3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 11/15/18
Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant's last game was something of a disappointment -- but the fact that 45.7 FanDuel points is disappointing is a testament to just how strong his fantasy value is with Stephen Curry on the shelf.
His first two Curry-less games this year saw him rack up 57.5 and 66.2 FanDuel points. His last game saw his efficiency drop, but he still had all the volume marks we're looking for, so there's no need to be concerned about it. He played 36.5 minutes and put up 23 field goal attempts, leading the team with a massive 37% usage rate.
That gives him a 36.1% usage rate over the last three games, and no Curry tonight means we can expect Durant to continue handling a ton of work on the offensive end, while his 7.3 rebounds and 1.8 combined blocks and steals per game on the year give him solid upside with peripherals as well.
The Golden State Warriors are also 2.5-point underdogs tonight, meaning we don't need to be concerned with a potential blowout like we often are with Golden State. Likely minutes into the mid- to high-30s with usage in a similar range gives KD a ton of upside.