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

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Josh Engleman’s Top 5 FanDuel 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 FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks Today 4/8

5. Malik Monk (SG) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 37.2
  • Optimal Lineup: 23%
  • Projected for 33 Minutes
  • Priced at $5,400
  • Lakers will most likely bench their big starters

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

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 30.5
  • Optimal Lineup: 23%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $3,500
  • Big-time value play

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF/SF) vs. Detroit Pistons

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 59.2
  • Optimal Lineup: 28%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $11,200
  • Second night of a back-to-back for Bucks

2. Jaylen Hoard (SF) vs. Los Angeles Lakers

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 39.2
  • Optimal Lineup: 30%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $6,000
  • Oklahoma City has only seven guys getting real minutes for them

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

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 37.4
  • Optimal Lineup: 38%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $4,000
  • Projected 1.1 fantasy points per minute

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