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NBA DraftKings & FanDuel DFS primer: Nov. 23

Giannis Antetokounmpo might be headed for a giant efficiency Wednesday vs. Chicago.

Now we have virtually each staff in motion, and the damage report is without doubt one of the largest of the season. Extra information will break earlier than the opening tip, and it will be crucial to trace that damage report all through the evening. Now we have practically 25 groups we have to talk about, so let’s go forward and get into it!

Harm Report

  • Damian Lillard (calf) OUT
  • Caris LeVert (ankle) Questionable
  • James Harden (soccer) OUT
  • Joel Embiid (foot) OUT
  • Tyrese Maxey (soccer) OUT
  • Tobias Harris (hip) Questionable
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) Questionable
  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) Questionable
  • Marcus Good (ankle) Questionable
  • Robert Williams (knee) OUT
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) OUT
  • Tyler Herro (ankle) Questionable
  • Pascal Siakam (snout) OUT
  • Gary Trent (hip) Questionable
  • Lonzo Ball (knee) OUT
  • Khris Middleton (wrist) OUT
  • Devin Vassell (ankle) Questionable
  • Nikola Jokic (protocols) Questionable
  • Jamal Murray (protocols) Questionable
  • Aaron Gordon (ilness) Questionable
  • Cade Cunningham (shin) OUT
  • Saddiq Bey (ankle) Questionable
  • Isaiah Stewart (soccer) Questionable
  • Mike Conley (Achilles) OUT
  • Paul George (knee) Questionable

Core Performs

Nikola Jokic (C–DEN): $11,600 DraftKings, $10,500 FanDuel
It was thrilling to see Jokic again in motion on Tuesday and the large man returned to his Kia MVP methods, falling a rebound shy of a triple-double en path to 60.3 DK factors. That is the stud we have turn into accustomed to, with Joker averaging over 60 fantasy factors per recreation since 2020. He is additionally scored at the very least 40 fantasy factors in all however a handful of these video games, posting a 60-point common in his two conferences with OKC this yr.

De’Aaron Fox (PG–SAC): $9,400 DraftKings, $9,700 FanDuel
It is about time that Fox’s value will get above $10K. The speedster has at the very least 36 DK factors in each recreation he is completed, falling simply shy of a 50-point common. He ought to maintain that streak going in opposition to Atlanta, who play on the fifth-fastest tempo within the NBA. In three conferences with the Hawks during the last two years, Fox is averaging 48 fantasy factors per recreation.

Brandon Ingram (SG/SF – NOP): $8,400 DraftKings, $8,100 FanDuel
Ingram is posting a 45-point common over his final three video games and has his season common simply shy of 40 DraftKings factors per recreation. His greatest asset here’s a matchup with San Antonio, sitting seventh in tempo, twenty ninth in defensive effectivity, and twenty eighth in factors allowed.

Money Recreation Concerns

Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF/C – MIL): $12,300 DraftKings, $11,800 FanDuel
Antetokounmpo has scored at the very least 40 DraftKings factors in all 13 video games this season, averaging 57 fantasy factors per recreation. That makes him a worthy choice at any value as a result of getting a assured 40-60 DK factors from anybody is hard. It appears even higher since Giannis has at the very least 55 DK factors in 9 of his final 11 conferences in opposition to this Twentieth-ranked Chicago protection.

Stephen Curry (PG–GSW): $10,800 DraftKings, $10,400 FanDuel
Curry has scored at the very least 42 DraftKings factors in all however one recreation, with the one dud being a 40-point blowout during which he did not play the fourth quarter. That makes it arduous to consider he is no more costly, posting a 56-point common on the yr. Dealing with the Clippers could be regarding, however Curry has at the very least 62 fantasy factors in three of their final six matchups.

De’Anthony Melton (PG/SG – PHI): $7,600 DraftKings, $7,400 FanDuel
Accidents to Tyrese Maxey, James Harden and Joel Embiid leaves Melton with all of the minutes and utilization he can deal with. He is received at the very least 43 DK factors within the first two video games with out these guys, and we count on that to proceed behind his elite per-minute averages. They face the Hornets, ranked nineteenth in defensive effectivity rankings.

