3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 11/20/17
Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook is slumping right now, and his price tag is the lowest it's been all season.
On the plus side, his slump has been efficiency-related, and he's still seeing plenty of volume. Unless a drop in volume follows, it's going to take a much bigger sample size to attribute his fantasy inefficiency to anything more than variance.
Westbrook has played at least 34 minutes in five of his last eight games, with two of those three exceptions coming in blowouts. His offensive volume isn't a concern either. It looked like he might play a decreased role in the offense to start the season, topping a 29.8% usage rate in only three of his first seven games. But in eight games since, he has hit at least 29.8% a night, averaging 33.6% in 35.2 minutes per game in that span.
He also has at least 18 field goal attempts in six of his last eight. He's only shooting .350 from the field in those games, but comparing that to his .433 career-average and .425 last season, we can expect his scoring numbers to pick up.
Still averaging solid peripheral numbers (7.5 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game over his last eight), an uptick in offensive production will bring his fantasy value back to elite levels.