X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/1/21): NBA DFS Lineups

luka doncic NBA dfs lineup picks daily fantasy basketball advice

We have ten games on tap tonight, and after eight last night, that means we have a lot of back-to-back sets to worry about. And yes, we worry about it this year. Resting is very common, especially for teams that are already in a playoff spot. Be on the lookout throughout the day for news on players sitting out. There are a lot of questionable tags already.

Value is everywhere. Stars are not. Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Kyle Lowry, SGA, Victor Oladipo, and Lu Dort are already out. And those are just the point guards! Every position is similarly decimated. Picking the right spots in DFS is extremely critical at this time of the season. Most values wont hurt you anymore, but choosing a star that's a dud will ruin you right away.

This article will supply you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for the DraftKings on 5/1/21. You can also check out today’s FanDuel lineup picks. It’s also important to monitor injury news as a result of COVID-19 as the slate can completely change before line-up lock. Without further ado, let’s dive into the picks! 

Featured Promo: Our friends at Sharp App have created the ultimate tools for sports bettors. Download the FREE app to track bets, compare odds, get daily picks from the most accurate models in the industry, and identify the sharp side of any bet. Use promo code BALLER to get a month free of Sharp Pro access. Get The App!

 

DraftKings DFS Guards

Russell Westbrook - PG, at Cleveland ($11,000)

Russ's streak of 5x value games came to an end at 16 against Cleveland on Sunday, but he showed back up on Monday and dropped 64.75 DraftKings points on the Spurs. For the encore, Russ torched the shell of the champion Lakers for 69.5 DraftKings points. Westbrook has led the Wizards to 12 wins in their last 14 games and they are currently comfortably in the 10th slot. Hey, that's the playoffs this year! Watch out for resting Russ. We know he doesn't like to rest, but the team may overrule him at some point.

Caris Levert - SG, at Oklahoma City ($8,300)

There are a couple of mid-range guys who are in great spots because of injury. I find it unlikely that Malcolm Brogdon and Darius Garland play. That leaves LeVert and Collin Sexton to take over for their respective teams. We have seen what LeVert can do as the stud. He put up some huge games to help put Brooklyn in the playoffs last year. There is a slight chance that Domantas Sabonis makes his return tonight, but even if he does, he will likely be on a minutes limit. LeVert racked up 52.75 DraftKings points on the Thunder the first time around. It could end up being more than that tonight. There is a lot of potential here.

Kevin Porter Jr. - PG, vs. Golden State ($7,400)

Porter went nuts with 50 actual points and 78.25 DraftKings points against the Bucks on Thursday. I'm surprised that the price is still this low. The Rockets are going to continue feeding their youngsters. There will likely be growing pains along the way, but Porter showed just how high the ceiling really is. It's not like the Bucks are a bad team either. This is the kind of upside I want in my GPP lineups.

T.J. McConnell - PG, at Oklahoma City ($5,300)

This is a pre-emptive play assuming that Brogdon is out. McConnell usually comes off the bench regardless, but he should still see an uptick in minutes. We have seen what he can do when the situation is right and when he gets minutes. McConnell put up 31 DraftKings points in 25 minutes the first time around. There's potential for a lot more tonight.

Bonus Guards: Stephen Curry ($10,600), Collin Sexton ($8,100), Devonte' Graham ($6,400), Rajon Rondo ($3,500)

 

Want more NBA DFS tools and content? Our NBA Premium package includes our daily DFS Cheat Sheets, Research Station, Optimizer, and access to our Premium Slack Chatrooms where members can chat with our NBA analysts. Check out this recent big win from RotoBaller premium member Bsuperak on FanDuel - join in on the winning!

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Luka Doncic - PG/SF, vs. Washington ($10,900)

Luka is scheduled to make his return tonight after missing Thursday's game with a bruised elbow. He put up 47.5 DraftKings points in 32 minutes in the first meeting, but considering how well the Wizards are playing right now, we could see Luka play closer to 40 minutes since the game should stay close. Since it was an elbow bruise and not something related to legs or muscles, I tend to think that Luka wont be limited. There's a high ceiling tonight.

Michael Porter Jr. - SF/PF, at Clippers ($8,200)

Porter has taken on a much larger scoring role with Jamal Murray out. The minutes and opportunity are there, and I'm not really scared of the Clippers' defense if Kawhi is out again. We are seeing why Denver took a chance on Porter with the 14th pick of the 2018 Draft. He's cheaper than Jokic and the ceiling is just about as high. This is a prove-it game for Porter. If he can continue to light it up against the Clippers, he might already be matchup-proof. Few players in the league are.

