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NBA DraftKings & FanDuel DFS primer: Nov. 23

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Giannis Antetokounmpo could possibly be headed for a giant efficiency Wednesday vs. Chicago.

Now we have virtually each group in motion, and the harm report is among the largest of the season. Extra information will break earlier than the opening tip, and it will be crucial to trace that harm report all through the evening. Now we have almost 25 groups we have to focus on, so let’s go forward and get into it!

Harm Report

  • Damian Lillard (calf) OUT
  • Caris LeVert (ankle) Questionable
  • James Harden (foot) OUT
  • Joel Embiid (foot) OUT
  • Tyrese Maxey (foot) OUT
  • Tobias Harris (hip) Questionable
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) Questionable
  • LaMelo Ball (ankle) Questionable
  • Marcus Good (ankle) Questionable
  • Robert Williams (knee) OUT
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) OUT
  • Tyler Herro (ankle) Questionable
  • Pascal Siakam (groin) OUT
  • Gary Trent (hip) Questionable
  • Lonzo Ball (knee) OUT
  • Khris Middleton (wrist) OUT
  • Devin Vassell (ankle) Questionable
  • Nikola Jokic (protocols) Questionable
  • Jamal Murray (protocols) Questionable
  • Aaron Gordon (sickness) Questionable
  • Cade Cunningham (shin) OUT
  • Saddiq Bey (ankle) Questionable
  • Isaiah Stewart (foot) Questionable
  • Mike Conley (Achilles) OUT
  • Paul George (knee) Questionable


Nikola Jokic (C – DEN): $11,600 DraftKings, $10,500 FanDuel
It was thrilling to see Jokic again in motion on Tuesday and the massive man returned to his Kia MVP methods, falling a rebound shy of a triple-double en path to 60.3 DK factors. That is the stud we have develop into accustomed to, with Joker averaging over 60 fantasy factors per recreation since 2020. He is additionally scored a minimum of 40 fantasy factors in all however a handful of these video games, posting a 60-point common in his two conferences with OKC this yr.

De’Aaron Fox (PG – SAC): $9,400 DraftKings, $9,700 FanDuel
It is about time that Fox’s worth will get above $10K. The speedster has a minimum of 36 DK factors in each recreation he is completed, falling simply shy of a 50-point common. He ought to preserve that streak going in opposition to Atlanta, who play on the fifth-fastest tempo within the NBA. In three conferences with the Hawks over the past two years, Fox is averaging 48 fantasy factors per recreation.

Brandon Ingram (SG/SF – NOP): $8,400 DraftKings, $8,100 FanDuel
Ingram is posting a 45-point common over his final three video games and has his season common simply shy of 40 DraftKings factors per recreation. His largest asset here’s a matchup with San Antonio, sitting seventh in tempo, twenty ninth in defensive effectivity, and twenty eighth in factors allowed.

Money Recreation Concerns

Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF/C – MIL): $12,300 DraftKings, $11,800 FanDuel
Antetokounmpo has scored a minimum of 40 DraftKings factors in all 13 video games this season, averaging 57 fantasy factors per recreation. That makes him a worthy possibility at any worth as a result of getting a assured 40-60 DK factors from anybody who is hard. It appears to be like even higher since Giannis has a minimum of 55 DK factors in 9 of his final 11 conferences in opposition to this Twentieth-ranked Chicago protection.

Stephen Curry (PG – GSW): $10,800 DraftKings, $10,400 FanDuel
Curry scored a minimum of 42 Draft Kings factors in all however one recreation, with the only dud being a 40-point blowout by which he did not play the fourth quarter. That makes it laborious to consider he is no more costly, posting a 56-point common on the yr. Going through the Clippers will be regarding, however Curry has a minimum of 62 fantasy factors in three of their final six matchups.

De’Anthony Melton (PG/SG – PHI): $7,600 DraftKings, $7,400 FanDuel
Accidents to Tyrese Maxey, James Harden and Joel Embiid leaves Melton with all of the minutes and utilization he can deal with. He is bought a minimum of 43 DK factors within the first two video games with out these guys, and we anticipate that to proceed behind his elite per-minute averages. They face the Hornets, ranked nineteenth in defensive effectivity scores.

