DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Friday 11/22/19
With 10 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.
Lou Williams ($6,600) -- Williams had another big game in the Clippers' overtime win versus the Celtics. He scored 27 points on 10-for-21 shooting and had 34.5 fantasy points with the Clippers' superstars in the lineup. His value is pretty solid as a lower-tier option in daily fantasy tonight. He's averaging one less fantasy point than Ben Simmons ($8,100) and comes in at $2,000 less.
Donovan Mitchell ($7,900) -- Mitchell is getting a favorable matchup tonight against the lowly Warriors. The Dubs are last in defensive net rating and allow the second most points. Mitchell has scored 23 points or more in four of his last five games and is coming off a 26-point performance and 41.25-point fantasy outing against the Timberwolves. Our model projects Mitchell for 25.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists against the Warriors.
James Harden ($11,700) -- Last time out, Harden scored his second-lowest point total of the season with 27 points in a loss that ended the Rockets eight game-winning streak. The Rockets were held under 100 points for the first time this year, and it doesn't get any easier today as they are facing the Clippers. In the first matchup between these two, Russell Westbrook was in foul trouble, and Harden played 44 minutes in a win, totaling 47 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. He should bounce back tonight.
Bradley Beal ($9,600) -- Beal is averaging 48.7 fantasy points per night and has five straight games of at least 30 real-world points. He's been carrying the Wizards offensively and has averaged 23.1 shot attempts over his last eight games, including 24.0 in his last five games. The Hornets are the opponent tonight, and both teams are in the bottom of the league defensively. Beal is seventh in usage rate (32.6%) and third in scoring (30.3). He should continue his reign against a Hornets team that allows the 11th most points per night (112.8).
Buddy Hield ($7,400) -- Hield had only his third game scoring under 20 points all season in the Kings last win. Hield is pretty much only being taken if you believe he's a 25 points or more talent and matched up with the Nets he has a good opportunity on the road. Hield is shooting a much more efficient 45.6 percent on the road compared to 39.1 percent at home but his average of 19 points remains the same. Hield was on a three-game streak of double-digit three-point attempts before last game and I like his chance to get back to double-digit triples tonight.
Bojan Bogdanovic ($6,200) -- Bogdanovic lit it up last game going for a season-high 30 points in the Jazz's win over the Wolves. He went 6/11 from deep and bumped his scoring averaged up to 20.5 points per game.He's scored double-digits every game this season and is making over three triples a game making him a 20-point threat for low value every night. Ride his hot streak if you need a filler spot. He's projected to score 19 points tonight, but he could do more damage for the Pacers the way he's been shooting.
Blake Griffin ($7,700) -- Griffin is getting his shots in his first three games back, but he's not making enough of them. His field goal percentage has dropped in each of his three games, and now it can't get much worse. The Pistons draw the Hawks tonight and will attempt to stop their losing streak. The Hawks are 27th in defensive net rating while the Pistons sit 24th. This is a prime game for Griffin to get 15-plus attempts from the field. Our model projects Griffin for 22.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists versus the Hawks.
Lauri Markkanen ($6,000) -- Markkanen's play his slowly been increasing every game for the Bulls, and at the power forward position, he can be a mismatch for the Miami Heat. He posted one of his best games of the season with 24 points and 6 rebounds Chicago's win over the Pistons. That marked the first game since the season opener that he recorded more than 20 points. He's getting into a groove and is a nice play at this price.
Bam Adebayo ($8,000) -- Bam had three-straight double-doubles before scoring 13 points and grabbing 7 rebounds against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went 5-for-5 from the field and added four steals, as well. He gets the Bulls, who are 20th in rebounding and 16th in points allowed, Adebayo has averaged 16.2 points and 12.5 rebounds over his last four games. Our model projects him with 14.6 points and 11.3 rebounds.
Thomas Bryant ($6,600) -- Bryant has had four straight games with fewer than 30 minutes played, but he may be in for a larger workload tonight versus the Hornets. In what should be a high-scoring and competitive game, Bryant is a candidate for a double-double. He averages 12.3 points and 8.4 rebounds at home and has scored at least 11 points in his last seven games.
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