Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets: Friday, November 2nd
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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8 Game Slate
Draftkings NBA Point Guards
Mike Conley ($7,000) Cash and GPPs
Conley has been a staple for my cash games this season. Last five games Conley produced 37.25, 31, 44.5, 43.75, and 40 DKFP never shooting below double digits attempts.
Tonight, he gets the Jazz who are giving up the 3rd most points to Points Guards this season. Conley last three games versus the Jazz produced 43.75, 36.75, and 36.5 DKFP, sign me up for cash with upside.
Derrick Rose ($5,400) Cash and GPPs
Rose went for the stars last game, going for 69 DKFP, shooting an absurd 19-of-31 going for 50 actual points. Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones are questionable tomorrow, leaving ample amount of playing time and usage for Rose in the starting unit.
Last game Rose played the Warriors for over 30 minutes, he produced 36.25 DKFP shooting 9-of-18. Tonight should be a much more enticing match-up versus the Warriors. I will be going right back to the well with Rose in Cash and GPPs.
Russell Westbrook ($10,900) Cash
Westbrook is on a back-to-back with travel, but is in one of the best match-ups per position tonight. Currently the Wizards are giving up the second most points to Points Guards this season.
Last night he shot 12-of-24 going for 60 DKFP in 37 minutes. If Westbrook has enough stamina to stay long in this game, he should be able to produce a solid fantasy point performance.
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.
Tim Hardaway ($7,100) Cash
THJ is in the best match-up of the night for his position. Dallas is currently giving up the most points to Shooting Guards this season. Then Knicks are also going to be in an uptempo match-up tonight versus the Mavericks.
Last three games, THJ produced 40.75, 45.75 and 33 DKFP. If the Knicks want to keep this game from becoming a blowout, they are going to need to a solid performance from THJ.
Caris LeVert ($6,600)Cash
Levert seems to find his way into these articles almost every time he is on the slate. Tonight is no different from the other slates where we find Levert in a great match-up.
Houston is currently given up the 6th most points to Shooting Guards this season. Levert is an uptempo match-up and if he can produce like he did last game (39.5 DKFP shooting 7-of-16), then we are looking for a solid outing from Levert again.
Josh Okogie ($4,300) Cash and GPPs
Okogie got the start last game at Shooting Guard for the Timberwolves. Lucky for him tonight the Warriors give up the 5th most points to Shooting Guards in the league.
Okogie produced 23.5 and 35 DKFP last two games he started. At just $4,300, I see Okogie in a great spot for Cash games with upside.
Other Options: Klay Thompson ($6,100) 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.
Harrison Barnes ($5,300) Cash and GPPs
Sign me up for some Barnes in the best match-up for his position tonight. The Knicks are currently giving up the most points to Small Forwards in the league. Last four games, Barnes produced 27.5, 30.25, 17.75 and 28 DKFP.
Last four games versus the Knicks, Barnes produced 40.5, 38.25, 33.75, and 29 DKFP. As long as Dallas does not blow this game away, Barnes should be in a great spot for a solid outing.
Kevin Durant ($9,900) Cash and GPPs
Durant is in one of the highest scoring match-ups on the slate. He is also in the best spot for Small Forwards, as the Timberwolves are giving up the 2nd most points to Small Forwards in the league.
Currently, Vegas has this game at a (-11) spread, which is typically flashing light for a blow-out. Fortunately Durant produced 69 and 72.5 DKFP last two game versus the Timberwolves. If this game is a blow-out, I sense Durant had a lot to do with it.
Kawhi Leonard ($10,100) Cash
Leonard is in a prime spot to excel tonight versus the Suns. Last four games Leonard produced 54.75, 48.25, 51.75 and 37 DKFP playing over 30 minutes each game.
Last three games versus the Suns, Leonard produced 43.25, 49, and 42 DKFP. Sign me up for Cash games with his steady production.
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.
Thaddeus Young ($5,200) Cash and GPPs
Young flashed his upside last game going for 45 DKFP in 33 minutes shooting 5-of-10. Tonight, he has the best match-up on the slate as the Bulls are giving up the 2nd most points to Power Forwards in the league.
In a similar match-up as the Knicks, Young should not find trouble finding points tonight versus the Bulls. In an uptempo match-up and in a great DvP match-up, sign me up for some Young tonight.
Draymond Green ($6,900) Cash
Green has found his stride the last two games going for 49 and 33 DKFP. Tonight he finds himself in an enticing match-up versus the Timberwolves who are giving up the 5th most points to Power Forwards this Season.
Green should find himself at much lower ownership tonight going in the last game on the slate. At his current price tag, Green also should not find trouble reaching value.
Noah Vonleh ($4,800) Cash and GPPs
Vonleh has been on a tear the last three games producing 42, 27, and 25.25 DKFP and reaching double digit rebounds the last two games. The Knicks are also in an uptempo (+2.6 Pace) versus the Mavericks tonight who are also giving up the 6th most points to Power Forwards.
Draftkings NBA Centers
Serge Ibaka ($5,500) Cash and GPPs
Ibaka is in the best match-up of the night for Centers. The Suns are currently giving up the 2nd most points to Centers this season. The last three games Ibaka has produced 36.5, 45.75, and 24 DKFP.
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Last two games versus the Suns, Ibaka produced 43.75 and 37 DKFP. Ibaka is in too great of a match-up and at cheap price you can not ignore, sign me up for Cash and GPPs.
Jarrett Allen ($5,100) Cash
Allen is in a great spot tonight versus the Wizards as they have given up the 5th most points to Centers this season. Allen has also been a Cash game staple this season producing 25.75, 23, 31.25, and 28.5 the last four games.
Marc Gasol ($7,200) Cash and GPPs
Gasol is in the fastest uptempo match-ups on the slate. The Grizzlies are catching the Jazz on the front end of a back-to-back and I see Gasol and Conley taking advantage tonight.
Gasol has also produced 44.75, 38.25, 41.25, and 43 DKFP the last four games versus the Jazz. At an expected much lower ownership tonight, sign me up for some Gasol in Cash games and GPPs.
Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets: Lineup Preview
Russell Westbrook ($10,900)
Derrick Rose ($5,400)
Harrison Barnes ($5,300)
Thaddeus Young ($5,200)
Marc Gasol ($7,200)
Mike Conley ($7,000)
Serge Ibaka ($5,500)
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.