FanDuel & DraftKings NBA Daily Picks: Fantasy lineup & advice 11/24/17
As the NBA returns after a Thanksgiving Day break, which players will you be thankful for starting in DFS tonight?
PG – Dennis Schroder, Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
Schroder’s scoring has dipped since his early season binge, but he’s compensated by being a more effective playmaker. He’s averaging 7.6 assists per game along with 17.6 points over his last five games. Schroder hasn’t been prone to big fantasy games of late, but this matchup against a Knicks team that’s giving up the third-most fantasy points to opposing point guards seems like the type of high-upside matchup that should make him a worthy choice to start.
SG – Will Barton, Denver Nuggets vs Memphis Grizzlies
Barton had yet another fantasy bonanza last time out against the Houston Rockets as he finished with a complete line of 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals. Barton has now scored 20 or more points, with 6 or more rebounds and 2 or more 3-pointers in three of his four starts this season. With Paul Millsap’s absence, the Nuggets will have to continue relying on Barton’s offense against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizz aren’t the most advantageous matchup fantasy wise, but they’re struggling of late and Barton should have a good amount of usage against them at home.
SF – Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
The Celtics may have finally had their 16-game winning streak snapped, but Tatum did all he could to salvage it. He had another terrific line with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 3-pointers, a block and a steal against the Heat. The rookie just keeps putting up solid production every time he steps onto the court. He had a rare off-night the first time he squared off against tonight’s opponents, the Orlando Magic, but the Magic are still a seductive matchup for him given that they’re allowing the second-most fantasy points to small forwards this season.
PF – Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans @ Phoenix Suns
It was only a matter of time before Anthony Davis finally snapped out of his somewhat quiet spell fantasy wise. After going off for 36 points and 15 boards against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Davis had 29 (11-17 FG) and 11 boards against a strong Spurs defense. Davis will see much less resistance against a Phoenix Suns defense that continues to hemorrhage points to just about every position. It’s hard to see a scenario wherein neither Davis nor DeMarcus Cousins put up some huge fantasy points in this matchup against the Suns.
C – Greg Monroe, Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans
Monroe has been quite a mixed bag since coming over to the Phoenix Suns. He had 22 points and 15 rebounds against his old team, the Milwaukee Bucks, last time out, which is his second 20-10 game in four outings as a Sun. However, he’s also had two games where he’s been fairly anonymous. So which Monroe will show up against the Pelicans? There’s still a good chance it’s close to the 20-10 Monroe if he gets enough minutes, especially since the Pelicans don’t exactly have great backup big men and are giving up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing centers this season.
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