October 20

NBA DFS FanDuel and DraftKings Core Plays (October 19)


Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) (PF/SF) – $11,000

  • Before starting, I want to mention that FD added multi-position eligibility this year as it will definitely bring more flexibility to lineups constructions which I’m excited for. The reigning MVP won his first NBA title just last year and is looking to go back to back. Giannis is my favorite play by far on this small 2 game slate against the Brooklyn Nets. Something to look out for is that Giannis looked like he trained hard this offseason as his jump shot looks much smoother than ever. It’s going to be a very fun opening night as the Nets and Giannis do not like each other one bit, especially James Harden. Get your popcorn ready!

Jordan Poole (GSW) (PG/SG) – $4,900

  • My pick for MIP this year is Jordan Poole. He looked really good this preseason and is projected to start for the Golden State Warriors. With Klay out and Wiggins on minutes restriction, this is a great chance for Poole to continue his excellent form from preseason and take that next step into his 3rd season. This price is cheap and I project him to play 30+ minutes tonight.


Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) (PF/SF) – $10,000

  • Bobby crazy eyes Portis is ruled out and I believe that Giannis benefits the most from this news. He is my favorite play on FD as well as DK tonight. All the other star spend ups are in worse spots and I think Giannis will have himself a massive night against the Nets. Lock for me on DK as well.

James Harden (BKN) (PG/SG) – $9,300

  • We all know that Uncle Drew won’t be playing for the foreseeable future and with a superstar out, we look to target his teammates. James Harden always played well and dropped impressive stat lines when Kyrie was out and I expect him to do it again tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. As I mentioned above, Harden and Giannis do not like each other and I expect these two to come out and play their best basketball for the NBA season opener.

Rajon Rondough

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Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.