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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/1

NBA DFS has a 10-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, and a nine-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 – Kevin Porter Jr., PG, HOU vs GS

Porter Jr. is the highest rated player on the slate in the Team Rise or Fall NBA DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. He’s going to be extremely popular coming off of a 78.25 DraftKings points performance in his last game. I don’t usually like to chase a player like this, but there’s always an exception.

KPJr has a salary of 7.4K tonight on DraftKings. We would need him to score 44.4 DK points to hit 6x value. I THINK he’ll be in that neighborhood but I wouldn’t be shocked if he fell short.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS @ DAL O/U 233

I don’t know if there’s any analysis that can be done to explain why we should roster Westbrook tonight. He needs five more triple doubles to pass Oscar Robertson on the all-time list. 

The Wizards are currently 10th in the East with nine games left. Maybe they’ll make the play-in playoff game, maybe they won’t. Either way, we know that Russ is going to play hard and put up a triple double.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Christian Wood, PF, HOU vs GS O/U 232

Christian is the highest rated player on the slate in our NBA DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. He’s averaging 50 FD points over his last three games, and I can see him hitting that number, if not higher, tonight against the Warriors.

Wood scored just 25 FD points in his last game against Golden State but I’m not letting that get in my way. He’ll have a big game tonight on par with his recent form.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Isaiah Stewart, PF, DET @ CHA O/U 215

Stewart carries a 5.9K salary tonight so we’d need him to score 41.3 fantasy points to hit 7x value. He’s averaging 33.5 FD points over his last three games and put up 44 FD points in his very last game. I believe 41.3 is definitely within his grasp.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS @ DAL O/U 233

Death, taxes, and Eagsixcards pumping up Russell Westbrook if he’s on an NBA DFS slate. Those are the only guarantees in life.

I don’t need to be psychic or a hardcore NBA fan to know that Westbrook (Maybe selfishly) is going to put up a triple double. He’s just in that mode and nothing is going to stop him. It’s just a matter of if you can make the salary work for your lineups. I’ll be doing my best to fit him in tonight.

Today’s Photo Credit: Ajay Suresh

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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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