DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Thursday 11/21/19
With two 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 ($8,200) -- Holiday is the third-highest projected player tonight, per our models, at 19.1 points, 7.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds. Holiday has two straight 22-point performances and at least nine assists in both of his last two games. He's averaging 45.4 fantasy points over the last five games and is now averaging 17.6 points, 7.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds on the season. He and Brandon Ingram are the two leading scorers and playmakers for this Pelicans team.
Eric Bledsoe ($6,800) -- Bledsoe is coming off one of his best games of the season, dropping 28 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists on 8-for-17 shooting and a 9-of-11 clip from the free-throw line. With Khris Middleton out, Bledsoe has to continue helping out Giannis in scoring as he's top three on the team in scoring, rebounds and assists.
C.J. McCollum ($7,500) -- McCollum's running mate, Damian Lillard, is out again, and the Blazers will lean on C.J. to score against the Bucks. He's scored 19 or more points in six straight games, and he's been hot beyond the arc, making 15 three-pointers across his last three games. Portland is big underdogs tonight against one of the title contenders in the East, and if they're going to pull the upset, McCollum needs to deliver a big game.
J.J. Redick ($5,200) -- Redick has scored 18 points or more in his last five games and is making five three-pointers a game. He's been hot for the Pelicans, and for $5,200, he holds a lot of upside. The Pels are averaging 113 points per game, and we have Reddick projected for 3.0 triples tonight and 15.1 points. He's worth the play, and you'll see that a lot of Pelicans are tonight.
Brandon Ingram ($7,000) -- Ingram returned after a 10-day absence to record 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in a win over the Blazers. He's been phenomenal this season, checking in 10th in scoring (25.4) and 13th in Player Efficiency Rating (23.87). The Pelicans' win gave them their first winning streak since March, and they have a good shot at a third straight win today. We project Ingram for 23.1 points and 6.3 rebounds.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($10,600) -- Giannis has scored 30 or more points in eight of his last 10 games, and he's double-doubled in all of them. He's having another MVP-caliber season, and on a two-game slate, he's an easy lock today. With Middleton out again, Giannis is projected to total 31.4 points, 13.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists. The Bucks have only had four games at home, and he's averaging 29.3 points, 14.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists in those outings.
Kenrich Williams ($5,300) -- Williams has put together impressive back-to-back games for the Pelicans, grabbing 10 or more rebounds in both. He had a near double-double of eight points and 13 rebounds last game, which resulted in his best fantasy outing of the season (33.75 fantasy points). A lower-end player who could capitalize if the Suns big men are out, Williams needs to be on your radar.
Carmelo Anthony ($3,900) -- Melo was not efficient in his first game with the Blazers, but he should remain in the starting lineup with Lillard out. In his debut, he scored 10 points on 4-for-14 shooting in 24 minutes. His defense was bad, and the Blazers were, too. Tonight will be another experiment for Melo, but the Blazers need his scoring.
Brook Lopez ($5,400) -- Lopez has scored double-digits in six of his last seven games and gets a favorable matchup against the Blazers at home. Lopez has averaged 13 points at home and 7.3 attempted three-pointers per game. If Hassan Whiteside is out after being tagged questionable, Lopez can be a factor inside and outside. Lopez is projected to score 11.6 points and 5.2 rebounds, per our models.
Jaxson Hayes ($5,100) -- Hayes has had four-straight games of nine points or more and has had seven and 10 rebounds in his last two games. The Pelicans are short-handed right now, and the Suns aren't in much better shape. Hayes has played at least 21 minutes in three straight games. He and Redick are great low-end choices for a high-scoring team looking to keep their winning streak alive.
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