NBA DFS (Wednesday, November 6)
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We're already in the third week of the NBA season and tonight we have a nine-game slate. Kawhi Leonard is resting during today's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Blazers announced Blazers Zach Collins will miss four months after a successful surgery to repair his left labrum. Gordon Hayward went off last night with a career-high 39 points on 17-of-20 shooting.
Let's move forward to tonight's action. Here is an early look at some of my favorite NBA DFS plays on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo:
PG Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets
(DraftKings $9,400, FanDuel $10,300, Yahoo $49)
The Golden State Warriors have been historically bad on defense to start the season. Point guards give the Dubs' defense problems. Opposing PGs are shooting the ball at close to 50%, hitting around three 3PTs per game, and getting to the free-throw line. Westbrook is in a great spot for another triple-double tonight.
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
(DraftKings $11,700, FanDuel $12,000, Yahoo $54)
Giannis is the highest-priced player on DraftKings and FanDuel tonight, and rightfully so as the Bucks take on the Clippers in which many think could be a finals preview. Giannis has over 60 fantasy points in each of his last two contests.
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SG Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers
(DraftKings $6,500, FanDuel $6,700, Yahoo $28)
We all know Lou Williams is a walking bucket. Williams will be looking to increase his scoring this evening in a marquee matchup vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, as he will look to pick up the slack for Kawhi Leonard, who will be out of the lineup tonight. Last time Leonard had a load management day off, Lou Will went for 24 points in 28 minutes.
C Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
(DraftKings $9,500, FanDuel $10,400, Yahoo $47)
After a two-game suspension for a tussle with Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid rejoins the Sixers for their third game of a four-game west coast trip. A well-rested Embiid alone is enough for lineup consideration. When you factor in opposing centers are shooting 54% vs. the Jazz, Embiid could very well go off.
SG Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors
(DraftKings $4,500, FanDuel $4,600, Yahoo $10)
Due to all the injuries across the Warriors' roster, Jordan Poole is becoming a go-to scorer in his rookie season. For the past three games, Poole is averaging 30 minutes and 13 points per contest. He will also give you some assists and rebounds when his game is on.
PF Jabari Parker, Atlanta Hawks
(DraftKings $6,700, FanDuel $7,100, Yahoo $17)
John Collins' suspension opened up minutes for Jabari Parker, and boy did he respond well last night. In 32 minutes of action, Parker scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out two assists, which was good for 32 fantasy points, his 2nd second straight game with more than 30 fantasy points. He should make that 3 in a row this evening.
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