Need some help with your daily fantasy lineup? Here are five picks from our NBA expert.
There are seven games on the slate for Monday night, with a ton of star power at the point guard position. You can find savings at small forward, where Paul George is the most expensive player at $8,500. Meanwhile, there’s a chance the two big prizes at center, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Drummond, will be available on the same night for the first time since the opening week of the season. That will depend on whether Cousins can get back on the floor, or if he’ll miss another game with his Achilles injury. Drummond has taken over as the best fantasy center, posting three 20–20 games already this year.
Here are my daily fantasy picks for Nov. 9. Note, the following player prices are from FanDuel.
PG: Damian Lillard ($8,900) @ DEN: Stephen Curry has basically reached Clayton Kershaw status (if he’s playing, you use him), but Lillard offers savings and gets a Denver team that has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to point guards.
SG: Evan Fournier ($5,400) @ IND: Fournier is averaging 37.6 minutes per game this year and taking advantage, averaging 27.8 fantasy points in an average contest.
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge ($8,200) @ SAC: Only two teams have allowed more points per game to power forwards than the Kings. Part of that owes to Cousins’s injury, but this is still a good spot for Aldridge.
C: Jahlil Okafor ($5,900) vs. CHI: The Bulls starting frontcourt of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic may boost the team’s offense, but it’s also quite friendly to opposing big men. Okafor, who’s already a primary offensive option for the 76ers, should exploit this matchup.