Hey Guys, I’m back again today offering some of my favorite DFS NBA picks for Friday. If you plan on going out after work to happy hour like most people do on Friday, then I’ve got you covered. I format these articles to give you the basic building blocks for your line ups. The main reason for this, is I want you to be able to form an opinion from your research and interject it into your line ups daily. I don’t think simply paying someone for a line up daily will improve you as a player either. Its not allowing you to grow as a player, or allowing you to prove certain theories you have true or false. Which is why I like to give out my favorite 3-6 players for that night to give you a nice base and allow you to make the final decisions.
The plays yesterday were more focused on cash, as that is the most frequent style of game I play. But today I will mix it up a little bit and I will give my two favorite cash game plays and my two favorite tournament plays for tonight’s 10 game slate on FanDuel. Lets get to my FanDuel NBA Picks.
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Cash Game Players
PHI – PF – Dario Saric ($ 6200) – Fanduel has done a phenomenal job pricing Saric tonight, which makes me consider being under weight on him in GPPs, but he is a must in cash. The 76ers are depleted at the PF position tonight due to trades and injuries, with just two on the roster. Saric is a lock for 30+ minutes tonight, in a game that Vegas has set a healthy total of 217. Saric is averaging 32 FD points per 36 minutes with Embid and Noel off the floor. Also, Saric has also scored a minimum of 34 FD points in 3 straight games.
CHI – SF – Jimmy Butler ($ 9300) – Along with Russell Westbrook, Butler is the other high priced player I will spending up for in cash tonight. Butler gets a great match up tonight against the fast paced Phoenix Suns, Vegas has the total set to 218.5. Jimmy buckets will be out to prove something tonight in what could be a F U game to the Bulls front office, after dealing with trade rumors all week. He is also averaging 48 FD points the last month of the season, carries the highest usage rate of any Bulls player, and the highest FP/Min with 1.14.
Tournament (GPP) Players
ATL – SF – Kent Bazemore ($ 4800) – I have a love/hate relationship with Kent, because I feel like I always roster him on the wrong nights. Bazemore is the definition of a GPP play carrying a high ceiling and low floor, with the inconsistency of his shooting. The Atlanta Hawks are without Schroder tonight, and Bazemore is the biggest beneficiary of this news. Bazemore see’s the biggest bump in usage +4.3%, along with averaging 32 FD points per 36 minutes with Shroder off the floor. Bazemore has shown recently that he can score 40+ FD points hitting that mark once and 33FD points twice in late January.
OKC – C – Steven Adams ($ 6000) – There are two value Centers tonight that I think the majority of players will flock to and that’s Okafor and Olynyk. Adams though has by far the superior match-up against the Lakers tonight who are ranked 29th in DvP against opposing Centers. Although Adams is priced a bit higher, then the other two mentioned I think he can still exceed value and offer roster differentiation throughout your line up. The two games against the Lakers prior to tonights game, Adams has scored 33 and 39 FD points per game. Both of those scores put him above the 5x that we are looking for when selecting players. I think the consistency and upside that Adams provides makes him a great play to be contrarian tonight.