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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 4/23

NBA DFS has a seven-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, and a five-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 @ OKC O/U 230.5

It’s kind of cheating to put Russell Westbrook in the column. He’s dropping triple doubles like crazy, and tonight he takes on one of his former teams. That’s a recipe for a really big night.

Westbrook is averaging 58.75 DraftKings points over his last three games, and 62.95 DraftKings points over his last five games. Sometimes the right decision seems to easy and tonight is an example. Lock in Westbrook and then figure out the rest.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Stephen Curry, PG, GS vs DEN O/U 228

Curry ended the Warriors five-game road trip with a paltry 38.75 DraftKings points performance against the Washington Wizards. Prior to that game Chef Curry cooked up scores of 67, 49.5, 63.25, and 62.25. 

Tonight the Warriors return home to take on the Denver Nuggets. Steph dropped 69 DK points on them on April 12th. I’m looking for a similar performance tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Stephen Curry, PG, GS vs DEN O/U 228

Curry is $300 cheaper (10K) on FanDuel compared to his $10,300 salary on DraftKings. I like him on both sites, but he’s a slightly better play on FanDuel. (Curry eats up 16.6% of your salary on FanDuel while taking up 20.6% of your salary on DraftKings.)

Like I mentioned on the DK side, Curry is destroying his competition right now. I figure it’s best to ride him while he’s in this kind of zone.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Paul George, SG, LAC @ HOU O/U 223

Paul George took a lot of heat for his playoff performance against the Denver Nuggets in the bubble. And while a lot of it was deserved, the Clippers as a whole played terribly and choked away that series.

George seems to be using last season’s playoff failure as motivation for this year. He has six 50+ FanDuel points games in his last seven times on the court. He’s carried the Clippers in Kawhi’s absence, and he’ll really get a chance to shine tonight against that thing the Houston Rockets call a lineup.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS @ OKC O/U 230.5

Who did you expect to be my top play of the day? It’s gonna be Westy until further notice. Ok, I’ll probably mix it up here and there but his price will have to be much higher for me to take him out of consideration. The guy is playing too (selfishly) hard right now. DFS is hard but this decision is super easy.

Today’s Photo Credit: Amin Eshaiker

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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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