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NBA DFS (Friday, April 8th): Top 5 Model Picks for DraftKings

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Josh Engleman’s Top 5 DraftKings NBA DFS picks today, with a quick-hitter breakdown of each play, including their projected points, optimal lineup rate and why the matchup bodes well.

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Top 5 DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks Today 4/8

5. Melvin Frazier (SG) vs. Los Angeles Lakers

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 25.4
  • Optimal Lineup: 20%
  • Projected for 32 Minutes
  • Priced at $3,100
  • Value play

4. Stanley Johnson (PF) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 31.2
  • Optimal Lineup: 23%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $3,700
  • Big-time value play

3. Jaylen Hoard (PF/C) vs. Los Angeles Lakers

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 39.1
  • Optimal Lineup: 29%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $5,600
  • Oklahoma has only seven guys getting real minutes for them

2. Malik Monk (PG/SG) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 39.9
  • Optimal Lineup: 34%
  • Projected for 33 Minutes
  • Priced at $5,600
  • Lakers will most likely bench their big starters

1. Talen Horton-Tucker (SG/SF) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 38.6
  • Optimal Lineup: 44%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $3,800
  • Projected 1.2 fantasy points per minute

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