3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players to Avoid on 11/10/17

Hassan Whiteside is coming off a huge fantasy performance on Wednesday, but his matchup tonight against Rudy Gobert is one to avoid. Who else should you be keeping off your NBA DFS rosters?

In daily fantasy basketball, finding players you want to roster is a lot easier than finding players to avoid.

You can find a ton of great information and research on guys you might want to include in your DFS NBA lineups, but what about guys you may want to lessen your exposure to -- or even fade altogether?

Avoiding players whose matchups or situations aren't as great as they seem can often be just as important as finding the best targets. After all, it only takes one player to sink a lineup. Searching for the landmines could mean the difference from winning or losing your contests.

Hassan Whiteside, C, Miami Heat

FanDuel Price: $8,900

Hassan Whiteside bounced back on Wednesday with nearly 50 FanDuel points against the Phoenix Suns, but he faces a much bigger task on Friday against Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz.

Gobert is arguably just as much of a landmine going against Whiteside tonight, too. However, the Miami Heat have the lowest implied total of any team on our Matchup Heat Map, so Whiteside and probably most of his teammates need to be avoided.

This head-to-head matchup has been underwhelming in the past, but especially for the Heat center. Whiteside is shooting just 43.8% from the floor in their three career matchups, while Gobert is averaging just 9.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks.

With a Vegas total of 195 points for the entire game and with the Jazz holding opposing centers to under a FanDuel point per minute, Whiteside's price and matchup make him a player to skip over when building your rosters.

Jeremy Lamb, SG, Charlotte Hornets

FanDuel Price: $5,900

The Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics meet in Boston Friday night, and with Charlotte struggling to score at times this season, Jeremy Lamb is also a player to avoid.

The Celtics are limiting opposing shooting guards to just 0.63 FanDuel points per minute, and the play of Jaylen Brown has been a big part of that. He's holding players he defends to just 34.5% shooting so far this year.

Like Whiteside, Lamb and the Hornets own a similarly low implied total, making fantasy production hard to come by.

Kent Bazemore, SG, Atlanta Hawks

FanDuel Price: $5,800

Kent Bazemore has a tough matchup on both ends Friday night against Avery Bradley and the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons are allowing just 104 points per 100 possessions this season, which ranks eighth-best in the league. On top of that, they are holding opposing shooting guards to 0.71 FanDuel points per minute.

These numbers just keep getting better while playing in their new arena. Detroit is holding opponents to 97.6 points per 100 possessions in six home games this season.


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