NBA DFS: Targets for 11/7

It’s been a fun NBA DFS season so far, and it continues tonight with 10 games on the slate.

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The targets:

D’Angelo Russell (BKN @ DEN)

FanDuel: $7,300 (PG)

DraftKings: $7,900 (PG)

Russell hasn’t played in back-to-back games yet this season, but his fantasy output has been good enough since coming back from a knee sprain. As a team, the Nets score the third most points in the NBA per game, but they also have a ton of points scored against them too. With that being said, Vegas has the point total at 230 (highest of the night), and the Nuggets leading the Nets by 11 1/2 points. Both teams will be on the radar tonight. Russell’s price took a nice price drop on FD from what it was for last night’s game, and looks to have the opportunity for more upside.

Victor Oladipo (IND vs. NOP)

FanDuel: $7,300 (SG)

DraftKings: $8,000 (SG)

Speaking of price, Oladipo’s price has come down a little on both sites, which makes me a little more comfortable with rostering him tonight. The Pacers are back home, with a day of rest after being on the road for three games. This game projects to be one of higher scoring ones of the night, and a close, competitive game. That should help with him making value. With the Pelicans having a front court of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, it looks as though the Pacers front court is what you’ll want in this if you’re looking for exposure to the Pacers.

LeBron James (CLE vs. MIL)

FanDuel: $11,300 (SF)

DraftKings: $11,400 (SF)

This is probably an obvious choice, but most times it’s not about the decision of making that choice; rather, it’s about the other choices you make with lower salary players to compliment your studs. James had a monster game on Friday night, and he’ll look to lead the Cavs back in the win column after their loss on Sunday. Tristan Thompson is out for this game, which makes Kevin Love a target as well.

Kristaps Porzingis (NYK vs. CHA)

FanDuel: $9,800 (PF)

DraftKings: $9,400 (PF/C)

Porzingis has turned his game up a notch, and is finally transforming into the player we’ve been waiting to see. He’s scored 50 or more fantasy points on both FD and DK five times, out of nine games this season. Also, Porzingis has played 31 or more minutes in seven games, with an average of 33.4 minutes per game. On the other side of this game are the Hornets, but they aren’t a competitive match for Porzingis. This is an increase from his previous two seasons. The opportunities and usage is here for Porzingis – play him!

Nikola Jokic (DEN vs. BKN)

FanDuel: $9,500 (C)

DraftKings: $8,500 (C)

After scoring 45 fantasy points in five straight games on both FD and DK, Jokic had an underwhelming game against the Warriors. Look for him to bounce back tonight, against the Nets. Jokic has been playing a ton of minutes, with over 30 in 8 out of 10 games. In these games, he’s also had five double-doubles. His price on FD is steadily rising, while it’s been under $9k on DK for several games. On a slate where there are many other players to pay up for, you may prefer him on more on DK. As mentioned with Russell, there should be a lot of scoring, and it would be such a disadvantage for your lineups if you miss out on it


Other targets to consider:

Malcolm Brogdon (MIL @ CLE)

FanDuel: $6,100 (SG)

DraftKings: $5,700 (PG/SG)

Lou Williams (LAC @ SAS)

FanDuel: $5,000 (SG)

DraftKings: $5,000 (PG/SG)

Tim Hardaway Jr. (NYK vs. CHA)

FanDuel: $6,000 (SG)

DraftKings: $6,100 (SG/SF)

Wilson Chandler (DEN vs. BKN)

FanDuel: $4,300 (SF)

DraftKings: $4,600 (SF/PF)

Marcin Gortat (WAS vs. DAL)

FanDuel: $5,600 (C)

DraftKings: $5,500 (C)


Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!


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