Happy Friday RotoBallers! I hope you all had an excellent Thanksgiving full of food, family, friends and football. While we didn’t have any NBA standings yesterday, we have a quick turnaround with a 13-game NBA standings tonight. We’ve had some success with these items so far in the early stages of the season, so let’s go straight for them again tonight! When you’ve done your Black Friday shopping, sit back, relax and win some cash!
Tonight we have a list of 13 games on this beautiful Friday. Since both FanDuel and DraftKings have players with multi-position eligibility, we need to attack the slates accordingly to make our lineups as optimal as possible. That’s where I come in! I’ll try to find my personal top moves and stats for tonight’s table. Things can change throughout the day too, so I’ll do my best to update you as soon as any news comes out!
Here are mine Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings on 11/25/22. Keep an eye on RotoBaller’s NBA Injury News and today also our full NBA injury report to stay up to date before the lineups are suspended.
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DraftKings and FanDuel Guards – NBA DFS Lineup Picks
Yes Morant, vs. NO (FD: $10,100, DK: $10,700)
I’ll start this list with Yes Morant. As of today, the Grizzlies are fairly injury-ridden and will miss Ziaire Williams and Danny Green, who they’ve missed all season, as well as Desmond Bane and probably Sant Aldama. Morant has consistently put up big numbers, most recently 34 points, seven rebounds and six assists Tuesday night against the Kings. I’m forecasting Morant to see a whopping 38.59% usage rate over 34 minutes against the Pelicans tonight and it’s certainly a tough fade in this matchup.
Jordan Clarkson, at GS (FD: $7,000, DK: $6,700)
Following the off-season departures of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, Jordan Clarkson and Lauri Markkanen have seemingly taken over the “1A and 1B” in this roster. Clarkson had four straight games with 20+ points while consistently mixing in rebounds and assists. As it stands now, Jazz tonight will continue to be without Mike Conley and Rudy Gay, which bodes well for Clarkson as I’m predicting a 25.74% usage rate for him tonight over 36 minutes. The matchup against Golden State is tough and Clarkson’s price is going up, but he’s still too low for me to fade here.
Devonte’ Graham, at MEM (FD: $3,500, DK: $3,500)
Finally, I would like to mention Devonte’ Graham. From a fantasy perspective, Graham has always been a pretty good player, and that’s true again this year. It’s essentially a clear square on both sides tonight as my model projects it for a 17.74% usage rate over 30 minutes. He has played 22 and 28 minutes in his last two games, respectively, averaging 20 points, 4.5 rebounds and two assists in those two games. The Pelicans will likely be without CJ McCollum tonight, opening the door for Graham to once again have a huge game compared to its extremely cheap price point.
Also consider: Russell Westbrook (FD: $7,200, DK: $7,800), Jose Alvarado (FD: $4,700, DK: $3,800)
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DraftKings and FanDuel Forwards – NBA DFS lineup choices
Anthony Davis, at SA (FD: $11,800, DK: $10,900)
Boy is Anthony Davis having a great season? Tonight, he’s averaging 26.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists while averaging 2.1 blocks per game. Its price has been adjusted, but it’s still difficult to fade it on a specific list. As of now, LeBron James is a toss-up to play tonight’s game. Should LeBron play the Spurs in this matchup, I don’t like that game nearly as much, but if LeBron sits in the end, AD becomes an absolute must against San Antonio, who ranks 20th in power forward efficiency.
Kelly Olynyk, at GS (FD: $5,300, DK: $5,200)
I’ve already mentioned that it was Jordan Clarkson and Lauri Markkanen as “1A and 1B” on this jazz team, but from a fantasy perspective, Kelly Olynyk isn’t too far off. Olynyk is averaging 12.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists on the season while playing nearly 30 minutes, if not more, in each game. I’ve forecast him for a 14.01% utilization rate over 33 minutes into tonight’s game with both Rudy Gay and Mike Conley absent, and he’s looking at a strong matchup against the Warriors, who are ranked 26th in center efficiency .
Al Horford vs. SAC (FD: $5,500, DK: $5,600)
A favorite article here as I’m recommending Al Horford for the third week in a row. Horford came through for us again last Friday, scoring 18 points while adding seven rebounds and two assists against the Pelicans. I was more cautious last Friday than the week before due to the difficult matchup, and tonight’s matchup against the Kings isn’t much easier as Sacramento is 4th in center efficiency. However, my model projects Horford at a usage rate of 11.55% over 34 minutes tonight and if it ain’t broke I won’t fix it so I’ll recommend him again.
Also consider: Wendell Carter Jr. (FD: $7,000, DK: $7,600), Usman Garuba (FD: $4,200, DK: $3,700)
DraftKings and FanDuel Centers – NBA DFS lineup choices
Jonas Valanciunas, at MEM (FD: $5,600, DK: $6,300)
Finally, we return to the Pelicans/Grizzlies showdown for a look at Jonas Valanciunas. This game, according to my model, has a predicted tempo of 102.53, which ranks fourth among all games on the board. I’m predicting a 21.14% usage rate for JoVal over 25 minutes, which should make for a strong matchup against the Grizzlies, who rank 27th in center efficiency. It’s worth noting that Valanciunas is a 1.26 DraftKings and 1.22 FanDuel points per minute player when McCollum is playing, and that number jumps to a whopping 1.52 DraftKings and 1.46 FanDuel points per minute when McCollum is playing is not on the floor. As long as he gets the minutes he should have a huge night.
Also consider: Nikola Jokic (FD: $11,000, DK: $11,400)
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