Oshae Brissett - PF/C, at Oklahoma City ($5,900)

I like this play a lot more is Sabonis is out again, but Brissett is still cheap enough to use even if Sabonis is active. Brissett has 195.5 DraftKings points over the last five games with Sabonis out. He is still far too cheap for what he is doing. The Thunder are not a good defensive team, so I don't expect a whole lot of resistance. Say Sabonis is on a 25-30 minutes limit. Brissett should still play around 30 minutes. Judging by his recent output, he would still be in line for around 6x value. He seems to be a good play regardless of if Sabonis is active or not.

Cody Martin - SF vs. Detroit ($4,300)

Martin's minutes are still fluctuating a bit, but Charlotte will go with the hot hands here. They currently hold the eighth slot and would like to hang onto it. Martin has 91.25 DraftKings points over the last three games and his price has jumped a whole $400. DraftKings pricing is a bit insane tonight. The value of Martin is an absolute gift. Don't get cute and don't look this gift horse in the mouth. Take it and move on.

Bonus Forwards: Jimmy Butler ($9,500), Miles Bridges ($7,300), Saddiq Bey ($5,200), Brandon Clarke ($3,900)

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Nikola Vucevic - C, at Atlanta ($10,100)

The streaking Wizards have blown past the Bulls, but you can't blame Vucevic for that. Chicago still has hopes of getting to the playoffs, and it all rides on Vucevic. He missed a staggering 20 shots last night, but still racked up 47.75 DraftKings points. Denver rested Jokic for the entire fourth quarter on Thursday in what could be a harbinger of things to come. Denver is comfortably in the fourth playoff slot and they don't want to risk their prized possession. Vucevic is trying to lead the Bulls into the playoffs. The decision is simple here.

Christian Wood - C, vs. Golden State ($8,700)

For the first time in a while, I feel like Draymond is going to have his hands full. Wood and Kelly Olynyk are putting up monster stat lines for this high-scoring team. Wood still scored 31 actual points in a game in which Kevin Porter scored 50. Wood has three straight games of more than 50 DraftKings points and is playing huge minutes. The Rockets have a lot to be excited about, and it looks like they are going to let their young guys finish this season together. That's good news for us DFS players.

Khem Birch - C, at Utah ($5,300)

Where did this come from? Birch was largely unimpressive even when he played big minutes for the Magic. However, in Toronto he has three straight games of more than 30 DraftKings points and ran his streak of over 20 to nine straight. Birch has become a surprisingly consistent source of value in an unlikely place. He's filling in nicely for the injured Chris Boucher and his price has barely moved.

Bonus Centers: Nikola Jokic ($10,700), Jarrett Allen ($7,500), Kelly Olynyk ($7,300), Moses Brown ($4,900)



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy basketball mobile app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, lineup notifications & DFS articles. All free!

NBA DFS News and Injury Alerts

More DFS Lineup Picks and Analysis




LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

Treylon Burks1 hour ago

Ruled Out Sunday
Trae Young1 hour ago

Practices On Sunday
James Harden1 hour ago

On Pace To Play Monday
Brandon Bolden1 hour ago

Josh Jacobs, Brandon Bolden Officially Active In Week 13
Alex Caruso1 hour ago

Questionable For Sunday
Mikal Bridges1 hour ago

Available On Sunday
Joe Mixon1 hour ago

Not Cleared In Time For Week 13
NFL1 hour ago

Ja’Marr Chase Officially Active Sunday
Doug McDermott2 hours ago

Josh Richardson Out On Sunday
Courtland Sutton2 hours ago

Questionable To Return In Week 13
Lamar Jackson2 hours ago

Officially Ruled Out Sunday
Deebo Samuel2 hours ago

Trent Williams Officially Active Sunday
Aaron Jones2 hours ago

Returns Versus Bears
Aaron Jones2 hours ago

Questionable To Return In Week 13
Treylon Burks3 hours ago

Evaluated After Scary Hit
Lamar Jackson3 hours ago

Questionable To Return Sunday
Josh Jacobs4 hours ago

Will Play In Week 13
Zay Jones5 hours ago

Travis Etienne Jr., Zay Jones Active In Week 13
Darius Slayton5 hours ago

Active For Week 13
Michael Carter5 hours ago

Officially Out Against Vikings
Antonio Gibson5 hours ago

To Play In Week 13
Courtland Sutton5 hours ago

Jerry Jeudy Active Against Baltimore
Deebo Samuel5 hours ago

Will Play Against Dolphins
Bryan Reynolds5 hours ago

Pirates Offered Bryan Reynolds Franchise-Record Deal
Joe Mixon5 hours ago

Unlikely To Play In Week 13
Dansby Swanson5 hours ago

Cubs, Phillies Showing Interest In Dansby Swanson
Ja'Marr Chase7 hours ago

Won't Have Snap Limit
Michael Carter7 hours ago

Not Expected To Play In Week 13
Mitchell Marner7 hours ago

Sets New Record With 19-Game Point Streak
Kasperi Kapanen7 hours ago

Hits His Second Career Hat Trick
Connor McDavid7 hours ago

Tallies Two Goals, Two Assists Saturday
Radko Gudas7 hours ago

Lasts For Just Two Minutes Saturday
Darcy Kuemper7 hours ago

Forced Off Early
Petr Mrazek8 hours ago

Suffers Another Groin Injury
Artturi Lehkonen8 hours ago

Sustains An Upper-Body Injury
Anfernee Simons8 hours ago

Explodes For Career-High 45 Points
Andrew Wiggins8 hours ago

Scores Season-High 36 Points
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander8 hours ago

