only played 15 minutes. If he’s going to be in the 25+ minute range he’s going to put up numbers. Keep an eye on the news for this play.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Joel Embiid, C, PHI @ MIL O/U 225

In my humble opinion there’s no way and no reason to get away from Embiid tonight. He’s 10.5K on DraftKings and 10.7K on FanDuel which are both very reasonable considering his recent output.

This game should carry a playoff feel and to me, that means we’ll get a great Embiid effort whether Philadelphia wins or loses.

Today’s Photo Credit: Jeramey Jannene

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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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