DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Friday 11/15/19
With eight 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.
D'Angelo Russell ($8,000) -- Russell is projected by our model to be one of the leading scorers and passers tonight versus the Celtics as the Warriors to stop their six-game losing streak. Last time out, D-Lo had his first game under 30 real-world points in five games in the Warriors' loss to the Lakers. Bradley Beal ($8,500) just came off a 44-point night against the Celtics, and Russell could have that type of game tonight. He is averaging 33.2 points and 7.2 assists over his last five.
Derrick Rose ($5,600) -- Rose was out for the Pistons' last game to get some rest, and he should be suiting up for their clash with the Hornets. The Hornets are struggling in many areas on defense, and the Pistons have had shuffling among their lineup with Blake Griffin ($7,100) coming back from injury. Rose is a sleeper to have his fourth 20-point night of the season. He's averaging 32.1 fantasy points per game and has had just one game this season scoring single-digit real-world points.
James Harden ($12,300) -- Harden continued his reign among the rest of the NBA as he poured 47 points on the Clippers, hitting 7 of 13 threes and 16 of 17 free throws. He's having one of the best scoring seasons of all-time, and he's averaging 61.5 fantasy points per game. In four of the last five games, Harden has recorded 71.25 fantasy points or more. It's no surprise that Harden is projected as the leading scorer on the night with 32.6 points, 8.0 assists and 6.3 rebounds versus the Pacers.
Luke Kennard ($6,500) -- Kennard is quietly having one of the best stretches of his career. In his last seven games, he's averaging 21.6 points a game with six-straight outings of 32.75 fantasy points or more. He's a great mid-value pick playing against the Hornets. Kennard is projected to score 17.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists against Charlotte's 23rd-ranked defense.
Jaylen Brown ($7,500) -- Brown and the Celtics draw the Warriors tonight in what could be another high-scoring affair for Boston. The Celtics have averaged 122 points a game over the last six, and Brown is up to a 20.9 points and 6.9 rebounds on the season. Teammate Jayson Tatum ($7,400) will more than likely draw Draymond Green ($5,300) tonight, clearing up Brown to score and take more shot attempts.
Danilo Gallinari ($6,200) - Gallinari will meet old teammate Tobias Harris tonight. The 76ers get Embiid back after a rest night, and the Thunder will need a good three-point shooting night to hang with the Sixers. The Thunder are 10th in defensive net rating (103.7) but 28th in offensive net rating (103.1). Our model projects Gallinari to post a team-high 18.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 made threes versus the 76ers.
Domantas Sabonis ($8,700) -- Sabonis has double-doubled in six of his last seven games and has recorded 41.75 fantasy points or more in eight of nine games this year. He remains one of the top plays among bigs and is projected to record 21.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists tonight in Houston. Clint Capela ($7,700) has been ruled out against the Pacers, and Sabonis should be able to take advantage.
Kyle Kuzma ($5,600) -- Kuzma is getting hot for the Lakers over the last three games, scoring 15, 22 and 23 in that span while knocking in three triples in all three games. He's attempting at least 12 shots per game, and the Kings are the 24th-ranked defensive team. Kuzma's price jumped from $4,100 to $5,600 after his 30.75-fantasy-point night. He's a great value pick today, and the Lakers should walk away with this game if they can get Sacramento to play to their pace.
Andre Drummond ($8,600) -- Drummond is projected to amass 18.9 points and 16.1 rebounds. He has been on a rebounding-low as of late, recording his first single-digit rebounding game of the season Tuesday. Drummond is averaging 19.9 points and 16.8 rebounds per night for the year, making him a top center option every time he suits up.
Jonas Valanciunas ($6,500) -- Valanciunas is nearly averaging a double-double with 12.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He's scored double-digits in every game and has averaged 12.5 rebounds across his last two games. At home against the Utah Jazz, Valanciunas is at his second-highest salary of the season, and he has had six games of 30-plus fantasy points in 11 career matchups versus the Grizzlies.
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