FanDuel NBA DFS Picks: Josh Engleman’s Top 5 Plays, Including Jalen McDaniels (February 3)

With the NBA season in full swing, the excitement for daily fantasy sports continues to grow. There are many talented players in competitive games, and that can make it overwhelming to select lineups. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of the top picks for FanDuel on Friday, Feb. 3.

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Top 5 FanDuel NBA DFS Picks Today

No. 5: John Collins, Atlanta Hawks

Collins has been a solid contributor for the Hawks this season, averaging 19.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He has been a consistent scorer, reaching double digits in all but one of his games this season. Taking on the Utah Jazz, Collins is poised to have a big night and is a top pick for lineups.

No. 4: Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings

The Kings will be without their starting point guard De’Aaron Fox, but Mitchell is expected to get the start. While his per-minute production may not be high, he has a great opportunity to see plenty of minutes in a good matchup against the Indiana Pacers. At minimum salary, he makes for a great value pick.

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No. 3: Gary Trent Jr., Toronto Raptors

Trent has been a standout performer for the Raptors this season, averaging 15.0 points per game while shooting an impressive 44.3% from beyond the arc. With a favorable matchup against the Houston Rockets, Trent should see plenty of opportunities to score.

No. 2: Alec Burks, Detroit Pistons

Burks has been a key contributor for the Pistons this season, averaging 16.5 points per game. He has a good opportunity to see extended minutes in a good matchup against the Charlotte Hornets and makes for a solid mid-range option.

No. 1: Jalen McDaniels, Charlotte Hornets

McDaniels has been a pleasant surprise for the Hornets this season, averaging 9.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. If Gordon Hayward is ruled out, McDaniels should see an increase in minutes and production. At a low price, he makes for a great value pick.

With a mix of high-end and value options, these picks create a strong foundation for lineups. Remember to stay up to date with the latest injury reports and lineup changes, as they can greatly impact player performance and value. To keep up with all the late-breaking news and notes, make sure to tune into the Deeper Dive and Live Before Lock shows later today, live at 5 p.m. ET.

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Josh Engleman
Josh is Contributor for 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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