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📽️ NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Slate Starter Show: DraftKings & FanDuel | Friday, 4/9/21

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Josh Engleman brings you The Process, his NBA fantasy basketball show with strategy on how to build DraftKings & FanDuel lineups today, 4/21.

Eric Lindquist and Rayen Patnaik bring you the Friday 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 nine-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.

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