DraftKings & FanDuel NBA DFS Lineups & Picks for November 30, 2017

Written By Nate Weitzer on November 30, 2017
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NBA DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for November 30, 2017

For the 11/30 NBA DFS slate tonight, and for the rest of the season, we’ll be writing up picks for the guards, forwards, and centers we’re considering rostering in our Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. The info below can also be used when crafting your strategy on Draft.

Please note the advice below is relevant for daily fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than in real life due to matchup, price, and lots of other factors. This is important to consider when constructing a roster.

Injuries play a huge role in NBA DFS on a nightly basis, and value plays can arise at a moment’s notice. Always, always check the starting lineups and injury news right before tipoff.

11/30/17 NBA DFS TOURNAMENT PICKS

DraftKings Excellent 8’s: $8 buy-in, $425k guaranteed
DraftKings Triple Threat: $33 buy-in, $200k guaranteed
DraftKings Sharpshooter: $3 buy-in, $135k guaranteed
FanDuel Monster: $555 buy-in, $300k guaranteed
FanDuel Clutch Shot: $4.44 buy-in, $350k guaranteed
FanDuel Slam: $33 buy-in, $175k guaranteed

PLAYERS RULED OUT
Joel Embiid (rest)
Rudy Gobert (knee) 
Blake Griffin (knee)
Danilo Gallinari (hip) 
Patrick Beverley (knee) 
Dewayne Dedmon (leg)
Wilson Chandler (back) 
Zach LaVine (knee)
Mike Muscala (ankle) 

INJURY NEWS TO MONITOR
Rodney Hood (ankle)
Mason Plumlee (abdomen)
T.J. McConnell (shoulder)

Best NBA DFS Picks for November 30, 2017

Guards

Kyrie Irving vs. PHI ($8.4k DraftKings, $8.2k FanDuel)
The Sixers have produced matchups with DFS goodness all year and are on the second half of a B2B set tonight in Boston. Kyrie Irving continues to control the offense as the primary scorer on a team full of two-way role players. He could pile up points in a matchup against a team that gives up the sixth-most PPG (23.11) to opposing PGs while allowing the second-highest pace of play to that position this year. In their one B2B this season, Philly lost 128-94, but this divisional tilt should stay closer while still providing good box score results.

Donovan Mitchell @ LAC ($6.9k DraftKings, $6.8k FanDuel)
While he didn’t manage to pay off his price tag in a blowout loss to Denver on Wednesday, Donovan Mitchell continued to stand out as the best offensive player on the Jazz by far. He’s rocking a 28 percent usage rate and his poor shooting percentage (.383) is somewhat irrelevant on the main DFS sites. The Clippers have pulled out of their tailspin with three straight wins but are still giving up tons of FPs to opposing backcourts with Patrick Beverley (knee) done for the year and two offensive-minded guards replacing his minutes in Austin Rivers and Lou Williams. Plus, Rodney Hood (ankle) is questionable for Utah, which could lead to even more usage for Mitchell.

Dwyane Wade @ ATL ($5.6k DraftKings, $6.0k FanDuel)
Kevin Love carried the Cavs offense, and LeBron James grabbed headlines by getting ejected in the third quarter of Cleveland’s latest win, but Dwyane Wade simply continued to produce. The veteran dropped 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting and should remain a consistent Cash play as the leader of the Cavs’ second unit. Wade is posting a 34 percent usage rate and averaging 1.40 FPs per minute with Love and James off the floor, which is a frequent occurrence since he’s coming off the bench. Wade draws a great matchup tonight against a Hawks team that gives up the second-most FPPG (44.75) and most RPG (7.0) to opposing SGs this year.

Others to consider: Damian Lillard, Lou Williams, Eric Bledsoe, Austin Rivers, Jerryd Bayless

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Forwards

Giannis Antetokounmpo @ POR ($11.1k DraftKings, $11.8k FanDuel)
Over just 28 minutes in a blowout win on Tuesday, Giannis Antetokounmpo went off with 32 points, five rebounds, five assists, and five steals to meet value on his lofty price tag. Tonight, the Bucks (+3) are underdogs against a Portland team with great defensive numbers, yet the Blazers couldn’t stop “The Greek Freak” when he went off for 44 points on 17-of-23 shooting last month. Portland is good defensively but coughs up the second-most BPG (6.0) and commits 15.2 turnovers per game. This makes Giannis even more appealing on FanDuel where blocks and steals count for three points.

Marcus Morris vs. PHI ($4.7k DraftKings, $4.6k FanDuel)
If you’re looking for a cheap Cash play, it’s hard not to love Marcus Morris after he produced 20-plus FPs in a seventh consecutive game on Monday. He’s playing limited minutes but could see a little more run tonight coming off rest. The Sixers have a good defensive rating, yet they allow the eighth-most PPG (107.7). As mentioned above, they may be a little tired after facing Washington on Wednesday. 

Sam Dekker vs. UTA ($3.5k DraftKings, $3.8k FanDuel)
We’ll have to see how the Clippers’ rotation shakes out with Blake Griffin (knee) set to miss the next month or two. It could certainly pay off to make a couple lineups with his potential replacements. Montrezl Harrell ($3.5k, $4.4k) could start at PF in certain matchups and is worth a look as a cheap option. That said, he boasts less upside than Sam Dekker, who could break out of his shooting slump if given more run. The Jazz use Jonas Jerebko and Thabo Sefolosha at PF with Rudy Gobert out, so Dekker matches up well against this foe. He’s averaging a decent 0.73 FPs per minute with Blake, Danilo Gallinari, and Pat Beverley off the floor this season.

Others to consider: LeBron James, Ben Simmons, Robert Covington, Wesley Johnson, Kenneth Faried, Montrezl Harrell

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Center

Jusuf Nurkic vs. MIL ($6.7k DraftKings, $7.4k FanDuel)
John Henson is basically the only capable center on the Bucks’ roster. He weighs 229 pounds compared to Jusuf Nurkic at 7’0 and a strong 280. Even though he was struggling early in the season, Nurkic bullied the Bucks front line for 17 points, 11 boards, and three blocks in the October. The Bosnian comes into this home matchup rolling, with averages of 18 points, 10 boards, 3.5 assists, and 2.3 blocks over his last four appearances. He’s at a very good price point given his floor-ceiling combination in what should be a close game. 

Dario Saric @ BOS ($4.9k DraftKings, $5.5k FanDuel)
With Joel Embiid slated to sit out the second half of this B2B set, several Sixers should receive a bump in usage. Dario Saric sees only a marginal rise in his usage rate, but he matches up well against the small-ball Celtics and could be forced to play extended minutes with Amir Johnson generally ineffective and Richaun Holmes injured/sick. Saric is averaging 11.6 PPG and 8.4 RPG over his last five appearances as he looks to rekindle some of the magic of his rookie season.

Others to consider: Nikola Jokic, DeAndre Jordan, Al Horford, John Collins

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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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