Hawks forward John Collins battled through a shoulder issue in a loss on Friday night against Toronto to score 23 points. The Hawks return to action on Sunday against Dallas, and Collins once again carries a "questionable" designation, but this time the trouble is heel discomfort. Collins has made 56.5 percent of his shots over his last five starts, while averaging 17.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Is Collins a safe inclusion for your NBA DFS lineups on Sunday?
Rather than rolling the dice on Collins and the wear-and-tear he has been playing though, perhaps Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter is a savvier play. Hunter checks in as a more affordable option on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, but has offered similar offensive production to Collins over his last three starts. In those games, Hunter has averaged 17.7 points and has hit 4-of-8 3-point attempts as well. Before you lock in you NBA DFS picks for Sunday, 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 nearly $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 Saturday, McClure included Lakers F/C Anthony Davis as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Davis finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds, four blocks and three steals to return 68.25 points on DraftKings and 71.9 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 the Sunday, February 6, NBA DFS slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Sunday, February 6
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sunday is Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, who is listed at $12,000 on DraftKings and $11,600 on FanDuel. Doncic has been nothing short of incredible for the Mavericks over his last four starts, averaging 34.3 points, 12 assists, 9.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals. During this recent stretch, he's hit 51.9 percent of his shots and 37.8 percent of his 3-point attempts, which is impressive considering he has averaged 9.3 shots from beyond the arc.
Dallas hosts Atlanta on Sunday, a team Doncic has had success against in his career. In five career starts against Atlanta, Doncic has averaged 23.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 7.8 assists. In his previous game against the Hawks this season, Doncic came away with a double-double on 18 points and 11 rebounds to go with seven assists.
Another part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Bucks center Bobby Portis ($6,400 on DraftKings and $5,500 on FanDuel). Portis is coming off of his best offensive performance of the season on Saturday against the Trail Blazers, scoring 30 points and knocking down 6-of-8 3-point attempts in a blowout win.
Milwaukee visits the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, who just made significant roster changes following a trade with Portland. The move shouldn't do much to alter the defensive matchup Portis was always going to have tonight against the Clippers' frontcourt, but he could have a bit of an advantage as Ivica Zubac's (calf) status is up in the air. In his last five starts, Portis has had one clunker against the New York Knicks, but he's scored at least 17 points and had either five rebounds or assists in three of those games.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, February 6
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday 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.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.