NBA daily fantasy picks: Five players that could help your lineup for Nov. 17
There are seven games on the docket today, but it’s two of them that stand out for fantasy purposes. If you’re looking for scoring and a fast pace the two late games on the schedule—Denver at New Orleans and Toronto at Golden State—is where you want to focus. The over/under for Nuggets-Pelicans is 207, while it’s half a point higher for Raptors-Warriors. You need to find a way to get invested in both of those games, but it will be awfully tough to get both Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis in your lineups.
All prices are courtesy of FanDuel and based on a $60,000 budget.
PG: Kyle Lowry ($8,600) @ GS: Why Lowry and not Curry? The lineup just couldn’t fit both of the big prizes on today’s slate, and Lowry is a more palatable option than any of the power forwards who have a clear space between their eyebrows. Lowry is averaging 38.5 fantasy points per game this season and has at least 39.9 in each of his last four.
SG: Eric Gordon ($6,000) vs. DEN: Gordon’s coming off his worst game of the season, but that just made his price an even more attractive at $6,000. The Nuggets are allowing the most fantasy points per game to shooting guards.
SF: DeMarre Carroll ($5,800) @ GS: Carroll is dealing with a plantar fascia injury, but he was able to play 37 minutes and rack up 22.8 fantasy points in his first game since the diagnosis. He provides nice savings and gives you another line of investment in Raptors-Warriors.
PF: Anthony Davis ($10,900) vs. DEN: Davis returned from his minor hip ailment on Sunday to post 36 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 40 minutes, translating to 56.7 fantasy points. I think he has recovered. If you want both him and Curry, you’re going to have to go very cheap at every other position. If you go for just one, I’d rather have Davis because there are a number of other point guards (Lowry or John Wall on the high end, Reggie Jackson in the next tier) who can anchor your team.
C: Al Horford ($7,800) @ BKN: Horford is as consistent as they come at the center position. He’s averaging 34.9 fantasy points per game, and hasn’t scored fewer than 26.7 points in any contest. His ceiling isn’t that of Andre Drummond or Greg Monroe, but he’s going to give you the production you need at his price point nine times out of 10.