The NBA DFS Big Board is a one-stop shop for building 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’s dive into some of the NBA daily fantasy rankings using the Big Board and Awesemo’s NBA Projections.
NBA Daily Fantasy Rankings & Big Board Projections
Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz
DraftKings Points Rating: 95 | FanDuel Points Rating: 96
The top options in Awesemo’s NBA Projections are the usual suspects. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic and Anthony Davis have the top raw points projections, but Gobert is not far behind. He has put together an excellent start to the year, leading the league in rebounds per game with 17.2. He is also averaging a career-best 16.3 points per game, resulting in an average of 1.4 FanDuel points per minute.
Gobert takes the floor in an elite spot Tuesday against the Kings. They have been dreadful against opposing centers this season, which is not particularly surprising. They rank 25th in defensive efficiency, fourth in pace and 22nd in team rebound rate. That is the perfect combination for allowing a bunch of fantasy points to opposing big men.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks
DraftKings Value Rating: 95
Giannis is almost always an option in DFS, but his brother very rarely gets to shine. The Bucks are currently dealing with a host of injuries, and Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez have all been ruled out on Tuesday.
Antetokounmpo has gotten some run for the short-handed Bucks recently, and he should be looking at another expanded workload. He played more than 32 minutes in their last game and responded with 31.75 DraftKings points. Thanasis has averaged 0.84 DraftKings points per minute this season, and while that puts him well behind his brother in that department, it is still an excellent mark for his price tag. He is priced at just $3,100 on DraftKings, making him essentially a minimum-priced player.
Thanasis also stands out from a leverage perspective. He is currently projected for 24.9% ownership on DraftKings, but he is showing up in the optimal lineup nearly 28% of the time using the Boom/Bust Probability Tool. That makes the rare Antetokounmpo stack extremely viable.
Christian Wood, PF/C, Houston Rockets
FanDuel Value Rating: 91
Finding value on FanDuel today is much tougher than on DraftKings. Guys like Thanasis and Cade Cunningham are priced much tougher, so most of the value options are mid-range plays like Wood. Wood having power forward eligibility on FanDuel also increases his appeal. Center is typically a loaded position, so having the ability to shift Wood to power forward allows for playing two centers essentially. That would be a recommended strategy on this slate, with Wood and Gobert standing out as the clear top two values.
Wood also stands out in the player prop market. His scoring prop is set at just 18.5 points, and the Awesemo Player Prop tool gives him a 69% chance of hitting the over. That makes it one of the most profitable props on Tuesday’s slate.
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