DraftKings & FanDuel NBA DFS Lineups & Picks for November 8, 2017

Written By Nate Weitzer on November 8, 2017
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NBA DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for November 8, 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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11/8/17 NBA DFS TOURNAMENTS

DraftKings Excellent 8’s: $8 buy-in, $500k guaranteed
DraftKings Triple Threat: $33 buy-in, $225k guaranteed
DraftKings Power Dunk: $444 buy-in, $400k guaranteed
FanDuel ENORMOUS Monster: $333 buy-in, $250k guaranteed
FanDuel Clutch Shot: $4.44 buy-in, $444k guaranteed
FanDuel Slam: $33 buy-in, $100k guaranteed

PLAYERS RULED OUT
Greg Monroe (calf)
Alan Williams (knee)

INJURY NEWS TO MONITOR
Marcus Morris (rest)
Elfrid Payton (hamstring)
Domantas Sabonis (calf)

Stanley Johnson (hip)

Best NBA DFS Picks for November 8, 2017

Guards

Stephen Curry vs. MIN ($9.3k DraftKings, $9.5k FanDuel)
It’s a tough call between Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry at the top of the board tonight, but Steph’s Warriors face a stiffer challenge against the rising Wolves than the Celtics might at home against the Lakers. In any case, Curry is due to erupt after a rare off night shooting the ball on Monday. He draws a great individual matchup against Jeff Teague, and Jimmy Butler should be busy trying to slow down Kevin Durant. Minnesota allows the third-most FPPG (51.62) and APG (10) to opposing PGs this season while ranking dead last in opponent FG percentage (49.5). The Splash Brothers could light them up while Karl-Anthony Towns and company keep the game close enough to earn Steph a full slate of minutes.

Evan Fournier vs. NY ($6.7k DraftKings, $6.1k FanDuel)
The athletic young Celtics essentially shut down Evan Fournier in a dominant defensive performance on Sunday, but he stands to bounce back against a much weaker defensive team. The Knicks are giving up the third-most PPG (22.38) to opposing SFs this season, and Fournier averaged 22.7 points on 53 percent shooting over three meetings with New York last season. He’s actually seen a drop in usage rate with Elfrid Payton (hamstring) off the floor this season and might benefit from the point guard’s prospective return tonight.

Dion Waiters @ PHO ($5.7k DraftKings, $6.0k FanDuel)
Dion Waiters is expected to return for the Heat after missing two games for the birth of his child, and we’ve seen plenty of players turn up in their first games as new fathers. Regardless of his motivations, Waiters could have a huge game against a Suns team that ranks 27th in defensive rating, gives up the second-most PPG (114.8), and the third-most PPG (26.18) to opposing SGs this season. With a career-best 52.0 true shooting percentage and solid 24.3 percent usage rate, Waiters is carrying the load for Miami’s backcourt and could have even more responsibilities if Hassan Whiteside remains in Erik Spoelstra’s doghouse.

Others to Consider: Kyrie Irving, Jeff Teague, Tim Hardaway Jr., Marcus Smart, Mike James, Frank Ntilinka

Forwards

Kristaps Porzingis @ ORL ($9.5k DraftKings, $9.8k FanDuel)
With 28 more points last night and a humongous three-pointer late in the fourth quarter, Porzingis continued to grab headlines. He dropped 38 in his only game on zero days rest this season and actually leads the league with a 35.5 percent usage rate right now. There’s not a high risk factor with him tonight. Orlando gives up the third-most FPPG to opposing PFs this season and is playing at the fifth-fastest pace in the league.

T.J. Warren vs. MIA ($6.0k DraftKings, $6.3k FanDuel)
There are plenty of questions surrounding the Suns’ frontcourt rotations and, there will be even more once newly acquired center Greg Monroe (calf) is ready to go. But T.J. Warren is locked in as the starting SF on a fantasy-friendly team, a role in which he’s averaged 22.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.2 steals/blocks per 36 minutes this year. He’s bounced back nicely from suffering a head injury last Friday and will be needed to battle with an athletic Heat squad.

Marcus Morris vs. LAL ($4.0k DraftKings, $4.1k FanDuel)
He was a slam dunk value option on Monday before word broke that the Celtics decided to rest Morris on the second half of a B2B set He should be good to go on two days of full rest and is still under-priced as a starter on a very good offensive team. Kyrie Irving is drawing tons of attention, which led to open shots for rookie Jayson Tatum on Monday, and now Morris could cash in on those looks from three. In any case, he’s established a role as a valuable rebounder for the under-sized Celtics and should produce against a Lakers team that plays at the third-fastest pace in the NBA. 

Others to Consider: Draymond Green, Aaron Gordon, Andrew Wiggins, James Johnson, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle

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Centers

Karl-Anthony Towns @ GSW ($8.9k DraftKings, $9.7k FanDuel)
Hassan Whiteside completely fizzled in a matchup with the powerful Warriors on Monday night, but that was more of an issue with his effort than with Golden State’s continued vulnerability to skilled centers. Karl-Anthony Towns is a superior option in terms of his motor and versatility, and he makes for the best possible correlation play if you’re stacking a Warriors-Wolves game with a 229-point over/under tonight. KAT averaged 21.8 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 54.7 percent from the floor over four meetings with the Dubs last year and stands to get into closer games this season as the talent gap is closing between these foes.

Brook Lopez @ BOS ($6.1k DraftKings, $6.9k FanDuel)
While Al Horford is playing extremely well on the offensive end for the Celtics, he remains vulnerable as a defender and might be a worthy fade at home against the Lakers tonight. Dewayne Dedmon, of all people, torched Horford and Boston for a double-double on Monday night. Brook Lopez is much more capable of doing damage in this plus matchup. He is rocking a 27.1 percent usage rate this season and thriving as a go-to scorer for a young team, as he’s compiled 82 points with eight assists and six blocks over his last three appearances.

Others to Consider: Hassan Whiteside, Nikola Vucevic, Al Horford, Alex Len

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Nate Weitzer is a successful DFS player at DraftKings and FanDuel with numerous tournament wins in NBA and NFL contests. He's been writing about DFS for several years, specializing in NBA picks and advice while continuing to build his bankroll across the daily fantasy industry. When he's not playing DFS, Weitzer is often covering high school sports in the greater Boston area for outlets such as The Boston Globe, or playing basketball himself. Follow Nate on Twitter @Nweitzer7.

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