February 3 NBA DFS Picks: Choose Giannis Antetokounmpo

Last Updated: Feb 3, 2021

February 3 NBA DFS Picks on Monkey Knife Fight: Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) combines elements of daily fantasy sports and traditional prop betting to offer a unique array of contests daily for a multitude of sports, including 2/3/21 NBA DFS Plays.

With NBA season in full swing, MKF enhances the enjoyment of the hardwood with exciting opportunities each night to win cash based on your knowledge of some of the league’s top players.

The Game Day breaks down two MKF contests daily that we feel have profit potential. With Wednesday’s slate featuring plenty of big names, here’s a closer look at some opportunities involving some of the most offensively explosive players in action:

February 3 DFS Picks

Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks

MKF Contest: More or Less- Fantasy Points (Pick 2/2 correctly to win 2.5x your Buy-in)

MKF NBA Fantasy Points Scoring System:

  • Point= +1 point
  • Assist= +1.5 points
  • Rebound= +1.2 points
  • Steal= +3 points
  • Block= +3 points
  • Turnover= -1 point

Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks: More Than 53.5 Fantasy Points

Antetokounmpo has exceeded 53.5 MKF points in four of the last five games, and he averaged an impressive 24.3 points (on 49.1 percent shooting), 14.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block in three games against Indiana last season. The Pacers have been vulnerable down low defensively this season, surrendering the fourth-highest offensive efficiency (27.1 percent), second-most points (23.6) and second-most assists (5.3) to power forwards.

Domantas Sabonis, PF, Indiana Pacers: Less Than 41.5 Fantasy Points

Sabonis notably struggled offensively against the Bucks last season over four games, shooting just 35.0 percent, his worst figure by far against any team. Sabonis averaged only 15.0 points per contest versus Milwaukee, and although he did average 12.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in that sample, I see the benchmark of 41.4 Fantasy Points as an uphill battle. The Bucks are as tough as ever down low this season, giving up the second-lowest offensive efficiency (21.3 percent) to power forwards, along with the second-lowest shooting percentage (41.8) to the position.


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Boston Celtics at Sacramento Kings

MKF Contest: More or Less- Fantasy Points (Pick 2/2 correctly to win 2.5x your Buy-in)

MKF NBA Fantasy Points Scoring System:

  • Point= +1 point
  • Assist= +1.5 points
  • Rebound= +1.2 points
  • Steal= +3 points
  • Block= +3 points
  • Turnover= -1 point

Jayson Tatum, PF, Boston Celtics: More Than 46.5 Fantasy Points

Tatum will be on the second night of a back-to-back set, but given his massive usage and the bump in pace the Kings will bring to the Celtics, I like his chances of eclipsing this number. Tatum went into Tuesday night’s game against the Warriors having eclipsed the 46.5-point benchmark on five occasions this season, and he’ll face a Kings team ranked last in overall offensive efficiency surrendered and in the bottom five in the same metric surrendered to power forwards specifically. The Kings have also given up a Western Conference-high 48.3 percent shooting and the third-highest three-point shooting percentage (39.9) of any team on its home floor.

De’Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings: More Than 42.5 Fantasy Points

Fox has already eclipsed this benchmark on seven occasions this season, including in each of his last two games. The fourth-year guard has averaged a whopping 25 shot attempts over that pair of contests and shot 52.0 percent on his way to averages of 34.0 points, 9.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal. The Celtics are currently without Marcus Smart (calf), a major defensive downgrade against a player the caliber of Fox. Boston also went into Tuesday’s game against the Warriors allowing 47.8 percent shooting on the road, increasing the chances of Fox keeping his hot streak alive.

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Juan Carlos Blanco

Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports since 1997 and actively writing about the fantasy sports and sports betting industries since 2015 for multiple websites. He has covered a wide variety of professional sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, CFL, Arena Football League, Alliance of American Football, XFL, NPB and KBO. He was the recipient of the FSWA's 2016 Newcomer of the Year award for his work with RotoWire.

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