NBA DFS studs, scrubs, and Duds November 19

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Top star players, best value picks, and guys you should stay a way from on November 19 in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Welcome to Studs, Scrubs, and Duds; FanSided’s daily fantasy NBA lineup helper.

Here’s what’s on the slate for tonight:

8 p.m. ET: Golden State at Memphis, Portland at New Orleans
10 p.m. ET: Phoenix at Sacramento
10:30 p.m. ET: Oklahoma City at LA Lakers

How this works:

Studs: Top high salary picks that you can build your lineup around.
Scrubs: Value players looking for a big night or consistent options to help fill out your lineup.
Duds: Players to avoid given their high salary and/or poor matchup.

Five players are picked on each slide, positions are not applicable, and both DraftKings and FanDuel salaries are listed.


Ja Morant (vs GS – $6,700 on DK; $8,400 on FD): Morant against those Warriors defense? Yup. Sign me up. He can be inconsistent because he’s a rookie but we know he’s a high ceiling guy with his scoring. And everyone is scoring against the Warriors. He’s on the low end of the salary scale as well. He should be well over value.

Damian Lillard (at NO – $9,200 on DK; $9,800 on FD): Given the opponent and Lillard’s high scoring potential, Lillard could end up being the highest scoring player on the night. This should be an easy night for Lillard. The only concern is the back to back but given the Pelicans defense, I trust Lillard to still have a big game.

Devin Booker (at SAC – $8,400 on DK; $8,800 on FD): Booker is getting at least 20 points a night and chipping in with 5+ assists in his last four games. The Kings are weak against the position and given Booker’s scoring run, he should have no issues getting his numbers in the game.

LeBron James (vs OKC – $11,100 on DK; $12,000 on FD): It’s a back to back for the Thunder and now they’re up against the best team in the West. LeBron carries the highest salary on the night, but given the matchup and the way he’s playing, he should easily be in for another 50+ fantasy point outing. He’s guaranteed value and then some.

Jrue Holiday (vs POR – $8,800 on DK; $9,000 on FD): Holiday had a near triple double against the Warriors and chances are he’ll flirt with those numbers again on Tuesday. The Blazers are on a back to back and haven’t exactly shown much signs of defense this season. Holiday remains the top option by a wide margin with all the injuries to the Pelicans.