NBA DFS Breakdown For DraftKings And FanDuel – 11/17/2021

NBA DFS Breakdown For DraftKings And FanDuel - 11/17/2021

WAS (108.75) @ CHA (110.25)

Bradley Beal is probable for this game and assuming he plays, we don’t have immense value on the Washington side. Beal himself is always viable, and his price tag on FanDuel looks particularly decent at $8,700. The usual culprits in Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell have upside, but their prices do not make them great point-per-dollar options.

Charlotte has a lot of mouths to feed with Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges, and Lamelo Ball. All are viable on a nightly basis, but none stand out as great values outside of Rozier on this slate. There are a couple of decent value pieces in Cody Martin and Mason Plumlee on DraftKings and Plumlee on FanDuel.

IND (107.25) @ DET (100.75)

Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Domantas Sabonis, and Myles Turner are always playable for their ceiling potential. Still, none are mispriced tonight, and all compete with each other for usage. No one on Indiana stands out.

Even with Cade Cunningham’s price rising to $6100 on DraftKings, he’s still a good value for Detroit. Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, and Jerami Grant also come in as solid values. On FanDuel, it is essentially the same, although Jeremi Grant’s price takes him outside of high point-per-dollar consideration. Isaiah Stewart is an even better value on FanDuel at $5100. The absence of Kelly Olynyk means safer minutes for Stewart.

CLE (99.25) @ BKN (108.75)

With the Cavaliers’ paltry 99.25 total, you might think they would be a stay-away here. Yet, they are dealing with many injuries, which is opening up a lot of fantasy value. Dean Wade, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Ricky Rubio, and Denzel Valentine grade out as fantastic value plays across sites.

Brooklyn will look to bounce back from their terrible loss to Golden State last night. With Joe Harris still out, we have the same value pieces we did yesterday with Patty Mills, DeAndre’ Bembry, and Bruce Brown (DK value only for Brown). You can always play Kevin Durant or James Harden, but they are priced appropriately on both sites. There is undoubtedly some blowout risk here with the Nets facing an extremely depleted Cavs squad.

LAL (104.75) @ MIL (113.25)

The Lakers have turned into a pretty questionable team with LeBron off the court. Westbrook and Davis are always playable, but both are priced appropriately. Talen Horton-Tucker remains a source of value on both sites with his now starting role. Carmelo Anthony is still fringe playable considering his elevated position with Lebron out.

We have no mispricings for Milwaukee with Khris Middleton probable to return. If you were going to play a Milwaukee player, Giannis is always viable, of course. Jrue Holiday, Middleton, and Bobby Portis are the other players you might look at. There are some blowout concerns here that could cap the upside of Giannis/Holiday/Middleton.

ORL (99.25) @ NY (110.25)

Despite Orlando’s low total, there are some decent fantasy options. Terrence Ross, Franz Wagner, and Jalen Suggs remain good values on DraftKings, and Wendell Carter Jr. is an excellent point-per-dollar play on both sites. Mo Bamba is always an option for his high ceiling potential, particularly on DraftKings, where he is priced equally to Carter Jr.

The Knicks are RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, and a jumbled mess of guys that likely won’t eclipse 26 minutes. Barrett is a good value on both sites but doesn’t have much upside. Randle is always a playable option despite being priced up on DraftKings. His price on FanDuel at $8,600 is more appealing.

BOS (105.25) @ ATL (109.75)

Robert Williams has been ruled out, which means Grant Williams likely starts, and Al Horford’s value increases. Despite his recent lack of production, Josh Richardson really stands out on DraftKings at his $3,300 price tag. Dennis Schroder, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Grant Williams are playable here for Boston. Schroder, Tatum, Horford, and Grant Williams are the plays here on FanDuel.

There’s a good bit of value on Atlanta, with Danilo Gallinari particularly standing out on both sites. Kevin Huerter, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Clint Capela are also solid plays here. Trae Young and John Collins are always playable, but neither comes at great price tags. Huerter and Bogdanovich are both questionable. If either were to sit, Cam Reddish would come into play.

NO (104) @ MIA (112)

You can always play Jonas Valanciunas or Brandon Ingram. Still, the matchup with Miami is terrible, and they are both priced up. Devonte’ Graham and Nickeil Alexander-Walker are also priced where they don’t grade out as terrific plays. The only guy who is a good value here on either site is Josh Hart at $5,200 on both.

It’s a similar situation in Miami in terms of no one offering tangible value outside of Bam Adebayo being a decent point-per-dollar play, more on DraftKings. Jimmy Butler, of course, always has a ceiling, and Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro are always viable. Adebayo and Butler are questionable. If one or both sits, significant value opens up with Tyler Herro and Lowry becoming better plays. Herro benefits from Butler being out since he gets the start. Duncan Robinson also enters the picture. Dewayne Dedmon (also questionable) would be very viable with Adebayo out.

HOU (104.25) @ OKC (108.25)

Jalen Green, Christian Wood, and Kevin Porter Jr. are the only Houston players likely to play over 30 minutes. All are solid options on DraftKings, while Wood grades out as a good play on FanDuel. Although only projected to play around 20 minutes, Alperen Sengun is popping in projections as a good value option since he is a significant producer when he’s on the court. Porter Jr. is currently questionable, and if he does not play, D.J. Augustin may start. We’d get a minutes and usage bump for other Rockets as well.

We have a lot of OKC pieces grading out as pretty decent values on DraftKings. Josh Giddey, Kenrich Williams, Luguentz Dort, James Robinson-Earl, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Alexander Pokusevski, and Darius Bazley are decent plays. On FanDuel, it is just Giddey and Gilgeous-Alexander.

SAC (111.75) @ MIN (113.75)

This looks like a good game for DFS production with the high total, but only a couple of pieces stick out for Sacramento. Chimezie Metu and Tyrese Haliburton are good plays on DK, and Metu alone is a good play on FD. Richaun Holmes, Harrison Barnes, and De’Aaron Fox are always playable, but none grade out well.

There’s a good bit of value on Minnesota on DraftKings. Patrick Beverley, Jaden McDaniels, Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley, D’Angelo Russell, and Anthony Edwards are coming in as good options. Karl-Anthony Towns is always playable, but his price is up there. On FanDuel, all these guys are playable, but the only one that really sticks out from a point-per-dollar perspective is Beverley.

DAL (102.75) @ PHO (111.25)

Luka Doncic is out for Dallas, which changes a lot there. Kristaps Porzingis should get a usage bump, and Jalen Brunson should start. Reggie Bullock enters the fray as a savings piece, and Tim Hardaway Jr. also becomes highly viable. The plays are essentially the same on both sites, although Porzingis is priced up out of point-per-dollar value on FD.

Chris Paul and Devin Booker are always playable, although neither are good values on either DFS site. Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder are the best plays on DK, while no Suns are excellent point-per-dollar choices on FD.

CHI (109.25) @ POR (110.75)

There’s a bit more usage available in Chicago with Vucevic out. Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan are always in play and are decent point-per-dollar options on this slate. Tony Bradley, Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball, and Ayo Dosunmu (DK only) are excellent value plays. This looks like one of the better teams to target tonight for DFS.

Damian Lillard and Norman Powell are both questionable for Portland. If either sits, CJ McCollum becomes highly viable, and Anfernee Simons likely starts for Lillard. Nassir Little would likely draw the start for Powell and become a substantial value. As it stands now, Norman Powell and Anfernee Simons are the best DK values. On FanDuel, it is mostly just Lillard. Of course, one can always play McCollum or Jusuf Nurkic for their upside regardless of the situation.

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