Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook – 11/23

This week of NBA DFS is always one of my favorite. Even though there’s games on Thursday, every other day has pretty full slates on the hardwood. Tonight, we have seven games to look build our lineups around. Let’s start the week off right and make some extra cash before turkey day.


Point Guard

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Russell Westbrook ($12,300)

He’s playing tonight. What more do you need? I personally will be fading him, but I don’t blame anyone for getting on Westbrook while Kevin Durant is out.

Zach LaVine ($4,700)

LaVine is my sneaky GPP guy tonight. The Timberwolves have been experimenting with him and Ricky Rubio playing together in the backcourt. That little experiment get tested against the Sixers tonight who are still thin at the position. I think it’s worth a shot in the dark.

Reggie Jackson ($7,600)

Jackson’s salary is a little lower than it should be, so that bodes well. He’s also a nice option that’s right below all the higher priced guys, but it just as capable of finishing with similar numbers. Since the beginning of November, Jackson has finished with over 30 fantasy points all but once. That kind of consistency is exactly what you want in cash games.


Shooting Guard

Dwayne Wade ($6,800)

There’s always a chance Wade sits the second night of a back-to-back, but I think he plays tonight. He’s been playing much better over the past few games, and he’ll bring his best game tonight against Carmelo Anthony. With not much else at the position, Wade is safest option for me tonight. 

Rodney Hood ($5,000)

Hood looked terrible through three quarters last week, but seemed to find his stroke in the fourth quarter. I’m going cheaper tonight at the two spot, and I want a guy with upside who gets big minutes. Hood checks all of those boxes, and makes a great play at his salary.


Small Forward

LeBron James ($10,100)

LeBron does LeBron things which results in LeBron stat lines. Pay up if you can in a plus matchup for the big guy. 

Marcus Morris ($6,200)

Two 30 point fantasy performances in a row, and his salary goes up $200? Sign me up for that. I know Morris will be highly owned, but I really like him for cash games tonight. His shot selection has been questionable, but he gets in the paint to grab boards. That’s what sets him apart tonight and why I’m using him where I can’t fit in LeBron.


Power Forward

DeMarcus Cousins ($10,300)

Boogie has been playing at an MVP level. It’s getting over looked because of Westbrook lighting the world on fire. Hell, he’s been getting overlooked on his own team with Rajon Rondo posting triple doubles like bulletin board announcements. Tonight, Boogie should be able to do some serious damage on the glass against an aging Al Jefferson. 

Kristaps Porzingis ($6,700)

I’m paying up everywhere I can for Boogie tonight. Where I can’t afford him, I’m plugging in Porzingis. He’s had two monster games recently, and he’s getting more comfortable every game. I’m not crazy about using him in cash games, but I think he’s the best option for that salary without punting the position.



Karl-Anthony Towns ($7,200)/Jahlil Okafor ($6,700)

Besides Anthony Davis, these two will be the most fun big men to watch in years to come. I can see using either one of these guys tonight, so I’m recommending both of them. If I have to pick one, I’m going with Okafor because he’s slightly cheaper. Both should have solid games and it will be a fun battle to watch these two get after it tonight against one another.


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