FanDuel & DraftKings Expert NBA DFS Cash Game Lineup Picks for Sunday, November 29 2015.
Free daily fantasy basketball lineup advice, picks and plays (11/29) to help you win your DFS contests.
Let’s take a closer look at some FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS action with our “Starting 5” picks for the day’s slate.
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In this column we give you a play to consider at each position and then our 6th man who will be the one player that I will be personally spending up for.
Let us not waste any more time and jump right into it.
Note: The important thing with NBA DFS is to be nimble and ready to make roster changes as injury news breaks throughout the day – right around 10-15 minutes before lineup lock in particular. Just like we mentioned in our season primer article that talked to overarching strategies for success, you need to be able to lock in some key values as they emerge throughout the day to get that leg up on your competition. These picks below are being shared first thing in the day from guys we like on paper – but you never know how their outlook is going to change as the day rolls on and other attractive plays shine through.
PG- Brandon Knight
He has been extremely productive of late (33.1, 27.6, 55.8, 31.7) and is facing Toronto in this one – who happened to take Washington down to the wire on Saturday. The Raptors will have a slight edge from a line perspective (currently -5 favorites) but this should be a close game until the end with starters playing a key role. Expect to see Knight at the focal point of just about every Suns’ possession as he and Eric Bledsoe often are. Upside of 40+ in this matchup.
SG- James Harden
Definitely paying up for Harden on this slate. The Rockets are -1.5 point favorites at the time of writing, on the road in New York. The Knicks rank 20th in opposing SG points against on the year, and Harden has been in absolute beast mode lately. With 54+ points scored in 3 straight games, and the fact that he’s already dropped 54.4 on the Knicks this year, it’s hard to see him not being a key part of just about everyone’s roster today.
SF- Paul George
So much to love with George it’s kind of scary. He’s been scoring the basketball like crazy, with at least 33 points in 3 of his last 4 games and at least 20 in 10 straight. His fantasy prowess comes from the combination of scoring as well as his rebounding (7+ in 7 straight) and his ability to set up his teammates (4.6 per game this year). His price is just about to hit 5 digits on FD at $9,900 – but he’s certainly worth the price of admission for cash games. Don’t forget the Lakers played last night and are one of the worst defensive teams in basketball.
PF- Lavoy Allen
I expect many DFS players to pay up for PG, SG and SF on this slate as there isn’t a ton to work with at the PF position. Enter a value play that I think deserves some love today – Lavoy Allen. When the matchup dictates it, he’s getting 20-25 minutes a game for the Pacers, helping to make his DFS owners happy with solid ROIs. He’s cleared the 26 FDP mark 2 times in the last 3 games, and should be able to play a nice role tonight against the Lakers who are 25th in the league vs opposing PFs. He’s good for 6-8 points, 6-8 rebounds and hopefully a block or two.
Going back to the well with the Raptor today. He’s a rebounding machine and although he isn’t a key player on offense for Toronto, his defensive abilities make him an excellent DFS option any time he’s playing big minutes and the price is just so darn reasonable ($3,600 on FD). His last 3 games: 21.8, 24.4, 30.2. Total points scored in that span: 17. That includes zero yesterday, but 16 boards and 4 blocks to drive the performance. Love the value here.
The Sixth Man
PG- Isaiah Thomas
The perfect pairing for Knight. The Celtics are slight favorites in this one at -2 on the road against Orlando, and Thomas’ usage rate will keep him in the conversation for top fantasy producer of the day at the position each time his team is playing. Orlando just so happens to give up the 5th most points to opposing PGs (44.48 according to RotoGrinders), making the matchup incredibly attractive on its own. If you look at his game log, you’ll notice some great consistency of late with less than 31 points only one time over his last 9 outings. The minutes will certainly be there, and so will the production. Expect 30-35 out of him which will more than help pay off the $7,300 salary.