Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets: Thursday, November 1st
Welcome to The Edge is Yours , a straight-forward daily fantasy sports article, breaking down each DraftKings NBA DFS slate. By using Vegas lines, Defense versus Position, Pace of Play, Injury News, Beat Writers, and other analytics, we give you the first look at the Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets.
Using Draftkings pricing as a reference, The Edge is Yours will give you the best guards, forwards, centers and a sample lineup preview for each DraftKings NBA DFS slate.
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6 Game Slate
Draftkings NBA Point Guards
Damian Lillard ($9,900) Cash
Lillard is in one of the best match-ups on the slate as the Pelicans are giving up the most points to Point Guards this season. Lillard has a 29.4% usage this season and is going in an uptempo (+5.57 Pace) and close game(-3.5).
Lillard has excelled earlier against Miami and Orlando going for 61.75 and 62.75 DKFP. His last two games should keep his ownership down tonight, but at home tonight I see a better outcome on the horizon for Lillard.
De’Aaron Fox ($6,700) Cash and GPPs
Fox has been on absolute fire lately. He is still under-priced for his production on Draftkings and tonight only gets better. Last four games Fox produced 25.5, 40.5, 34.75, and 45 DKFP playing over 30 minutes in each game.
The Hawks are currently playing at the fastest pace in the league (108.64). The Kings are right behind the Hawks in pace, making this match-up an extremely juicy one for Fantasy purposes.
Kemba Walker ($8,800) Cash
Walker finally had a down game last game versus the Heat going for 37.5 DKFP. Hopefully, that drives his ownership down for tonight. The last three games before the Heat, Walker produced 60, 49.5, and 40.75 DKFP.
In what Vegas has as a closely projected game, we should see Walker in a shoot-out tonight versus Russell Westbrook.
DraftKings NBA Shooting Guards
When it comes to Shooting Guards I typically look for a value play that can open up the studs on the slate. Normally, I find this play closer to lock. Tonight, there are a few value plays at Shooting Guards you can feel confident in.
Jrue Holiday ($7,300) Cash
Holiday has been a machine lately. Last four games, Holiday raked in 48.25, 42, 34, and 42.25 DKFP shooting in the double digits each game this season. Last three games versus Portland, Holiday produced 54.25, 36.25, and 52.75 DKFP.
Keep in mind, Holiday is on a back-to-back with travel where he played 41:58 Minutes last night. Vegas is projecting this game to be the highest on the slate tonight. If you believe in his tenacity load him up tonight.
Robert Covington ($5,400) Cash and GPPs
Covington has been on an absolute tear lately. Last three games Covington produced 35.5, 30 and 45.5 DKFP. He has shot in double digits every game except one this season.
If Covington can produce in the double-digit shot range tonight, he should not have trouble reaching value at his current price tag on Draftkings.
Iman Shumpert ($3,600) Cash and GPPs
Shumpert is in a great spot tonight. The Hawks are currently giving up the 3rd most points to Shooting Guards this season. I am going to be loading up on this game tonight, and Shumpert will be a strong piece in several of my lineup builds.
Other Options: Gary Harris ($7,000) Cash
DraftKings NBA Small Forwards
The Small Forward spot on Draftkings can be tricky at times. I generally look for value at this spot but do not try to punt too much. Typically, I try to find a play under $7,100 that can produce around 40 DKFP.
Buddy Hield ($6,400) Cash and GPPs
As mentioned several times earlier, I will be loading up on this game. Hield is not an exception producing 46.25, 47, 32.75, and 34.75 DKFP the last four games.
The Kings are going against the fasted paced team in the League tonight. This game is going to have a lot of points to go around and I am leaning on Hield to produce a lot of those.
Nicolas Batum ($5,700) Cash and GPPs
Batum is in the best match-up for his position tonight. The Thunder are giving up the 3rd most points to Small Forwards this season.
If the Hornets are going to keep this game close they are going to need Batum to keep shooting in the double digits. Last three games versus the Thunder, Batum produced 21.75, 35.75 and 39.25 DKFP.
Other Options: Khris Middleton ($7,200) Cash
DraftKings NBA Power Forwards
Normally, the Power Forward or the Point Guard is where you find your highest scoring player of the night and where I spend majority of my salary. I look for games that are high and tight, where Vegas is projecting a high total and the game to stay close. Typically, I use those games and target the highest usage and minutes projected players that are in good Defense versus Position match-ups.
Nemanja Bjelica ($6,200) Cash and GPPs
Bjelica is going to be a majority of my lineups tonight. He has been on absolute fire lately and his price is still way too cheap on Draftkings to avoid using him. The last four games, Bjelica produced 39, 39.75, 53.5, and 43.75 DKFP.
Bjelica is also is a great match-up where the Hawks are giving up the 4th most points to Power Forwards this season. At just $6,200, Bjelica has plenty of room for upside in the fastest paced game on the slate.
Danilo Gallinari ($6,100) Cash
Gallinari is in the best match-up per his position tonight. The 76ers are giving up the most points to Power Forwards this season. Galli has not produced many high upside games, but he has been producing steady numbers all season.
Galli can be trusted in Cash games tonight as long as the 76ers do not blow the Clippers out of this game.
Zach Collins ($4,100) Cash and GPPs
Collins has been on my radar every time he is on the slate. He is the definition of a cash game play and is going to keep appearing in my cash line-ups until Draftking raises his price.
The last four games, Collins has went for 21, 27.25, 22.5 and 34 DKFP. In the highest total game on the slate, Collins is in another great spot to produce and has room for upside.
Draftkings NBA Centers
Joel Embiid ($10,300) Cash
Embiid has the highest usage on the slate for Centers are 29.7%. He is going against the Clippers in the third highest total on the slate and the Clippers are giving up the 8th most points to Centers this year.
As long as this game stays close, Embiid is in a strong spot for another solid performance. Last two games versus the Clippers, Embiid produced 61 and 57 DKFP.
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Al Horford ($6,000) Cash and GPPs
Horford is in the best spot of the night for Centers. The Bucks have given up the 3rd most points to Centers and tonight should not be an exception.
Vegas is projecting this game to be close at just a (-2) spread. Last two games versus the Bucks, Horford produced 42.5 and 47.5 DKFP. At his low price, Horford is in a great spot tonight on Draftkings.
Willie Cauley-Stein ($6,800) Cash and GPPs
Another piece of my favorite game tonight is WCS. Last four games, WCS produced 32.25, 47.25, 45.25 and 35 DKFP. In the fastest pace game of the night, I do not seen Alex Len or Dewayne Dedmon stopping WCS from producing.
At his current price of $6,800 on Draftkings, WCS still has room for upside on a small slate. Hopefully, his ownership stays down tonight with all the solid options of Centers on the slate.
Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets: Sample Lineup Preview
Kemba Walker ($8,800)
Buddy Hield ($6,400)
Nemanja Bjelica ($6,200)
Al Horford ($6,000)
Willie Cauley-Stein ($6,800)
De’Aaron Fox ($6,700)
Robert Covington ($5,400)
Please note – the sample NBA DFS Preview lineup below is not a Auto-Play lineup, it is merely an opinionated example based off players expressed in this article.