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The Brooklyn Nets began the 2021-22 NBA season with championship aspirations and undoubtedly still think they can compete with anybody in the league. However, the absence of Kyrie Irving leaves them missing a tip from their superstar trident and the Nets have felt the effects, starting the season 2-3. On Friday, Brooklyn will take on the Pacers at home and NBA daily Fantasy players are wondering when they might finally see James Harden break out.

Harden is off to a slow start to the season, shooting just 35.9 percent from the floor while averaging 16.6 points, 8.0 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game. Should you be banking on positive regression and include Harden in your NBA DFS lineups on Friday? Or are there better options in the NBA DFS player pool? Before locking in your NBA DFS picks for Friday on sites like FanDuel or DraftKings, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks 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.

On Thursday, McClure listed Wizards center Montrezl Harrell among his top NBA DFS picks. The result: Harrell had 25 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block to return nearly 11x on DraftKings and over 10x on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.

Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Friday, Oct. 29 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, October 29

One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Friday is Nets guard Bruce Brown at $3,800 on DraftKings and $4,700 on FanDuel. With Irving out and Harden playing point guard, that’s opened up minutes at shooting guard in Brooklyn’s backcourt. Brown is finally getting his chance to take advantage after suffering an injury in the opener against the Bucks

Brown enters Friday’s contest having played at least 27 minutes in each of the last three games and topped out at just under 35 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday. Since entering the starting lineup on Monday, Brown is 11-for-18 from the floor with 26 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Now he’ll take on a Pacers squad that ranks 25th in the NBA in defensive rating (112.0).

Another key in McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Raptors guard Fred VanVleet ($8,100 on DraftKings, $8,100 on FanDuel). The former Wichita State star went from going undrafted to developing into a capable scoring guard in the NBA and his continuing development as a distributor has enhanced his NBA DFS value.

VanVleet is averaging 16.8 points, 8.2 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game so far this season and he’s coming off a sensational game on Wednesday against the Pacers. VanVleet went 10-for-18 with 26 points and also hauled in 10 rebounds while dishing out six assists. Now he’ll get to take on a Magic defense that ranks last in the NBA in defensive rating (116.3). Lock him in your NBA DFS lineups and look for a big return against Orlando.

How to set NBA DFS lineups for Friday, October 29

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.

Source: CBSSports.com

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