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The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – November 19, 2021 (11/19/21)

The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – November 19, 2021 (11/19/21)

Please note that players on DraftKings and FanDuel have multi-position eligibility and may not always match their position between each other. In this article, we will be breaking down some of our favorite plays on the slate at their positions. Remember to keep your eye on the news as the day progresses, as NBA news frequently changes the slate.

Point Guard

Jalen Brunson ($6,700 DK, $6,500 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Jalen Brunson DAL 14 9 5 29.6 15.3 61.5 8.2 9.8

The Mavs take on the suns tonight in Phoenix; the Suns are currently ranked 4th in Defense and have a +5.2 NetRtg. Tonight’s matchup isn’t ideal for Dallas, but the opportunity opened up on this team from Luka’s absence is tough to ignore. Across 1200 minutes since 12-11-2020 without Luka Donic on the floor, Brunson averages 1.06 DK PPM.

 

Patty Mills ($3,800 DK, $4,000 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Patty Mills BKN 16 11 5 26.1 10.9 35.5 2.6 4.8

The Nets face the Orlando Magic tonight in Brooklyn; Orlando is currently ranked 27th in Defensive Rating and has a -8.9 NetRtg. Brooklyn will be without Kevin Durant (shoulder),  Paul Milsap (personal reasons), Nic Claxton (illness), and Joe Harris (ankle).  Patty Mills should get the start at PG and see around 33 minutes of action, making him an intriguing value play on a slate with a lot of expensive studs to pay up for.

 

Jordan Poole ($6,100 DK, $5,600 FD) | Gary Payton II ( $3,800 DK, $4,400 FD ) | Damion Lee ($3,100 DK, $4,000 FD )

The Warriors will be without Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry, and James Wiseman tonight vs. Detriot. This is shaping up to be an interesting DFS slate. Poole should be one of the primary beneficiaries, but he’s also the most expensive of the group. Payton and Lee should have a great shot to beat their near minimum price tags.

Shooting Guard

James Harden ($11,200 DK, $9,900 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
James Harden BKN 16 11 5 34.4 20.3 89.5 12.8 16.9

Before the Durant news, I considered writing up Harden as a “pay up to be contrarian” option on Draftkings. He’s overpriced for the fantasy production we’ve seen out of him lately, but the slate-breaking potential is still there. Now that Durant is out, Harden will be the lone superstar holding down the fort in Brooklyn in a plus matchup. In 663 minutes with Durant and Irving off the floor, Harden has averaged 1.64 DK PPM.

 

Josh Hart ($5,400 DK, $5,200 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Josh Hart NOP 12 1 11 29.5 11.4 49.6 11.8 7.2

Hart has been a steady force for the Pelicans lately; over his last four games, he’s averaging 12.25 points, 7.25 rebounds, 6.25 assists, 1.25 stocks across 36.75 minutes per game. Tonight’s matchup vs. the 2nd ranked Defensive team in the league is lone, but Hart is priced appropriately and shouldn’t have a problem exceeding value.

Small Forward

Scottie Barnes ($6,700 DK, $6,800 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Scottie Barnes TOR 14 5 9 35.5 15.9 64.4 14.1 6.6

Barnes has been disappointing over his last three games, failing to meet value in all 3. The opportunity is still elite, and it’s only a matter of time before he posts another big score. Across those last three games, Barnes is averaging 13 points, 6.5 rebounds, four assists across 37.5 minutes per game. Tonight’s matchup with the Kings and their 22nd ranked Defense should be a prime spot to “get right.”

 

Andrew Wiggins ($6,700 DK, $6,200 FD) 

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Andrew Wiggins GSW 15 13 2 28.7 17.7 41.1 7.5 3.5

Wiggins has reinvented himself as the perfect role player in Golden State and has been a significant part of their early success this season. Tonight he’ll have an opportunity to lead the team to victory on the road in Detriot with half the team out for rest and injuries.

Power Forward

Kristaps Porzingis ($7,800 DK, $9,000 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Kristaps Porzingis DAL 9 6 3 29.2 19.4 49.4 14.3 3.3

Luka is currently doubtful to play tonight against the Suns and everything mentioned above about this matchup applies here as well. In 585 minutes with Doncic off the floor, Porzingis averages 1.22 DK PPM/ 1.21 FD PPM. Tonight’s Draftkings salary is more favorable, but on Fanduel, as we all know, we must roster 2 PF eligible players.

Nemanja Bjelica ($3,200 DK, $3,800 FD) | Juan Toscano-Anderson ($3,000 DK, $3,600 FD)

The Warriors are flush with cheap options tonight, and more than one of them will likely exceed value. Utilizing your player groups in Fantasy Cruncher and mixing and matching them will be your best option.

Center

Mo Bamba ($6,500 DK, $7,000 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Mo Bamba ORL 15 4 11 30.6 11.4 44.1 17.7 3

This matchup between Brooklyn and Orlando was shaping up to be one of the chalkiest spots on the slate prior to the Durant news, and now that he has been ruled out with a shoulder injury the ownership will condense even more. In theory, this game should have a lower chance of being a blowout with Durant in street clothes, making the options on the Magic side even more appealing. Bamba posted a modest stat line of 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and two stocks in his last matchup with BKN. As for tonight’s matchup, he’s too cheap for his upside against the Durant-less Nets and a great run-back option for tournament lineups.

About Dustin Shook

Dustin is an experienced DFS player who has had success across multiple sports and platforms. Dustin is a GPP specialist focusing on game theory and data analytics. When he's not grinding daily fantasy sports contests, Dustin enjoys R programming and hanging out with his son. He can be found on twitter @dshook420

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