The NBA trade deadline has passed and several contenders have added reinforcements as they head toward next week's NBA All-Star break. Knicks guard Jalen Brunson is currently looking like he'll be one of the year's biggest all-star snubs but the former Villanova star looks delighted to be reunited with former college teammate Josh Hart, who the Knicks acquired in a trade with the Trail Blazers earlier this week. Hart is expected to make his debut on Saturday so might NBA daily Fantasy players consider stacking Brunson, Hart, Julius Randle and R.J. Barrett against the Jazz?
Meanwhile, the Lakers have used the trade market to add two new starters in Rui Hachimura and D'Angelo Russell, but how will they gel with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and might either be useful in your NBA DFS lineups on Saturday? It's a loaded NBA DFS player pool with MVP candidates like Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic expected in action and eight primetime games on tap. Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Saturday, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with over $2 million in career winnings. He's also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account.
This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
On Friday, he highlighted Spurs center Zach Collins as one of his top NBA DFS picks on DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Collins finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and three assists for a 12x return and 49.25 points on DraftKings while returning 9x and 46.7 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to NBA action on Saturday and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Saturday, February 11
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Saturday is Jazz wing Talen Horton-Tucker, who is listed at $3,300 on DraftKings and $4,300 on FanDuel. The 22-year-old Iowa State product is in his fourth NBA season and he's played a slightly smaller role in his first season with the Jazz, averaging 15.9 minutes and 7.1 points per game after averaging 22.1 minutes and 9.3 points per game over three seasons with the Lakers.
However, the Jazz used the NBA trade deadline to clear up some cap space and now Horton-Tucker has seen his minutes increase over the last two games. He's played 51:23 seconds in those contests and has 24 points, 14 assists, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Expect Horton-Tucker to see around 25 minutes of action again on Saturday but he's still priced as an end-of-the-bench option.
Another part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Warriors guard Jordan Poole ($7,500 on DraftKings, $7,800 on FanDuel). The No. 28 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft is now in his fourth NBA season and he's one of the league's most dynamic scorers when he's in rhythm.
Poole is averaging 20.8 points and 4.5 assists per game this season but he's coming off a 38-point performance Wednesday and he's been even more productive when in the starting lineup. He's averaging 25.2 points and 4.5 assists in 32 starts this season and he'll remain in the starting lineup indefinitely with Stephen Curry (left leg) out.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Saturday, February 11
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Saturday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
Who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Saturday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has over $2 million in career winnings, and find out.