The New York Knicks have played one of the shortest rotations in the NBA throughout the season. That has shrunk even shorter in the 2024 NBA playoffs, but now with another injury hitting the Knicks, their depth is about to be tested. OG Anunoby (hamstring) is out on Friday, while Jalen Brunson (foot) is questionable, and if he can't play, there could be grave concerns in New York. Brunson played through pain in Game 2 and finished with 29 points in another strong performance for any daily Fantasy basketball managers who slotted him into NBA DFS lineups.

How should you view Knicks options when forming an NBA DFS strategy for Friday's two-game slate? Is there a chance to find value from New York in the NBA DFS player pool with options such as Miles McBride and Precious Achiuwa needing to see extended floor time? Or, are you better off fading the Knicks and building NBA DFS stacks around the Pacers, Timberwolves or Nuggets on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings? Before making your NBA DFS picks, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks, and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine's Jimmie Kaylor.

Kaylor is a DFS and betting expert for SportsLine, who won a DraftKings Millionaire Maker contest in 2022. He uses a combination of his background as a former college and professional athlete and his keen eye for statistical trends when making his picks and locking in his DFS lineups. Kaylor enters the 2024 calendar year with multiple five-figure tournament cashes on his DFS resume.

Kaylor's approach allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he only shares on SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NBA DFS player.

On Friday (when Kaylor last made picks), Kaylor highlighted Magic guard Jalen Suggs as one of his top picks in his NBA DFS player pool on both sites. The result: Suggs had 22 points, six rebounds and four assists, returning 38.5 points on DraftKings and 34.2 points on FanDuel. Anybody who included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.

Kaylor has turned his attention to NBA action on Friday and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.

Top NBA DFS picks for Friday, May 10

For Friday, one of Kaylor's top NBA DFS picks is Timberwolves power forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns ($7,000 on DraftKings and $8,000 on FanDuel). Towns is averaging 23.5 points and eight rebounds over the first two games of this series. After averaging just 28.5 minutes in the series against the Suns coming off his torn meniscus, Towns has played at least 31 minutes in each of the first two games versus Denver as he seems to have his conditioning back up and playing with more confidence in his knee. 

Towns averaged 21.8 points and 8.3 rebounds over 62 games this season, averaging more than 20.5 points for the eighth straight season over his nine-year career. He had 27 points and 12 rebounds in Game 2, and with Rudy Gobert back in the lineup for tonight, that means Towns won't have to defend Nikola Jokic as often, allowing Towns to focus more on his offense. With the Timberwolves returning home with incredible confidence after two shocking victories in Denver, Kaylor expects another big performance from Towns.

Another part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Knicks guard/forward Donte DiVincenzo ($6,300 on DraftKings and $7,400 on FanDuel). DiVincenzo has scored at least 25 points in each game this series against the Pacers, including scoring 28 points with six rebounds and four assists in Game 2. The 27-year-old has played 44 minutes in each contest as the Knicks will need him to play another 40-plus minutes if they are in a close matchup on Friday. DiVincenzo has made 11 3-pointers and is shooting 54.2% from beyond the arc this series.

DiVincenzo averaged 15.5 ppg during the regular season, making him the second-highest scorer among healthy players on Friday. While Brunson will likely receive the majority of the defensive attention if he suits up, he will rely on DiVincenzo to find his shot. However, if Brunson is out altogether, then DiVincenzo will take over the primary scoring role in the offense. New York is going to need a huge performance from DiVincenzo to take a 3-0 series lead, and just that usage and potential alone make him a strong option in Friday NBA DFS lineups. See Kaylor's other NBA DFS picks right here.

How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Friday, May 10

Kaylor is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Friday 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, and get the rest of Kaylor's picks, here.

Who is DFS pro Jimmie Kaylor putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Friday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has a Millionaire Maker win on his resume, and find out.