Returns With A 33-Point Effort
Pascal Siakam8 hours ago

Gets A Double-Double With Assists
Terry Rozier8 hours ago

Delivers 26 Points Saturday
Bobby Portis9 hours ago

Leads Bucks To Victory Saturday
Tim Hardaway9 hours ago

Jr. Hits Knicks With Eight Treys
Juancho Hernangomez9 hours ago

Exits With An Ankle Sprain
Jeremy Sochan15 hours ago

Out Versus The Suns On Sunday
Jakob Poeltl16 hours ago

Remains Out Versus Phoenix
Torrey Craig16 hours ago

Sidelined For Meeting With The Spurs
Mikal Bridges16 hours ago

Probable Against San Antonio
Chris Paul17 hours ago

Won't Be Back On Sunday
Herbert Jones17 hours ago

Sitting Again Versus The Nuggets
Brandon Ingram18 hours ago

Out Against Denver
Jeff Green18 hours ago

Questionable Against The Pelicans
Anthony Cirelli22 hours ago

Will Play Saturday
Brayden Schenn23 hours ago

Good To Go Saturday
Josh Manson23 hours ago

Considered Week-To-Week
Anton Lundell23 hours ago

Unavailable Saturday
Thatcher Demko23 hours ago

Out For Six Weeks
Lawson Crouse23 hours ago

Returns For Coyotes
Brock Boeser23 hours ago

Out As A Healthy Scratch
Bryan Reynolds1 day ago

Requesting A Trade
Kyle Gibson1 day ago

Orioles Agree With Kyle Gibson
Eddy Alvarez1 day ago

Brewers Sign Eddy Alvarez
Brandon Nimmo1 day ago

Yankees Have Met With Brandon Nimmo
Justin Verlander1 day ago

Mets, Yankees Interested In Justin Verlander, Carlos Rodon
Jameson Taillon1 day ago

Mets, Rangers In On Jameson Taillon
Noah Syndergaard1 day ago

Orioles Meet With Noah Syndergaard
Justin Verlander1 day ago

Mets Now Looking At Justin Verlander
Trea Turner1 day ago

Padres Have Met With Trea Turner Twice
Kevin Holland1 day ago

Hoping To Rebound With Main-Event Victory
Stephen Thompson1 day ago

Set To Headline Main Event
Bryan Barberena1 day ago

Will Highlight Co-Main-Event Matchup
Rafael Dos Anjos1 day ago

Rafael dos Anjos In Saturday's Co-Main Event
Johnny Gaudreau1 day ago

Has Another Multi-Point Performance
Patrik Laine1 day ago

Returns With A Two-Goal Effort
Mathew Barzal1 day ago

Pots A Power-Play Goal
Roman Josi1 day ago

Bags Two Power-Play Points
Matt Duchene1 day ago

Logs Three Points In Friday's Win
Mika Zibanejad1 day ago

Stays Hot With 12th Goal
Brady Tkachuk1 day ago

Notches Three Points Versus Rangers
Matt Schnell2 days ago

Matthew Christopher Schnell Hoping To Be A Tough Out
Matheus Nicolau2 days ago

Can Continue To Make Strides In The Division
Jacob deGrom2 days ago

Signs Five-Year Deal With Rangers
Jason Castro2 days ago

Announces His Retirement
Lewin Díaz2 days ago

Lewin Diaz Claimed By Orioles
Andrew Cave2 days ago

Phillies Claim Jake Cave Off Waivers From Orioles
Sergei Pavlovich2 days ago

Can Secure Fifth Straight Win Saturday
Justin Verlander2 days ago

Yankees In On Justin Verlander, Carlos Rodon
Chris Martin2 days ago

Agrees With Red Sox
Jesse Winker2 days ago

Abraham Toro Heading To Brewers
Kolten Wong2 days ago

Mariners Acquire Kolten Wong From The Brewers
Tai Tuivasa2 days ago

Facing Off Against Dangerous Heavyweight
Jack Hermansson2 days ago

Looking For Victory Over Rising Star
Roman Dolidze2 days ago

Set For Huge Test Saturday
Kyle Daukaus2 days ago

Looking For Big Finish Saturday
Zack Britton2 days ago

Should Be Full-Go For Spring Training
Salvador Perez2 days ago

White Sox Looking To Trade For Salvador Perez?
Eryk Anders2 days ago

Hoping To Prevent Losing Skid On Saturday

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP