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DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/15/22): Top NBA DFS Lineups

Happy Tuesday, RotoBallers! I hope last night's slate of NBA DFS treated you well. I'm continuing to work on my NBA model, trying to gather more information to make sure all of you are as armed as possible going into each slate. Even with the small adjustments I've made so far, it seems to be working. I'm trying to implement different factors to separate cash options against GPP options. I'll continue to keep you all updated with the adjustments I make, and with all of that said, let's get to tonight!

Tonight we have a nice slate, with seven games on tap. With now both FanDuel and DraftKings having multi-position eligibility players, we'll have to attack slates a bit differently to make our lineups as optimal as possible. That's where I come in! I'll look to find my personal top plays and values for tonight's slate. Things can change during the day as well, so I'll do my best to update as news comes out!

Here are my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel and DraftKings on 2/15/22. Keep an eye on RotoBaller’s NBA injury news and also our full NBA injury report today to stay up to date before lineups are locked.

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DraftKings and FanDuel Guards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Jrue Holiday - vs IND (FD: $8,300, DK: $7,700)

I'll start tonight's slate off with the assumption that Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play tonight against the Pacers. The Bucks have a big game against the Sixers on Thursday, so I would think that Bud and the Bucks will let his ankle heal up a bit. This opens up the door for other Milwaukee guys like Jrue Holiday. Jrue had 23 points, six assists, two rebounds, and two steals last night against Portland, and if Giannis is out, could definitely have a repeat performance against the seemingly rebuilding Pacers. With Giannis, as well as Pat Connaughton and George Hill out, Holiday is a 1.13 FanDuel and 1.2 DraftKings points per minute player. He should get decent minutes and should be able to take advantage of the 20th defense in point guard efficiency.

LaMelo Ball, at MIN (FD: $8,700, DK: $9,100)

LaMelo has been on a bit of a hot streak, so long as he's getting the minutes. He's coming off a down game on Saturday but should look to bounce back against the Timberwolves in what should be a high-paced, high-scoring game. As of now, it looks like the Hornets will be without Gordon Hayward, Cody Martin, and Jalen McDaniels again. With those three off the floor, LaMelo is a 1.31 FanDuel and 1.33 DraftKings points per minute player. He should play around 30 minutes in this one, making him a solid "stud" option on both sites.

Jalen Brunson, at MIA (FD: $6,000, DK: $6,400)

Jalen Brunson is having quite a season. It'll be interesting to see how the dynamic changes as Spencer Dinwiddie gets introduced into the Mavericks' rotation, but nevertheless, I still rate Brunson as one of the top guards on this slate. Brunson is just under a one fantasy point per game player on both sites with the likes of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Marquese Chriss off the floor, so I believe his production will come down to how many minutes he plays. I'll look to Brunson as a leverage play in GPPs for this reason, but I'll most likely be fading in cash.

Also consider: Patrick Beverley (FD: $5,500, DK: $5,000), Max Strus (FD: $3,700, DK: $3,400)

 

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DraftKings and FanDuel Forwards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Jarred Vanderbilt, vs DAL (FD: $5,500, DK: $4,700)

A solid value play here, as Vanderbilt has been just as solid for Minnesota this season. Vanderbilt is a 0.98 FanDuel and 0.93 DraftKings point per minute player in his current situation and should play about 26 minutes. These aren't flashy "must-play" types of numbers, but the Hornets are awful at guarding bigs and if the pace of this game is anything like I project it to be, there will be plenty of fantasy points to go around.

P.J. Tucker, vs DAL (FD: $4,000, DK: $3,500)

The Heat are coming into this game without Tyler Herro, and as of now Jimmy Butler and Caleb Martin are game-time decisions. I think they both play, but I think Tucker is a solid, cheap leverage play regardless. He's coming off a game where he scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and now faces Dallas who is pretty solid against power forwards. However, Tucker's price is too cheap and we're not asking for much. He should play around 30 minutes so I have no problems taking a stab in GPPs.

Nicolas Batum, vs CHI (FD: $3,700, DK: $3,500)

The Clippers come into this one without Luke Kennard, Paul George, and now newly-acquired Norman Powell. Powell suffered a broken foot and is now out until April. This should give a solid minutes boost to Batum, if last night is any indication, as he played 29 minutes against the Warriors, logging 14 points, eight rebounds, and an assist. He's a 0.82 FanDuel and 0.81 DraftKings points per minute player in this situation, and if he comes near 30 minutes again tonight, he's an excellent play in all formats, and his ownership should reflect that.

Also consider: Miles Bridges (FD: $7,400, DK: $), Kevin Love (FD: $5,600, DK: $)

 

DraftKings and FanDuel Centers - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Bobby Portis, vs HOU (FD: $6,600, DK: $6,700)

As I mentioned earlier with Jrue Holiday, I don't think that Giannis will play tonight. This opens up some solid value for Bobby Portis, who is a 1.22 FanDuel and 1.21 DraftKings points per minute player with Giannis off the floor. The Pacers are down to Goga Bitadze at center, and I really don't see him stopping Portis from doing his thing. He was somewhat disappointing last night with just 17 points and nine rebounds but should bounce back as he shot just 1-4 from beyond the arc last night.

Montezl Harrell, at MIN (FD: $5,600, DK: $5,300)

Since arriving in Charlotte, Harrell has found himself playing back-to-back excellent games with great fantasy production. Much like Charlotte themselves, the Timberwolves have struggled guarding the big man positions, as they come into this one ranked 25th in center efficiency. If I've said it once, I've said it a million times (this is actually just the third time I've said it), but this game should be fast-paced and high-scoring, so I like Harrell as a GPP center on both sites in this spot.

Also consider: Jonas Valanciunas (FD: $6,700, DK: $7,500), Jarrett Allen (FD: $7,400, DK: $7,600)



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