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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 4/8

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 – Kawhi Leonard, SF, LAC vs PHX O/U 222.5

Kawhi has been playing some great ball lately with an average of 52.5 DK points over his last three games. He’s dropped an average of 42 DK points in his last three games against the Suns, but I think tonight will be different.

The Clippers are four games back in the loss column from Phoenix Suns and second place in the conference. Now is the time for the Clippers to start making their playoff push, and they catch the Suns on the back end of a back-to-back. Phoenix went to overtime against the Jazz last night and I think that helps Leonard and the Clips.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Kevin Love, PF/C, CLE @ OKC O/U 215

Let’s hop in the DeLorean and travel back a few years for this pick. 

Look, we have to take some swings sometimes in DFS and this is an example of just that. Love is averaging 26.5 DK points over his last three games. His 5.8K salary means he would need to score 34.8 DK points to hit 6x value. I think that’s in play for tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Luka Doncic, PG, DAL vs MIL O/U 228

Luka Doncic and the Mavericks are coming off of a bad loss to the Houston Rockets. I’m hoping Luka plays up to the competition in a matchup with the Bucks.

Luka is the highest rated player in our NBA DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. He’s averaged just 46 FD points in his last three games, but has a much better 54 FD point average in his last three games against Milwaukee.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Nikola Vucevic, C, CHI @ TOR O/U 218.5 

Vuc was putting up decent numbers in Orlando but he seems happier or energized playing in Chicago. He’s averaging 48 FD points over his last three games, including a 58 FD point eruption in his last game.

Over his last three games against the Raptors, Nikola has put up an average of 41 FD points. I’m looking for him to fly past that mark tonight.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Nikola Vucevic, C, CHI @ TOR O/U 218.5

I’m doing the thing again where I kind of cheat by giving you a player that I mentioned above. The thing is, I really like Vuc tonight. I think he’s in a “smash spot” so fire him up on both sites. He’s a bit of a better play on DK because of the double-double bonus.

Today’s Photo Credit: Riccardo

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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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