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 six games on tonight’s NBA slate, let’s get into some of the Multiplier plays on SuperDraft.
Luka Doncic (1x)
The late-night hammer on this slate is LAL vs. DAL. While the game as a whole doesn’t present a ton of fantasy opportunity, Doncic cannot be ignored in any matchup. To reiterate just how dominant the young All-Star has been, keep in mind that he has averaged 65.2 SuperDraft points per game over his last 12. His usage rate has not dipped below 33.2% in any of those 12 games, and he’s posted two games in that stretch exceeding 51.8% usage. The Mavericks are currently five-point road favorites in Los Angeles tonight and Luka should continue to be heavily involved in all aspects of the Mavericks offense regardless of the outcome. As of this writing Doncic is a big priority for me, and you should be able to fit him into your lineups comfortably given his guard and forward eligibility.
Reggie Jackson (1.5x)
With just six weeks remaining in the NBA regular season, we will start to have teams we target every time they are on the slate. The Rockets fall squarely into that category and will take on the Clippers for the third time in four games tonight in Houston. Reggie Jackson has been great both from a real basketball and a daily fantasy standpoint of late, averaging 38.8 SuperDraft points per game over his last six. His usage rate over that span is at 29.4%, an increase of nearly two percentage points over the full season rate, illustrating the boost Jackson has enjoyed with Norman Powell sidelined. Jackson’s multiplier has come down a bit from where it’s been recently, but at 1.5x he’s still projecting as a very strong play in a game that the Clippers are favored by seven on the road.
Daniel Gafford (1.75x)
I want to focus on some of the potential value centers with forward eligibility on this slate. With Daniel Gafford being placed back into the starting lineup we should take a long look at him as a potential value. Gafford has started each of the Wizards’ last two games, averaging just over 26 minutes per. His fantasy rates lately have been right in line with his season average, producing 1.11 SuperDraft points per minute in his last five games. For Gafford to be optimal in tournaments without an outlier performance we would likely need at least 26 minutes tonight. To add fuel to my Gafford interest, he did post 39.5 SuperDraft points in 27 minutes against Detroit back on December 8th. If he gets the start again, I would strongly consider rostering Gafford at forward in tournaments.
Dwight Howard (2x)
The future hall-of-famer has stepped in for the injured A.D. and while his production remains volatile, I cannot ignore the 2x multiplier Howard is carrying into tonight’s slate. The Lakers are carrying the second lowest-implied team total on the slate, but with Dwight Powell likely getting the start and mid 20’s in minutes for the visiting Mavericks, the minutes projection on Dwight Howard is similar. Because of this, we have to have interest in the journeyman center at forward, who is still averaging over a SuperDraft point per minute this season and 1.43 SuperDraft points per minute over his last five games. I can’t in good faith project Howard for 1.43 per minute tonight but even at his season-long rate of just over a point per minute he looks like a great option in cash and GPP, with the upside to be tournament optimal by the end of the night.
Karl Anthony Towns (1.1x)
On a slate with more appetizing center options near the multiplier floor he likely wouldn’t make it into this article, but we’re a bit starved at the top here. You could make a strong case for Zubac against the Rockets at his 1.65x multiplier. But assuming we are using those players at forward, I’ll take Towns here for the high floor and ceiling combo. He’s still got the ceiling to be optimal, exceeding 51.75 SuperDraft points or more in three of his last five games. But it’s not slate-breaking upside. Towns has only eclipsed 58.5 twice in his last 21 games, and while we don’t necessarily need him to do so tonight, he’s not screaming “lock!” to me. He’s my favorite center option in any cash game scenario, but I would have an internal debate with myself on if I would roster Towns or Zubac in GPPs.
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