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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 4/24

NBA DFS has a six-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 – Nikola Jokic, C, DEN vs HOU O/U 221.5

Jokic is in the pole position for NBA MVP with about 15 games left in the season. He’s been incredible for Denver and for fantasy players.

The Joker is averaging 53 DraftKings points over his last three games. He’s averaging 66 DK points in his last three games against Houston.

The Nuggets are coming off a loss last night to Golden State. Denver is going to get right against Houston. Let’s hope that the Rockets can hang around long enough to justify keeping Jokic in the game late in the fourth quarter.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Mason Plumlee, C, DET @ IND O/U 226

This is a pick that needs us to check the latest lineups and minutes projections. If Plumlee is going to get 25+ minutes then I like him a lot tonight. Look elsewhere if you see him projected below 22 minutes.

Plumlee is averaging 28 DK points over his last three games, and just under that in his last three games against the Pacers. If he gets the minutes I think Mason goes for 30+ tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Rudy Gobert, C, UTA vs MIN O/U 231

Gobert is averaging 46 FanDuel points in both his last three games overall, and his last three games against the Timberwolves. He comes into tonight’s action with a salary of 8.3K. He’d have to score 49.8 FD points to hit 6x value. I think that’s in play for tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Derrick White, PG, SA @ NO O/U 228

White has been on a tear over his last three games with a 41 FD point average. I’m looking for that to continue tonight against the Pelicans.

Vegas is predicting a high-scoring game. That’s great for a point guard with a 27 usage rate over his last three games.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Jimmy Butler, SF, MIA vs CHI O/U 206

The Heat have had an up and down season coming off of a Finals run during the bubble. They play much better when Butler is in the lineup but they’ve had some bad games with him on the floor as well.

Jimmy is doing his part to drag the team to the playoffs. He’s averaging 49 fantasy points over his last three games. Like Russell Westbrook, Butler seems to bring a little extra to the games against his former teams. I’m looking for a 50 point performance tonight.

Today’s Photo Credit: Eric Kilby

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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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