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
Giannis Antetokounmpo, F/C, Milwaukee Bucks
DraftKings Points Rating: 98 | FanDuel Points Rating: 99
Antetokounmpo is one of the top options every time he takes the slate, but he has some competition on Wednesday. Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic have comparable projections, and they check in with slightly lower price tags. Still, Giannis is taking on the Hornets, who have been arguably the top overall matchup in fantasy this season. They rank third in pace and 28th in defensive efficiency, leading to plenty of high-scoring matchups. The Bucks are implied for a slate-high 119.75 points, and no one else is implied for more than 112.5. Ultimately, if this game reaches its full potential, the rest of the slate might get left in the dust.
Chris Duarte, SG, Indiana Pacers
DraftKings Value Rating: 94 | FanDuel Value Rating: 61
Duarte stands out as an elite option on DraftKings given his value rating of 94. He came out of the gates red hot this season, but he followed that up with some mediocre performances. That has caused his salary to drop to just $4,000, and Duarte has shown the ability to pay off that salary. He has scored at least 20.0 DraftKings points in five straight games despite playing 23.2 minutes or less in three of them. Playing time should not be an issue for Duarte on Wednesday. The Pacers will be without Justin Holiday for the next few weeks, so Duarte should see a few additional minutes. He projects for 31.3 against the Hawks, and he is averaging 0.81 DraftKings points per minute this season. That should be more than enough for him to return value.
The only issue with Duarte is his likely ownership. He is currently projected for 34.7% on DraftKings, but he is popping in the optimal lineup at just 20.7% in the Boom/Bust Probability Tool. That gives him the worst leverage score on the entire slate. With that in mind, fading him in tournaments could be the correct decision.
Fellow NBA DFS writer Alex Hunter loves another Pacers player in this matchup tonight. Find out who that player is by checking out his NBA DFS Boom/Bust Picks.
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Eric Bledsoe, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers
DraftKings Value Rating: 97 | FanDuel Value Rating: 94
The Clippers have decided to give Paul George the night off, which will open up a ton of value for the rest of the roster. He leads the team in usage rate at 34.8%, which is one of the top marks in the league. Bledsoe should be one of the bigger beneficiaries. He is averaging 0.87 DraftKings points per minute with George off the court this season, and he projects for just under 33 minutes on Wednesday. His salary is also very affordable across the industry at $4,900 on DraftKings and $5,100 on FanDuel.
Bledsoe could also be worth some consideration in the player prop market. The Awesemo Player Prop Tool had him as a slight favorite to hit the over on his scoring prop before the George news broke, so he should be a sizable favorite once that updates.
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