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NBA DFS: Zach Brunner's FREE Boom or Bust Preview, with NBA DFS picks based on Awesemo's Premium tool | DraftKings + FanDuel 8/31/20.

The NBA season is finally back in action! And with it comes loads of NBA DFS content here at We have projections, tools, data and a number of other amazing premium NBA DFS options to help you win at daily fantasy on DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo and SuperDraft. Our team of NBA DFS experts is here to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in daily fantasy basketball. Our Awesemo NBA experts dives back into NBA by giving a full breakdown of the day’s slate, give out their favorite NBA DFS picks and go over some of the best NBA odds to get in on the betting markets

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NBA Articles

Studying Five- and Six-Game Slates on DraftKings + FanDuel (FREE)

After a few months off, the NBA is returning with a two-game slate. After that, we’ll be seeing a lot of five- and six-game slates. Josh Engleman grabbed details from every five- or six-game slate during the 2019-20 season, and, using Fantasy Cruncher’s Lineup Study, did a deep dive, finding these key things to help you build winning DraftKings and FanDuel lineups.

The NBA Slate Starter for DraftKings + FanDuel | August 26 (FREE)

Eric Lindquist goes over the day’s slate and important information you need to build your NBA DFS lineups for DraftKings and FanDuel .

Building Blocks: NBA DFS Picks, Values, Studs & Fades | August 26 (FREE)

Greg Ehrenberg takes a look at some NBA DFS Picks to build around and fade for the day’s NBA DFS slate.

NBA DFS Picks Based Off Awesemo’s Boom or Bust Tool | August 26 (FREE)

Use this article to help you build your lineup by balancing each player’s monetary value with your internal projection, and find the right boom/bust plays for the day’s slate.

NBA DFS Switch And Hedge | August 26 (FREE)

Written by Chris Spags, the Switch and Hedge is back and here for another go-round to help you think through some of the finer parts of tonight’s slate.

NBA Live Blog | August 26 (FREE)

The NBA DFS Live Blog gives you breaking news and up to date NBA starting lineups right before lock for you DraftKings, FanDuel and SuperDraft lineups.

NBA Podcasts

The NBA Early Bird (FREE) (posted on iTunes and YouTube by 10 p.m. EST the night before)

Featuring Dave “Loughy” LoughranEric “EMac” MacPhersonAdam “Shipmymoney” Scherer and Dan Strafford, among others from the Awesemo team. Our first look at the NBA slate from some of the best minds in DFS. The guys discuss which players and games you’ll need to target based on the early data and NBA odds.

The NBA DFS Strategy Show (FREE) (stream starts at 9:30 a.m. EST)

Featuring Sal VetriJosh EnglemanDave “Loughy” LoughranAdam “Shipmymoney” Scherer and Eric “EMac” MacPherson. Brought to you by a rotating cast of our top NBA analysts, the NBA strategy show delves into the intricacies of DFS analysis breaking down almost every DFS-relevant player and often resulting in heated discussions regarding Bruno Caboclo’s minutes.

The show focuses not only on identifying plays of the day, but also on strategies on how to approach NBA DFS that are applicable to each and every slate. Engage with the hosts and some of the most knowledgeable and impassioned DFS players around in our premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat. Ask as many questions as you like and these experts will help you out with your daily fantasy lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo and FantasyDraft.

The Deeper Dive (FREE) (streams during second hour before lock, typically 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. EST)

Featuring Dave “Loughy” Loughran and Adam “Shipmymoney” Scherer: the companion YouTube stream to our popular Deep Dive article, our experts dive into the stats, taking into account all of the most up-to-date information in the hour before lock. Come prepared to discuss your favorite plays in the premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat or just sit back and soak up all that our community of top DFS players has to offer.

Live Before Lock (FREE) (streams during the hour before lock, typically 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. EST)

Featuring Josh Engleman and Chris Spags. Our flagship YouTube show, this stream will impact your ROI unlike any other. We bring you not only the late-breaking news and information but also what it means for your lineups and how to react and adapt as effectively as possible. The guys will also help with last-minute lineup decisions so bring your questions to the premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat. Stick around after lock for a first look at contests, some general NBA DFS picks and strategy discussion, as well as post-lock news (including pivots) for those playing on late-swap sites.

Four Corners (FREE) (posted by 3 p.m. EST on weekdays)

Featuring Chris Spags. A short-form NBA DFS picks-style video focused on the four key inflection points of the slate and how to approach each site, whether it’s DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo or FantasyDraft. Loaded with relevant data and Chris’ inimitable style, the Four Corners video is a popular short-form companion to our in-depth analysis.



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NBA Tools

Player Rankings

The 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. I’m confident that lineups built using this method will be competitive in tournaments.

Player Projections

Our fantasy point projections breaks down every element of a player’s projected performance and synthesizes thousands of data points into one easy-to-use fantasy point projection for each player that can be used as a reference for hand-building lineups or plugged into an optimizer to create hundreds of lineups within seconds. Currently, we cover DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo and FantasyDraft.

Ownership Projections

Posted daily. As the competition becomes increasingly sophisticated, it’s not only important to know who the best plays are but also who the best players are that no one else is talking about. Ownership projections provide you insight into where the “field” (other players) will land and how you can pivot away from overowned and target under owned players and give you the competitive advantage you need to take down large GPPs.

NBA Boom/Bust Probability

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 underowned or overowned players.

Looking for more NBA DFS picks content? We’ve got loads of articles, data, cheatsheets and more on the Awesemo NBA home page, just click HERE.

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