FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Sunday 11/20/22
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.
|MIA||214.5||10||102.25||Butler, Herro OUT / Adebayo questionable|
|DEN||216.5||10||103.25||Jokic, Murray OUT / Gordon questionable|
|CHA||220.5||5.5||107.5||Ball OUT, Smith questionable|
|MEM||223.5||7.5||108||Morant, Jackson Jr, Bane OUT|
|HOU||231.5||10||110.75||Sengun, Porter questionable|
|DET||233||9.5||111.75||Bey, questionable Cunningham OUT|
|BKN||223.5||-7.5||115.5||Irving cleared to play|
|SAC||233||-9.5||121.25||Murray probable, Monk questionable|
Luka Doncic ($12,000): At his second lowest salary point this month, Doncic stands as numberFire's top option with 55.8 expected FanDuel points against a Denver Nuggets' team ranked 20th in points allowed per game and 27th in opposing true shooting percentage.
Stephen Curry ($10,500): In a great matchup versus a Houston team allowing the most FanDuel points per game (54.6) to point guards, Curry ranks second among guards with a 47.2 FanDuel point projection. Golden State's offensive leader has been on fire this month, recording 33.3 real-life points on 19.8 attempts per game.
De'Aaron Fox ($9,600): Despite a recent 9.0% salary increase, Sacramento's point guard deserves consideration against a Pistons' team giving up 53.4 FanDuel points per game to his position. In 118.1 minutes with Sacramento's expected starting lineup, Fox is averaging 1.26 FanDuel points per minute and a 28.6% usage rate.
Kyrie Irving ($8,800): After his eight game suspension, Irving's FanDuel salary has moved down 9.2% to his second lowest point this season. Brooklyn's controversial guard is third among guards with 44.5 expected FanDuel points against a Memphis team ranked 19th in fantasy production allowed to point guards.
Darius Garland ($8,400): Even at his highest salary point, Cleveland's guard offers underrated value with a 4.85 rating and a 40.8 FanDuel point projection against a Miami ranked 24th in opposing true shooting percentage. The 22-year old is producing 1.02 FanDuel points per minute and a 27.0% usage rate with Donovan Mitchell on the court this season.
Jaden Ivey ($6,900): Detroit's rookie leads his team's starters in fantasy production (1.27 FanDuel points), assists (0.15), and shot attempts (0.60) in a 65.0 minute sample size with Detroit's current inactives.
Dillon Brooks ($6,100): After three of Memphis' starters were ruled out, Brooks should be their lead offensive option, averaging 0.62 real-life points and 0.66 field goal attempts in a 66.6 minute sample size this season.
Tyus Jones ($5,900): Ranking second among guards in value with a 5.63 rating with a 33.2 fantasy point projection, Jones is producing 1.03 FanDuel points per minute with Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Desmond Bane off the floor.
Nah'Shon Hyland ($5,800): In an increased role with Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic already ruled out, Hyland's production jumps by 0.17 to 1.28 FanDuel points with a 34.8% usage rate in a 159.6 minute sample size.
Klay Thompson ($5,500): Golden State's Splash Brother is a viable value option with a 5.52 rating and a 30.4 FanDuel point projection versus a Rockets team ranked 29th in FanDuel points allowed to shooting guards.
Bruce Brown Jr. ($5,500): The Nuggets' 26-year old guard produces 0.92 FanDuel points, 0.12 rebounds, and 0.18 assists per minute with Denver's current inactives.
John Konchar ($4,900): numberFire's second ranked value option with a 5.75 rating and a 28.2 FanDuel point projection accounts for 0.62 FanDuel points per minute with their expected rotation.
Anthony Davis ($11,400): If LeBron James is unable to suit up on Sunday night, Davis sees a 0.19 boost to 1.67 FanDuel points with a 32.1% usage rate. The Lakers' forward is currently ranked third overall with 48.7 expected FanDuel points against a San Antonio Spurs ranked 26th in points allowed in the paint.
Kevin Durant ($11,000): As numberFire's second overall option with a 50.5 FanDuel point projection against a Memphis team ranked 19th in defensive rating, the Nets' versatile forward could be undervalued after a 4.3% salary decrease.
Domantas Sabonis ($9,500): Sacramento's big man is first among his team's expected starting lineup in fantasy production (1.53 FanDuel points), rebounds (0.42), and assists (0.22) in a 118.1 minute sample size.
Kristaps Porzingis ($8,600): In a mouth-watering spot versus a Charlotte Hornets allowing the most fantasy production to the five spot, Porzingis is ranked ninth overall with 41.1 expected FanDuel points.
Keldon Johnson ($7,000): At his lowest salary point in November, Johnson is an optimal midrange option versus a Lakers' team ranked 17th in defensive rating and 15th in true shooting percentage.
Gordon Hayward ($6,400): Charlotte's veteran records 0.92 FanDuel points, 0.14 rebounds, and 0.14 assists in 290.2 minutes with their current rotation.
Draymond Green ($6,100): Even at his highest salary point, the Warriors' big man still ranks eighth among power forwards in value with a 5.09 value rating against a Rockets team allowing 48.1 FanDuel points per game to his position.
Bojan Bogdanovic ($5,800): In 115.2 minutes with two of Detroit's starting five off the court, the 33-year old produces 0.91 FanDuel points and a 24.3% usage rate.
Brandon Clarke ($5,000): The Grizzlies' forward accounts for 1.21 FanDuel points and 0.23 rebounds per minute with a 23.9% usage percentage in a 145.7 minute sample size since last season with Memphis' expected rotation.
Deni Avdija ($4,300): Despite standing at his highest salary this month, Avdija is ranked third in value among forwards with a 5.69 rating and a 24.5 FanDuel point projection against a Hornets' team allowing 38.9 FanDuel points per game to small forwards.
Steven Adams ($5,300): Memphis' 29-year old center sees a 0.04 boost to 1.14 FanDuel points while averaging 0.39 rebounds and 0.15 assists in a 240.3 minute sample size since last season with three starters inactive.
DeAndre Jordan ($4,600): In his last two starts, Denver's veteran is averaging 0.84 FanDuel points, 0.32 rebounds, and 0.09 assists per minute.