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📽️ NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Slate Starter Show: DraftKings & FanDuel | Friday, 4/30/21

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Eric Lindquist and Rayen Patnaik break down the eight-game Friday night NBA DFS action with the Slate Starter Podcast where they will be giving you NBA daily fantasy basketball picks for DraftKings and FanDuel. With the help of Awesemo’s expert ownership projections, they’ll talk some daily fantasy strategy and help you pinpoint some of the best tournament options to differentiate your lineups.

Be sure to check back in on the Awesemo YouTube Channel throughout the day to find the NBA DFS Strategy Show and Deeper Dive and Live Before Lock shows to get all the late-breaking news, lineups and analysis from our slew of experts to get the best picks for the day. For more articles, NBA DFS picks cheat sheets and premium data, projections and tools, visit the Awesemo NBA DFS home page.

NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks | April 30


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I'm a wannabe athlete whose athletic career ended after a long tenure riding the bench through JV baseball. The fantasy sports and sports betting degen side of me blossomed at age 12 when I found fantasy baseball and football, and led to a 12-year submergence into the poker scene -- I started playing "secret" cash games in my parents' basements by age 14. Luckily, I've finally found what I love to do -- write about "fake sports," which my girlfriend refers to it as, though it only took me until age 30. If you decide you like the words I write and follow me on Twitter (@nd_joyce), I apologize in advance for the copious amounts of dog photos you will see.

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