The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – April 6, 2021 (4/6/21)
In this article, we will be breaking down some of our favorite plays on the slate at their positions. Please note that players on DraftKings have multi-position eligibility and may not always match their position on FanDuel. Remember to always keep your eye on the news as the day progresses as NBA news changes the slate frequently.
Malachi Flynn – He remains an elite target tonight assuming Fred VanVleet continues to sit out, which currently looks like a very strong possibility. He followed up 31 minutes vs GSW with 34 against WAS last night, and went off for 47.2 FP thanks to an elite line of 16-6-4-4-3. Those 7 blocks and steals combined are a phenomenal number, but hard to repeat on a nightly basis. Still, he remains the only pure PG on the Raptors right now with the Lowry/VanVleet injuries, so get ready to fire him back up again this evening even with a slight price bump on FD (still a great DK value).
Jrue Holiday – He’s fresh off signing a massive extension over the weekend and has been on an absolute tear lately for the Bucks, too. He’s averaging 53.15 fantasy points in his last four games, rocking a near 30% usage rate on a nightly basis in that span across 35 MPG. He won’t shoot 63% from the field ongoing, but this is a great game for exposure here against the Warriors who will have a hard time keeping him at bay with the kind of leading indicators he’s working with here.
DeAndre Bembry – Like Flynn, this is a strong play with no VanVleet tonight for the Raps. He moved into the starting lineup and played 30 minutes of very good basketball for Toronto, taking the ball up the floor and driving on quite a number of possessions. He finished with a clean 15-7-5 stat line in 30 minutes (15.6% usage) and for $3,000 on DK in particular remains a phenomenal target.
Marcus Smart – I really like Smart and Will Barton as value SGs on this slate, but Smart gets the slight edge given his track record against the Sixers. In his last 2 games against them this year, he finished with 36.8 and 40.1 FP in 34 and 39 minutes of action. His hustle stat contributions make him one of the safer values on FD in particular whenever he takes the floor given the baseline is nice and high, and given the productivity per minute we’re seeing right now, he’s a fantastic value option.
Danilo Gallinari – Not only has he looked great in back to back outings now for the Hawks, but with John Collins sidelined he’s going to be asked to play a bit of a larger role here as well. Regardless of the role (starting or off the bench), we’re looking at 30+ minutes and a 1.0+ FPPM candidate in a matchup that he’s going to be needed to contribute significantly for ATL to have a shot.
Khris Middleton – Another piece of MIL that I want here in this high-total game, and one that’s just about as consistent as it gets in fantasy. He won’t generally deliver more than a 5.5-6.0 ROI most nights unless Giannis is out for example, but this is an elite matchup and his 35 minute, 25%+ usage rate will play exceptionally well. His sub-$8,000 price tag on both sites, 60% TS% and 1.15 DKP per minute season-long total all match up nicely. Kelly Oubre is a value pivot on the other side that I also like if you need to save some cash.
Aaron Gordon – He should continue his productive run as a higher minute player for the Nuggets, and his price on DK for $6,300 makes him a nice mid-range candidate here in a favorable spot vs DET. This is a very beatable matchup for him where he’ll have a great shot to continue threatening for 35+ FP on a nightly basis.
Jerami Grant – Not only is this a solid revenge game narrative that may fly under the radar a little bit, but the DEN defense has also really struggled vs opposing PF this year (worst team defensively in the game). His $6,400 price point on FD is fantastic, and even though the recent 4 game stretch has produced a couple duds to go along with two strong ones, his FPPM levels have continued to stay quite healthy. Look for a 20-5-5 kind of night from Grant in a situation he should thrive, with 2-3 hustle stats, too.
Enes Kanter – With Nurkic out tonight, we should see Kanter get back to his beastly starting ways for the Blazers. In his 32 GP this season as a starter, he’s averaging just under 30 MPG, 13.1 PPG, 12.8 REB, 1.6 AST and 1.3 S+B. Not too shabby at all for a mid-range value here whose rebounding prowess will play nicely in a potential 32-35 minute role.
Myles Turner – I was flip-flopping between Turner and Chris Boucher here, but Turner gets the edge given his fantastic matchup tonight. CHI is the weakest defensive team in the game on tonight’s slate based on defensive efficiency vs the position, and he’s scoring really nicely these days thanks to elite blocks contributions in particular. Nikola Vucevic is a less mobile big that will have trouble keeping pace with Turner’s range, so the path to a 15-7-1 kind of line with 3-5 blocks lines up really nicely for the price.