June 1

NBA DFS Picks: FanDuel, DraftKings & OwnersBox

June 1, 2023

Find the best NBA DFS picks for your FanDuel, DraftKings, and OwnersBox lineups here. This guide features top NBA fantasy performers like Nikola Jokic and Jimmy Butler to ensure optimal DFS lineups. The picks were made using the DFS Crunch Optimizer and Projection model. Click here to gain access.


Nikola Jokic – $17,500 – MVP

Jokic has been an absolute fantasy stud this season, and he continues to dominate on a nightly basis. He has a favorable matchup today against a weak interior defense, and he should be able to exploit it. Being a reliable option who consistently delivers high fantasy points including a high floor, he is a must play at the MVP slot.

Jimmy Butler – $16,000 – STAR

Butler has been the heart and soul of the Miami Heat this season and including playoffs. Butler’s well-rounded game makes him a strong play. With a big projection gap between Jokic of over 10 FPTS, Butler slides in nicely into the STAR slot at $16,000. If this game stays competitive, look for both players to lead their team tonight.


Nikola Jokic – $21,000 – CPT

Jokic is not only a great play on FanDuel, but he is also an excellent option on DraftKings as well. He is the most expensive player on the slate, but his production justifies the price. Jokic has been an elite performer, leading the league in player efficiency rating (PER). With a high floor and a high ceiling, it makes him an ideal choice for the Captain slot.


Nikola Jokic – $8,500 – SF

Jokic’s versatility and production make him a strong play in the OwnersBox format as well. With no multipliers on OwnersBox, we look at price discrepancies, minutes and value. Jokic stands out for his price tag and is a lock for tonight’s slate.

Caleb Martin – $5,100 – SF

Martin has emerged as a key contributor for the Miami Heat and carried them past the Boston Celtics last series. With a massive Conference Finals performance, look for him to continue his hot form against the Denver Nuggets. In the DFS Crunch optimizer, he has the 3rd highest points/$1k who is just behind Butler and Jokic.

Cash Game Considerations


  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – $7,500 – UTIL


  • Jeff Green – $2,200 – UTIL
  • Christian Braun – $1,000 – UTIL
  • Aaron Gordon – $6,600 – UTIL
  • Jamal Murray – $10,800 – UTIL


  • Duncan Robinson – $3,400 – SF
  • Michael Porter Jr. – $5,500 – SF

These are the top NBA DFS picks for your FanDuel, DraftKings, and OwnersBox lineups for June 1, 2023.

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.