DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Thursday 11/14/19
With six games to choose from on tonight's NBA slate, let's take a look at how to narrow down the DFS possibilities. Here are some of the top plays and sleepers on DraftKings. As always, good luck.
Trae Young ($9,600) -- Young has put up three-straight games of at least 61 fantasy points and visits the Phoenix Suns in what could be the highest-scoring game of the night. Young has increased his scoring the past three games from 30 to 35 to 42 and is averaging 11 assists in those games. Young is seventh in scoring (28.7), fourth in assists (8.7) and 15th in player efficiency rating (25.6). Also in this game, Devin Booker ($8,100) is mighty appealing in what should be an offensive showdown. Our models project Young at 23.2 points and 8.1 assists on 7.7 made shots.
Jrue Holiday ($8,200) -- Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart are both out again for the Pelicans while Brandon Ingram also missed the last game and is a game-time decision tonight. Holiday without those guys had his best game of the year, hands down. He scored 18 points, dished our 11 assists and was one rebound short of a triple-double -- totaling a season-high 48.25 fantasy points. Holiday should be one of the Pels' only productive starters against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight if Ball and Ingram are out in what is the second night of a back-to-back for the Clips.
Louis Williams ($7,700) -- Lou played in 36 minutes last night against the Rockets, and he scored 20 points with 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss. Tonight they welcome back Paul George and will likely sit Kawhi Leonard ($9,500) in New Orleans. With the Pelicans banged up, this is a prime game to get George acquainted playing with the Clippers' role players. I love Williams and Harrell tonight to do their usual damage when Leonard sits. If Leonard does play, consider Devin Booker or Jamal Murray ($6,800).
J.J. Redick ($4,500) -- Redick is a sleeper pick with all of the Pelicans injuries, but if Ball or Ingram is healthy, that takes away a lot of Redick's touches. Redick has been hot the past two games, scoring 22 and 24 points, almost all coming from three-pointers. Redick has made 12 of 13 shots (92%) from beyond the arc over the past two, and he's 1 for 5 from inside the arc in that span. Both games he's posted 31 or more fantasy points, and if you're looking for 25-plus fantasy points from a sleeper, Redick could be your man if Ingram and Ball sit.
Paul George ($7,900) -- He's finally playing, and there's a possibility he's facing a minute restriction as the Clippers rely on the bench tonight. If so, George doesn't hold much value in his first game back, but George is going to want to score and be aggressive alongside a talented and tough group when he gets on the court. I like the upside in one or two lineups, but I wouldn't count on George to win anyone a fantasy tournament tonight.
RJ Barrett ($6,200) -- Barrett was one assist away from his second-career double-double in his last game. In that one (versus the Bulls), Barrett hit 50 percent of his shots and finished with 21 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds after scoring a combined 12 points in his previous two games. Tonight he's got a rematch against the New York Knicks, a team he struggled mightily against six days ago, finishing with three points on 1-for-9 shooting. Don't expect another dud here.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,700) -- Giannis has put up seven straight games of 50-plus fantasy points, and he's facing one of the worst defensive and rebounding teams in the league tonight in Chicago. Giannis has also double-doubled in every game this season while ranking in the top three in points (third) and rebounding (second). He is the top play of the night and should dominate a lowly Bulls team.
Montrezl Harrell ($7,600) -- Harrell should get an increased workload tonight if Leonard is out, and that would be perfect, even though he is coming off his worst performance of the season. Harrell had 4 points on 2-of-12 shooting and grabbed 9 rebounds last time out. This is a good bounce-back spot for Harrell if Ingram is out for the Pelicans. He could double-double and be one of the primary scorers tonight along with George and Williams for the Clippers. He's averaging 34.0 fantasy points per game, and his upside tonight is 40-plus.
Aron Baynes ($5,900) -- A deep sleeper pick along with Redick, Baynes has been consistent and a respectable replacement for Deandre Ayton. Baynes is averaging 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game through 10 games with the Suns. Tonight he faces an Atlanta team whose leading rebounder is Jabari Parker ($7,200) since they are without John Collins, their best rebounder. I like Baynes' chances of a double-double tonight in a high-scoring affair between the Hawks and Suns.
Kristaps Porzingis ($6,900) -- Porzingis' value is getting low and rightfully so. He's had a few bad games, including his four-point, five-rebound performance against the Celtics on Monday. He's proven he's a volume shooter, and against New York last week he scored 28 points on 22 shots and three made free throws. Porzingis will need to get those type of attempts if he wants to score 30 on the Knicks in MSG tonight. KP has been consistent on the boards, grabbing at least eight rebounds in six straight until the loss to the Celtics.
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