DraftKings NBA DFS Picks: Josh Engleman’s Top 5 Plays, Including Jalen Brunson

DraftKings offers daily fantasy sports players a chance to win big while following their favorite NBA teams and players. In this article, we will discuss some of the top picks for DraftKings NBA DFS lineups.

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Top 5 DraftKings NBA DFS Picks Today

No. 5: Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks

At $5,100, the Knicks point guard/shooting guard, is projected for 27 points. He’s in the optimal lineup 20% of the time, and his 28 minutes of play and 20% usage make him a good choice for GPPs.

No. 4: Mark Williams, Charlotte Hornets

The backup center for the Hornets is the best sub-$4,000 play on the slate. He’s projected for 22 points and in the optimal lineup 21% of the time. With 19 minutes of play and 1.15 fantasy points per minute, the matchup is irrelevant. The key is to hope for foul trouble or limited play from Mason Plumlee.

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No. 3: Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks

One of my favorite plays of the day, Brunson is point guard eligible and priced at $7,900. He is projected for 44.5 points and in the optimal lineup 27% of the time. In a pace-up spot against the Lakers, Brunson is expected to average 1.2 fantasy point per minute.

No. 2: R.J. Barrett, New York Knicks

The Knicks small forward is projected for 39 points and in the optimal lineup 30% of the time. Barrett is expected to play 37 minutes and have 26% usage. In a pace-up spot against the Lakers, he is expected to have 24 real points, 6.5 rebounds, three assists and a steal.

No. 1: Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks

Grimes is shooting guard/small forward eligible and has a projected score of 25 points. He has performed well in his last 10  games, and he is expected to play 35 minutes per game and is a good option for a utility player. Grimes is a solid player with an average of 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He may not be the most exciting option, but at $4,400, he is a top contender.

These are just a few of the top picks for DraftKings NBA DFS lineups. Remember to pay attention to ownership throughout the day, as well as our updated projections as injury reports are revealed when making your selections. You can find all of those tools here with 50% off your first week or first month!

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Josh Engleman
Josh is Contributor for Stokastic.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 Stokastic's Premium Chalkboard. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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