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Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks 10/30 | NBA DFS Strategy Fantasy Advice & Sleepers for Oct 30

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks and Advice for October 30, 2014 (10/30)| DFS Basketball player picks, advice, strategy & tips for Oct 30, 14 to help set your lineup and win your Draftster, FanDuel and DraftKings league or contest!


If you want to take a look at our picks for the NBA’s second night for Moxyball’s DFS picks & advice. Let’s get geared up for day 3 of the NBA season. Nothing like some daily fantasy basketball to keep the good times rolling.

My goal is to share my daily picks, advice and strategy for DFS basketball players as often as possible. Today I’ll cover the lineup I’m playing in FanDuel contests and why I like each player in their respective games.

PG1: John Wall

He’s a special talent and should have no problem putting up a nice night against the lowly Magic. At $8,600 on FanDuel, the value is there for him in this one. Elfrid Payton will have many, many issues containing Wall’s blazing speed. Not to mention that as a rookie PG, Wall will easily pick his pocket for 2-3 steals. Expect a 40+ fantasy point night from Wall in this one.

PG2: Trey Burke

He’s $6,100 on FanDuel which is a very solid price for a starter with his kind of upside. I’m forecasting a 30-point fantasy night for Burke in Utah’s opener, considering he goes up against Jameer Nelson in this one. Next to Wall, he’s the best value at PG in my books.

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SG1: Alec Burks

It’s the brothers burk for my squad on Oct 30. One of my favorite sleepers coming into the year, he should get plenty of shots and opportunities to contribute in all aspects of the game. Both Danny Green and Marco Belinelli had good games against the same Dallas defense on opening night, so Burks should be good for 20+ fantasy points in this one. He’s also a very affordable $5,100 at a thin position on Thursday night.

SG2: Monta Ellis

Thanks to a well-rounded skill set, Ellis will continue to be a DFS stud all season long. I expect his price tag to creep upwards from the current $8,200 mark, so I’m going to run him while he’s still in this range. He’s the only SG option on the board that has a shot at a 35+ point game.

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SF1: Josh Smith

Used him yesterday, going back to the well again today. Love the well-rounded game and is still a discount at $7,800… for now.

SF2: LeBron James

He makes his regular season return to the Cavs and is going to be a joy to watch all season long. He matches up with Carmelo Anthony in this one and it should be a complete shootout between the 2 franchise players. A hefty investment at $10,400 – but I love playing a stud in my lineup to anchor the team and the numbers should be in the 50+ point range tonight.

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PF1: Tristan Thompson

At $4,300 he makes for a solid value for the Cavs. He had a solid preseason averaging 12 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks in 24.4 minutes his final 5 games – which puts him on track for 25+ points if he’s able to replicate it during the regular season. One of the better options on the lower end at PF on Thursday. This is the kind of sacrifice you have to make if you want to run a LeBron!

PF2: Derrick Favors

Dallas ranked 21st against the PF position last year, and Favors can be a lot to handle. Especially when Dirk Nowitzki is tasked with the duty of covering Favors in this one. He’s a very reasonable $6,000 in FanDuel at the moment, but this should increase as the season rolls along. We should see a 30+ point effort from Favors in a favorable matchup.

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C: Rudy Gobert

I made the conscious decision to punt effectively a position, and center is where it’s going to be today. Gobert is the league minimum $3,500 but should get close to 20 minutes in this one. He has the upside to score 15 FP in this one if he can get a couple of baskets, bring in 5-6 rebounds and block a shot.

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About Jared Kwart

Jared is the Co-Founder of Moxyball and is an avid fantasy sports competitor & author. Specializing in DFS Baseball, Football & Basketball, with thousands of dollars in career DFS earnings. Active player on FanDuel, DraftKings & FantasyDraft. Annual NFBC high stakes league participant. Loves his wife, his job, his dog, pizza, burgers, beer, sushi, baseball & golf.

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