4 Players To Help Build Your Best NBA DraftKings Lineup (11/27/19)

Welcome back, everybody.

Tonight’s Thanksgiving eve DraftKings slate is the largest of the season with 14 total games.

Below are four players to help build your best NBA DraftKings lineup.

As always, if you need any further lineup advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter.

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Anthony Davis (PF/C, $10,000)

Tonight, Anthony Davis heads back to New Orleans for the first time since they traded him away this past summer. His Pelican’s exit wasn’t the smoothest, and Davis will be motivated to have a big night in front of his former city.

He is producing 56 DraftKings fantasy points per game in his last four contests. New Orleans is allowing the seventh-most rebounds and second-most points in the paint per game this season. They have been absolutely dreadful on defense as of late, allowing 127.7 points per game in their last three  contests and ranking dead last in defensive efficiency during that that span.

The Los Angeles Lakers have the third-highest implied team total on tonight’s 14-game slate at 119 points. This is the highest team total for the Lakers via Vegas all season. In the last 19 games that Davis’ team was projected for 115 points or more, he is averaging 55.5 DraftKings fantasy points per game.

At a very reasonable $10,000, AD is the best stud to build around.


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Kemba Walker (PG, $6,700)

After a scary incident in last Friday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets, Kemba Walker (neck) is listed as probable for tonight’s game. The All-Star point guard was extremely lucky to not suffer a severe injury, and he said at Wednesday’s shoot-around that he “feels good” and has no issues with his neck.

DraftKings clearly wasn’t expecting Walker to be ready for this game, pricing him at a season-low $6,700. Just 10 days ago, Walker was $8,800.

This is the cheapest he has been on DraftKings in nearly two years. He is producing 37.4 DraftKings fantasy points per game this season and will be at home in Boston, where Walker is scoring 13.7 more DraftKings fantasy points per game.

His matchup against the Brooklyn Nets is outstanding. They rank fifth in pace and are surrendering the fifth-most DraftKings fantasy points per game to opposing point guards. It’s important to watch if he will be limited in anyway, but if Walker is a full go like anticipated, he should smash value tonight.


Ricky Rubio (PG, $5,500)

Ricky Rubio is another player that DraftKings priced incorrectly because of an injury. He missed the last three games with back spasms, but is expected to play tonight against the Washington Wizards. $5,500 is an egregious price tag for Rubio.

The last time he suited up, his salary was $6,900, and it hit a high-point of $7,700 this season.

Rubio is scoring 34.9 DraftKings fantasy points per game this year, and the Wizards are a good spot for opposing point guards. They rank dead last in defensive efficiency and are the seventh-fastest team in the association.

With the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards’ matchup presenting the highest game total of tonight’s massive 14-game slate (240 points), Rubio is the strongest value on the board.


Paul George (SF/PF, $8,600)

Given this is the second night of a back-to-back set for the Los Angeles Clippers, Kawhi Leonard should be rested against the Memphis Grizzlies. He has yet to play in consecutive back-to-back games this season.

Assuming Paul George won’t also be rested, he should dominate the Clippers’ usage rate. When Leonard is off the court this season, George has posted a team-high 39.3% usage rate, which is a 5.5% increase from his season average.

He scores 1.8 DraftKings fantasy points per minute without Leonard and is averaging 44.7 DraftKings fantasy points per game in the three full contests that Leonard missed this season.

George’s matchup against Memphis is in his favor with the Grizzlies ranking sixth in pace and 24th in defensive efficiency. George is too cheap for his potential upside with Leonard likely absent.