FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Sunday 11/13/22
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.
|LAL||218||4.5||106.75||Davis probable, James doubtful|
|MEM||218||1.5||108.25||Bane, Morant OUT|
|PHI||218.5||-3.5||111||Harden OUT, Melton not listed|
|CLE||223||-5||114||Mitchell, Allen OUT|
Stephen Curry ($10,400): Despite consecutive games scoring over 40 real-life points, Curry's FanDuel salary has remained unchanged at his second highest point this season. In two previous encounters against a Sacramento Kings' team ranked 29th in opposing three point shooting percentage, Curry has torched his intrastate rivals for an average of 55.8 FanDuel points.
De'Aaron Fox ($8,600): After recording a season-high 61.4 fantasy points in his last outing, Fox's FanDuel salary has moved up 5%. The 24-year old has produced against the defending champions this season, accounting for 27.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 8.0 assists in two meetings.
Darius Garland ($7,800): After Donovan Mitchell was ruled out, Garland could be Cleveland's lead guard against a Minnesota Timberwolves' unit ranked 16th in defensive rating. In 56.4 minutes this season with Mitchell off the court, the 22-year old is averaging 1.02 FanDuel points and a 26.4% usage rate.
Russell Westbrook ($7,400): Los Angeles' veteran guard sees a noticeable 0.22 boost to 1.39 FanDuel points in 156.6 minutes with LeBron James off the floor this season mostly due to a 11.2% jump in assist rate.
Tyrese Maxey ($7,200): Even after a 41.9 FanDuel point performance, Maxey's FanDuel salary dropped 6.4% against a Jazz team ranked eighth in opposing true shooting percentage. The 22-year old's production increases by 0.18 to 1.11 FanDuel points while his usage rate spikes to 31.5% in 241.3 minute with Harden off the court.
Jamal Murray ($6,200): In his last six games, Denver's guard has provided steady production, averaging 1.06 FanDuel points, 0.15 rebounds, 0.20 assists, and a 27.1% usage rate. Murray has an underrated spot against a Bulls team ranked 16th (46.9) in fantasy points allowed to point guards and 22nd in three point shooting percentage.
De'Anthony Melton ($5,800): Philadelphia's guard is ranked sixth among guards in value with a 5.48 rating and a 31.8 FanDuel point projection, while recording 0.94 FanDuel points with the Sixers' current inactives.
Dillon Brooks ($5,300): With the Grizzlies without two of their offensive leaders, Brooks could be their top option, ranking first among his team in shot attempts (0.62) and usage (31.1%) in a 351.3 minute sample since last season.
Klay Thompson ($5,200): At his lowest salary point this season, Golden State's Splash Brother is eighth among guards in value with a a 5.29 rating and a 28.0 fantasy expectation. Since October 29th, Thompson's playing time has increased to 32.2 minutes per game.
Tyus Jones ($4,500): In his second start for Ja Morant, Jones is second among his team in usage (24.5%) and fantasy production (0.98) with tonight's expected rotation. With a 7.62 rating, the 26-year old leads tonight's slate in value against a Washington team giving up 46.8 FanDuel points per game to point guards this season.
Patrick Beverley ($4,200): With LeBron James off the floor, the Lakers' defensive leader sees a 0.17 increase to 0.78 FanDuel points in a 71.8 minute sample size.
John Konchar ($4,100): The 26-year old is ranked second overall in value with a 6.58 rating, while producing 0.55 FanDuel points, 0.19 rebounds, and 0.19 shot attempts with Desmond Bane and Morant off the floor.
Kevin Durant ($11,400): As numberFire's top forward with a 52.8 fantasy projection, Durant will attempt to reach his high expectations versus a Lakers' team ranked 17th in true shooting percentage and 29th in FanDuel points allowed to small forwards. In 249.9 minutes with the Nets' expected inactives, Durant's production is boosted by 0.07 to 1.46 FanDuel points with a 32.8% usage rate.
Anthony Davis ($11,000): In 152.7 minutes with LeBron James off the floor, AD is the Lakers' clear offensive leader, accounting for 1.54 FanDuel points, 0.52 shot attempts, and a 30.2% usage rate.
Domantas Sabonis ($9,100): Since the start of November, Sabonis' FanDuel salary has jumped 12.3% while averaging 1.30 FanDuel points per minute and a 24.0% usage rate.
Kristaps Porzingis ($8,000): Despite a 54.0 fantasy point performance on Saturday, Porzingis' FanDuel salary has remained the same against a Memphis team ranked 14th in FanDuel points allowed to centers and 23rd in defensive rating. In a 112.1 minute sample size with Bradley Beal off the floor, the 27-year old records 1.22 FanDuel points per minute and a 28.2% usage rate.
Tobias Harris ($7,800): Philadelphia's forward is third among his team's starters in fantasy output (1.10) and usage (21.2%) in 165.5 minutes with today's injuries.
Kyle Kuzma ($7,500): In a 198.3 minute sample size, Kuzma's production is boosted by 0.07 to 1.07 FanDuel points from a 6.4% increase in assist percentage.
Anthony Edwards ($7,200): "Ant Man" is ranked sixth among forwards with 36.2 expected FanDuel points against a Cavaliers' team rated 14th in true shooting percentage and second in defensive rating.
Draymond Green ($5,700): At this lowest salary point, Green ranks third in value with a 5.74 rating against a Kings' team giving up 39.5 FanDuel points per game to the four spot this season.
Santi Aldama ($5,000): In an underrated spot against a Wizards' team ranked 19th in defensive rating, Aldama is numberFire's fifth ranked forward in value with a 4.39 rating and a 26.9 fantasy projection.
Kevin Love ($4,800): Cleveland's veteran is recording 1.25 FanDuel points and a 25.6% usage rate in 70.6 minutes if the Cavaliers are forced to sit two of their starters.
Brandon Clarke ($4,300): Another Grizzlies' value option to consider due to his 1.19 fantasy average in 109.8 minutes with their expected rotation.
Nikola Jokic ($10,600): Since the start of November, Jokic's FanDuel salary has dropped by 7.8% to his lowest point this season. In a matchup against a Bulls' team ranked tenth in FanDuel points allowed to centers, the two-time MVP winner is numberFire's second rated option with 53.6 expected fantasy points
Joel Embiid ($10,200): Despite recording a season-high 71.0 FanDuel points, Embiid's salary has somehow decreased by 2.8% against a Jazz team giving up the most points in the paint. With his lowered salary, Philadelphia's center also is second among centers in value with a 5.34 rating
Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,800): After consecutive lackluster performances, Towns' FanDuel salary has moved down by 6.3% versus a Cavaliers' team allowing 44.0 FanDuel points to his position.
Steven Adams ($6,000): In a 294.4 minutes sample size with Bane and Morant off the floor since last season, Adams is averaging 1.05 FanDuel points, 0.36 rebounds, and 0.12 assists.