February 5

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (February 5/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Mamadi Diakite (OKC) (PF) – $3,500

  • Diakite played 30 minutes last night and put up 31.4 FD points. I don’t expect him to play 30 again but near the upper 20s as the OKC Thunder played last night. Diakite is the clear best value play on the slate for min price and 3k on DK.

Jusu Nurkic (POR) (C) – $7,700

  • I like Nurk today as my center on FD. I know there are plenty of good options and there’s only one center spot but with Norm and Roco gone, that just means more shots for other players. If Nance is ruled out (currently GTD), Nurk becomes even a better play.

Josh Giddey (OKC) (SG/PG) – $6,500

  • Josh Giddey had a down game last night but I expect him to bounce right back against the best matchup today in the Kings. For 6.5k, I feel like he is slightly too cheap on FD.


Mamadi Diakite (OKC) (PF/C) – $3,000

  • Best value play on the slate. Diakite day!

Darius Bazley (OKC) (PF) – $4,300

  • I still think Bazley can be one of the top forwards in the league. He is still only 21 and has a lot more years left to grow as a player. For a DFS perspective, 4.3k is a way too cheap for what he has been doing the last 4 games without SGA.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Tyrese Haliburton (SAC) (PG/SG) – $7,600


  • Anfernee Simons (POR) (PG) – 6,600
  • Anthony Davis (LAL) (C) – $10,100

Key Injury News

  • Ja Morant – questionable
  • De’Aaron Fox – questionable

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Rajon Rondough

About the author

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.