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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/13

NBA DFS has a [slate size] games 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 – Nikola Jokic, C, DEN @ MIN O/U 232

Jokic is the highest rated stud in the Team Rise or Fall NBA DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. I wrote “highest rated stud” because there were a couple of players above Jokic but it’s moreso a product of their pricing.

Nikola is averaging 51 DK points per game over his last three games, and 57 DK points over his last three games against the Timberwolves. I’m looking for him to continue his great play tonight. The only worry I have is about a blowout.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – D’Angelo Russell, PG/SG, MIN vs DEN O/U 232

Russell is averaging 41 DK points over his last three games, and 47 DK points in his last three games against the Nuggets. Yes, I’m worried about Jokic’s production in a blowout. I feel like Russell is blowout proof tonight. If the Wolves are down they’re going to need him to help get them back in the game. If the game is close then Russell is playing.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Jimmy Butler, SF, MIA vs PHI O/U 217.5

This game should have a playoff feel and we all know that Jimmy goes hard in the playoffs.

Butler is averaging 43 FanDuel points over his last three games, and 49 FD points in his last three games against Philly. He’s going to do his best to carry the Heat to victory. Win or lose, he should put up a huge score tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, MIL @ IND O/U 244

Giannis is the second highest rated player in our NBA DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. He’s playing in the game with the highest implied total on the slate. I don’t know if anything else needs to be said.

Antetokounmpo is averaging 47 FD points over his last three games, and averaging 57 FD points in his last three games against the Pacers. I’m looking for him to go off as he and the Bucks ready for the playoffs.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Trae Young, PG, ATL vs ORL O/U 223

Young is averaging over 50 fantasy points over his last three games, and over 50 fantasy points in his last three games against Orlando. 

The Hawks have played much better basketball after making a coaching change. A lot of that credit goes to Nate McMillan, but Trae Young definitely deserves his props. I’m looking for him to continue his recent form, both in general and against the Magic.

Today’s Photo Credit: Alexander Jonesi

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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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