NBA DFS: Jimmy Butler and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 28, 2022

The move that sent Domantas Sabonis to the Sacramento Kings at the NBA trade deadline raised some eyebrows, but over his last three games, he’s shown that his move to the west coast hasn’t slowed his production. During that stretch, he has averaged 23 points, 14 rebounds and 1.3 steals, and he also has had a block in each of his last two games. Sacramento takes on Oklahoma City on Monday evening, and before daily Fantasy players add Sabonis to NBA DFS lineups, they need to figure out if he can keep up his recent numbers for a fourth consecutive game.

The last time Sabonis played the Thunder, he was still in a Pacers uniform on January 28. He scored 28 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked two shots in that game, but is that enough along with his recent performances to pull him from the NBA DFS player pool on sites like DraftKings or FanDuel? Before you finalize your NBA DFS picks for Monday, 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 Sunday, McClure listed Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Doncic finished as the top point guard in the main slate of games on both sites. Against Golden State, Doncic scored 34 points, had 11 rebounds, two steals and a block to return 55.25 points on DraftKings and 50.2 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 Monday, February 28, 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 Monday, February 28

One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks on Monday is Heat forward Jimmy Butler, who is listed at $8,900 on DraftKings and $8,600 on FanDuel. Even though Butler is clearly one of the league’s top players, he has never been one of its most efficient. However, that hasn’t stopped him from producing at a high level over his last four games, where he has averaged 23.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, four assists and 1.3 steals.

On Monday, the Heat host Chicago, which is coming off of its first loss in seven games. Butler missed Miami’s last game against the Bulls, and when he was in the lineup against them on November 27, he finished with just 18 points and an injured tailbone. His career numbers against Chicago are more favorable, and in eight games against his former team, he has averaged 26.1 points, 6.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds.

Another part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon ($7,100 on DraftKings and $5,800 on FanDuel). Brogdon has had trouble staying healthy this season and is coming off of a recent 15-game stint on the injured list with an Achilles injury. In his second game back on Sunday against Boston, he finished with 20 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block.

Indiana takes on one of the league’s bottom teams in Orlando on Monday, which will also be getting Markelle Fultz back on the court for the first time in over a year following an ACL injury. With Fultz back in the rotation, the Magic’s backcourt suddenly becomes pretty crowded, and their focus will likely be less on stopping Brogdon and more on developing comfort and continuity with their stable of young guards. In Brogdon’s last game against Orlando in April of 2021, he posted 24 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.

How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Monday, February 28

McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Monday 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 Monday? 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.