GPP Targets

Montrezl Harrell (PF/C – PHI): $4,400 DraftKings, $4,900 FanDuel
Harrell bought a begin for him earlier within the yr, dropping 27 Draft Kings factors throughout 29 minutes. He additionally averaged 33 fantasy factors within the 19 video games he performed a minimum of 26 minutes final yr, and we anticipate that to be the case for this shorthanded group. The matchup is one of the best half, with Charlotte surrendering probably the most fantasy factors to opposing facilities.

Bruce Brown (PG/SF – DEN): $6,300 DraftKings, $6,100 FanDuel
Brown has scored a minimum of 25 DK factors in six straight video games, producing a 35-point common in that span. It is no shock since this roster is so shorthanded, and he could possibly be requested to do extra with a few of these guys resting within the second half of a back-to-back set. The matchup is not too unhealthy both, with OKC ranked 18th in defensive effectivity scores.

Jalen Williams (SG/SF – OKC): $4,500 DraftKings, $5,100 FanDuel
Williams has scored a minimum of 19 DK factors in six of his final seven video games, averaging 26 DK factors per recreation throughout 29 minutes in these six outings. That is all you’ll be able to ask for from a $5K participant, and this 21-year-old is just getting higher by the day.

Worth Performs

Jordan Clarkson (PG/SG – UTA): $6,900 DraftKings, $6,300 FanDuel
An harm to Mike Conley has compelled Clarkson into main ball-handling duties, scoring 79 mixed DK factors within the first two video games with out the veteran. That brings his season common as much as 33 DraftKings factors per recreation, and in the event you’ve ever seen Clarkson play, you realize he is not scared to fireside up as many pictures as doable. Going through Detroit is one of the best a part of this, ranked final in defensive effectivity.

Reggie Jackson (PG/SG – LAC): $5,500 DraftKings, $5,500 FanDuel
Jackson has a minimum of 33 fantasy factors in three straight video games. It was inevitable that the manufacturing would flip round as a result of he is nonetheless the first level guard for this group, taking part in 30-35 minutes and making an attempt 10-15 pictures a recreation. No participant with that form of function ought to be under $6K, particularly since he faces a Warriors group permitting probably the most factors within the NBA.

Collin Sexton (PG/SG – UTA): $4,400 DraftKings, $4,700 FanDuel
Sexton’s workload is the one factor holding him again, however he began and performed 28 minutes in Utah’s most up-to-date recreation. He additionally took 13 pictures, and it is a man who was $7K in that form of function previously. Going through Detroit’s protection is likely to be the factor to get him again on observe, permitting the second-most fantasy factors to opposing level guards.

Advantageous Pricing

  • Nikola Jokic (C – DEN): $11,600 DraftKings, $10,500 FanDuel
  • PJ Washington (PF/C – CHA): $5,800 DraftKings, $6,600 FanDuel
  • Paul Reed (PF/C – PHI): $3,700 DraftKings, $5,400 FanDuel
  • Marcus Good (PG/SG – BOS): $5,900 DraftKings, $6,700 FanDuel
  • Derrick White (PG/SG – BOS): $5,000 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
  • Kyle Kuzma (PF – WAS): $8,600 DraftKings, $7,600 FanDuel
  • Fred VanVleet (PG/SG – TOR): $7,800 DraftKings, $8,800 FanDuel
  • Ben Simmons (PG/SF/PF – BKN): $6,100 DraftKings, $7,600 FanDuel
  • Aaron Gordon (SF/PF – DEN): $5,600 DraftKings, $6,700 FanDuel
  • DeAndre Jordan (C – DEN): $4,300 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
  • Bobby Portis (PF/C – MIL): $6,900 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
  • Malik Beasley (SG – MIN): $4,800 DraftKings, $5,700 FanDuel
  • Marcus Morris (SF/PF – LAC): $5,700 DraftKings, $4,900 FanDuel


Joel Bartilotta is a featured author at FantasyPros. For extra from Joel, take a look at his archive and observe him @Bartilottajoel.


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