The NBA DFS player pool is stocked with several intriguing options on Friday night. Rookie sensation Zion Williamson, who’s averaging 24.0 points per game, is back in action when the New Orleans Pelicans take on Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat. Elsewhere, the reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who’s averaging 29.6 points and 13.8 rebounds per game this season, leads his Milwaukee Bucks against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in Friday’s marquee matchup.
Are Williamson, Butler, Antetokounmpo or James wise facets of your Friday NBA DFS strategy? Or are you better off looking elsewhere to build your NBA DFS roster? Before locking in your NBA DFS picks for any tournaments, cash games, or 50-50s on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings on Friday, be sure to check in with daily Fantasy pro Mike McClure. His optimal NBA DFS lineups, advice and strategy can help give you a huge edge on Friday.
McClure is 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.
McClure rolled through the 2018-19 NBA season, producing multiple lineups that led to huge returns for followers, including as much as 40x on FanDuel and 84x on DraftKings. He saw multiple huge cashes again early in the 2019-20 NBA season and got 2020 off to a blistering start with his optimal lineup returning at least 7x on DraftKings on three of the first five days of the new year. He’s returned 4x or more multiple times since that point. Anybody following him has seen huge returns.
Now, he’s turned his attention to Friday’s NBA schedule. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks. Here are five of the most expensive players in Friday’s NBA DFS player pool:
- Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,100 on FanDuel, $11,200 on DraftKings)
- Luka Doncic ($10,700 on FanDuel, $11,300 on DraftKings)
- Anthony Davis ($10,400 on FanDuel, $9,800 on DraftKings)
- LeBron James ($10,200 on FanDuel, $10,900 on DraftKings)
- Bradley Beal ($10,100 on FanDuel, $10,400 on DraftKings)
McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Friday
For Friday, McClure is high on Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young ($9,900 on FanDuel, $9,900 on DraftKings). Young went for 19 points, two assists, one rebound, one block and one steal against the Grizzlies on Monday. It was his first game without a double-double in four outings, as he is averaging 31 points and 10.4 assists in his last 10 starts.
Young is making waves this season on the strength of his 29.6 points, which ranks third in the NBA, 9.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. His history against the Wizards, Friday’s opponent, is strong too, as he has gone for 32 points, 10.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds in two games against Washington. In addition, the Wizards rank 30th in the NBA in scoring defense, giving up 120.2 points per game. Lock him in as one of the top overall plays on Friday.
McClure’s Friday NBA DFS strategy also includes rostering Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker ($8,300 on FanDuel, $8,400 on DraftKings). Booker posted 22 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and a steal on Tuesday against the Raptors. While Booker has been consistently in the top 10 in scoring at 25.9 points per game, Booker has improved his passing, as he is averaging 7.1 assists after the All-Star break.
Now, Booker gets a dream matchup against the Trail Blazers, a team he torched for 33 points, seven assists and six rebounds earlier this season. He’s a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in for Friday’s NBA DFS slate and look for a big return against Portland.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups on Friday
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Friday. The stars are aligning for him to return 50, even 60 points on DraftKings and FanDuel. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineup on Friday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA DFS optimal tournament and cash game lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.