NBA DFS First Look For DraftKings And FanDuel – 11/19/2021

NBA DFS First Look For DraftKings And FanDuel - 11:19:2021

Everything in this article is based on the current information available as of the time of its writing. Much is subject to change on this NBA slate as news comes out throughout the day.

IND (106) @ CHA (109)

Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Domantas Sabonis, and Myles Turner are always in play. Brogdon and Levert look a little better for value at their DK prices than the big men in Indy. On FanDuel, Levert is the best option.

Cody Martin, Mason Plumlee, and Terry Rozier all offer value for Charlotte on DK. You can’t argue with Miles Bridges, Gordon Hayward, or LaMelo Ball, but none are priced to where they provide good value on DraftKings. Rozier and Plumlee are good plays on FanDuel. Ball and Hayward are better on FanDuel than DK. At the same time, Bridges is simply too expensive for his current role with a healthier Charlotte squad.

GSW (109.5) @ DET (101)

No one on Golden State stands out on DraftKings. Draymond Green always remains in a playable price tier, but nothing spectacular. The price tag on Jordan Poole has exceeded the point of value. Curry’s price is exorbitant at this point. However, you could say it is warranted, and he’s always viable for his immense ceiling. Nothing is much different on FanDuel, although Jordan Poole is at a better price.

On DraftKings, Frank Jackson and Cory Joseph could be decent punts on the Detroit side. Cade Cunningham, Isaiah Stewart, and Jerami Grant are all excellent plays at their price tags. Saddiq Bey is also an option. On FanDuel, it is mostly just Stewart and Cunningham and call it a day.

LAL (N/A) @ BOS (N/A)

Talen Horton-Tucker has been priced up enough on both sites that he isn’t necessarily a must-play. Still, his recent performance may warrant his price tag, and we may still have meat on the bone with THT. Nonetheless, with LeBron James possibly returning from injury, his role stands to diminish considerably. If LBJ sits, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook become better plays. If all three studs play, it’s hard to pay up for any of them, considering they all eat into each other’s usage.

Marcus Smart looks like a decent value play on DraftKings. Other than that, no player on Boston is an excellent play on either DFS site. Still, you can always play a Jayson Tatum any day of the week for his immense upside. Robert Williams is currently questionable, and were he to sit, Al Horford would become more relevant. Jaylen Brown is listed as questionable and could come back, and if he does, Dennis Schroder becomes less playable. He’d also eat into the usage for other Celtics.

ORL (98.5) @ BKN (111)

Orlando’s total is meager, and they aren’t a great offense. Still, there are some decent fantasy assets at their prices. Terrence Ross, Franz Wagner, and Jalen Suggs stand out on DraftKings. Wendell Carter Jr. remains a strong play for the money on both sites. Mo Bamba is always a guy with a high ceiling. DraftKings has priced him even lower than Carter Jr. Cole Anthony is always in play for his immense ceiling. However, his price is unappealing on both sites.

Patty Mills, DeAndre’ Bembry, Bruce Brown, and LaMarcus Aldridge are great values for Brooklyn on DraftKings. Kevin Durant and James Harden are always in play for their upside, but they are not good point-per-dollar options. Only Patty Mills is an excellent play on FanDuel, although Harden’s price looks decent at $9,900. There is some blowout risk in this game, which could make rostering one of the expensive studs a bit risky.

OKC (101) @ MIL (113.5)

Josh Giddey, Kenrich Williams, Luguentz Dort, James Robinson-Earl, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are excellent values on DraftKings. On FanDuel, it is just Giddey and SGA.

With a more healthy Milwaukee squad, no one really stands out for value outside of Bobby Portis on FanDuel. Still, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, and of course Giannis Antetokounmpo are always playable. There is some blowout risk here, which could lead one to temper their Giannis ownership.

LAC (109.25) @ NOP (105.75)

Ivica Zubac and Reggie Jackson look good as DraftKings values, and Paul George is always in play for his immense upside. Zubac and Jackson are the best plays on FanDuel, but no one stands out.

Josh Hart is an excellent choice on both sites for New Orleans. Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas would be the other guys to look at.

CHI (N/A) @ DEN (N/A)

Tony Bradley, Alex Caruso, and Lonzo Ball offer good point-per-dollar equity on DK. Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan are playable for their ceiling, although they are not good point-per-dollar options. Caruso and Ball offer the best value on FD.

We have some excellent value in Denver with Monte Morris, Jeff Green, and Aaron Gordon. Nikola Jokic comes with an absurd 12K price tag, but he is soaking up all the usage in Denver. On FanDuel, the plays are Gordon and Jokic, and Will Barton looks decent for his price.

TOR (107.25) @ SAC (111.25)

Khem Birch, Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., and Fred VanVleet look like solid options on DraftKings. Pascal Siakam is always playable for his upside, but his price is not making him an outstanding optimal choice. On FanDuel, the only particularly great play in terms of points-per-dollar is Barnes.

On the Sacramento side, Tyrese Haliburton and Chimezie Metu look good on DK. Metu is a solid choice on FD, and the price on De’Aaron Fox at just $7,800 is certainly appealing.

DAL (N/A) @ PHX (N/A)

Dallas offers an array of value without Luka in the fold. Tim Hardaway Jr., Reggie Bullock, Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Kristaps Porzingis are all in play on DraftKings. The most prominent value choices for Dallas on FanDuel are Hardaway Jr. and Brunson.

Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, and Jae Crowder offer value on DK. Chris Paul and Devin Booker have upside, but neither are priced well enough to qualify as good plays. Mikal Bridges is the closest thing to a well-projected play for the price on FanDuel.

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