The new DraftKings and FanDuel NBA DFS Picks Rankings are live for 1/15 and I am feeling GREAT about tonight’s DFS slate. There are studs to pay up for everywhere on both FanDuel and DraftKings. Let’s start on FanDuel.
Luka Doncic is incredibly expensive tonight but there is enough value to pick him and he finished at a Tier 1 DFS Picks Ranking on Fanduel. My lineups will start there. I also really like the value that Coby White and Buddy Hield bring to the table. They are two players that will play solid minutes and take a ton of shots. And don’t look now, but Buddy Hield is on fire from beyond the 3-Point line over the last two games.
On DraftKings, the NBA DFS pricing algorithm is on our side. Both Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetenkounmpo are affordable and finished as Tier 1 DFS Picks Ranking players on DraftKings. I’ll likely want to include Josh Okogie who played 27-Minutes in his first start last game and I expect an extra rotation or a few more minutes tonight. At just $3,600 on DraftKings, he’s extremely helpful for fitting Giannis. I’ll also pay attention to news about Eric Bledsoe, as we might have another value piece or two to add in.
A huge aspect of building DFS Lineups is making sure you are building around a core. One way to do that is to start by using our coaching DFS Building Blocks. These are players that I believe might be the key to victory each night and want to target as my core for both SE and/or MME. Some coaches post their Building Blocks for DFS Cash Games or identify their best use.
Ideally, you are using something like the Building Blocks and giving a thumb up to each of the Blocks players before you begin to make your player pool. It will increase their projection by 8% for each thumb that you give that player in Fantasy Cruncher.
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Once you’ve identified your core plays based on the Building Blocks, you likely will want to start to fine-tune your player pool. You can do this in a multitude of ways. You can simply combine the coaching pools from all coaches and have that be your pool. You can potentially just use one pool as your base and then add players you may want to include as well. You can start with a coaching pool (like my personal Rankings List) and then add players based on projections, ratings, sims model, or a myriad of other reasons you might want to add someone.
The final DFS Building Blocks are filled out by each coach. You can slap a thumb up on each player included. If a player is targeted multiple times, maybe they earn more thumbs? The world is your oyster.
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