Daily Fantasy Basketball – 11/17

Steph Curry

Tuesday, November 17, 2015. A 7-game daily fantasy basketball slate is upon us tonight as some premier superstars such as Steph Curry, John Wall, Anthony Davis and LeBron James take the court. My overall advice to everyone tonight is to find enough value amongst your players to make room for the stars. Curry and Davis will be owned in all of my lineups. Best of luck tonight guys, lets go out and win.


Play of the Night: Stephen Curry

Through 11 games of the season, Steph Curry is your Most Valuable Player. He has been absolutely insane up to this point, leading the defending champs to an undefeated record. With no hesitation I want him in my lineup. The Warriors play the Raptors at home, and are favored to win by a nice margin. Kyle Lowry will primarily guard Curry which could cause some issues, but I put nothing past Steph as he should be able to stay consistent with his ridiculous 33.4 ppg average.


Bucks vs. Wizards

This matchup between the Bucks and Wiz isn’t exactly a marquee showdown. However, both teams are contenders in the East and have very talented players on both sides. For the Wizards I love John Wall tonight. John is seemingly his own offense as he can get a rebound and go coast to coast in second. Love his upside against MIL defenders, but beware his price is steep. I do like some Bradley Beal also, as he is one of the top candidates for most improved player averaging close to 23 per contest. And for the Bucks, I want tons and tons of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak is scoring close to 18 per game, and contributes in every single statistical category. He will play primarily SF and PF tonight, so a matchup with Otto Porter is ideal. Giannis should pay off nicely in cash games.

Hawks vs. Nets

The Hawks travel to Brooklyn tonight in what should be a fun game. The Nets have one star, and that is Brooke Lopez. Lopez almost always hits value in DFS, and makes for a very solid 20-10 threat. Take your chances with Jack in GPP contests and look to save some value with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. The kid is a stat stuffer, gets a nice allotment of minutes, and makes the most of his time on the floor rebounding and scoring high percentage baskets. The Hawks will be without Jeff Teague and Kent Bazemore tonight, so PLAY Dennis Schroder. On most nights Schroder off the bench is still a better fantasy option than Teague, so with starter minutes on tap I love his upside and opportunity.

Cavaliers vs. Pistons

Cleveland will travel to the Palace of Auburn Hills tonight in a matchup that features The King of this league, and a rising superstar in Andre Drummond. Lets start with the Pistons. I am playing Drummond against the Cavs and I am paying up for him. Drummond is just 22 years old, and it seems like that’s what he is averaging on the glass a night. Dre is actually the first player since the great Wilt Chamberlain in 1971 to avg 20 points and 20 rebounds in his first 6 games. He is an absolute beast. As for the Cavs, outside of Mo Williams in cash games I don’t have a lot of love for them in DFS. Kevin Love may have a nice game, but is too expensive on most sites, as the same for LeBron.

Timberwolves vs. Heat

Minnesota T’Wolves will take on the Miami Heat in a game that features the rising star and aging veteran. Andrew Wiggins for the Wolves and Dwyane Wade for the Heat will guard each other a lot in what will be a fun one. As for DFS purposes, I would take a look at Hassan Whiteside from Miami. His blocks should pile up in this one helping his value, but I will say there are a few better options at Center tonight. I am giving Wiggins a shot also. He is very up and down this season, but I trust that he can get going early and provide superstar numbers for a solid value.

Hornets vs. Knicks

This game is probably my least favorite on the slate tonight. There isn’t one player I feel confident rolling out tonight in all honesty. Don’t worry guys, I wouldn’t lie to you. You can take your chances with Carmelo, but he is an expensive play and Nic Batum is a solid defender. Kemba Walker LOVES Madison Square Garden, but he is just so underachieving as a player its frustrating to own him in Daily Fantasy. Porzingis has been solid for NYK up to start the year, but I would not bet on him to be the reason your lineup dominates. Fade this game completely everyone. No love over here for Charlotte and New York.

Nuggets vs. Pelicans

This game between the Nuggets and P’cans will be very uptempo and high scoring. Vegas has the over/under set at 205.5, which is probably a little low. There is strong chance for both teams to score well over 100. As for DFS, I am a big fan of Gallinari and Faried this season. I find myself playing one of them every time the Nuggets take the floor. Both guys make for solid cash game plays with high upside. The pace in this one should also favor Anthony Davis. Being said, Davis does not need the pace to favor him at all to dominate. He will stuff the stat sheet and very well could be the top play at Power Forward on the night. Try to fit him into your lineup if you can.

Raptors vs. Warriors

In the last game of the evening, the Toronto Raptors will travel to the bay, to battle the defending NBA Champions. The Warriors are 11-0 and have barely struggled at all this season. This will also be a very high scoring game. Vegas agrees, as they set the over/under for this one at 209. The play of the night was Curry, so you already know to build your lineups around the babyface assassin. For the Raptors, I like what Demar Derozan is doing this year. He is an elite scorer but has also done a solid job running the when Lowry struggles. His price in DFS falls right in that range of just too much and just right. What I mean is there will be many nights where he will not hit value and many where he will dominate and exceed expectations. This makes him a solid GPP play along with his teammate Kyle Lowry.


Thanks for reading and be sure to follow me on Twitter @BrandonHodge for any NBA DFS questions you may have!

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