DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Tuesday 11/19/19
With four 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.
Jrue Holiday ($8,800) -- Holiday has been playing without half of his team lately, and his numbers reflect that. He's averaged 24 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game over his last three contests. Holiday has recorded at least 36 minutes over his last five games, and he should hover around that number again with a depleted and tired Portland Trail Blazers team in town for the second night of a back-to-back.
LeBron James ($11,100) -- LeBron has five straight games of double-digit assists and has recorded 10 or more in eight of his last nine games. He now leads the league in assists at 11.2 per game, in addition to being tied for 11th in scoring with 25.0 points a night. The King is projected to be the top-scorer and second in assists tonight, according to our model.
J.J. Redick ($5,100) -- Redick along with Holiday have been the two leading scorers for the Pelicans. Redick has scored at least 19 points in his last four games, including three 20-plus nights for the veteran. He's attempted 42 three-pointers over that period, making half of them. Redick is one of the hottest shooters in the league right now. His value remains so low for such a high ceiling, given all the injuries to the Pelicans. Our model projects Redick at 16.0 points and 3.2 made triples.
Glenn Robinson III ($4,800) -- The Golden State Warriors need scoring, and it's only coming from a handful of players now. D'Angelo Russell remains out while Draymond Green has barely been a factor. Robinson's shot attempts have been increasing over the last four games, and tonight against a Western Conference cellar team like the Memphis Grizzlies, he could have a breakout game. He's a great potential value at just $4,800.
Eric Paschall ($5,900) -- Paschall should be the leading scorer for the Warriors tonight. He is coming off his second 30-point night of his career might be in store for another one against the Grizzlies. Paschall is projected to score 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds, but I believe he will exceed that easily. He's averaging 16.7 on the season and 18.3 in November.
Buddy Hield ($7,500) -- Hield has taken over as the leading scorer for the Kings with De'Aaron Fox out. Hield is top-25 in scoring (19.9) and has six straight games of 20-plus points for the Kings. He's almost a guarantee to score 20 at this point without Fox and Marvin Bagley III in the lineup. Take Hield on a short slate, as he's projected as the top three-point shooter on the night with 3.3 made triples.
Jaren Jackson Jr. ( $5,600) -- Jackson has been coming out of his shell lately with three games of 20 points or more in his last five. The Grizzlies host the Warriors in what should be a very competitive game. Jackson scored 22 points against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday and made a career-high five three-pointers on seven attempts. Jackson lit up Denver and is averaging 4.6 attempted triples a game in November. Jackson has a low value if you want to play two superstars like the Lakers duo tonight.
Anthony Davis ($9,800) -- Davis is in line for a big night after scoring 31 points in his last two games combined. Davis's averages have dipped to 24.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, but L.A. has won three-straight. Davis is projected to score 25.0 points to go with 9.8 rebounds tonight. I like the chances that AD double-doubles against the Oklahoma City Thunder after they played the Los Angeles Clippers last night at the Staples Center.
Hassan Whiteside ($6,300) -- Whiteside is projected to have a double-double tonight of 14.5 points to go with our slate-high projection of 13.3 boards. He has a clear advantage over the Pelicans tonight and is averaging 15.0 points and 11.8 rebounds with Portland. I fully expect Whiteside to have over 10 points and 10 rebounds in an important game for the Blazers.
Jonas Valanciunas ($6,800) -- Valanciunas can be a sleeper big tonight with the Warriors squad being so injured. The center position for Golden State hasn't been a threat in years, and paint basketball will be the key for Memphis. He's projected to score 16.2 points and grab 8.5 rebounds, which is right about what he's averaging over his last four games. I'd take Valanciunas as a deep pick to pair with LeBron or AD.
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