The NBA DFS Big Board is a one-stop shop for building your lineups. It gives each player on the slate a Points Rating, Value Rating and Leverage Rating on a scale from 1 to 100, which allows you to easily decipher some of the top options on the slate. Let us dive into some of the options that are popping in the NBA DFS projections and on the Big Board daily fantasy rankings for Sunday’s five-game main slate.
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Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
DraftKings Points Rating: 98
FanDuel Points Rating: 97
Curry and Joel Embiid stand out in their own tier on today’s slate. They are projected for nearly 10 more points than every other player, and both players have points ratings of at least 97 on both DraftKings and FanDuel.
Curry seems like the safer option of the two. Embiid has played less than 30 minutes in each of his first two games this season, and he is questionable with a knee injury. Meanwhile, Curry has been on an absolute heater. He scored 58 DraftKings points in his first game of the year despite shooting just 5-fot-21 from the field. He shot the ball much better in his second game, and he upped his fantasy output to 65.5 DraftKings points.
Curry also gets an excellent matchup against the Kings. They have played at the fifth-fastest pace to start the year, so the total on this game is 234.5. The Warriors are favored, so their implied team total of 119 ranks first on the slate.
De’Anthony Melton, G, Memphis Grizzlies
DraftKings Value Rating: 98
FanDuel Value Rating: 69
Melton has been priced up to $5,300 on FanDuel, but he remains an amazing source of value at just $4,200 on DraftKings. He has started the first two games of the year for the Grizzlies, and the results have been fantastic. The team ranks first in the league in offensive efficiency, averaging 124 points per 100 possessions, and Melton has scored at least 31.5 DraftKings points in both games. He has historically been the type of player to average more than a DraftKings point per minute, and he has lived up to that reputation this year. As long as he is going to continue to play 30 minutes, he can continue to be trusted at this price tag. That said, he is expected to garner massive ownership. No one is coming up with a higher optimal lineup percentage in the Boom/Bust Probability Tool, but he still has one of the worst leverage scores.
Franz Wagner, SF/SG, Orlando Magic
DraftKings Value Rating: 70
FanDuel Value Rating: 90
Wagner is standing out as the preferred source of value on FanDuel. He has logged at least 32.2 minutes in each of his first two games, and he has scored at least 17.8 FanDuel points in each. He was not great on a per-minute basis in his last outing, but he showed some upside in that category in his first game. Wagner could also be useful in the player prop market. The Awesemo Player Prop Tool gives him a 75% chance of hitting the over on 1.5 assists, good for a 21% expected return on investment.
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