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

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

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

Stephen Curry ($11,200 DK, $10,800 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Stephen Curry GSW 15 13 2 33.7 29.5 78.1 9.5 10.7

After a night off in Detroit, the Warriors stars are back in action, and they’ll look to continue their resurgence tour at home vs. the Raptors. The Raptors are currently ranked 21st in Defensive Rating, 14th in Net Rating, and 28th in Pace. I’m not going to overthink this spot too much, this is a smaller four-game slate, and while Curry is expensive, his raw points may be needed as 4 out of the top 8 projected players on this slate are currently game-time decisions.

 

Alex Caruso ($5,100 DK, $5,500 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Alex Caruso CHI 15 10 5 29.2 7.8 50.5 5.7 6.7

Caruso has been a significant part of the Bull’s early success this season, and in 292 minutes with Nikola Vucevic off the floor, Caruso is averaging .85 DK PPM and .92 FD PPM.

 

Shooting Guard

Zach LaVine ($8,700 DK, $7,900 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Zach LaVine CHI 15 10 5 35.2 26.2 64.5 9.1 7.7

The Knicks are currently ranked 17th in Defensive Rating, 11th in Offensive Rating, and 23rd in Pace. Not the most ideal matchup for fantasy production, but we can’t be picky on a four-game slate. In 1869 minutes with Vucevic off the floor, LaVine is averaging 1.25 DK PPM.

Mikal Bridges ($4,800 DK, $5,100 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Mikal Bridges PHX 14 11 3 33.1 13.7 35.4 6.4 3.3

Over his last two games, Bridges has averaged 14.5 points, four rebounds, 2.5 assists, and three stocks. Tonight’s matchup with the Nuggets is currently in a state of flux, with Nikola Jokic questionable with a wrist injury. Still, regardless of the Joker’s status, Mikal is an excellent value play on this slate with upside. For Pheonix, Abdel Nader & Frank Kaminsky are both out.

Small Forward

Saddiq Bey ($5,600 DK, $5,700 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Saddiq Bey DET 14 4 10 32.5 14.1 50.3 10.6 5.8

Lebron James is currently questionable to play, and Anthony Davis is Probable. Which Lakers team Detroit will face is still up in the air, but I like Bey in this matchup. The Lakers currently rank 20th in Defensive Rating, 25th in Offensive Rating, and 2nd in Pace.

UPDATE: LEBRON WILL PLAY

 

Jeff Green ($3,700 DK, $4,400 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Jeff Green DEN 15 9 6 21.3 7.5 27 4.1 1.7

 Michale Porter Jr. is out until at least November 23 with a back injury, and as we mentioned previously, Jokic is also questionable. Green is a good value option with MPJ on the shelf, and if Jokic sits, I like his prospects even better.

Power Forward

Pascal Siakam ($8,400 DK, $8,100 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Pascal Siakam TOR 5 0 5 32 14.4 51.2 11.6 7

O.G Anunoby is questionable to play tonight after a hip injury, and Watanabe is also questionable. I like the idea of pairing a few Raptors with Warriors players on this short slate, and Siakam is as good an option as any.

UPDATE: O.G ANNUNOBY & WATANABE ARE BOTH DOUBTFUL

Center

Deandre Ayton ($7,500 DK, $7,800 FD)

PLAYER TEAM GP W L MIN PTS TOUCHES REB CHANCES POTENTIAL AST
Deandre Ayton PHX 8 5 3 30.4 15.8 42.8 18.9 2.5

Ayton will either have his hands complete with Jokic tonight, or he’ll face much easier resistance. Ethier way, I like his chances tonight at a thin center position.

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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