DraftKings NBA DFS Picks: Josh Engleman’s Top 5 Plays, Including Jonathan Kuminga (February 2)

In this article, we will be discussing the top ConTENders for Thursday, Feb. 2 DraftKings NBA DFS. Josh Engelman will be providing his expert analysis on the best plays for the day. Additionally, you can subscribe to all of these tools at Stokastic and get 50% off your first week or first month!

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5. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic is a top player in the NBA, playing as the No. 1 point guard tonight. He is part of the optimal lineup 18% of the time and is expected to play 37 minutes in this game. The Mavericks are 4.5-point favorites against the Pelicans, which could result in Doncic getting 40 points or more. He has a strong performance record, averaging 1.8 fantasy points per minute and a 38% usage rate. With no Christian Wood in the lineup, Doncic is projected to score 35 real points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 stocks. He is the highest-projected player on the slate, and his high value makes him a great pick for NBA DFS lineups.

4. Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers

Donovan Mitchell is a versatile player eligible at point guard and shooting guard positions, with a projected score of 45 points. He is part of the optimal lineup 18% of the time and is expected to play 35 minutes in a competitive game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-point favorites at home and are a great pick for DFS players. Mitchell averages 1.25 fantasy points per minute and has a 31% usage rate, with a projected 28 real points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and close to 2 stocks. Despite his price tag of $8,100, he is still a value pick and is the No. 4 player on the slate.

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3. Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors

Jordan Poole is eligible at both point guard and shooting guard positions and projects for 41 points. He is part of the optimal lineup 28% of the time and is expected to play 36 minutes in a game against the Denver Nuggets. With the assumption that Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins will not be playing, the Warriors are 11.5-point underdogs in Denver. Poole averages 1.1 fantasy points per minute, has a 35% usage rate and is projected to score 28.5 real points, with 4 assists, 3 rebounds and a steal. Despite the absence of key players, Poole is priced as if they are playing, making him a great value pick at $6,500.

2. Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors

Jonathan Kuminga, a power forward-eligible player, is a top pick in NBA DFS, with a projection of 28 points. He is in the optimal lineup 37% of the time and is priced at $3,700. Kuminga got a start in a previous game and is expected to play 30 minutes in this game, averaging 0.9 fantasy points per minute and a 21% usage rate. He is expected to score 14.5 points, grab 5 boards, dish out 3 assists and have 1.5 stocks. The matchup against Denver is not the best, but Kuminga is priced like he will only play 16 minutes, making him an incredible value play and a solid pick as long as he is starting.

1. Ty Jerome, Golden State Warriors

Ty Jerome is a top NBA DFS option at point guard, with a projection of 26.5 goals and a salary of just $3,000. He is in the optimal lineup 37% of the time and has started and played a significant number of minutes in the past. Jerome is expected to provide 0.8 fantasy points per minute and a usage rate of 17%. He is projected to score 13 points, with 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and a steal. The value that Jerome offers with other key players out makes him an attractive option for DFS players, and he is expected to be a popular pick. He is the No. 1 contender for point guard eligible options.

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Josh Engleman
Josh is Contributor for Awesemo.com where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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