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 daily article will focus on daily value 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.
With 10 games on Tuesday’s slate, let’s get into some of the multiplier plays over on SuperDraft.
Anfernee Simons, Portland Trail Blazers (1.6x score multiplier)
If this is your first exposure to Tuesday’s slate, I urge you to check in with your favorite NBA news feed and look over the big trades that went down Tuesday morning. With Portland shipping CJ McCollum, Tony Snell and Larry Nance to New Orleans, we have a ton of value opening up in Portland. The priority here will be Simons, who takes over the reins of the Trail Blazers backcourt with McCollum out of town and Damian Lillard’s absence still deemed indefinite. Additionally, this team shipped Robert Covington and Norman Powell to the Clippers a few days ago, creating the extreme value scenario for Portland this evening. There’s too small of a sample size (28 minutes at a 30.9% usage rate) to draw any firm conclusions on what the actual rates for Simons will look like with those six players out of this rotation, but we know enough about the player to assume they will be elite. Certainly high enough for Simons to be a standout in any sort of projection model. As of this writing he is my highest priority at the guard position, and I would be multiple lineups in before I left him out.
Justise Winslow, Portland Trail Blazers (1.85x)
The Trail Blazers love continues with the journeyman wing who hopes to find a more permanent role in his new Portland digs. Winslow played 20 minutes in his Portland debut Sunday and was average at best with his fantasy production. But he should take on a larger role here with the aforementioned players out of the way. Like with Simons, we don’t have enough data on Winslow to know what his rates will be in this scenario, but the minutes and multiplier combo is undeniable. I expect Winslow to see around 30 minutes against the Magic, and with his guard and forward eligibility, he is a nice piece to get into your SuperDraft lineups. As a final note on the Blazers guards, CJ Elleby (who also has G/F eligibility) is also very much in play at his 2x multiplier. I’m fine to pair two of the three but wouldn’t go all the way with the full trio in one lineup.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (1x)
It can be tough on these larger slates to target some of the lower multiplier plays, but if you’re going to roster one player up top, it should be the reigning NBA Finals MVP. The premier matchup for the league Tuesday is the Bucks visiting the Lakers, and
Giannis in a close game is a recipe for success on SuperDraft. The Bucks are currently 3.5-point road favorites in the game with the highest implied total on the slate. For anyone who has watched a lick of NBA hoops the last three years, I know I don’t have to make too many points about why Giannis has a massive ceiling. But the floor has also been outstanding over the last month or so. It’s been nearly two months (Dec. 13) since Giannis dipped below 26 real points in a game. He has averaged right at his season averages for all other counting stats over his last five, not including turnovers (which he has cut down on in that same span). Finally, we can look at the Nov. 17 matchup from earlier this season and while Giannis put up a fairly unique stat line compared to his averages, he had no trouble dicing up the Lakers in that one en route to 47 points. He’s my favorite floor multiplier play of the day, with Luka Doncic second.
Wendell Carter, Orlando Magic (1.4x)
Little bit of a low owned play here, but I like getting to Carter in tournaments. With his forward eligibility we have the opportunity to get Carter in and keep our ability to roster Nikola Jokic (or any of the other options) at center. From a fantasy rates standpoint, Carter has been fantastic lately, averaging 1.19 SuperDraft points per minute over his last five outings. With this game expected to stay close (the shorthanded Blazers are 1-point home favorites with a 221 implied total), we should see Carter get back to mid-30s in minutes after being limited in the last two due to blowouts. I don’t think he will carry much ownership with the sheer number of studs and available value that has opened up on this slate and gives you a runback in lineups with two Portland players.
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (1x)
No surprises here from anyone who has read this article with the Nuggets on the slate. The reigning league MVP is the top option at center once again with his massive floor/ceiling combo, even at his floor multiplier. If SuperDraft ever deducted fantasy points with a multiplier of less than 1x, Jokic would be the first one to get tagged with it. The Nuggets get a matchup with the Knicks, who ruled out both Mitchell Robinson and Nerlens Noel for this game. With the likes of Taj Gibson and rookie Jericho Sims left to play the center position for the Knicks, Jokic is an even better play than he was early this morning. He contributes in all five categories of the box score, evidenced by him posting a triple-double in six of his last 12 games and coming up just one rebound or assist short of the feat in an additional three of those. Unless this is your first go-round with NBA DFS this season you don’t need any more convincing, Jokic should be the priority center on this slate.
Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans Pelicans (1.8x)
We’ll start the center talk with the caveat that Nikola Jokic is a smash play at center as he always is, even at his 1x multiplier. But even with Jokic projecting highest of the center options for me, I wanted to discuss Hayes and his newfound role for New Orleans. The young center started at the power forward in three of the last four games, and even while he came off the bench last time out, he still saw 28 minutes. Hayes is well over a fantasy-point-per-minute player, and Tuesday’s matchup against the Rockets is a runback of the game we saw Sunday when Hayes had 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 stocks (steals plus blocks). With Tuesday’s trade between the Pelicans and Blazers, I think the possibility that Hayes gets back in the starting lineup rises a bit. But even if he’s off the bench, we just saw the damage he can do in this matchup with the elevated time he’s undoubtedly going to get tonight compared to his season averages. Again, Jokic is a top play at the position as well, but Hayes has caught my attention with his elevated opportunity and multiplier.
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.