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J-J-J-Jordan And The Dunks, Thursday 4/5

Josh Engleman

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NBA DFS projections No House Advantage are today's most accurate projections for daily fantasy basketball players

These Slam Dunk picks come directly from the lineups of the #1 player in DFS, Awesemo. Follow him on Twitter for more.

Jordan Clarkson
FD: $4300 | Fpts: C | Value: A
DK: $5000 | Fpts: C | Value: B

With George Hill and Jose Calderon both out, Clarkson will have to shoulder a huge load as the non-LeBron primary ballhandler. In games without just George Hill, Clarkson has seen his assist rate double. He should easily see 30 minutes, which is a Slam Dunk at his salary, particularly on FanDuel.

Shabazz Napier (FD only)
FD: $3600 | Fpts: C | Value: A
DK: $5300 | Fpts: C | Value: C

Nothing elaborate here. Shabazz Napier will be playing big minutes with Damian Lillard out, and he’s priced $100 above minimum on FanDuel. Napier’s fantasy points per minute (.837 -> .956) has increased by 14% in the games without Lillard. An average performance is an amazing night at his price. Sorry to everyone on DraftKings. He’s just not the same at $5300.

C.J. McCollum
FD: $7200 | Fpts: B | Value: A
DK: $7500 | Fpts: A | Value: B

If you need someone from Portland on either site, then McCollum is your guy. With Lillard out, McCollum sees a huge usage increase (26.6% – > 32.2%) and a similarly sized fantasy points per minute increase (.934 -> 1.09). Oh, by the way, he also increases his rebound and assist rates. C.J. has the keys to the kingdom tonight in Houston.

Rudy Gobert (DK only)
FD: $9000 | Fpts: A | Value: B
DK: $7400 | Fpts: B | Value: B

That’s not a typo. While Gobert has better visual grades on FanDuel than DraftKings, because of positional flexibility and other price differences, Gobert is a much better play on DK. While DeAndre Jordan has a reputation as a good defender at Center, the Clippers have given up a lot of high scoring nights to big men since the All-Star Break. With the ability to play more than one Center on DK, Gobert becomes an absolute Slam Dunk at his lowest price since March 3.

Josh is Contributor for Awesemo.com 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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