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Zach Brunner finds the best NBA fantasy PrizePicks predictions and expert picks for the NBA Playoffs Round 2 games Wednesday June 9, 2021.

The first round of the NBA Playoffs have kicked off and so have the playoff rendition of our NBA ConTENders. Awesemo has NBA DFS projections, tools, data and a number of other amazing premium NBA DFS options to help you win at daily fantasy on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo. Check out our Boom/Bust Tool and the new NBA Big Board for more of the day’s top daily fantasy basketball FanDuel picks. In this NBA ConTENders video, Josh Engleman breaks down his top FanDuel NBA picks and gives NBA DFS advice for daily fantasy lineups on Monday, May 23.

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The ConTENders: FanDuel NBA Picks | Monday, 5/24


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Our NBA DFS projections are managed by Alex Baker and updated throughout the day as more information becomes available up until the last game tips. Projections are an integral part of a winning process for NBA DFS and using Awesemo’s projections provide you a system that’s proven to win money in tournaments over several seasons of action.

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NBA Rankings

These NBA Rankings rankings for fantasy points and value are derived directly from my own fantasy NBA projections. Roster players with solid value rankings and spend most, if not all of your salary to build competitive lineups for your leagues.

NBA Boom/Bust Tool

In all DFS sports, being able to compare the strength of a player each day versus their popularity is key to success. In NBA, correlations between players are less valuable so the strength of each play can be considered individually. For each player, I calculate the standard deviation based on a variety of factors and use that to calculate the ceiling (75th-percentile performance) the floor (25th-percentile performance) and the probability that they will bust (not meeting value) or boom (value plus 10 points). Combining these metrics, you will be able to gain an edge on everyone by identifying under-owned or over-owned players.

NBA Ownership Projections

Initial ownership percentages are posted daily by 1:00 p.m. EST and are updated every two hours throughout the day with a final update occurring 30 minutes before lock. Note that last-minute injury reports will impact not only the injured players’ or their replacements’ ownership, but can affect overall roster construction and therefore, every other player on the slate.


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

I'm a wannabe athlete whose athletic career ended after a long tenure riding the bench through JV baseball. The fantasy sports and sports betting degen side of me blossomed at age 12 when I found fantasy baseball and football, and led to a 12-year submergence into the poker scene -- I started playing "secret" cash games in my parents' basements by age 14. Luckily, I've finally found what I love to do -- write about "fake sports," which my girlfriend refers to it as, though it only took me until age 30. If you decide you like the words I write and follow me on Twitter (@nd_joyce), I apologize in advance for the copious amounts of dog photos you will see.

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