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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 5/6

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 – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS @ TOR O/U 235

Westbrook has a price tag of 11K today so he’ll consume 22% of your allotted salary. I think he’s worth it at the time of this writing because I’m anticipating value opening up on the slate.

If for some reason there’s no solid value then I would have to pass on Russ for DraftKings. But let’s assume everything is fine.

Westbrook has triple doubles in five of his last six games, and he was an assist shy of making it six out of six games. He’ll have a triple double tonight. It’s just a matter of who we can fit around him.

DraftKings NBA DFS Target – Pascal Siakam, PF, TOR vs WAS O/U 235

This is a “riding the hot hand” type of pick. Pascal went off in the Raptors recent trip to Los Angeles. He scored 70.75 DK points against the LA Lakers, and then two days later followed that up with 40.25 DK points against the Clippers. He averaged 24 DK points in the three games prior to the LA trip.

Tonight we get Siakam in a game that Vegas expects to be high scoring. Looking at the NBA scores from last night I think it’s safe to say all of the games will be high scoring. But that aside, I’m trusting Vegas and Pascal.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – LaMelo Ball, PG, CHA vs CHI O/U 218

LaMelo is averaging 39.5 FanDuel points since returning from the wrist injury. I like him to surpass that mark tonight. He’s averaging 35.38 FD points per game so him going over 40 FD points tonight isn’t really a stretch.

FanDuel NBA DFS Target – Domantas Sabonis, C, IND vs ATL O/U 239.5

The last three games have seen Sabonis score 67.8, 71.3, and 46.6 FD points for an average of 61.9 FanDuel points. He’s playing in the game with the highest implied total on tonight’s slate.

The only drawback I see for Sabonis is his price tag of 10.6K. He needs to score 53 FD points for 5x value, 63.6 FD points for 6x value, and 74.2 FD points for 7x value. He’ll hit close to 6x if he plays to his three-game average. That’s what I’m expecting him to do and that’s why I’ll be using Sabonis tonight.

NBA DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Russell Westbrook, PG, WAS @ TOR O/U 235

There’s been a lot of talk about the cheapening of the triple double. It’s a lot easier to obtain one due to the current game play. So be it. We’re trying to win money, not be historians or gatekeepers of the game.

I like Westbrook more on FanDuel where his 11.6K salary accounts for 19% of our 60K. Like I said above if there’s no solid value then Russ does become less appealing as a pick. I’m assuming there will be value. There always is. 

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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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