The NBA Daily Plays for Monday, November 23th breaks down the best Stud, Value and GPP plays at each position for FanDuel and DraftKings daily fantasy sports contests. The Stud & Value plays should be considered relatively chalky and are ideal for cash games. The GPP plays dig a little deeper to hopefully find some low owned talent who could pay off big in a tournament. Make sure you check out our NBA projections page to help in your DFS research.
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (FD $11,900, DK $12,300) –
If Durant sits, fire up Westbrook without hesitation. However, if Durant plays, Westbrook becomes a smart fade at his price tag.
Matthew Dellavedova, Cleveland Cavaliers (FD $4,200, DK $4,500) –
Mo Williams is doubtful tonight, and if he is held out once again, that’ll leave plenty of minutes on the table for Dellavedova. The Aussie won’t turn in a monster performance, but is probable to meet value.
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets (FD $7,500, DK $6,900) –
Walker is barley generating any buzz, despite 3 consecutive performances of great play. His price tag remains deflated, and he has a juicy matchup vs. the Kings tonight.
Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic (FD $5,900, DK $6,800) –
It’s atypical to consider Fournier as a stud play, but the guard has been en fuego for weeks, averaging nearly 20 PPG on the season. Oladipo will likely matchup vs. LeBron, which leaves Fournier to feast on the lowly defense of J.R. Smith.
Dion Waiters, Oklahoma City Thunder (FD $4,600, DK $4,400) –
If Kevin Durant sits tonight, Dion Waiters becomes an intriguing value play. Waiters is a pretty bad basketball player, but has received an average of 32 MPG sans Durant. If the shooting guard can manage to as he has, then he will meet his value.
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (FD $10,100, DK $10,100) –
As the injuries continue to pile on for the Cavaliers, LeBron has been asked to do more and more to carry this Cleveland squad. Not surprisingly, he’s played extremely well, and should dominate tonight vs. the Magic.
Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves (FD $3,500, DK $3,000) –
Reports from T’wolves head coach Sam Mitchell say that Shabazz should be in line for more minutes starting with tonights game. He is a min priced punt option but if he gets up into the 20-25 minute mark tonight he should have no problems paying off his reduced salary. It is definitely a risk but for how ugly the small forward position is he might be a decent punt option in a few spots.
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs (FD $8,500, DK $8,200) –
Leonard, like LeBron, provides value that is rare in small forwards: the responsibility of carrying his team. Kawhi has dominated the scoreboard in nearly every game this year, and will contribute to a considerable team total for the Spurs tonight. If LaMarcus Aldridge sits out again tonight, Leonard receives an additional boost.
Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks (FD $6,300, DK $6,700)-
Kristaps is simply a beast, and there is no other word to describe the rookie. His price is simply too low to ignore, and should feast on a Heat team tonight that allows 49.7 FanDuel PPG to opposing power forwards. Get him in all of your lineups.
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers (FD $5,600, DK $5,300) –
Tristan Thompson has played well for the Cavaliers this season, and has been asked to do a lot more on the court. Until Timofey Mozgov (shoulder) returns, there will be plenty of post action available for Thompson to take advantage of.
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers (FD $8,000, DK $8,200)-
Kevin Love is likely to be overlooked tonight, as he’s hardly generated any buzz this season. However, Love has been phenomenal in the absence of Mozgov, and should continue to rack up plenty of boards. Tonight, he’ll face a Magic team that has been dominated in the front court all season long.
DeMarcus Cousins (FD $10,600, DK $10,300)-
Cousins has played a majority of his minutes at the four this season, which bodes well for his fantasy value tonight. The Charlotte Hornets have allowed opposing power forwards to score 50.44 FPPG this season. Fire up Boogie in cash.
Karl-Anthony Towns (FD $7,200, DK $7,200) –
In tournaments, I’ll likely be playing KAT, as I think he has the ability to match Cousins’ production at a much lower cost. Opposing big man Jahlil Okafor was blocked TEN times over the weekend, and swat-happy Towns will be happy to add to that total. His block potential for tonight is mind-boggling.