Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook – 11/6

Tonight is the miller light of NBA daily fantasy basketball: nobody likes it, but people will take it because it’s better than nothing. Since there is only two games this evening, I am actually going to post my lineup so you can see what guys I went with. Their isn’t enough out there to really break down each individual player…hell, San Antonio may not have enough players to rotate at all.

I am confident in my lineup despite the shallow pool of selections. In fact, I have stuck to exclusively recommended players from the FakeRoundball team, and I have yet to finish outside the money…so naturally that means I am going to fall on my face tonight, hard. Regardless, tonight should be fun and it’ll show who are the true DFS addicts players. As always, good luck!

*note: all of my prices are according to DraftKings salary

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PG: Devin Harris ($5,200) – This is not a sexy pick by any means, but Harris has quietly been steady since last season. He has been getting an increase in minutes with Raymond Felton still out, and he’s a nice play for a cheaper price.

SG: James Harden ($11,000) – Some call it chalk, I call it owning the best player in DFS. Harden’s last three games have been over 50 point fantasy nights. It’s hard to pass up a lock for 40+ on such a light night of hoops.

SF: Chandler Parsons ($6,900) – Parsons has left a little to be desired his first six quarters in Dallas, but he has really stepped it up the past two and a half games.  Dallas will need to put up a ton of points against Portland, and Parsons will be a focal point in the offense, so the volume will be there for a big night.

PF: Boris Diaw ($4,700) – Another guy that some people see as a rags or riches player, but I am a big fan of Diaw in daily lineups. I am an even bigger fan of him when the Spurs have no Tim Duncan or Tiago Splitter to split time with the big man.

C: Robin Lopez ($5,800) – LeMarcus Aldridge will have his hands full with Dirk tonight, so Lopez should get a lot of rebounds down low, and should be good for double digit points. Tyson Chandler isn’t the player he one was defensively, and Lopez’s game took a turn for the better last season. I see no reason why 15/10 isn’t a realistic state line.

G: Patrick Beverly ($4,700) – No other reason for him in here other than him getting a lot of minutes tonight to guard Tony Parker. He’s the best option at this price without leaving too much money on the table.

F: Kostas Papanikolaou ($4,300) – Papanikolaou (I have triple checked that’s the correct spelling and am still not sure if that’s correct) played really well in the absence of Terrence Jones last game. He should see similar minutes with Jones out again, and should be on a lot of DFS rosters.

UTIL: Tony Parker ($7,000) – I debated how much I wanted to invest in Parker, but there is simply no way I can pass up a guy that will have to carry to load tonight by himself. Danny Green has been disappointing and Kawhi Leonard has yet to play at full strength. Not to mention Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli are both out as well. This sets up nicely for Parker to have one of his classic 25+ point games.


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