DraftKings NBA Picks and FanDuel NBA Picks – November 19
After a busy nine game slate we drop down to a four game slate starting at 8pm Eastern. These are usually hard to differentiate yourself with expecially as the Trail Blazers and Pelican’s are going to draw the majority of the interest. Let’s get to it – here are our early look NBA DFS Picks for November 19.
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- Lillard is OUT. Carmello is IN. Not sure how to feel about Carmelo but CJ McCollum has a 28% usage rate with no Lillard. Boost to Simons and Bazemore who receive 5% usage boosts as well. Whiteside is one of my favorites plays.
- Ingram is IN – He’s a good play but now most Pelicans are overpriced except Hayes.
- Waiting on Rubio news. – if he’s OUT then you can play Booker and Oubre
New Orleans Pelicans v Portland Trail Blazers
This entire slate is pretty much dependent on the availability of Brandon Ingram. If he’s playing then you play him and if he’s out again then you can pretty much play anybody on the Pelicans. Jaxson Hayes will get the start at Center with Okafar or Favors both out for the game and he will probably be quite chalky after his 32 minute double-double last game. On the other side, Lillard will probably draw a lot of attention today but he hasn’t been hitting value in his last four games. A matchup against the Pelicans should help that or you could be contrarian and not play him, hoping everybody else does, and he misses again. CJ McCollum has been priced up for the matchup and is quite risky. Finally you have Whiteside who alternates between 26FPts and 43FPts. You never know what you’re going to get but he should be able to take advantage of Hayes. I’ll roster him and look for his upside in this fast paced matchup.
Memphis Grizzlies v GS Warriors
The Grizzlies team is a frustrating team to roster because nobody consistently plays over 30 minutes. My only interest tonight will be from Jaren Jackson Jr. who has a path to 6x. The knock on him is always foul trouble but he should be able to contain himself in this game to just make it there. On the other side, DraftKings has Draymond Green now listed as a PG/SF and is an intriguing play but his upside seems to be limited this year. My focus would be Alec Burks and Eric Paschall who have a better upside in this matchup.
Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns
The Suns are on a back-to-back and Rubio was a late scratch last night with back spasms. While nobody really took advantage of his absence tonight is a different story against the Kings. If Rubio is out then you lock in Kelly Oubre Jr. and Devin Booker also becomes a good play as does Dario Saric (who’s quietly averaged over 31FPPG over his last three games) and Aron Baynes who has 30Fpoint upside. The Kings unfortunately appear to be adequately priced considering the Suns play defence this year. Buddy Hield does have the upside but he’s scoring dependent to reach value which I tend to shy away from in Cash games.
LA Lakers v OKC Thunder
Although the Thunder are on a back-to-back they are remaining in LA and playing in the same arena from last night. The Thunder all appear to be under priced but looking at their past five games it’s really quite hit an miss. SGA has cooled off considerably and Chris Paul is the one who’s playing consistently well. He’s another fine play tonight but I actually like Steven Adams tonight best from this side. On the Lakers side, you pretty much just lock in LeBron as the clear top pay up option in cash and walk away. On a GPP side it’s not a bad idea to fade him at this salary and go with a balanced lineup.
Luckily tip-off tonight isn’t until 8pm Eastern so it’s looking quite rough until some injury new breaks.
Good luck tonight all!
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