Daily Fantasy Basketball Notes, 11/24

It’s a seven game slate as we start our new week of DFS basketball, highlighted (or more like lowlighted) by those lovable 76ers trying to end their season opening 13 game losing streak.  Vegas tells us it’s not the most glamorous night of the year, as we have two games with totals above 200.

Lets to a look:

Orlando at Cleveland (-9, 201):

Prime Play:

Kyrie Irving ($8800)- Irving has put together seven straight games of scoring at least 33 DraftKing (DK) points, his floor has been pretty safe for cash games.

Value Play:

Channing Frye ($5200)- Pretty consistently in the low to mid 20 point range, Frye gets a good match up with a Cav team that struggles vs. forwards.  If Tobias Harris sits out another one (game time call) Frye could get a big boost.


Portland (-12.5, 196.5) at Philly:

Prime Play:

Damian Lillard ($9300)- Most will go with LaMarcus Alrdidge in this spot, I like Lillard’s chances here.  A faster paced game suits Lillard.  Had his streak of 5 straight DK games of least 40 points stopped last night.

Value Play:

Robert Covington ($3400)- Who ?  This is a deep, deep play not recommended for cash games but maybe worth a shot in your GPP.  Nerlens Noel and Tony Wroten both were sick this morning (although are expected to play).  Covington seems to be gaining the favor of Coach Brett Brown, and looked really good Saturday night vs. the Knicks knocking down four 3’s in just 14 minutes.  Could see some extra run in a blowout.


Los Angeles Clippers (-5, 199.5) at Charlotte:

Prime Play:

Al Jefferson ($7900)- After a bit of a rough patch, Big Al has turned it on lately with three straight 40+ DK efforts.  DeAndre Jordan might be a great shot blocker but the Clips are ranked in the bottom third of the league in fantasy points allowed to centers.

Value Play:



Phoenix at Toronto (-4.5, 208):

Prime Play:

Kyle Lowry ($8000)- Another prime play PG, Lowry is always a favorite in his ability to accrue DK points in any facet of the game.  Point guard on the highest team total O/U of the night.   Five of his last six have seen him go for a minimum of 36.75 fantasy points.

Value Play:

Lou Williams ($4500)- Sweet Lou went off for a career high 36 points Saturday night vs. Cleveland.  He saw a season high 29 minutes as well and seems to have earned more trust and PT from Raptors Coach Dwane Casey.  The 4500 price tag is a bit of a jump however as he had been in the low 3000 range.


New York @ Houston (-6.6, 191.5)

Prime Play:

James Harden ($10,300)- Outside of Anthony Davis, there may not be a safer nightly play than Harden.  Has put up over 40 DK in all but one of Houston’s 13 games so far.  Dwight Howard has been ruled out tonight so the offensive load will once again be on The Beard.

Value Play:

Kostas Papanikolaou ($3600)- With no Howard, Terrence Jones or Patrick Beverly, Houston is a good spot to search for value.  Isaiah Caanan ($4000) is an option, but there are plenty of PG’s I like.  So I’ll choose Papanikolaou over Donatas Motiejunas ($4400)  for the $800 savings, where both players can have the same type of fantasy game.


Indiana @ Dallas (-14, 198):

Prime Play:

NONE-  Dallas is too well balanced and the blow out factor is in full effect here tonight possibly

Value Play:

Ian Mahinmi ($3400)- Roy Hibbert is out making it look like Mahinmi will draw the starting nod.  Had 12 points, 10 boards, 3 steals and a block after Hibbert went down Saturday night.  Will be highly owned tonight, so if you feel like going a bit contrarian, Lavoy Allen ($3000) could be a sneaky play.


Chicago (-3, 191.5) at Utah:

Prime Play:

Gordon Hayward ($7600)- Here we go again with Chicago.  Rose, Gasol both game time decisions and Gibson is out, so I’ll go with Utah’s Hayward, who’s coming off a 51 point DK night Saturday.

Value Play:

Aaron Brooks ($4900)- Most will be looking at Nikola Mirotic and his $4300 price tag tonight after his 42.75 game Friday night in Portland.  I’ll be paying attention to the status of D-Rose and Kirk Hinrich.  If neither suits up, I love Brooks in a plus match up against Trey Burke.


Good luck to all and let’s start the week off right tonight.

Any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on twitter @bsteinhause or any of the @fakeroundball crew.







One Comment

  1. Ken Maget

    November 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Tough slate of games last night . Brian always provides excellent analysis and insight to making solid picks.

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