NBA DFS Leverage Picks & Optimizer Plays: Domantas Sabonis Gets the Pace Up He Needs (April 17)

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NBA DFS Projections & Optimizer Picks Tonight | April 17

High-End Tier

Joel Embiid ($10,600) has the highest projection on the slate by a wide margin against a Nets team that rebounds at the second worst rate in the league. Embiid is projected for 35% ownership, a 51% chance of booming and 36% chance of optimality, per the Stokastic Boom/Bust Tool.

Domantas Sabonis ($9,300) has a nice value score against a Warriors team that plays at the fastest pace in the league. Sabonis is projected for 33% ownership, a 40% chance of booming and 31% chance of optimality.


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Mid-Tier

Draymond Green ($6,100) has the second-best value score and best leverage score on the slate against the Kings, who rank 24th in the league in defensive rating. Green is projected for 50% ownership, a 27% chance of booming and 57% chance of optimality.

De’Aaron Fox ($8,500) is another great point-per-dollar play. Fox is projected for 43% ownership, a 35% chance of booming and 41% chance of optimality.

Sacramento’s Kevin Huerter ($5,000) is projected for 55% ownership, a 17% chance of booming and 57% chance of optimality.

Value Tier

Philadelphia’s De’Anthony Melton ($4,500) has one of the top leverage scores on the slate, as he is projected for just 13% ownership, a 1% chance of booming but a 19% chance of optimality.

Brooklyn’s Day’Ron Sharpe ($3,300) has a nice leverage score as well, as he is projected for 19% ownership, a 3% chance of booming and a 24% chance of optimality.

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