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




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

5. Pascal Siakam (C) vs. Houston Rockets

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 47.3
  • Optimal Lineup: 20%
  • Projected for 38 Minutes
  • Priced at $38
  • Increase of pace by 2.7

4. Fred VanVleet  (PG) vs. Houston Rockets

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 40.5
  • Optimal Lineup: 22%
  • Projected for 35 Minutes
  • Priced at $29
  • Houston’s defense is bottom in the league

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

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 37.2
  • Optimal Lineup: 26%
  • Projected for 33 Minutes
  • Priced at $19
  • Lakers will most likely bench their big starters

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

  • DraftKings Point Projection: 39.2
  • Optimal Lineup: 34%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $15
  • OKC have only seven guys getting real minutes for them

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

  • FanDuel Point Projection: 37.4
  • Optimal Lineup: 38%
  • Projected for 34 Minutes
  • Priced at $10
  • Cheap price with a high upside

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We also have Yahoo! rankings, DraftKings rankings and FanDuel NBA rankings for today's slate. Check out our NBA DraftKings rankings for fantasy points and values that are derived directly from Alex Baker's own best DFS NBA projections. Looking for more NBA DFS value plays and the best free NBA DFS tools? View our Yahoo! ownership, our FanDuel ownership and our DraftKings NBA ownership projections. Our NBA DFS projections tonight are updated regularly, including whenever any relevant news breaks.

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