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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/5

NBA DFS has nine 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, WAS @ MIL, O/U 241.5

There will be a common thing with players in my write-up for the remainder of the NBA season, and that is choosing players on teams that have something to play for. That doesn’t mean some other guys aren’t in good spots, but I personally want that competitiveness of having someone in my lineup that has something on the line and isn’t looking forward to their offseason vacation.

The Wizards are sitting at the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference, so technically, they have something to play for. Russ has been an absolute monster stuffing the stat sheet in every category. I know his price keeps rising but he’s scored 64+ DraftKings points in four of his last five games. He a triple-double machine. I know I’m beating a dead horse but at this point in the season what else really needs to be said about him.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Richaun Holmes, C, SAC @ IND, O/U 239.5

I’m loving some Richaun Holmes tonight. The Kings will continue to be without De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton. I know some of the other value pieces are tempting but I feel most comfortable with the “value” Holmes presents. I think it’ll be an enjoyable battle between Oshae Brissett and Holmes down in the post. I know the second year Brissett can play but I’m leaning on the savvy veteran to get his tonight.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, MIL vs WAS, O/U 241.5

Giannis led the Bucks to a big win last night over the Nets and closed the gap between them down to 1.5 games. Homecourt in the playoffs can be a huge deal and I’m more than sure they don’t want a letdown tonight. Giannis played a team-high 37 minutes last night. I know some may be concerned that this is the second night of a back-to-back but this is crunch time and I can’t imagine the Bucks resting their superstar.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Jordan Clarkson, SG, UTA vs SAS, O/U 218.5

No Mike Conley or Donovan Mitchell means Jordan Clarkson should have the green light to let it fly tonight. The Jazz are now tied with the Suns as the #1 seed in the Western Conference will need a win tonight to keep the top seed. Like I said at the top of this article, I want a guy in a position that has to win, the Jazz fit that description to a tee. Clarkson should put up anywhere between 15-20 shots tonight and at his price point, I’ll take it.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, IND vs SAC, 241.5

I’m loving Sabonis as my tournament play of the night. After an injury layoff, he’s come back with a vengeance scoring 75.8 and 74.3 DraftKings / 67.8 and 71.3 FanDuel points. I don’t see anyone on the Kings that will stop him tonight. This game carries the highest implied total on the slate and the Pacers have the highest implied team total. I’ll have heavy exposure to Sabonis and you should too.

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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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