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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/3

NBA DFS has 8-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 – Russell Westbrook, PG, WSH vs IND, O/U 245.5r

If you’re considering fading Russ, even at this price, you need your head checked. The man is a machine and is putting up unreal numbers as he and Bradley Beal try to keep the Wizards in the playoff race. Westbrook has produced a whopping 31 triple-doubles. On a site like DraftKings that rewards bonuses for such stats he a lock for me. This game carries the highest implied total on the slate so I wouldn’t mind you fitting in multiple pieces to game stack it either.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Jordan Poole, PG/SG, GSW @ NOP, O/U 237

In order to fit some of those high-priced studs, you need to be able to identify the value. The one value piece that I like a lot today is Jordan Poole. I know it’s real easy to target Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins, or even Draymond Green but they all come with a high price tag. Poole is the man who gets the shots with the second unit. He’s taken double-digit shots in 4 of his last 6 games. Kerr still refuses to run his starters into the ground which lets his bench players get some run which is why I like Poole.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Stephen Curry, PG, GSW @ NOP, O/U 237

Speaking of Stephen Curry, I like his price on FanDuel tonight. He is more a tournament play than a cash one. We’ve all seen what Curry is capable of when he gets hot and at less than $10k I’ll always have exposure, especially on an eight-game slate like today. Kelly Oubre has already been ruled out due to a wrist injury and Andrew Wiggins is currently questionable with right knee soreness. The scoring load is going to lean heavily on Steph so as long as the game were to stay close I’d imagine he sees 25+ shots easily.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Cole Anthony, PG, ORL @ DET, O/U 210

The Magic are letting the rookie get all the playing time he can get. This is a battle between two non-playoff contending teams but they are both going to let their young guys put in as many minutes as they can. Both Orlando and Detroit and without some key pieces so you should be able to grab necessary value pieces to help shape your cash and tournament lineups. I know Anthony is pushing the limits of a “value” piece but he is someone who will have the ball in his hands whenever he’s on the court and isn’t afraid to shoot the rock.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Joel Embiid, C, PHI @ CHI, O/U 212.5

MVP candidate Joel Embiid is my favorite tournament play of the night. The 76ers are currently the one seen in the Eastern Conference by half a game and will have to keep winning to maintain that position. I know a lot of game log watchers will see that he’s been putting up some subpar numbers but when you look at the competition (San Antonio, Atlanta 2x, Oklahoma City) the need for him to completely take over games hasn’t been there. I think tonight is the night he wakes up. He the second highest-priced center on both FanDuel and DraftKings, priced only behind Nikola Jokic. I think the Process will carry lower ownership and that’s why I prefer him over Jokic tonight.

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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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