NBA DFS (Tuesday, November 19)
Welcome to another edition of SI Fantasy's NBA DFS daily plays.
Only four games on the NBA slate, but there are some good spots for DFS players to target. The Pelicans and Trail Blazers play in the game with the highest implied total (232 points) while the Warriors will look to break a seven-game losing streak in Memphis. The Suns and Kings meet in Sacramento and the Lakers host the Thunder.
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PG Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
DraftKings: $9,200, FanDuel: $9,800, Yahoo: $43
Not only are the Blazers struggling to start the season, but their star point guard has also failed to make the impact we are used to seeing. Lillard has produced 40 or fewer fantasy points in three of his last four games. The Blazers are on a back-to-back tonight, however, this game has the highest implied total on the slate. Plus, the Pelicans are 30th in the league versus opposing point guards.
PG Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
DraftKings: $6,700, FanDuel: $8,400, Yahoo: $25
Rookie of the Year front runner Ja Morant is in a good fantasy spot this evening against the Warriors. Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring and assists, and is playing just under 30 minutes per game. His numbers go up across the board when the Grizzlies play at home.
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PG/SF Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
DraftKings: $6,200, FanDuel: $7,100, Yahoo: $27
With D'Angelo Russell out, Draymond Green has taken over point guard duties for the Dubs. Green is still a remarkable stat stuffer who can triple-double on any given night. The Grizzlies are 22nd at defending opposing small forwards. Green won't win you the night but he will hit his fantasy value.
C Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers
DraftKings: $6,300, FanDuel: $8,200, Yahoo: $28
Whiteside is my favorite play at the center position on tonight's slate. The big man averages 35 fantasy points per contest and tonight the Blazers play in a game with an implied total of 232 points, Whiteside should play a big role in the fantasy fireworks. Opposing centers shoot close to 60% from the field against New Orleans. Whiteside will clean the boards and score on mop-up duty.
PF/C Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
DraftKings: $5,600, FanDuel: $7,200, Yahoo: $22
The young Memphis big man has been playing well as of late, scoring 30 fantasy points in three of his last four games. The Grizzlies offense runs through Morant, but Jackson Jr. is second in the pecking order.
SG Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors
DraftKings: $3,900, FanDuel: $3,800, Yahoo: $10
Poole has been thrown into the fire to start his rookie campaign. The former Wolverine has made eight starts on the young season and has fared well in those contests. Poole offers salary relief tonight and should exceed his fantasy value. The Grizzlies are 24th vs opposing shooting guards.
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