Performing good research is the key to cashing your Fanduel & Draftkings NBA lineups on a consistent basis. I often find that my researched picks do far better over the long run than picks I get a good feeling about.
Good research gives you a huge edge on your competition because you can find players with huge upside that will be very low owned. The casual player conducts little to no research so investing your time in a comfortable research routine will pay enormous dividends to your lineups and your bankroll.
Where can I find today’s lineups for NBA Games?
Most NBA teams release their starting lineups within 1 hour to tipoff. Be sure to check Rotowire frequently so make sure all of your players are active and playing.
Best NBA Research Tools & Resources
NBA.com Stats – The official stats database of the NBA. They provide comprehensive information on every aspect of the game to help you identify strong picks based on hundreds of different stats.
Rotogrinders – The biggest DFS community in the world with tons of free NBA tools to help you build lineups. They also publish a daily article called the “NBA Grind Down” that breaks down the entire slate and shares useful insight on each game.
Basketball Reference – A wonderful stats based website that offers comprehensive statistical breakdowns for every player including useful splits (Home/Away, Arena, etc). They also have a unique H2H comparison tool that allows you to see how 2 players perform historically against each other (ex. Stephen Curry vs Kyrie Irving).
ESPN NBA Stats – A great resource for finding player stats and game splits quickly and easily. They also provide splits by the month and even day.
Daily Fantasy Nerd – A very useful website that provides daily DFS scoring projections for NBA games. They also have a powerful optimizer tool and show historical FDP performances for this season and the previous one.
RotoQL – My top rated NBA lineup optimizer that also provides insights on every player including minutes played over last 2 games, FGA attempts, FP scored and other key stats.
Basketball Monster – This is one of the top NBA DFS subscription sites out there. They provide up to the minute player updates as well as comprehensive overviews of each slate for paid subscribers. You have to be a premium member to access the content, but you can get the player updates for free.
StatsMuse – This tool allows you to quickly analyze a player’s past performances against any opponent. It’s easy to enter a search query like “Lebron James most recent fd game logs vs Rockets” and you’ll get a list of all his Fanduel scores as well as stat lines.