Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook – 11/16

Paul George

With only six games on the slate tonight, there’s still a good mix of talent out there to make tonight a really great night of NBA DFS. Everyone is riding the Westbrook train still, but I’m fading him tonight. The Grizzlies should be able to contain him enough that he won’t live up to that price tag. My number one guy tonight is Paul George if I’m spending. Good luck tonight and let’s continue this hot streak.

*note: all my prices are according to DraftKings

 

Point Guard

Brandon Knight ($7,000)

Knight put up a real stinker last game out. I think that bodes well for tonight’s ownership. Going against the Lakers is never a bad idea either, so I like Knight to bounce back. Since the end of October, he’s only finished with less than 30 fantasy points twice. I love him as a cash game play for his salary.

 Isaiah Thomas ($7,100)

Thomas is my fallback guy if I’m playing Eric Bledsoe tonight. I’m not opposed to stacking but I especially don’t like stacking the same backcourt. Thomas, understandably, excels against bad defense and Houston fits right into that category. He’s been looking really good so far and makes for a nice GPP play.

 

Shooting Guard

Eric Bledsoe ($8,400)

I like Knight more, but I can’t argue with the production of Bledsoe lately. He’s been playing at a high level and he gets to go up against a Lakers team without Kobe Bryant. His salary has gone up, but nothing too much to fade. I like him as a pivot to James Harden, who is always in play.

Monta Ellis ($5,800)

It’s addition by subtraction here for Ellis. Three out of his last four games have resulted in over 30 fantasy points, and Rodney Stuckey and George Hill are both out tonight. Ellis will be getting big minutes and that means more opportunities to fill the stat sheet.

 

Small Forward

Paul George ($9,200)

Pretty straight forward tonight here with George. He’s been one of the best fantasy players this season and he’s without two of his rotational guard. The workload will be on him and Ellis to keep the Pacers in the game, and I expect another big night from him.

Jeff Green ($3,500)

Green is my GPP play of the night. He’s had two monster games and he’s been getting more minutes as well. If he scores 10 points with rebounds and assists sprinkles in there, he hits his value. He’s been shooting more and hitting his shots at an efficient rate. He also allows you to get in more higher priced guys with a ton of upside.

 

Power Forward

Nerlens Noel ($6,800)

The wrist injury causes some concern, but the Mavericks frontcourt has been absolutely dreadful this season. He may only score around 10 points, but his ability to get boards is what I like most about him tonight. I’m not as confident in using him in a cash game, but he’s definitely a solid GPP option.

Jared Sullinger ($5,800)

Sully has been killing it lately. His scoring has been less than desirable, but his rebounding has been on point over the last two weeks. Five out of his last six games he’s grabbed at least 10 boards so he’s basically a lock to get a double-double. Can’t ask for much more at his price tag.

 

Center

Dwight Howard ($7,400)

Howard is playing tonight, so no need to worry about him sitting out. The center position looks pretty depleated tonight and he’s got the most upside out of anyone. Dwight can put up a 50 burger on any given night, and that’s why I’m using him in my cash games.

Ian Mahinmi ($3,900)

Mahinmi isn’t a sexy pick tonight, but he can get you what you want at this price tag and then some. He’s put up over 20 fantasy points in five out of his last six contests and the Pacers are looking to get him in the ball down low more and more every game. While I’m not crazy about the matchup, he has great upside and is going to be a nice gem in GPP’s tonight.

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