GPP Targets

Montrezl Harrell (PF/C – PHI): $4,400 DraftKings, $4,900 FanDuel
Harrell received a begin for him earlier within the yr, dropping 27 DraftKings factors throughout 29 minutes. He additionally averaged 33 fantasy factors within the 19 video games he performed at the very least 26 minutes final yr, and we count on that to be the case for this shorthanded staff. The matchup is the perfect half, with Charlotte surrendering probably the most fantasy factors to opposing facilities.

Bruce Brown (PG/SF – DEN): $6,300 DraftKings, $6,100 FanDuel
Brown has scored at the very least 25 DK factors in six straight video games, producing a 35-point common in that span. It is no shock since this roster is so shorthanded, and he might be requested to do extra with a few of these guys resting within the second half of a back-to-back set. The matchup is not too unhealthy both, with OKC ranked 18th in defensive effectivity rankings.

Jalen Williams (SG/SF – OKC): $4,500 DraftKings, $5,100 FanDuel
Williams has scored at the very least 19 DK factors in six of his final seven video games, averaging 26 DK factors per recreation throughout 29 minutes in these six outings. That is all you may ask for from a $5K participant, and this 21-year-old is just getting higher by the day.

Worth Performs

Jordan Clarkson (PG/SG – UTA): $6,900 DraftKings, $6,300 FanDuel
An damage to Mike Conley has compelled Clarkson into main ball-handling duties, scoring 79 mixed DK factors within the first two video games with out the veteran. That brings his season common as much as 33 DraftKings factors per recreation, and when you’ve ever seen Clarkson play, you already know he is not scared to fireside up as many pictures as potential. Dealing with Detroit is the perfect a part of this, ranked final in defensive effectivity.

Reggie Jackson (PG/SG – LAC): $5,500 DraftKings, $5,500 FanDuel
Jackson has at the very least 33 fantasy factors in three straight video games. It was inevitable that the manufacturing would flip round as a result of he is nonetheless the first level guard for this staff, enjoying 30-35 minutes and making an attempt 10-15 pictures a recreation. No participant with that type of position ought to be under $6K, particularly since he faces a Warriors staff permitting probably the most factors within the NBA.

Collin Sexton (PG/SG – UTA): $4,400 DraftKings, $4,700 FanDuel
Sexton’s workload is the one factor holding him again, however he began and performed 28 minutes in Utah’s most up-to-date recreation. He additionally took 13 pictures, and it is a man who was $7K in that type of position up to now. Dealing with Detroit’s protection is likely to be the factor to get him again on monitor, permitting the second-most fantasy factors to opposing level guards.

Advantageous Pricing

  • Nikola Jokic (C–DEN): $11,600 DraftKings, $10,500 FanDuel
  • PJ Washington (PF/C – CHA): $5,800 DraftKings, $6,600 FanDuel
  • Paul Reed (PF/C – PHI): $3,700 DraftKings, $5,400 FanDuel
  • Marcus Good (PG/SG – BOS): $5,900 DraftKings, $6,700 FanDuel
  • Derrick White (PG/SG – BOS): $5,000 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
  • Kyle Kuzma (PF – WAS): $8,600 DraftKings, $7,600 FanDuel
  • Fred VanVleet (PG/SG – TOR): $7,800 DraftKings, $8,800 FanDuel
  • Ben Simmons (PG/SF/PF – BKN): $6,100 DraftKings, $7,600 FanDuel
  • Aaron Gordon (SF/PF – DEN): $5,600 DraftKings, $6,700 FanDuel
  • DeAndre Jordan (C–DEN): $4,300 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
  • Bobby Portis (PF/C – MIL): $6,900 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
  • Malik Beasley (SG-MIN): $4,800 DraftKings, $5,700 FanDuel
  • Marcus Morris (SF/PF – LAC): $5,700 DraftKings, $4,900 FanDuel


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