After missing the first 56 games of the season recovering from knee surgery, Grizzlies forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. finally made his season debut on Wednesday. It was an impressive re-introduction as Jackson Jr. had 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in just 18 minutes of action. He rewarded those that slotted him into their NBA DFS lineups and returned nearly five times his value on DraftKings. With Jonas Valanciunas (concussion) out Friday for Memphis, Jackson Jr. could even be more of a focal point for the Grizzlies’ offense.
Jackson Jr. ($7,000 on DraftKings, $5,800 on FanDuel) carries moderate value amongst the NBA DFS player pool entering Friday’s game vs. the Trail Blazers. However, your NBA DFS strategy should also consider that the Grizzlies may continue to limit his minutes as his conditioning gets up to speed. Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Friday’s action, be sure to see the NBA DFS advice, player rankings and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine’s Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He’s also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account.
This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
And on Thursday, McClure included Bulls guard Coby White as one of his top picks. The result: White had a highly efficient game with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists and zero turnovers, returning over five times his value on DraftKings. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Friday, April 23 NBA DFS slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Friday, April 23
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Friday is Warriors guard Steph Curry for $10,300 on DraftKings and $10,000 on FanDuel. Curry is leading the NBA in scoring with 31.1 points per game to go along with 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds. This is Curry’s highest scoring average of his career and even more than any of his two MVP seasons.
Curry has been playing out of this world since coming back from a tailbone injury in late March. Over the last 12 games, he’s averaging 38.2 points per game and that stretch includes four games with 40+ points plus another game with 53 points. That 53-point game came against the Denver Nuggets last week and the Warriors will take on the Nuggets again on Friday, so you can see why McClure is all over the two-time MVP as one of the top NBA DFS picks.
Part of McClure’s NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Rockets guard Armoni Brooks for $3,600 on DraftKings and $4,200 on FanDuel. Brooks is an undrafted rookie who signed a two-way contract with Houston earlier this month. He’s averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in his seven games this season.
But those numbers come with Brooks playing under 20 minutes a game and he’s in line for much more on Friday. The Rockets have been decimated by injuries to their backcourt and have six guards listed as out vs. the Clippers on Friday. There are plenty of minutes to be had and Brooks will absorb many of those, almost by default. He’s shown promise early into his pro career as he’s had games with 14 points and 16 points over the last two weeks. With so many injured players around the league on Friday’s seven-game NBA slate, Brooks has value as a low-cost, high-reward NBA DFS pick.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Friday, April 23
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Friday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Friday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.
Published: 2021-04-23 20:09:12
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