NBA DFS (Thursday, November 14)
Welcome to another edition of SI Fantasy's NBA DFS daily plays.
There are six games this evening, but there are only five games on the DFS main slate that starts at 8 pm east. If you want to get in on the full slate, that begins at 6 pm east with the Heat and Cavaliers in Cleveland. The main slate includes Kristaps Porzingis making his return to Madison Square Garden. Trae Young and Devin Booker go head to head in Phoenix.
Kyrie Irving will be a game-time call when the Nets face the Nuggets in Denver, and the Pelicans host the Clippers in the game with the highest implied point total. Also, the Clippers are on the second night of a road back-to-back, so Kawhi Leonard will be out with load management.
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SF/PF Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
DraftKings:$11,700, FanDuel:$12,400, Yahoo:$55
You have to pay up if you want to roster Giannis tonight, but in a matchup vs. the Bulls, 30th-ranked defense vs. power forwards Antetokounmpo could go for 70 fantasy points. The Bucks are an 11-point favorite in this game, but I'm not worried about minutes for Giannis in this potential blowout.
C Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
DraftKings:$8,600, FanDuel:$9,600, Yahoo:$49
The Nuggets and Nets game has an implied total of 225.5, it's not the highest total tonight, but it is up there. Jokic has a plus matchup vs. the Nets 24th-ranked defense vs. centers.
PG/SG Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
DraftKings:$8,100, FanDuel:$9,200, Yahoo:$36
It should be fantasy fireworks in Phoenix when the Hawks take on the Suns, Trae Young and Booker should put on a show. Opposing point guards shoot close to 50% from the floor vs. Atlanta.
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PF/C Derrick Favors, New Orleans Pelicans
DraftKings:$5,500, FanDuel:$6,600, Yahoo:$17
Favors has had back to back double-doubles, he has scored over 30 fantasy points in each of his last two games. The Pelicans and Clippers play in the game with the highest implied total on the slate. Favors should easily hit his fantasy value.
PG/SF DeAndre' Bembry, Atlanta Hawks
DraftKings:$3,900, FanDuel:$4,400, Yahoo:$12
Bembry has seen his workload increase with the Hawks' injury issues. He has played over 30 minutes in each of his last two games. Bembry is a source of salary relief and will comfortably hit his fantasy value.
SG George Hill, Milwaukee Bucks
DraftKings:$4,000, FanDuel:$4,000, Yahoo:$11
Hill is an excellent cheap option at guard tonight, especially with Khris Middleton out for tonight's game. When Hill gets minutes and shots, he puts up good fantasy numbers.
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