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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/23

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 – Trae Young, PG, ATL @ NYK O/U 213.5

IF Trae Young is the player a lot of people believe he is then now is the time for him to shine. A price of 8.5k on DraftKings is a great starting place to build a lineup. We get superstar potential at a discounted rate.

Young averaged just 37 DK points over his last three games of the regular season. It appeared that the Hawks were in cruise control after securing their playoff position. Trae averaged 48 DK points in his last three games against the Knicks. He would need 51 DK points to 6x his salary of 8.5k. He should be in that neighborhood today.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Rudy Gobert, C, UTA vs MEM O/U 216

Gobert and the Jazz come into the playoffs with a lot of people (Myself included) expecting them to flame out early. Anything short of the Western Conference finals will be considered a failure for them. The Jazz might not make the WCF but they’re not losing a series to the Grizzlies.

Rudy dropped an average of 45 DK points in his last three games of the regular season. He averaged 38 DK points in his last three games against the Grizzlies. I’m looking for him to have a monster game against a Memphis team that should be feeling the effects of a tough game and emotional win over the Warriors.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS @ PHI O/U 227.5

Brodie carries a 12K salary today and I believe he’s worth the price. If he doesn’t live up to his salary it won’t be because he didn’t try. Philadelphia is the better team and should dominate this series but expect Westbrook to give them fits and drop a few triple doubles before being eliminated.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Joel Embiid, C, PHI vs WAS O/U 227.5

Embiid said he was on a mission early in the season and now is the next phase of his journey. Embiid closed out the regular season averaging 27 FD points over his last three games. You don’t need to be a fantasy or basketball expert to know that he’s going to double that output in the playoffs.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Julius Randle, PF/C, NYK vs ATL O/U 213.5

Julius Randle helped carry the New York Knicks to their first playoff appearance since the 2012-13 season. He played extremely well and even garnered a little MVP attention. 

Randle averaged 54 fantasy points in his last three games to close out the regular season. He averaged 60+ fantasy points in his last three games against the Hawks. I’m looking for Randle to continue his hot play.

Today’s Photo Credit: Kevin Dooley

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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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