DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Friday 11/8/19
The NBA has a big night of hoops for us with 11 games to choose from. Let's take a look at how to narrow down the possibilities. Here are some of the top plays and sleepers on DraftKings. As always, good luck.
LeBron James ($10,600) -- LeBron has had three straight triple-doubles for the Los Angeles Lakers, and they've rattled off six straight wins. Tonight they host the Miami Heat. The Lakers have the upper hand with the Heat on a second night of a back-to-back, and LeBron has averaged 30.0 points, 13.3 assists, and 11.0 rebounds in his last three games. Our projections have LeBron at 25.8 points, 7.2 assists and 6.6 rebounds tonight versus his former team.
Ja Morant ($7,200) -- The rookie has three straight games of 23 points or more and is averaging 34.4 fantasy points per game. Morant's minutes are worrisome for fantasy as he's cracked 30 minutes in a game only once this season. But he's attempted double-digit shots in all but one game and is coming off one of his best performances of the season. Morant scored 26 points against Minnesota on 19 shot attempts and 10 free throws. Against Orlando, Morant has a favorable match versus Markelle Fultz ($4,300).
Andrew Wiggins ($7,100) -- Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,300) is back, so Wiggins' attempts are going to dwindle slightly. Wiggins has attempted 21 shots in his last two games and has scored 21 or more in three straight. Our model projects him at 19.3 points tonight, and the way he's been hitting the three-ball, that seem possible again. Wiggins has made 11 triples in his last three games on 24 attempts (45.8%) after starting the season 5 for 23 (21.7%) from deep.
Jamal Murray ($6,500) -- Murray has two straight 20-point performances in the Nuggets' two-game winning streak over the Magic and Heat. Murray has attempted 15 shots per game, and Gary Harris is probable to come back tonight after missing the second half of Tuesday's clash with the Heat. Murray leads the Nuggets in scoring at 18.9 points per game and is projected to finish with 18.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists tonight, per our numbers.
Eric Paschall ($6,600) -- The Golden State Warriors have been relying on the likes of Paschall, Ky Bowman ($5,500) and Alec Burks ($5,200) in absence of their star players. So far, Paschall has been a solid value play in DFS as well as a leading scorer for Golden State. The Warriors are in Minnesota tonight and should again be led by Paschall. He's averaged 26.0 points per game over the Warriors last three, including a 36-point outburst.
Brandon Ingram ($8,100) -- If you've been playing Ingram this year, then you've most likely been winning. His salary is at a season-high mark today, and it's well deserved. He's averaging 25.9 points per game, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists in seven games and posted a career-high 40 points against the Nets on Monday. Every night he out-produces our projections, so every night you have to ride with him until he falls off, which may not be until Zion Williamson is back.
Anthony Davis ($10,100) -- Davis is coming off his worst game of the season against his hometown Bulls team. Davis had a season-low clips in points (15) and rebounds (7) while being called for a season-high four fouls. The Heat's threat down low is Bam Adebayo ($7,000), and he is coming off an impressive game last night, posting 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Our model predicts Davis to get back to his averages and be one of the leading scorers in the league tonight (28.1 actual points).
Kevin Love ($9,300) -- Love has slowed down the past two games and so have the Cavs, but our model projects a big night of 22.8 points and 11.2 rebounds for K-Love versus Washington. Love hasn't recorded double-digit rebounds in the past two games, but tonight's matchup suits his game better. Frontcourt mate Tristan Thompson ($7,500) has recorded only one single-digit rebounding game and is a great play tonight, as well.
Joel Embiid ($10,400) -- No Ben Simmons, no problem. Embiid went off for 27 points and 16 rebounds in a 106-104 loss to the Jazz without his star point guard, and he'll likely have to have a similar effort against Nikola Jokic ($8,500) and the Nuggets in Denver. Embiid posted 15 points and 12 rebounds in one game versus Denver last season and 20 points and 13 rebounds in one game against them in 2017-18. Embiid and Jokic haven't faced each other much, so tonight should be a fun matchup between two of the best centers in the league.
Kristaps Porzingis ($7,600) -- He's playing against his former team, the New York Knicks, in Dallas. The Mavericks escaped Wednesday with a 107-106 win over the Magic, and KP is coming off his worst performance of the season with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Porzingis is projected to score 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds tonight, compared to his average of 19.0 points and 8.1 rebounds. He has upside for more in a great matchup.
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