Top building blocks and fades for Thursday's NBA DFS action – ESPN

Jamal Murray has scored at least 30 points in back-to-back games for the first time in his career and has been incredibly efficient in doing so. 

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Which players should you build around and which players should you fade in DFS as we tip off Thursday’s NBA action? Our experts have the answers.

Today’s panel includes ESPN Fantasy’s Jim McCormick, André Snellings and Kyle Soppe, and DFS expert Renee Miller.

Players to build around

Jim McCormick — Will Barton, Denver Nuggets

The Knicks have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to wings this season and rank 28th in defensive efficiency against opposing backcourts. Barton has been somewhat quiet the past few games, but I trust his busy and rewarding role as one of Denver’s leading distributors. With a deflated price and consistently busy offensive role, Barton is a solid building block for this somewhat shallow four-game slate.

Renee Miller — Jarrett Jack, New York Knicks

Jack is playing well lately, with 19 points and 16 assists in his past two games, including three 3s in Oakland Tuesday night (something in the water there?). That makes him the bargain-priced point guard you can build a really nice lineup around. Stephen Curry is going to be popular, along with Hassan Whiteside, I suspect, but there are plenty of ways to spend the salary cap tonight. Denver is the best PG matchup on the slate, and Jack posted a 28-fantasy-point line the last time he played the Nuggets. I feel like he’s a lock for 5-6 times value and could deliver more. Either way, it’s security and upside on the cheap, a perfect building block.

André Snellings Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets

Murray has had a strong season, and been even better in the past month when healthy. But in

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