3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players to Avoid on 11/22/17

Harrison Barnes has a tough matchup tonight in Memphis against the Grizzlies. Who else is a fade on Wednesday's big NBA DFS slate?

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.

Harrison Barnes, SF, Dallas Mavericks

FanDuel Price: $6,700

Harrison Barnes and the Dallas Mavericks are heading to Beale Street Wednesday to play the Memphis Grizzlies, which could spell bad news for Barnes' DFS value at the price tag of $6,700.

The Grizzlies' defense has not been stellar this season by any stretch, but they play at a slower pace than Dallas (95.3 possessions per game). That will make it hard to find any fantasy value in this game at all. Furthermore, Memphis has been one of the better teams against small forwards, holding opposing threes to 0.74 FanDuel points per minute, making Barnes hard to target tonight.

Jonathon Simmons, SF, Orlando Magic

FanDuel Price: $4,700

Jonathon Simmons has really struggled over his last two games. He is not going to have an easy time on Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, either.

There is a good chance Simmons faces a player he is compared favorably to in Jimmy Butler, which could mean another dud game is coming for one of the newest members of the Magic.

Minnesota is holding opposing small forwards to just 0.77 FanDuel points per minute this season, and right now our models project Simmons for just 21.4 FanDuel points.

Kenneth Faried, PF, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $3,300

Kenneth Faried can be one of the more frustrating players to roster in DFS, and tonight could be another one of those nights. Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone is already non-committal about Faried starting, but that's not even the worst part about his matchup.

Wilson Chandler is probable after missing the Nuggets' game on Monday, meaning there is a chance he starts at power forward. If we combine all this with the fact that the Houston Rockets are holding power forwards to just 0.82 FanDuel points per minute this season, Faried could be a huge landmine.

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