NBA DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for November 6, 2017
For the NBA DFS slate tonight, and for the rest of the season, we’ll be writing up the guards, forwards, and centers we’re considering for our Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.
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11/6/17 NBA DFS TOURNAMENTS
DraftKings Excellent 8’s: $8 buy-in, $500k guaranteed
DraftKings Sharpshooter: $3 buy-in, $125k guaranteed
DraftKings Power Dunk: $444 buy-in, $250k guaranteed
FanDuel Monster: $333 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel Clutch Shot: $4.44 buy-in, $500k guaranteed
FanDuel Slam: $33 buy-in, $150k guaranteed
PLAYERS RULED OUT
Eric Bledsoe (coaches decision)
Mike Muscala (ankle)
Ersan Ilyasova (knee)
INJURY NEWS TO MONITOR
Dion Waiters (personal)
Trevor Booker (back)
Best NBA DFS Picks for November 6, 2017
Kyrie Irving @ ATL ($8.4k DraftKings, $9.5k FanDuel)
The Celtics easily rolled through a Magic team last night that’s missing its first and second-string point guards right now, but might find that the Hawks provide more of a challenge at home with Dennis Schroder leading the charge tonight. Yet Schroder’s never been known for his defense and Irving could be in position to carry the offense since the Hawks have wing defenders (Kent Bazemore and Taueran Prince) capable of slowing down baby-faced superstars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Rolling with averages of 20 PPG and 4.75 APG during Boston’s eight-game winning streak, Irving offers a very solid floor at a reasonable price tag tonight.
D’Angelo Russell ($8.0k DK, $8.0k FD) and Devin Booker ($8.4k DK, $8.2k FD)
Both are definitely worth mixing into tournament lineups in a matchup between the two teams leading the NBA in pace while respectively ranking 27th and 28th in defensive rating this year. Russell torched the Suns for 33 points last week and will have a physical advantage over either Mike James or Tyler Ulis in this rematch. Booker’s rocking a 31.1% usage rate and averaging 0.76 points per minute with Eric Bledsoe off the floor this year and is capable of going off against the Nets weak defense.
Mike James vs. BKN ($5.3k DraftKings, $5.8k FanDuel)
If James can shoot 0-for-9 from the floor and still meet value over 25 minutes, you know the rookie is relatively safe to use as a cash game play while Eric Bledsoe remains in trade limbo. The former high school basketball star in Portland, Oregon has gone on a long odyssey playing professionally overseas and his maturity is leading to surprising success for Phoenix after a disastrous three-game stretch to open the year. Facing a Nets team that gives up the most FPPG (51.03) to opposing PGs this season won’t hurt his chances to rebound in the scoring department.
Others to Consider: Steph Curry, Dion Waiters, Marcus Smart, Tyler Johnson
Draymond Green vs. MIA ($7.2k DraftKings, $8.6k FanDuel)
At a much lower price tag than superstar teammates Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, Green offers a similar floor as a key cog in the unstoppable Warriors machine. He may seem like he’s having a down year so far, but Draymond is averaging just 0.1 fewer RPG (7.8) and 0.2 more APG (7.2) than he did last season and the defensive stats will naturally come. Miami is an athletic young team that could get into an open-court battle with Golden State, a style in which Green thrives.
Marcus Morris vs. BOS ($4.0k DraftKings, $4.0k FanDuel)
This is the game to target for value plays and Morris is probably the best of the bunch at an exploitable price tag on both main DFS sites. He just moved into the starting lineup in his second appearance for the Celtics this year and scored 12 points over 23 minutes. More importantly for Boston, he’s gathered 10 defensive rebounds over two appearances, many of them in key situations.
Speaking of rebounding, Hawks rookie John Collins ($5.0k, $5.8k) is a great bet to double double in a second consecutive game after having a field day with Tristan Thompson and later Kevin Love both absent for the Cavs on Sunday. He’s posting a 23.4% defensive rebounding rate and a 17% rebounding rate on the offensive end of the floor while leading his team in RPG (8.3), so Collins remains a strong mid-tier option against a C’s team that can struggle on the glass. Also consider Luke Babbitt ($3.4k, $3.8k) after he moved into the Hawks SLU and helped jumped start that offense with hot outside shooting.
Others to Consider: Kevin Durant, T.J. Warren, Jaylen Brown, Kent Bazemore, Josh Richardson
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Hassan Whiteside @ GSW ($7.0k DraftKings, $8.7k FanDuel)
Whiteside is a riskier option than the only other center with upside on the slate tonight in Al Horford ($8.6k, $7.5k). Yet seeing him priced below Horford on DK is a serious eyebrow raiser considering the kind of monstrous double doubles Whiteside can post, including a 21-point, 17-rebound performance against DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers last night. Now he faces a Warriors team that allows the most PPG (27.2) and fourth-most FPPG (59.46) to opposing centers this year, which seems surprising until you consider the fact that they have an all-star at every other spot in their starting lineup.
Horford is a relatively safe play with more upside this year playing alongside Kyrie and the young guns on the wings for the Celtics. He faces his former team in Atlanta tonight and will look to improve on a dreadful trio of games against the Hawks when Dwight Howard was guarding him last year.
Tyson Chandler and Alex Len are the only other centers to consider as values in a likely track meet with the Nets. Chandler actually seems to have more upside as the starter under a conservative coach and he continues to gobble up 12.8 boards per 36 minutes this year.