Eric Lindquist and Rayen Patnaik bring you the Monday edition of the Slate Starter where they’ll be giving you NBA daily fantasy picks for DraftKings and FanDuel, including their favorite tournament plays and fades. On today’s show, the guys will be going over the seven-game slate that locks at 7 p.m. ET and giving their first-glance analysis on pricing, stars to build around and scrubs to fill the value spots.
Be sure to check back in on the Awesemo YouTube Channel throughout the day to find the NBA DFS Strategy Show and our Tip Off, Deeper Dive and Live Before Lock show to get all the late-breaking news, lineups and analysis from our slew of experts to get the best picks for the day.
NBA Daily Fantasy DraftKings + FanDuel Picks | April 5
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Our NBA DFS projections are managed by Alex Baker and updated throughout the day as more information becomes available up until the last game tips. Projections are an integral part of a winning process for NBA DFS and using Awesemo’s projections provide you a system that’s proven to win money in tournaments over several seasons of action.
These NBA Rankings rankings for fantasy points and value are derived directly from my own fantasy NBA projections. Roster players with solid value rankings and spend most, if not all of your salary to build competitive lineups for your leagues.
NBA Boom/Bust Tool
In all DFS sports, being able to compare the strength of a player each day versus their popularity is key to success. In NBA, correlations between players are less valuable so the strength of each play can be considered individually. For each player, I calculate the standard deviation based on a variety of factors and use that to calculate the ceiling (75th-percentile performance) the floor (25th-percentile performance) and the probability that they will bust (not meeting value) or boom (value plus 10 points). Combining these metrics, you will be able to gain an edge on everyone by identifying under-owned or over-owned players.
NBA Ownership Projections
Initial ownership percentages are posted daily by 1:00 p.m. EST and are updated every two hours throughout the day with a final update occurring 30 minutes before lock. Note that last-minute injury reports will impact not only the injured players’ or their replacements’ ownership, but can affect overall roster construction and therefore, every other player on the slate.
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