DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Wednesday 11/20/19
With 11 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.
Ben Simmons ($8,800) -- Simmons is averaging 14.7 points, 7.5 assists, and 7.0 rebounds in his last four games and has a favorable matchup at home versus the Knicks. Simmons is only averaging 9.2 shot attempts per game over those four games but is making 6.7 of them (73%). Simmons averaged 13.8 shots in his first five games and has dealt with an inconsistent 76ers lineup due to suspensions and rest days for their big men. Our model projects Simmons to outdo his averages with 17.5 points, 8.2 assists, and 8.2 rebounds and get back to being the aggressive Ben Simmons we are used to.
Devonte' Graham ($6,700) -- Graham had scored at least 15 points in seven straight games before ending that streak on Monday in the blowout loss to the Raptors. If Kyrie Irving is out again for the Nets, then Graham is holding tremendous value. Before the game of the Raptors, Graham averaged 17.8 shot attempts over the last seven games, including an astonishing 10.7 attempted three-pointers. This could be another big night for Graham.
James Harden ($11,800) -- Not much to say on Harden aside from the fact that he's the leading projected scorer again (32.4) and has scored at least 36 points in eight straight games. He's attempted at least 10 three-pointers and 10 free-throws in his last eight games and is projected to make 4.3 triples and 9.3 free throws in Denver tonight. He is the best fantasy guard and arguably the best player in the league and worth the value.
Donovan Mitchell ($7,700) -- Mitchell may be due for a big game if Andrew Wiggins is out with an illness in Minnesota tonight. Mitchell has scored at least 20 points in 8 of his last 10 games, including 23, 29, and 30 in three games last week. The Jazz lost at home on Monday to Minnesota, who were huge underdogs without Wiggins, and Mitchell scored just 17 points. The second time around for Utah won't be so unfortunate. Mitchell is projected 24.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists on 9.1 field goals made on the road tonight.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,200) -- No one is talking about Giannis' scoring streak he's started. He's scored 30 points or more in seven of his last eight games and has recorded at least 10 rebounds in all of them. The Greek Freak along with The Beard are not only two of the best nicknames, but two of the best players to have on your team no matter the price. Giannis' projected averages for tonight are 29.1 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists.
Will Barton ($6,300) -- Barton was dealing with an illness in Sunday's performance, but before that, he was playing some quality basketball. Prior to Sunday, Barton scored 13 points or more in his last seven games and over 30 fantasy points in all of them. For his value, he's a great plug-in player or sleeper. Tonight, Denver hosts Houston, and he could have another good game offensively for the Nuggets against the 15th-ranked defensive team.
Montrezl Harrell ($7,000) -- I really like this matchup for Harrell. Our model projects Harrell at 17.2 points and 6.3 rebounds against the Celtics tonight. He draws a major mismatch problem for the smaller Celtics when all eyes will be on either Kawhi Leonard ($9,300) or Paul George ($7,900). If Marcus Smart ($6,300) isn't able to go, then Louis Williams ($6,500) is a quality play with either of the Clippers stars sitting.
Eric Paschall ($5,900) -- Paschall has scored double-figures in 11 of 14 games this season, including an average of 19.5 points in his last four games and 18.2 in his last 10. Paschal is projected to post 15.1 points and 5.7 rebounds on 5.6 field goals made. He's a low-value option and could have a 20-point night any game as he's done four times this year. With different players being the primary scoring options each night, Paschall has remained solid for the Warriors.
Andre Drummond ($8,700) -- Drummond and the Pistons travel to Chicago in a matchup of two of the worst rebounding teams in the league. Drummond still averages the most rebounds in the league (17.0), is 24th in points (19.6), and 15th in Player Efficiency rating (23.90). He's projected as the leading rebounder tonight with 15.8 rebounds to go with 16.4 points -- which would give him his 13th double-double in 14 games.
Kevin Love ($7,400) -- Love was given a rest night for Monday's game against the Knicks because of a back injury. He's probable tonight against the Miami Heat, and they could use him down low against Bam Adebayo ($8,300). Love and Tristan Thompson ($5,900) have been instrumental to the Cavaliers' success. If Love is a go, the double-double machine should hover around his averages of 18.2 points and 12.1 rebounds tonight, especially if Thompson is out.
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