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11/11 NBA DFS Notes and Picks


If you need a list of beat reporters by team: Injury Watch/Effects:

  • Blake Griffin is back tonight and Derrick Rose is questionable and Tim Frazier is expected to return, with Griffin back he will be on a minutes limit, but still expect Andre Drummond's usage to take a hit. If Derrick Rose and Time Frazier play Bruce Brown Jr. and Luke Kennard's usage should drop as well.

  • Gordon Hayward is out tonight, expect Marcus Smart (Great FD Play) and Jayson Tatum to see a bump in minutes and usage.

  • Lonzo Ball is out tonight, expect Brandon Ingram and Jrue Holiday to soak up that usage, also makes J.J Reddick an intresting GPP play.

  • Jeff Teague is out and Shabazz Napier is doubtful, if both expect Andrew Wiggins, Jarrett Culiver, Josh Okogie to be good values.

  • Draymond Green is expected to return today, expect Omari Spellman and Eric Paschall values to take a hit.

Cash Targets:

Chris Boucher, Derrick Favors, Russell Westbrook, Brandon Ingram, Jrue Holiday.

My Favorites:


  • James Hardin - In a game with a 242 point total and a monster 125 point implied team total I am going want to get as many studs from this game as I can. There is enough value on this slate to reach Hardin who is a better GPP play because of price.

  • Dejounte Murray - One of the most efficient fantasy players in production per minute, and at $6.0K on DraftKings he is worth a shot in GPP's. Only concern is that he has been hovering around a 25 minute limit.


  • Jrue Holiday - With the absence of Lonzo Ball Holiday should see increased usage in the highest total game of the night at a relatively cheep price tag of only $7.4K on DK.

  • Luka Doncic - Will be a one of my favorite GPP plays because his price tag and most of the attention going to the Houston/ New Orleans game, anytime you can get a stud that is almost averaging a triple double with lower ownership consider me intrigued.


  • Brandon Ingram - Just like Jrue, he is just too cheep in a shootout with Lonzo now out tonight. One of my favorite plays tonight.

  • Kawhi Leonard - The Claw is a great play every night and is going up his old club. My only worry is with the absence of Kyle Lowrey and Surge Ibaka this might be a blow out and we wont see a full allotment of minutes, if you are playing the claw in GPPs I would recommend running it back with Pascal Sakiam and FVV hoping the game stays competitive.


  • Chris Boucher - In the absence of Serge Boucher got 24 minutes of playing time at $3.2K racking up 29.5 DK points, with DK being incompetent they forgot to price him up and is still $3.4K making him a cash game lock for me.

  • Kristaps Porzingis - Missed the last game with load management, so he should be fully rested at a cheep price point against one of the bottom 5 teams in defensive efficiency against forwards.


  • Derrick Favors - Scary play here but got up to 29 minutes last time out, if he gets the same run again in a game against Houston with an implied total of 242 it should be near impossible for him to not crush value.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns - Better center value than Drummond because of Blake Griffin coming back, know his fantasy ceiling just have to be careful for foul trouble in this match up.


Chris Boucher, Derrick Favors, Normon Bowell, Kenrich Williams (if starting), Jarrett Culvier.

GPP Plays:

Montrezl Harrell, Mike Conley, Dejounte Murray, Mark Gasol, J.J Reddick

My Cash thoughts pending no injury updates: