The 2021-22 NBA season continues on Saturday and through the first three weeks, Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant is looking like a potential MVP candidate. Morant is averaging 30.4 points, 7.8 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game, all while shooting 54.4 percent from the floor and 40.6 percent from the 3-point line. The Grizzlies will take on the Heat at home on Saturday and Morant’s hot start is sure to make him a popular option for NBA DFS lineups.
However, the NBA DFS player pool is loaded with options at point guard like Stephen Curry, Trae Young and Chris Paul, and if you’re looking for a cheap option for Saturday’s slate, No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham is expected to make his NBA debut. So who should you be considering at point guard, and how should you allocate your cap space at the other positions? Before locking in your NBA DFS picks for Saturday 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 Friday, McClure listed Raptors forward Scottie Barnes in his player pool on both sites. The result: Barnes had 21 points, nine rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block to return nearly 7x on DraftKings and 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 Saturday, Oct. 30 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 Saturday, October 30
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Saturday is Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson at $5,400 on DraftKings and $5,300 on FanDuel. The 2020-21 NBA Sixth Man of the Year averaged 18.4 points in just 26.7 minutes per game off the bench last season and he’s performing well in the bench scoring role again in 2021-22.
Clarkson is averaging 17.0 points in just 24.5 minutes per contest this season despite shooting just 26.3 percent from the 3-point line. He’s been supplementing that by shooting an impressive 65.2 percent from inside the arc. In his career, he’s a 34.2 percent shooter, so he should knock down more perimeter shots as the season goes on, making him a high-upside scoring option on Saturday against the Bulls.
Another key in McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,400 on DraftKings, $11,300 on FanDuel). The two-time NBA MVP is coming off a monster night in a loss to the Timberwolves on Wednesday. Antetokounmpo poured in 40 points while snatching 16 rebounds, dishing out seven assists and blocking three shots.
That performance netted him nearly 80 points on both FanDuel and DraftKings and Antetokounmpo is now putting up typically sensational numbers early in the season. He’s averaging 27.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 2.0 blocks per game. He continues to be a high-upside play despite being the most expensive option in the NBA DFS player pool on Saturday.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Saturday, October 30
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Saturday 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 Saturday? 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.