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
Luka Doncic, PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks
DraftKings Points Rating: 98 | FanDuel Points Rating: 98
Today’s slate features nine games, but it is a bit light on the true DFS superstars. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic are both unavailable, which leaves Doncic to grab the top spot in our NBA Projections.
Doncic got off to a slow start this season, but he has increased his fantasy production to 1.50 FanDuel points per minute over the past month. He has scored at least 48.8 FanDuel points in each of his past seven games, even though he played just 27.5 minutes in his last contest.
He should also benefit from the Mavericks’ current injury situation. Kristaps Porzingis has been downgraded to doubtful, and Doncic should see a slight bump in usage in that situation.
That said, it is possible Doncic will be over-owned on FanDuel. He is currently projected for 31.3% ownership, but he has an optimal lineup rate of just 23.7% in the Boom/Bust Probability tool. That makes him negatively leveraged, albeit not by an alarming amount.
Doncic is one of the players that EMac was highest on in his NBA DFS Building Blocks article today. Check out who took the coveted spot of “Play of the Day.”
Caris LeVert, G/SF, Indiana Pacers
DraftKings Value Rating: 57 | FanDuel Value Rating: 91
The Pacers are currently dealing with some key injuries. T.J. McConnell and Justin Holiday are both out of the lineup, which opens up plenty of playing time in the backcourt. Those two players have combined for 52.3 minutes per game this season.
LeVert is someone who should benefit. He has been priced up aggressively on DraftKings, but he stands out as one of the best values of the day on FanDuel. He is averaging 0.89 FanDuel points per minute this season, and we currently have him projected for 31.2 minutes. He should be able to easily pay off his $4,800 salary with that much playing time.
He figures to be one of the highest-owned players on the slate, but he owns the top boom percentage in the Boom/Bust Probability tool.
Latest NBA DFS Content
- 📽️ NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Slate Starter Show: DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups Today | 1/25/22
- Tuesday NBA DFS Slate Starter: First-Look DraftKings & FanDuel Lineup Advice Today | 1/25/22
- High-Upside NBA Daily Fantasy Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups Tonight | 1/24/22
- 📽️ NBA DFS Picks: Deeper Dive & Live Before Lock 4:45 p.m. ET | 1/24/2022
- 📽️ NBA DFS Injury News, Picks & Rankings Today: Awesemo’s Daily Video On-Demand Hub | Monday, 1/24/2022
- Awesemo DFS on Youtube
Cameron Payne, PG/SG, Phoenix Suns
DraftKings Value Rating: 96 | FanDuel Value Rating: 63
The Suns are another team that is providing value on Friday. They are currently playing without Devin Booker, which opens up plenty of playing time for the rest of the roster.
Payne did not see a huge boost in minutes in their last game, but he was a usage monster when on the court. He posted a usage rate of 40.3% over 21.4 minutes, resulting in 31.5 DraftKings points. He is averaging 1.1 DraftKings points per minute over the past month, so he can do plenty of damage in just 20 minutes.
His price has shot up on FanDuel, but his price tag decreased by $400 for today’s matchup on DraftKings. He owns a boom percentage of greater than 40% on DraftKings, and no one else is above even 31.9%.
Payne could also be worth some consideration in the player prop market. Hs assist prop is grading favorably in the Awesemo Player Prop tool. It gives him a 54% chance of hitting the over, resulting in a 12% return on investment.
Thanks for reading to the end of this article! If you appreciate this free content and want to see more of it every day, you can help us out by sharing this article on social media!
Looking for more NBA DFS news and the best NBA DFS picks? View our Yahoo! NBA ownership, our DraftKings NBA ownership projections and our FanDuel ownership projections. Our NBA projections DFS are updated regularly, including whenever any relevant news breaks. We also have DraftKings NBA ownership rankings, FanDuel ownership rankings and Yahoo! NBA rankings for today's slate. Check out our DFS basketball rankings for fantasy points and values that are derived directly from Alex Baker's own NBA DFS projections today.
📽️ NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Slate Starter Show: DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups Today | 1/25/22
Tuesday NBA DFS Slate Starter: First-Look DraftKings & FanDuel Lineup Advice Today | 1/25/22
NBA DFS Ownership Projections: Showdown & Single-Game
NBA DFS Ownership Projections: Night Slate
NBA Betting: NBA Player Props Tool (FREE TRIAL)
NBA DFS Main Slate Ownership Projections
NBA DFS Boom/Bust Probability
NBA Data Central