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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/22

NBA DFS has a four-game slate 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 – Jimmy Butler, SF, MIA vs MIL O/U 227

We saw Butler carry the Heat to the NBA Finals last season. While I don’t think they’ll make the Finals this year, Butler is going to do his best to get them there. Win or lose, we know Butler is going to give an A++ effort. His salary is 8.4k today which is great for a guy with his potential.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Paul George, SG, LAC vs DAL O/U 217

The last time we saw Paul George and the Clippers in a playoff game they were blowing a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets. George played poorly in the final game and took a lot of heat for his play during the offseason.

To George’s credit he had a really nice season to bounce back from last season’s disappointment. I think he picks up where he left off in the regular season and gives the Mavericks fits in the process.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Luka Doncic, PG, DAL @ LAC O/U 217

Luka is tied for fifth most expensive player on the slate. Let that sink in for a second. We get a guy that handles the ball nearly every possession, that’s liable to put up a triple double, at a discounted price. I love it. A 10k Luka gives you flexibility as well and should allow you to fit two studs in your lineup.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Nikola Jokic, C, DEN vs POR O/U 227.5

I know this isn’t a prediction article but I kind of think Portland can upset the Nuggets. If Jamal Murray was playing I’d feel differently. Either way, Jokic is going to ball today. His play tailed off some down the stretch of the season but I THINK he was kind of laying low until the playoffs. I guess we’ll find out shortly.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, MIL vs MIA O/U 227

The Bucks are trying to exorcise past demons and if they’re going to be successful Giannis is going to lead them. I can see Milwaukee losing today and still winning the series. Win or lose, The Greek Freak is going to put up numbers and get some “revenge” for the bubble disaster.

Today’s Photo Credit: Keith Allison

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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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