DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Monday 11/25/19
With 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 ($7,300) -- Simmons is averaging 13.1 points, 7.9 assists, and 6.5 rebounds for the season. Simmons has averaged 42.5 fantasy points over his last four games, including two 50-point nights. Simmons' value dropped with makes him a solid play despite so many options tonight. This will be Philly's first game in Toronto since the shot that sent the 76ers home in the playoffs. He's averaging 10.5 points, 11 assists, and 7.2 rebounds in his last four games while managing one-triple double. Tonight could be a big one for Simmons and Joel Embiid ($8,800), who have motivation and plenty of mismatches.
Derrick Rose ($5,600) -- Rose scored 20 points in his last game, making that his ninth double-digit scoring game in 10 tries. He's at 17.8 points per game on the season and leads the Pistons in assists at 5.1 per night. Rose took 17 shots against the Bucks last game, the first time he's attempted more than 13 since October 28th. The Magic are one of the weaker all-around backcourts in the Eastern Conference. Rose is projected to score 15.7 points to go with 4.6 assists tonight versus the Magic but could be in for a much bigger night. At $5,600, and with such a favorable matchup, there couldn't be a better asking price for the former MVP.
Jimmy Butler ($7,700) -- The Heat were not ready for the 76ers, and Butler wasn't prepared for his rough return to the City of sometimes not-so-Brotherly Love. Butler had 11 points on 4 of 13 shooting to go with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 0 for 2 from deep. Now, Butler and the Heat are back in Miami and welcome the Hornets to the Sunshine State. In the three games prior to his 76ers outing, Butler was averaging 21.3 points, 8.3 assists, and 6.0 rebounds -- all wins for the Heat. Our model projects Butler to post 21.3 points tonight, to go with 5.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.9 steals.
Malcolm Brogdon ($6,000) -- Brogdon hasn't played since the 15th because of sore back issue that he claims is behind him now. He remains fourth in assists per game with 8.2 and 28th in scoring at 19.2 points per game. Brogdon has been vital to Indiana's success, but they did manage to go 2-1 without him. He returns for a home game against the Grizzlies. Brogdon averages 19.7 points and 9.0 assists at home, slightly better averages than on the road. His value is ridiculously cheap if he's feeling 100 percent.
Jayson Tatum ($6,900) -- Tatum and the Celtics will be without Kemba Walker at home tonight versus the Kings due to a sprained neck, leaving Tatum and Jaylen Brown ($6,800) as the leading candidates to replace his scoring. The Celtics have played 10 games on the road (one of them a loss to the Kings), compared to just five at home this season. Tatum has averaged 20.4 points per game on 43.3 percent shooting from three-point range. The Celtics are 5-0 in Boston this season with the home crowd behind them. He's averaging 37.6 fantasy points per night, and that should increase for this week. Consider Jaylen Brown as well, as he averages 24.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in his three home games this season.
Danilo Gallinari ($5,900) -- The Thunder have played some really good teams these past few weeks and have been through the meat grinder in the NBA, going 1-5 over their last six games. The only win of that stretch was an overtime victory over the 76ers at home. They've covered the spread in their last four games and kept every contest close until the final buzzer. Gallinari has been Oklahoma City's primary scoring option during that stretch. He's averaging 20.5 points and 5.5 rebounds on 36 percent shooting from beyond the arc in his last four games. That's pretty good value for under $6K.
Domantas Sabonis ($8,100) -- Sabonis is averaging 40 fantasy points over his last four games and has double-doubled three of them. In fact, Sabonis's last outing was his first time not recording a double-double in nine games. He finished with 25 points and 9 rebounds in Indiana's win. Sabonis is fifth in the NBA in rebounding at 13.4 per game and is projected to score 19.6 points and 9.9 rebounds tonight -- walking that double-double line against the Grizzlies.
Pascal Siakam ($9,200) -- This will be Toronto's first game versus the 76ers since perhaps the most memorable moment in team history. After a stellar playoff run that included him averaging 19.4 points and 6.3 rebound against the 76ers, Siakam is 10th in the NBA in scoring this season, at 25.7 per game. He's transforming into a star in this league and looks to be heading towards his first All-Star appearance. Siakam will have to score 25 points or more if the Raptors want to keep this close.
Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,400) -- Big KAT has been unreal. He's shooting three-pointers at an insane clip while still being top-six in points, rebounding, and PER. Towns is at 26.4 points (sixth), 12.4 rebounds (sixth), and 29.00 PER (fourth) through 16 games. Towns has scored 20 or more points or 10 rebounds in 14 of 16 games this season and has knocked down three or more triples in 15 of those 16 contests. He's averaging 54.6 fantasy points and is a top play tonight versus the Hawks.
Bam Adebayo ($7,100) -- Adebayo is right outside the top-10 in rebounding at 10.1 (11th) per game, while also averaging 13.9 points per game for the 11-4 Heat. Miami is at home tonight in a bounce-back opportunity after their embarrassing loss to the 76ers. Expect Butler and Adebayo to be double-double threats tonight, and for Adebayo to get close to his projected 15.3 points and 10.2 rebounds.
Vaughn Dalzell is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Vaughn Dalzell also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username vdalzell. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his/her personal views, he/she may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his/her personal account. The views expressed in his/her articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.