FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Sunday 11/6/22
If you're new to daily fantasy basketball -- maybe you started your DFS journey during the MLB or NFL seasons, or maybe basketball is your sport and this will be your first year giving it a shot -- you're in for a treat. The NBA scene changes on a week-to-week, day-to-day, and -- depending on injury news -- even a minute-to-minute basis, making every slate a unique one that requires an ever-changing approach.
With so much changing so quickly, we're here with plenty of tools to help you out. We have daily projections, a matchup heat map, a lineup optimizer, and a bunch of other great resources to help give you an edge.
Daily fantasy basketball is very reliant on a player's opportunity, so you'll need to make sure that you're up-to-date with key injuries. Our projections update up until tip-off to reflect current news, we have player news updates, and the FanDuel Scout app will send push notifications for pressing updates regarding your players.
We'll also be coming at you with this primer every day, breaking down a few of the day's top plays at each position.
Let's break down today's main slate on FanDuel.
|LAC||221.5||-3.5||112.5||Kennard, Leonard OUT/ Covington questionable|
|TOR||218.5||-2||110.25||Siakam doubtful / VanVleet questionable|
Ja Morant ($9,900): In an underrated matchup against a Wizards' team ranked 24th in defensive rating, the Grizzlies' superstar is first among all players with a 45.1 FanDuel point projection. Morant is averaging 1.11 FanDuel points and a 30.3% usage rate in 54.1 minutes this season with the Grizzlies' current starters on the floor together.
Desmond Bane ($8,100): Since October 29th while Bane's FanDuel salary has increased by 6.5%, the Memphis guard has been averaging 1.18 FanDuel points, 0.21 rebounds, and 0.57 field goal attempts per minute
Fred VanVleet ($7,500): With Pascal Siakam unlikely to suit up on Sunday night, VanVleet's fantasy production sees a 0.02 increase to 1.02 FanDuel points per minute if he can play though his questionable designation.
Jordan Clarkson ($6,700): Despite a tough opportunity against a Clippers' team ranked fourth in defensive rating and second in true shooting percentage, Clarkson ranks ninth among all guards with a 29.6 FanDuel point projection.
Gary Trent Jr. ($6,000): In 61.8 minutes with Siakam off the floor, Trent Jr. has recorded 0.50 field goal attempts per minute and a 24.5% usage rate this season.
Mike Conley ($5,900): At his second lowest salary point this season, Conley is eighth among guards with a 4.66 value rating and tenth in fantasy production (27.5).
Dillon Brooks ($5,600): In a mouth-watering spot against a Washington team giving up the worst three-point shooting percentage, Brooks' projection includes 26.8 FanDuel points, 16.8 real-life points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 27.7 expected minutes.
Reggie Jackson ($4,700): Ranking second among all guards in value with a 5.79 rating, Jackson is an optimal play at his second lowest salary point this season. In 142.0 minutes with Luke Kennard and Kawhi Leonard off the floor, Jackson is averaging 0.62 FanDuel points and 0.35 field goal attempts per minute.
Norman Powell ($4,300): In just 23.8 expected minutes, Powell still rates as a viable lower salary option with a 4.69 value rating and a 20.2 FanDuel point projection.
Paul George ($9,000): With today's inactives, George becomes his team's clear offensive leader, recording a 32.3% usage rate, 0.69 real-life points, and 0.54 shot attempts per minute.
Kristaps Porzingis ($8,600): Ranking second overall with a 42.6 FanDuel point projection, the Wizards' big man produces an eye-popping 1.47 FanDuel points per minute and a 31.7% usage rate in a 494.3 minute sample since last season with Beal off the floor.
Lauri Markkanen ($8,500): Even at his highest FanDuel salary this season, Markkanen stands as intriguing option, averaging 1.19 FanDuel points, 0.28 rebounds, and 0.48 shot attempts this season.
OG Anunoby ($7,800): After three consecutive performances over 44.5 FanDuel points, Anunoby's FanDuel salary has increased by 27.8% since October 31st. The 25-year old Raptor is producing 0.92 FanDuel points and a 22.8% usage rate in a 713.7 minutes sample size with today's injuries.
Scottie Barnes ($7,100): With a 0.14 increase to 1.19 FanDuel points per minute, Toronto's versatile forward is an undervalued option even at his highest salary point this season.
Kyle Kuzma ($6,200): In 58.1 minutes with Beal off the floor this season, Kuzma is producing 1.01 FanDuel points with a 29.0% usage rate due to a 0.06 boost and a 10.8% jump in assist rate.
Marcus Morris ($5,700): The Clippers' veteran forward is second among his team's starters in fantasy production (0.92 FanDuel points) and rebounds (0.18) with today's inactives.
Kelly Olynyk ($5,500): At his median salary, Utah's veteran stands seventh in value with a 5.09 rating even in a tough spot versus a Clippers' team ranked second in effective field goal percentage.
Precious Achiuwa ($4,500): Toronto's versatile big man sees a 0.07 increase to 1.06 FanDuel points per minute with a 26.6% usage rate in 85.0 minutes this season with Siakam off the floor.
Nikola Vucevic ($8,200): In a 788.8 minute sample size since 2021, Chicago's center is producing 1.21 FanDuel points per minute and a 27.1% usage rate if LaVine is unable to suit up.
Steven Adams ($5,800): After a monster double-double including 13 points and 19 rebounds, Adams' FanDuel salary has moved up 9.4% to his highest point against a Wizards' team allowing 42.2 points in the paint.