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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/2

NBA DFS has a seven-game slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, and a six-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 – LaMelo Ball, PG, CHA vs MIA O/U 211.5

LaMelo has returned from the broken wrist and picked up right where he left off. He’s dropping dimes that trend on social media while doing all the other things to be a solid player.

I do have to say that going up against Miami is a different beast. If the Heat are locked in they can play great defense and make things tough on veterans, let alone a rookie. At the same time, if the Heat are having an off day they can allow someone like LaMelo to go off.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Luka Doncic, PG, DAL vs SAC O/U 227.5

There is nobody on the slate that has averaged more points over their last three games than Luka Doncic. He’s dropped an average of 62 DK points in his last three games, and he’s averaged 63 DK points in his last three games against Sacramento.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Joel Embiid, C, PHI @ SA O/U 221

It’s time for me to zig while others zag. Embiid hasn’t been worth his price tag of late. He’s averaged 34 FanDuel points over his last three games. That’s awful for our purposes.

That’s why I like him tonight. He’s averaged nearly 50 FD points in his last three matchups with the Spurs. I’m looking for him to play much better than his recent form, and break the 50 fantasy point mark tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Robert Williams, C, BOS vs POR O/U 234.5

Williams ranks as the second highest rated player in our NBA DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. His salary of 5.4K means he would need to score 37.8 FD points to hit 7x value. Will he get there? I don’t think so, but I can see him cracking 30 fantasy points tonight which would still be pretty good.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Luka Doncic, PG, DAL vs SAC O/U 227.5

He’s the best fantasy player on the slate today so why not just lock him in and then sort out the rest? He’ll run you 10.8K on DraftKings and 10.6K on FanDuel so he’s a better play on FD strictly from a price perspective. BUT, those DK bonuses for double and triple doubles are great and add to Luka’s value on DraftKings.

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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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