FanDuel & DraftKings NBA Daily Picks: Fantasy lineup & advice 11/22/17
Eric Bledsoe is a tempting option for NBA DFS tonight given his revenge-game potential in Phoenix against his old team.
PG – Eric Bledsoe, Milwaukee Bucks @ Phoenix Suns
Eric Bledsoe hasn’t exactly set Milwaukee alight after his arrival from Phoenix. The veteran point guard is averaging 12.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals over his first six games. But if there’s a game where he can truly break out fantasy wise, it’ll be against the Suns. Not only will he have that extra bit more motivation to get one over on his former team, but the Suns’ backcourt duo of Tyler Ulis and Mike James really don’t stand much of a chance at staying with Bledsoe if he decides to take it to them.
SG – Will Barton, Denver Nuggets @ Houston Rockets
The Nuggets suffered a huge blow with the news that Paul Millsap will be gone for quite a while after having surgery on his wrist. Denver will need other players to step up in his absence, and Will Barton did just that last time out against the Sacramento Kings. Barton led the way with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 3-pointers. Barton should continue to see that type of usage going forward, and his fantasy ceiling will be that much higher as he faces a run-and-gun Rockets team tonight.
SF – Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors
It’s not a stretch to say that Paul George is having the best season out of the Thunder’s Big Three thus far. The former Pacers star is putting up 22 points and 6 rebounds per game. He’s taken it to a completely different level recently, though, as he’s averaging 27.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 steals, and 4.4 3-pointers at 51 percet shooting. With PG-13 is such fine form, he’s perhaps the most reliable Thunder star to shine in tonight’s huge game against the Golden State Warriors. The fact that Warriors star Kevin Durant is questionable with an ankle injury should only increase George’s chances of getting the better of that marquee matchup.
PF – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brooklyn Nets @ Cleveland Cavaliers
The big risk surrounding Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is that the Nets could simply be blown out quickly by the Cavs. However, he should still pick up a lot of minutes for the Nets if it’s a close game, especially with Trevor Booker questionable to play. Hollis-Jefferson is coming off a great all-around performance with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists against the Golden State Warriors, and had a strong 19-6-2 line with 3 blocks and 2 3-pointers in his first meeting against the Cavs. The Nets need all the production they can get with the absence of D’Angelo Russell and RHJ has proven he can provide just that.
C – Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks
Marc Gasol is having to do it all for the Grizzlies with point guard Mike Conley sidelined. Gasol had 19 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks and 3 3-pointers in 40 minutes last time out against the Portland Trail Blazers. Unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly enough as the Grizzlies dropped their fifth game in a row. Gasol and the Grizzlies have a golden opportunity to snap that skid tonight as they face the league-worst Dallas Mavericks. Given the Mavs’ unspectacular center options, Gasol should find a way to put together a big night, and he’ll need to if the Grizzlies are to return to winning ways.
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