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 five games on tonight’s NBA slate, let’s get into some of the Multiplier plays on SuperDraft.
Jrue Holiday (1.25x)
There’s going to be value galore on this five game Thursday slate, and not just your typical lesser-known players with high multipliers. We’ve got a ton of priority options in the 1.5x and lower range, and we’ll start with Jrue Holiday. Both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton are out for tonight’s game against the Wizards, leaving Holiday in command of the offense. In three games without both Antetokounmpo and Middleton this season Holiday has a 36% usage rate and a 45.1% assist rate. What also stands out to me about that sample size is that Holiday averaged 39 minutes in those three games. The Bucks are still nine-point home favorites even after the inactives were announced and have the second highest implied team total on the slate. Holiday is my favorite way to attack the remaining active Bucks in both cash and GPPs. He barely gets the nod over Zach LaVine for me at the same multiplier, who projects very well with DeMar DeRozan out.
Tyus Jones (2x)
The Grizzlies will remain without Ja Morant tonight against the Pacers, and both Dillon Brooks and Brandon Clarke will join him on the sidelines. Like Milwaukee, the Memphis line didn’t move much after these inactives were announced, and they’re still 11-point home favorites. Without those three players on the court this season, Jones is second on the team in total minutes (trailing only John Konchar) and we’ve seen him play 30 and 34.5 minutes in the last two games with Morant out. He posted 31.25 and 34 SuperDraft points respectively in those two games and we should expect more of the same against this lowly Pacers defense (who will be without Malcolm Brogdon and potentially Tyrese Haliburton). Jones is a lock in cash games for me tonight, and I love him in GPPs as well. I could see the rationale for pivoting to teammate Desmond Bane at his 1.5x multiplier in tournaments, as I think the field will have caught on to Jones at this point.
Jaren Jackson Jr. (1.4x)
Sticking with the shorthanded Grizzlies as we move to the frontcourt, I think we have to strongly consider the merits of Jackson Jr. The matchup is sublime against Indiana, who have been giving up fantasy points in bunches for the better part of two months now. Jackson Jr. has also been a great fantasy asset on a point per minute basis this season, averaging 1.24 SuperDraft points per minute. He’s posted a massive 34.5% usage rate with Morant, Brooks and Clarke off the court this season in a 266-minute sample. He also posted 45.5 SuperDraft points against this same Pacers team in 21.5 minutes back on March 15th. The biggest concern with rostering JJJ on this slate (as it is any time you click on his name) is his propensity for foul trouble. He averages 4.6 fouls per 36 minutes, which is actually a drastic improvement over his career average of 5.0 (he also averaged 5.9 fouls per 36 last season). Just to illustrate how this is still affecting his upside, he’s picked up five fouls in four of his last eight games. Ultimately, I think the ceiling on his fantasy performance tonight outweighs my concerns about foul trouble and he is a priority for me in tournaments. I’m fine to roster him in cash but I don’t think he would make my cash lineup if I was only running one.
Goga Bitadze (1.85x)
The Pacers themselves will be somewhat shorthanded on the other side of that game, and Bitadze stands out to me as an intriguing GPP play with his forward eligibility. Isaiah Jackson will remain in the concussion protocol in this one, and with Jackson leaving last night’s game early due to the headache that placed him back in the protocol we saw Bitadze play just short of 30 minutes. A relative unknown name to the casual NBA fan, Bitadze is a fantastic fantasy producer, and has posted 1.18 SuperDraft points per minute this season. As a personal editorial, he’s also one of the better shot blocking centers in the league and we love when our players rack up the stocks (steals + blocks) on SuperDraft. At his 1.85x multiplier I have a lot of interest in Bitadze, who should see near 30 minutes again in this matchup.
Nikola Jokic (1x)
Surprise! We’re going right back to the reigning (and soon to be repeat) NBA MVP. These blurbs about Jokic continue to shrink week by week as I pound the fact into the reader’s mind that Jokic is rarely not the best option at center. That doesn’t change tonight in the matchup against Phoenix. Sure, it’s not the best matchup on paper, but Jokic is essentially matchup proof at this point. He’s averaged 1.82 SuperDraft points per minute this season and is coming off of a dominant 72 SuperDraft point performance against the Clippers (and he only need 15 shot attempts to do so). The Nuggets are just 1-point home underdogs to the team with the best record in the association in the game with the second highest implied total on the slate. You won’t catch me fading the Joker tonight but if you are so inclined, Bitadze and Jonas Valanciunas would be my first two pivot options.
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.