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NBA DFS (Wednesday, March 30): Top 5 Model Picks for DraftKings

Nathan Joyce



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 3/30

5. Kevin Love (PF/C) vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 50
  • Optimal Lineup: 14%
  • Projected for 32 Minutes
  • 1.26 DraftKings fantasy points per minute
  • No Evan Mobley or Jarret Allen — plenty of playing time

4. Fred VanVleet (PG/SG) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 43
  • Optimal Lineup: 15%
  • Projected for 36 Minutes
  • Huge pace-up spot against the Timberwolves
  • 1.2 DraftKings fantasy points per minute

3. Josh Christopher (SG/SF) vs. Sacramento Kings

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 26
  • Optimal Lineup: 16%
  • Projected for 26 Minutes
  • No Christian Wood, Dennis Schroeder, Eric Gordon
  • About 1 DraftKings fantasy point per minute guy
  • Rockets are only two-point underdogs
  • Sub-$4K price

2. Kenyon Martin (PF/C) vs. Sacramento Kings

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 25
  • Optimal Lineup: 16%
  • Projected for 27 Minutes
  • Priced at $3,600 on DraftKings

1. O.G. Anunoby (SG/SF) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 33
  • Optimal Lineup: 17%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Insane roster flexibility
  • Pace-up spot against Timberwolves
  • $5,700 salary on DraftKings

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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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