October 20

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Picks

Slate Summary

  • Back to a 2 game slate but we get to see Kawhi Leonard return to action. It is possible that he will start off the bench so make sure to monitor that news.
  • Giannis is projected the highest on this slate but he is who I will be building around on both sites. Tucker is now a 76er but Giannis is simply matchup proof. There shouldn’t be a reason to fade him in cash games on such a small slate. He is priced up on FD but ownership will still be high on the Greek Freak.
  • Crazy eyes Bobby Portis is 5.8k today and ever since he joined the Bucks, he has been a solid addition. Even if he comes off the bench, he grades out as one of the best plays on the slate with a ceiling upside.
  • Melton and Grayson Allen are both $3,800. They don’t give you the upside needed to take down a tournament but with their very cheap price tag, they can pay this off and get you enough for cash game contests.
  • Over on DraftKings, I really like Maxey as the best value play on the slate. Should be one of the highest owned players.
  • LeBron and the Lakers looked really bad in their season opener and have a tough matchup against their LA rivals in the Clippers. However, he is my favorite spend up for 9.3k.

Core Plays



Cash Play Considerations


  • Joel Embiid
  • Paul George


  • Patrick Beverley
  • PJ Tucker
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo


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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.