The NBA is Back, and the following FREE NBA DFS picks for fantasy basketball on DraftKings are based directly off Awesemo’s industry-leading premium projections for Friday, August 7 (8/7/20). Early on, we’re looking at some great top-end options like Jayson Tatum plus some excellent value plays.


Be sure to check out today’s NBA Strategy Show with Josh Engleman and Ben Rasa!


The DraftKings NBA DFS Picks Cheatsheet

NBA DFS Podcasts & Videos

The Awesemo Game Plan YouTube Video (Express/Platinum) (4 p.m. EST)

A quick-hitter NBA DFS vid on the Awesemo YouTube Channel for all our Premium subscribers. Alex ‘Awesemo’ Baker appears, sometimes with a rotating cast of Team Awesemo members, breaking down the slate using the premium tools available on the website. This video wraps up all our data, tools, projections and NBA odds, telling you how to put it all together for the slate ahead.

The NBA Early Bird (FREE) (posted on iTunes and YouTube by 10 p.m. EST the night before)

Featuring Dave “Loughy” LoughranEric “EMac” MacPhersonAdam “Shipmymoney” Scherer and Dan Strafford, among others from the Awesemo team. Our first look at the NBA slate from some of the best minds in DFS. The guys discuss which players and games you’ll need to target based on the early data and NBA odds.

The NBA DFS Strategy Show (FREE) (stream starts at 9:30 a.m. EST)

Featuring Sal VetriJosh EnglemanDave “Loughy” LoughranAdam “Shipmymoney” Scherer and Eric “EMac” MacPherson. Brought to you by a rotating cast of our top NBA analysts, the NBA strategy show delves into the intricacies of DFS analysis breaking down almost every DFS-relevant player and often resulting in heated discussions regarding Bruno Caboclo’s minutes.

The show focuses not only on identifying plays of the day, but also on strategies on how to approach NBA DFS that are applicable to each and every slate. Engage with the hosts and some of the most knowledgeable and impassioned DFS players around in our premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat. Ask as many questions as you like and these experts will help you out with your daily fantasy lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo and FantasyDraft.

The Deeper Dive (FREE) (streams during second hour before lock, typically 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. EST)

Featuring Dave “Loughy” Loughran and Adam “Shipmymoney” Scherer: the companion YouTube stream to our popular Deep Dive article, our experts dive into the stats, taking into account all of the most up-to-date information in the hour before lock. Come prepared to discuss your favorite plays in the premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat or just sit back and soak up all that our community of top DFS players has to offer.

Live Before Lock (FREE) (streams during the hour before lock, typically 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. EST)

Featuring Chris RandoneJosh EnglemanFast Eddie Fear and Chris Spags. Our flagship YouTube show, this stream will impact your ROI unlike any other. We bring you not only the late-breaking news and information but also what it means for your lineups and how to react and adapt as effectively as possible. The guys will also help with last-minute lineup decisions so bring your questions to the premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat. Stick around after lock for a first look at contests, some general NBA DFS picks and strategy discussion, as well as post-lock news (including pivots) for those playing on late-swap sites.

Four Corners (FREE) (posted by 3 p.m. EST on weekdays)

Featuring Chris Spags. A short-form NBA DFS picks-style video focused on the four key inflection points of the slate and how to approach each site, whether it’s DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo or FantasyDraft. Loaded with relevant data and Chris’ inimitable style, the Four Corners video is a popular short-form companion to our in-depth analysis.


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Eric MacPherson

Eric “EMac” MacPherson won the 2007 Fantasy Baseball grand prize (trip for two to the MLB All-Star game) in the Roto format on ESPN. He won again in 2008, this time in the H2H format.

As one of the early adopters of daily fantasy sports, EMac has been providing content for baseball and basketball as well as both professional and college football since 2012 for a variety of websites including DraftKings Playbook, FanVice, RotoWorld, Daily Fantasy Bootcamp, and RotoGrinders.

He is well into his third decade of fantasy sports and has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Follow him on Twitter @EMacDFS or
contact EMac by emailing support@awesemo.com.

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