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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 nine games on tonight’s NBA slate, let’s get into some of the Multiplier plays on SuperDraft.


James Harden (1.1x)

With Embiid out, Harden’s rates will skyrocket. In 122 minutes with Embiid off the court Harden sees a usage increase of 12.5% up to 38.3%. That’s not quite to the levels we saw at his previous stops in Brooklyn and Houston, when Harden would frequently top 40% usage with his other All-Star caliber teammates off the court. Regardless, it’s hard to avoid Harden in any sort of cash game scenario. He’s also bringing a 54.8% assist rate and 10.5% rebound rate with Embiid off the court. The matchup against the Heat isn’t ideal, so if you want to get away from Harden in GPPs I am not against it. But, for lack of a better term, it will take some stones to fade Harden without Embiid in the lineup.

Donovan Mitchell (1.2x)

The Jazz suddenly find themselves in a position to catch Golden State and move up into the third seed in the Western conference. I think it’s safe to assume that Utah is going to be pushing hard to get there, as they could push back a potential matchup with the Phoenix Suns by one round by doing so. The Jazz get back Mike Conley back from his rest day, but they will remain without Bogdanovic and House. In four games without Bogdanovic this season Mitchell has a 36.6% usage rate, which would be the second-highest mark in the league over a full season. It’s not the best sample size (but it’s what we got) but in those four games he’s averaged 32 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. With that kind of workload at his 1.2x multiplier he would be a priority for me at guard on this slate.


Cade Cunningham (1.4x)

Given his recent form, the number of regular rotation players absent from the lineup tonight for Detroit, and some still questionable, Cunningham is likely to be popular not just on SuperDraft but around the DFS industry. Over the last five games we’ve seen the minutes ceiling on Cunningham rise (averaging nearly 40 minutes per game) and his fantasy ceiling rise with it. He’s an extremely versatile asset on SuperDraft on this slate due to his dual guard and forward eligibility and averaging 45.1 SuperDraft points per game over that span. The matchup is also juicy for last summer’s first overall pick, as the Blazers come to town sporting the second worst defensive rating in the league and are giving up over 125 points per game since the All-Star break. Cunningham is one of my favorite plays in any format on SuperDraft tonight.

Trendon Watford (1.8x)

On the other side of that game, let’s take a look at the rookie forward out of LSU. Watford went from undrafted to securing a full NBA contract and has been starting at the four lately for the Blazers. Watford has averaged 34.6 minutes over Portland’s last five, and 35.5 SuperDraft points per game in that span. I like getting to Watford in GPPs for the high floor he brings given his minutes projection and 1.8x multiplier. If this game stays close (and Vegas doesn’t think it quite will, the Pistons are nine-point home favorites as of this writing) a Cunningham and Watford pairing could work out quite nicely. Ultimately, Watford isn’t quite in the same priority tier that I consider Cunningham to be in on this slate and is just a GPP target for me.


Jonas Valanciunas (1.25x)

Enter Valanciunas, who gets a matchup against the Hornets frontcourt, a positional target of ours for the last few months. The Hornets are statistically the best matchup for a player like Valanciunas, who not only gobbles up rebounds on both ends of the floor but also is quite skilled on the offensive end. The likes of Plumlee, Harrell and PJ Washington are likely to get eaten up statistically by Valanciunas tonight and he’s my favorite center option in any format as of this writing. Now, some of you may look to the game between these two teams from March 11th and note his lackluster fantasy output. The Hornets ran away with that game and Valanciunas lost a significant chunk of minutes to the blowout, taking a seat with more than three and a half minutes to go in the third and never returning. I expect a bounce back performance tonight.

This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.

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