NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 11/8/17

Welcome to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s NBA Breakdown. These picks are what I consider to be the best play of the day, relative to their price. One of the most important things we must consider in daily fantasy is how many points a player gets per dollar. It helps us identify value plays to pair with studs that we know will produce in order to maximize our potential points in lineups. I also try to identify plays that can be used in either cash games or tournaments. Typically, when I build my cash games, I am looking for players that have the best floor combined with good upside. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!

We see half the amount of games tonight as we did last night. It is actually a pretty solid slate in terms of playability, which always makes things fun.

Pricing is FantasyDraft/FanDuel/DraftKings

GUARDS:

Goran Dragic (13400/7100/6800) – There are a number of guards we can consider tonight. This is a revenge game (just kidding) for Dragic, who once played for Phoenix. This is a pretty big pace up game for the Heat, and even though Dragic has not really shown any huge upside this year, we do know that it is there. I will gladly take the risk on using him tonight in what should be a favorable situation.

Lonzo Ball (13100/6700/6300) – I kind of get the feeling that people are sick of hearing about Lonzo Ball. Too bad. He is not a bad basketball player, but his game really has not translated fully into fantasy production yet. One thing of note is that he has played somewhat better on the road in his young, VERY young career. We know that Kyrie Irving does not do too much on the defensive end of things, making Ball a solid upside play tonight.

Bojan Bogdanovic (9400/4700/48600) – Bojan has been a pretty solid overall player to start the year off. His price is still very reasonable across the industry. The three point bonus really does help him a lot on DraftKings, making him a slightly better play on that site, but I am willing to use him across the board. Like all players, he does have some potential for a bust, but I like his likely point per dollar production.

FORWARDS/CENTERS:

Andre Drummond (15500/9400/8400) – Myles Turner needs to put on some weight. Drummond can bang with the best of them, and this is a pretty solid spot for him to produce. I feel like he starts hot every year, so I am trying to not get overly excited, but he does look like a new player this year. He is doing more to facilitate the offense, which inflates his assist totals some, garnering more fantasy points. He seems to be primed for another 50 fantasy point game tonight.

Draymond Green (14500/8200/7500) – I really like the upside for Green tonight. The biggest problem he runs into is just the fact that he ends up not seeing the minutes we would like him to. I do think this game COULD stay close, but that depends on what Wolves team we see. The upside is definitely into the 50s or more, so I want some shares of him tonight.

TJ Warren (12700/6300/6000) – Warren can be a pretty frustrating fantasy player, but you cannot deny what he has been able to do over the last several games. Sure, there was the unfortunate game where he suffered the head injury and a game where he very nearly gave his owners a heart attack with just a few points in the first half. Outside of that, he has been a top tier producer. Miami is not a team we associate with being a fast paced, high scoring team, but I do think there is enough opportunity there for Warren to produce at a high level.

Strategy

The smaller the amount of games, the more on point you need to be.

I could see all of these games staying close, which would be a good thing, as the Warriors seem to continuously just blow teams out of the water.

I would find your stance, stick to you, and do not let anyone talk you out of it. That is kind of a general rule, but a slate like this really brings it into focus.

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