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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/14

NBA DFS has an eight-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, and a seven-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 HOU O/U 226.5

Kawhi is $100 cheaper than Paul George in a game that the Clippers still need for playoff positioning. I’m expecting both guys to play well but on DraftKings I’m rolling with Kawhi.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Chimezie Metu, PF/C, SAC @ MEM O/U 227.5

Metu is the third rated player in our NBA DFS Study Hub. He has a 65% “Rise” rate as well. With a salary of 4.3K he’s a really solid value play (That will probably be highly owned).

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Paul George, SG, LAC vs HOU O/U 226.5

Paul George grades out as the top rated player on the slate in our NBA DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. George had dominated the Rockets in their last three games with an average of 49 FD points per game. I think he has a 50+ point game in him tonight as the Clippers jockey for playoff position.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Nikola Jokic, C, DEN @ DET O/U 215.5

Jokic has balled all season so the following numbers shouldn’t come as a surprise: 49.8 FD points average over his last three games, 57.8 FD points in his last game, and 57.8 FD points average in his last three games against Detroit. If Russell Westbrook’s 12.6k salary is too much for you then you can’t go wrong with The Joker.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Nikola Jokic, C, DEN @ DET O/U 215.5

I want to suggest Russell Westbrook as the top play on the slate but they’ve broken me with the pricing. If you’re doing MME then yeah, you gotta have some Russell. If you’re only doing a few lineups then I’d go with the salary relief and great player in Jokic.

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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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