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📽️ NBA DFS Picks: Deeper Dive & Live Before Lock 5 p.m. | 10/21/21

Sam Smith



The NBA season is rolling, and Awesemo is bringing you another trio of NBA DFS shows. First up, Eytan Shander and Eric Lindquist host the pre-show, sponsored by Yahoo, with Yahoo-specific picks. Then Eric will join Adam Scherer on the Deeper Dive, breaking down the top NBA DFS plays of the slate. Finally, Matt LaMarca and Greg Ehrenberg host Live Before Lock, going through the late lineup news and notes leading up to tip-off. Presented by Yahoo.

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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 provides you a system that’s proven to win money in tournaments over several seasons of action.

NBA Rankings

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.

NBA DFS Picks Deeper Dive and Live Before Lock | Oct. 21

Thanks for reading to the end of this article! If you appreciate this free content and want to see more of it every day, you can help us out by sharing this article on social media! Check out our NBA daily fantasy sports rankings for fantasy points and values that are derived directly from Alex Baker's own best NBA DFS projections. Our best DFS NBA projections are updated regularly, including whenever any relevant news breaks. View our Yahoo! NBA ownership projections, our DraftKings NBA ownership projections and our FanDuel ownership projections. We also have FanDuel ownership rankings, Yahoo! NBA ownership rankings and DraftKings NBA rankings for today's slate. Looking for more free NBA DFS advice today and the best NBA DFS tools?

Sam Smith is a writer and editor with He has been immersed in the world of professional sports data since 2015, while also writing extensively on the NFL for a multitude of blogs and websites. With Awesemo, Sam looks to blend his sports and editorial expertise with Awesemo's data to bring you the best fantasy information possible. You can follow Sam on Twitter @samc_smith.

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