NBA DraftKings Picks 3/3: Best NBA DFS lineup advice for Friday’s daily fantasy basketball tournaments

We have a 10-game NBA DFS Main Table Friday night, including a doubleheader on ESPN. It begins with the Nets heading to Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET to play Jayson Tatum and Celtics before Ja Morant and the Grizzlies begin their four-game road trip against the two-time MVP tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets continue. Our DraftKings lineup has a good mix of veterans and sleepers with multiple values ​​under $6,000, which are the kind of low-risk, high-reward options that are key in daily fantasy basketball tournaments.

Before we break down all of our picks, here are the most notable scoring rules for DraftKings competitions: Three-point shot made (+0.5 points), recoil (+1.25 points), supports (+1.5 points), steals and blocks (+2 points), double-double (+1.5 points – maximum one per player) and triple-double (+3 points – maximum one player).

NBA DraftKings Picks Friday Night: Lineup of NBA DFS for GPP tournaments

Main program Friday night, budget $50,000

PG Devin Booker, Suns @ Bulls ($9,000). Booker will lead our DFS lineup after his performance against the Hornets on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old combo keeper was locked in as he dropped 37 points on 15-of-26 shots from the field and 3-of-7 shots from three-point range. He also added seven assists and six rebounds, which helped him earn 60 DraftKings points. It was a complete effort by Booker, who has averaged 44.8 DraftKings points per game in his last five games. He will face the Bulls tonight, who were good at defending point guards and have the sixth lowest DraftKings points per game position (46.61). While DFS players shouldn’t expect 60 DK points from Booker, he could easily go 35-40 as Chicago’s defense also needs to focus on Kevin Durant.

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SG Josh Giddey, Thunder vs. Jazz ($7,900). The sophomore combo guard put on a great performance against the Lakers Wednesday night when he was just short of a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds (49.8 DK points). It was the second time in the last five games that Giddey had 40 DK points or more in a game. Coincidentally, the other time was against tonight’s opponent when Giddey had 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists (40.3). Giddey should have no problem against Utah’s backcourt, who will be without Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson.

SF Talen Horton-Tucker, Jazz @ Thunder ($6,400). Speaking of jazz, we’ll include Horton-Tucker in our lineup since they’ll be without Clarkson and Sexton. THT has played well with Utah, averaging 30.4 DraftKings points per game in their last three games. He’s also scored in double digits in three of his last four competitions. In Utah’s last face-off against Oklahoma City, Horton-Tucker had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists for 31.3 DK points. Although Kris Dunn, Ochai Abaji and Frank Jackson will also get some minutes, Horton-Tucker will play most of the time and should earn at least 30 DK points.

PF Jerami Grant, Trail Blazers @ Hawks ($7,000). The veteran forward held his own against the Pels on Wednesday, dropping 28 points (7-14 FG, 5-9 3pt), four rebounds and three assists in an 11-point loss. Grant had 41 DraftKings points in the contest, his first time since Jan. 28 against the Raptors (46.5) over 40 DK points in a game. DFS players will be hoping Grant continues to play well tonight against a Hawks roster that gives the second-highest DraftKings points per game to PFs (49.35) this season. They’re also giving up their fair share of points and rebounds, which is good news for Grant, who has been aggressive since the All-Star hiatus.

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C. Wendell Carter Jr., Magic @ Hornets ($6,400). Any time we have the Hornets on the main roster, we’ll take advantage of the matchup and add the opposing team’s center to our lineup. Carter Jr. comes into tonight’s game against Charlotte after having 10 or more rebounds in four straight games and a double-double in three of those games. The 23-year-old big man had 35 DraftKings points (19 points and 10 rebounds) in Wednesday night’s 22-point loss to the Bucks. In the Magic’s last clash against the Hornets on Feb. 5, Carter had 20 points and 12 rebounds for 40.5 DK points. We’re getting a bargain price of $6,400 as Carter Jr. shouldn’t have any trouble with Charlotte’s front court.

G. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Hawks vs. Trail Blazers ($4,500). Bogdanovic is another player who has been playing better lately and is being overlooked in the NBA DFS. He’s averaged 14.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 26.5 DraftKings points per game this season. Bogdanovic has hit double digits in five of his last six games and has amassed 24.8 DraftKings points per game. The veteran wing should thrive tonight as we saw him score 42 DraftKings points against the Trail Blazers on Jan. 30.

F Keegan Murray, Kings vs Clippers ($4,500). The rookie forward has racked up 30 DK points in a row against the Thunder, where he shot the ball well from three-point range. Murray has scored 10 or more points in four straight games and has averaged 30.5 DraftKings points per game. In his last game against the Clippers on Feb. 24, the former Iowa standout had 15 points, three rebounds and two assists (28.3 DraftKings points) in 43 minutes. This season, Los Angeles has conceded the PFs the sixth-highest DK points per game (47.98), making this a favorable matchup for Murray.

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UTIL Naz Reid, Timberwolves @ Lakers ($4,300). Our final game for today’s 10-game list will be Reid, who has averaged 39.76 DraftKings points per game over the past three games. The big backup man has given the Timberwolves a boost off the bench offensively and on glass. In Tuesday night’s win against the Clippers, 23-year-old Reid had 12 points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes (25 DK points). He should have a higher salary, but we’re happy to take it since the Lakers are 25th this season against the PF/Cs (OPRK).

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