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 four games on tonight’s NBA slate, let’s get into some of the Multiplier plays on SuperDraft.
RJ Barrett (1.35x)
NYK revealed this morning that Randle is out. This will be the third game this season that he’s missed and all signs point to Barrett being the biggest beneficiary. In 354 minutes without Randle, Barrett has a 33.7% usage rate. In the two games Randle sat out that number is at 35% so we should expect a sizable increase in fantasy projection for Barrett. The Knicks are just three-point home underdogs as of this writing, a line that has only moved a half-point in favor of the visiting Hawks since the Randle news broke. With the closest spread of the four games, the second highest implied total and the increase in usage rate, Barrett is a priority for me on SuperDraft tonight no matter the format. His dual guard and forward eligibility is an extra cookie for one of the strongest plays on the slate.
Klay Thompson (1.45x)
The flailing Warriors have officially dropped below the Memphis Grizzlies for the second seed in the Western conference. They will continue to be without Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala while Draymond Green is still on a minutes limit. Most of the offensive weight will be carried by Thompson, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins (who is carrying a probable designation on the injury report due to knee soreness). All three are solid plays on SuperDraft but Thompson is the one that intrigues me the most. His upside on any given night is the highest of the trio and I think the field could gravitate to Poole who is a bit less volatile and has a slightly higher multiplier. Thompson’s shot attempts have settled into the low to mid 20’s with Curry out of the lineup, and that kind of volume can lead to massive fantasy outputs from Thompson.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (1x)
Don’t forget here, the Bucks aren’t full strength. Middleton will miss the matchup with Chicago with wrist soreness. His usage rate rises a fairly insignificant with Middleton off the floor this season, but his assist rate skyrockets. His floor tonight is pretty standard but the ceiling is slightly raised. The Bucks are still 7.5-point home favorites even without Middleton in the game with the highest implied total on the slate. In two meetings with the Bulls this season Antetokounmpo is averaging 32 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 stocks (steals + blocks) per game, and with the absence of Middleton and the increase in usage rate, Giannis should be on triple-double watch for those sports bettors out there. He’s a lock for me in cash and without other value opening up he is a priority for me in GPPs as well.
Obi Toppin (2x)
Toppin should pick up the start in place of Randle, although it is Thibodeau at the helm so double-check the lineup before lock. He shouldn’t have trouble getting the minutes tonight, as he leads the Knicks in minutes in the two games that Randle has missed, as well as 783 minutes total with Randle off the floor this season (he’s only played 884 minutes total). Compare that to Taj Gibson’s 355, Mitchell Robinson’s 303 and Jericho Sims 150 and you can see that as much as Thibodeau wants to minimize Toppin’s playing time, he does relent when Randle needs a breather or is otherwise unavailable. Toppin is averaging 0.94 SuperDraft points per minute this year and at his 2x multiplier is one of my favorite targets in GPPs. He’s not out of the question for a cash build but isn’t a lock for me in that format.
Nikola Jokic (1x)
The Nuggets take on the Clippers and are currently 6.5-point home favorites. Jokic has continued his case to repeat as league MVP over the last few weeks, averaging 65.5 SuperDraft points per game since March 6th (a nine-game sample). But it’s not just his overall dominance that draws me to the Joker this evening, it’s the absolute destruction he has wrecked on the Clippers through their first three meetings. Jokic is averaging 32 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 stocks against the Clips this season, and with the likes of Ivica Zubac, Isaiah Hartenstein, Marcus Morris (lol) and Robert Covington all that LA has to offer to counter him, he is far and away the best projected play at the position. Like a lot of slates with Jokic this season, he is the first player I’m slotting into my lineup in any format.
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