This article will focus on some of the standout plays from SuperDraft’s exclusive Multiplier game mode for the 10/28 NBA DFS picks. 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.
With six games to comb through, let’s get into some of the top plays on SuperDraft.
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (1.2x score multiplier)
The Hawks are on their first back-to-back of the season and in a prime spot against the Wizards. Even though the Wizards sit at 3-1 they have given up some big performances to opposing guards including 28 points to Malcolm Brogdon, 21 to Patty Mills and 26 (Wednesday) to Dennis Schroder, who came off the bench. With Young rounding into form (31 points Wednesday against New Orleans after 32 against Detroit Monday), it’s time to attack him at this 1.2x multiplier. The Hawks phenom has averaged over 23 shot attempts per game over his last three, and with this game expected to stay close I would rather roster Young than the other available stud guards at lower multipliers like Stephen Curry.
Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs (1.3x)
We should avoid chasing big outlier games like a shiny new toy, and that’s exactly what Murray did Tuesday night against the Lakers. The Spurs point guard recorded a massive 21-point, 12-rebound, 15-assist performance (albeit in overtime) last time out. We shouldn’t expect him to repeat that production, but we don’t need him to for this to be a solid play at a 1.3x multiplier. Murray can contribute stats across all aspects of the box score, evidenced by his four triple-doubles last season and his 15/9/9 averages through four games this season. We can add in his 2.3 steals per game for good measure. If I’m running multiple lineups on SuperDraft, I want to make sure I have shares of Murray in this Southwest Division showdown in Dallas.
De’Anthony Melton, Memphis Grizzlies (1.7x)
Dillon Brooks will be back soon, but it won’t be tonight. That means we can go right back to the value well with Melton. The Griz are also on a back-to-back and are six-point underdogs on the road at Golden State. Melton had his first dud of the season against the Blazers Wednesday, shooting 0-of-8 from the field. I expect a bounce-back in this one, as he was averaging 14 shot attempts per game through the first three. That being said, even with not making a shot last night he is still shooting 44% from the field through four games. Melton has scored 20 or more real points in two of the Grizzlies first four games and unless you think Golden State blows out Memphis, we have to have some significant interest in Melton at this multiplier. We can also consider his backcourt mate Desmond Bane, who has been equally as impressive and also holds a 1.7x multiplier on SuperDraft.
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (1x)
With a smaller slate, you’re generally going to want to include 1-2 stars with lower multipliers in GPPs on SuperDraft. As the odds-on favorite to win MVP at most sportsbooks, Luka fits that mold. He has both guard and forward eligibility at SuperDraft which will help you comfortably fit in all the players you want to prioritize in your lineups. After a letdown in the opener (at least by Doncic’s standards), the Mavs franchise player has put together back-to-back big fantasy games. With Kristaps Porzingis questionable for the game against the Spurs, a ceiling game from Doncic is even more likely against a San Antonio club that has allowed 123 points per game over their last two. Doncic averaged 29 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists per game over the three times these two teams met last season. I think he picks up right where he left off against his division rivals to the south.
Julius Randle, New York Knicks (1.15x)
The Knicks are off to an exciting start sitting at 3-1 after the first week of play. The main key to their success has once again been Randle. This applies to both on the court and for our daily fantasy lineups. Tom Thibodeau is still the coach of the Knicks, and that means massive minutes for main rotation players. Randle is averaging 37 minutes per game thus far. With that much time on the court against a team like Chicago I have a lot of interest. The 1.15x multiplier seals the deal for me on this slate. Personally, I want to get the guy averaging over 21 shots a game into my lineup. Randle also has center eligibility on SuperDraft. That flexibility is always a nice bonus when trying to get different in large field GPPs.
Christian Wood, Houston Rockets (1.25x)
It’s a very tough matchup here for the Rockets, who will host the visiting Utah Jazz. This is a Utah team that remains undefeated and is only allowing 99 points per game through their first three games. If Wood were at a lower multiplier my interest would wane. However, at 1.25x and with his ability to score from all three levels on offense I think it’s smart to grab some shares in multiple lineups or as a contrarian play if you’re only playing one. His ownership will be limited tonight because of the matchup. Just because Houston is going to lose a ton of games this season doesn’t mean they are a fantasy desert. Wood has averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds through Houston’s first four games. That’s upside we should not discard when looking at all of our options on this six-game slate.
Nikola Vucevic, Chicago Bulls (1.25x)
Even with Zach LaVine being questionable, we should have interest in the Bulls big man at this elevated multiplier. The uncertainty about where the production will come from on a night-to-night basis in Chicago usually makes it tough. That being said, the combination of LaVine’s questionable status and Vucevic’s 1.25x makes this a good spot to have some shares of the Bulls center. We shouldn’t be scared of a matchup with the Knicks for a guy like Vucevic. He’s averaged 21 points and 16 rebounds per game against New York over his last four meetings. I expect another big output here, especially if LaVine ends up inactive.
Montrezl Harrell, Washington Wizards (1.5x)
It’s not the easiest of matchups for the Wizards’ new frontcourt addition, but the opportunity is there. Daniel Gafford has been getting the starting nod at center for Washington so far this season and with Thomas Bryant still recovering from his knee injury, it’s been a two-man rotation at center between Gafford and Harrell. That is, until Gafford got hurt last night in the second quarter. He did not return to the game and is scheduled to have an MRI Thursday morning. In all likelihood Gafford will end up missing this game and if so, we should be locking Harrell into our SuperDraft lineups at 1.5x. He’s always been a productive fantasy player on a per-minute basis, and he saw 38 minutes Wednesday, including 22 of the 24 second-half minutes after Gafford exited. It should be a big night for Harrell, who is also forward eligible on SuperDraft.
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