Expert NBA DFS Picks Advice: Can Jordan Poole Steal the Slate? (February 2)

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NBA DFS Picks and Advice (February 2)

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers

Anthony Davis played 37 minutes including overtime last game and is priced at a discount despite increasing minutes in a great matchup. LeBron James is always a strong play, but there are a couple pay-up options that look better. Newcomer Rui Hachimura is another strong option and is coming off his best game as a member of the Lakers. Tyrese Haliburton returns for the Pacers, though he has not played since Jan. 11. Pacers veterans Myles Turner and Buddy Hield look like the best plays in what should be a fast-paced matchup.

Memphis Grizzles vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Memphis defensive anchor Jaren Jackson Jr is listed as doubtful as the Grizzles are on a back-to-back. Xavier Tillman is a good value play if he starts again after recording 10 rebounds and five assists last night. In a pace-up spot for Cleveland, cheaper options like Dean Wade and Ricky Rubio have value. Stars Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen still look like the best, though.

Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks

The three stars in Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo headline the Heat, who will be shorthanded with Victor Oladipo doubtful. As for the Knicks, nothing stands out in a slow-paced game.


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Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls

LaMelo Ball is the top option from Charlotte coming off playing 40 minutes in his last game. Terry Rozier and Mason Plumlee are reasonable secondary plays who will continue to get their normal shot volume. Chicago’s main three stand out as great options in this matchup, with Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic looking the best of the three. Patrick Williams will be a good “last guy in” if more value doesn’t become available.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

Brandon Ingram is very interesting at a reduced price tag after playing 33 minutes last game. The center rotation is a mess, with Jonas Valanciunas, Willy Hernangomez and Larry Nance all getting minutes. There is considerable upside for Valanciunas at $5,700 if he gets the minutes, however. Luka Doncic is the top-projected player on the slate after scoring 53 points in his last game. Dorian Finney-Smith is a poor point-per-minute producer but should play enough minutes to justify his salary.

Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets

There is nothing official yet, but Golden State will likely rest most of tis starters after an overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. Jordan Poole is a clear top guard option if Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are out. Ty Jerome, Jonathan Kuminga and Donte DiVincenzo are value plays if they get the start. James Wiseman is a high-risk/high-reward value option if he comes off the bench but a clear top value if he starts. Nikola Jokic looks great, but opportunity cost at center ranks him behind Doncic among pay-ups. Jamal Murray is also a strong play after making a season-high seven 3-pointers in his last game.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Nothing stands out from the Clippers front. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard continue to be high-upside secondary options but could draw Giannis Antetokounmpo on defense. Antetokounmpo, as expected, joins Doncic and Jokic in the top tier of projected points. All-NBA defender Jrue Holiday offers low-owned upside at 2.5%.

With all this information, you should have a good foundation to build a winning NBA DFS lineup tonight. For updated commentary for tonight’s slate, be sure to check out our Live Before Lock show on YouTube.

Adam Scherer
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Adam "ShipMyMoney" Scherer has been playing and analyzing DFS full-time since quitting law school in 2016. He has qualified for the 2016 FanDuel MLB Playboy Championship, the 2016 DraftKings Fantasy Baseball World Championship (3x) and the 2019 DraftKings Fantasy Basketball World Championship. You can find him on Twitter at @ShipMyMoneyDFS or by emailing [email protected].

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