SuperDraft is one of the hottest platforms in the market for DFS players. SuperDraft offers a unique twist on your traditional DFS experience with game modes like “Multiplier” and “Super 15.”
This article will focus on daily plays from SuperDraft’s exclusive Multiplier game mode. By eliminating the traditional salary cap structure and providing a points multiplier for every player on the slate, there is almost limitless flexibility when building lineups on SuperDraft. You can load up on all the studs, but their point multipliers will be low. You can balance those plays out with some long shots that could score up to 2x their fantasy points to vault you to the top of the leaderboards.
As always with NBA DFS, make sure that you are on top of any late breaking injury news and starting lineup changes. With two games on tonight’s NBA slate, let’s get into some of the Multiplier plays on SuperDraft.
Note: With such a short slate on tap the article will be a bit abbreviated this afternoon. You should be familiar with the major storyline heading into this evening’s games with the Brooklyn Nets visiting the Philadelphia 76ers, pitting the two teams of the biggest blockbuster trade at February’s deadline against each other. Ben Simmons of course will not play, but the environment in Philly should be something to behold. We also have James Harden facing his former team, a peeved Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, plus the other pieces of that trade like Andre Drummond and Seth Curry getting a crack at their former club. The plays we’ll discuss are mostly tournament pivots, as all the stars on this short slate (Steph Curry, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic) all look great and none of them are objectively bad plays.
Klay Thompson (1.45x)
It’s been a rocky road of fantasy results for Thompson after his long-awaited return from his ACL and achilles injuries. He’s on a recent cold streak from three, shooting just 5-22 from beyond the arc in his last three games. Klay is still a touch over 36% in his 20 appearances, which isn’t terrible in the context of the NBA as a whole. But this is a guy who has shot nearly 42% from three in his nine-year NBA career, and if you have watched him play recently, both the stats and eye test tell you that he’s not fully the Klay we know and love on the court. But it only takes one night for that perception to change. This is the man who scored 60 points in a game while using just 11 dribbles to do so. I’m not putting in the call for a career night, rather illustrating the type of firepower Thompson possesses. He’s flashed it sparingly in his 20 appearances this season, scoring 33 points against the Lakers on February 12th and exceeding 20 points in five other games. We’ll likely need 30-plus real points for him to be optimal tonight, but at what should be low ownership in a game against Denver that’s supposed to remain close (currently Warriors favored by two on the road), I’ll take a shot on the less popular half of the “Splash Brothers” in tournaments and hope we catch one of those memorable Klay games that we miss so dearly.
Jonathan Kuminga (1.85x)
We’ll stick with the Warriors here and discuss one of their multiple talented young players. This is a high risk, high reward type of play. The Warriors will be without Draymond Green, Otto Porter Jr and Andre Iguodala tonight, which should open up significant time for the rookie. My real hoops impression of Kuminga (untradeable unless a top 15 player is coming back in return) aside, he’s been a pretty darn good fantasy producer in his 54 appearances this season. He’s been just over a SuperDraft fantasy point per minute producer on the year and has averaged 24 minutes per game since the All-Star break. Again, this game is expected to stay close, but Kuminga came off the bench on Tuesday against the Clippers and still got 26 minutes including being in the closing lineup alongside Curry and Thompson. I love rostering Kuminga in tournaments on this slate as the highest multiplier forward, I’m comfortable rostering as of this writing.
Andre Drummond (1.65x)
Jokic and Embiid both project higher for me currently, but we shouldn’t overlook Drummond on this two-game slate at his multiplier. We’ll need to differentiate somewhere if we don’t want to chop for first place in the GPPs, and the former 76ers center turned Brooklyn Net makes sense as a way to do so. The Nets need all the size they can muster to attempt to slow down MVP contender Embiid, and with LaMarcus Aldridge (who wouldn’t have much of a chance in the first place) out for this game Drummond should get increased minutes. He’s always been elite with his fantasy point per minute rates, but the minutes are usually in question, especially the last few years. But on this short slate, he seems like a logical pivot to make to get away from the highly concentrated ownership of the two stud centers available. With Embiid’s forward eligibility, I don’t hate pairing up Drummond and Embiid in the same lineup.