DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Monday 11/18/19
With nine 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.
Kyrie Irving ($8,500) -- Irving is averaging 50.1 fantasy points on 28.5 points, 7.2 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game. He received a rest night in the team's win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, which means Irving will be fresh for tonight's battle with the Pacers. Irving is projected by our model to score 25.2 points, dish 6.0 assists, and grab 4.7 rebounds tonight.
(Update: Irving is questionable for tonight's game, so make sure that he is active before finalizing your lineup).
Ricky Rubio ($7,000) -- Ricky Rubio has been a large reason why the Phoenix Suns are one of the NBA's best teams right now. Rubio is third in the league at 8.7 assists per game, leads the team in rebounds with 6.3, and is fourth on the team in points with 13.6. In six November games, he has averaged 8.7 assists and 6.0 rebounds. Rubio is only averaging 13.0 shots per game over his last three, which means he's getting his teammates involved. The Boston Celtics are on their first back-to-back of the season, and Rubio is primed to take advantage of a tired Boston squad.
Devonte' Graham ($6,900) -- Graham is averaging 21.8 points 7.2 assists, 3.0 rebounds in his last five games, to go with three double-doubles. He's been a standout for the Hornets and has been on fire since the team's overtime win versus the Pacers on November 5th. At his value, he's a great pairing with a top-tier guard, and his 36.4 fantasy points per game should rise. Graham's projected stat line for tonight is 16.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.
James Harden ($12,000) -- James Harden has scored 39 or more points in 8 of his past 11 games for the Houston Rockets and is at an NBA-best 39.5 points per game -- which would be third-most all-time for a single season. He has the highest player usage rating (40.3) and is first in made threes (63), three-pointers attempted (192), field goals made (140), and field goals attempts (336). Harden is also second in player efficiency rating (31.10). Harden is number two in fantasy scoring behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, making them must-plays tonight.
Paul George ($8,100) -- George has exploded onto the scene with the Clippers and will host his former Thunder team tonight. George has scored 33 and 37 points in his first two games, respectively -- hitting a combined nine three-pointers. He's averaging 51.6 fantasy points in his first two games, the third-most of any small forward available tonight, at a price that's $1,200 less than the next highest.
Danilo Gallinari ($6,500) -- Gallinari had a season-high 28 points in the Thunder's overtime win versus the 76ers and returns to L.A. to face his former Clippers team tonight. Gallinari has scored at least 14 points in every game this season, and he's hit at least two three-pointers in every game except one. He's averaging 30.2 fantasy points and 19.0 real-life points per game this season, making him a decent value option as the Thunder's second-leading scorer.
LaMarcus Aldridge ($7,300) -- Aldridge is in his home state of Texas where he played college ball and is coming off a 30-point, 16-rebound performance against his former Blazers team. He's collected 32 fantasy points or more in five of his last seven games is projected to outdo his 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds tonight, according to our model.
Aron Baynes ($5,100) -- Baynes went for six straight 30-plus fantasy point nights before his three-point, three-rebound dud against the Hawks on Thursday. Baynes gets his former Celtics squad at home tonight in a good opportunity for his first double-double in November at a very low $5,100 cost. If he's your last pick in your lineup, he could very well be a steal.
Pascal Siakam ($9,000) -- Siakam has been on a tear this season, ranking ninth in scoring with 26.2 points and is the number one scoring option for the Raptors. Siakam has recorded 41 or more fantasy points in five of his last six games and has put up at least 24 shots in four of his last five. He's projected to post 26.2 points and 9.3 rebounds on 9.8 field goals made tonight.
Tristan Thompson ($5,600) -- Thompson is averaging 14.9 points and 10.5 rebounds and has had at least 25 fantasy points in all but one game this season. Thompson had 9 points and 9 rebounds in his previous matchup with the Knicks, but is projected for 12.8 points and 10.3 rebounds tonight. He and Baynes are great lower-value threats for tonight's slate.
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