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4 Player to Help Build Your Best NBA FanDuel Lineup (11/18/19)

4 Players To Help Build Your Best NBA DraftKings Lineup for November 18, 2019

by Jonathan Burke

A new week of NBA DFS is upon us, and tonight, we have nine games on the schedule.

Below are four of my favorite targets to help build your best NBA FanDuel lineup for Monday’s main slate.

For DraftKings, see Al Hunter’s articles.

As always, keep an eye out for news throughout the day, and feel free to contact me on Twitter with any questions.

Key Injuries to Watch:

Kawhi Leonard – Questionable (Knee)

Kyrie Irving – Questionable (Shoulder)

Domantas Sabonis – Questionable (Hip)

Andrew Wiggins – Doubtful (Illness)

Top NBA DFS Play:

Pascal Siakam (SF, $9,300)

Pascal Siakam projects to be one of the top options on today’s nine-game slate.

The Toronto Raptors return home after a five-game road trip and have a positive matchup against the Charlotte Hornets.

After a below-average game against Dallas on Saturday, Siakam’s price dropped $800, making him a value even at a high price tonight.

Since the injuries to Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, Siakam led the team in usage rate and points per game.

Players that can contribute in multiple ways are ideal in DFS, and Siakam is exactly that. He has four double-doubles in his last six games and at least six assists in two of his last three contests.

One of the best aspects of Siakam’s fantasy outlook is that his minutes are extremely secure. He has played at least 41 minutes in each of his last four games and is averaging 37.1 minutes per game on the season.

With Lowry and Ibaka off the court this season, Siakam averages 1.07 fantasy points per minute and should feast on a weak Charlotte frontcourt, making him one of the better high-end options of the night.

Value NBA DFS Plays:

Aaron Holiday (PG, $4,100)

Aaron Holiday’s role increased recently due to the injury bug impacting the Indiana Pacers. Leading-scorer Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, and backup point guard TJ McConnell were all out for Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. After his 30.3 fantasy point performance against Milwaukee, Holiday’s price only increased $100 to $4,100.

Brogdon is out tonight, and Lamb and McConnell are questionable. During his time on the court with Brogdon out this season, Holiday is averaging 0.99 fantasy points per minute with a 26.5% usage rate. He has played at least 26 minutes in his last six games and could see up to 35 minutes on the court tonight.

At only $4,100, Holiday is one of the better point-per-dollar plays on the slate. If McConnell and Lamb both return tonight, Holiday’s ceiling decreases, but Brogdon’s absence creates enough opportunity for Holiday to return positive value at his low salary.

Update: Both Jeremy Lamb and TJ McConnell are out tonight. This increases Aaron Holiday’s value.

Jarrett Allen (PF, $5,400)

At first look, there are only a handful of standout values prior to injury news later this evening. Until then, Jarrett Allen appears to be an underpriced option at power forward against the Indiana Pacers.

Over his last two games, Allen is averaging 33.2 FanDuel fantasy points per game with solid performances against the Chicago Bulls and Denver Nuggets.

Tonight, the Nets are four-point favorites in a game set at 220 total points.

Pacer’s power forward Domantas Sabonis is currently questionable for tonight’s game. If he sits out, Allen’s matchup will improve, but he is a good value option regardless.

Allen should exceed the value threshold at his low salary and will allow fantasy owners to spend up on other high-priced options.

Donovan Mitchell (SG, $8,600)

It’s possible that Donovan Mitchell gets overlooked in GPP contests tonight, and that is a mistake. The Utah Jazz have one of the best matchups on the slate against the Minnesota Timberwolves, who has the highest average team pace on tonight’s slate.

The Jazz have an implied team total of 113.75 points, which is nine points higher than their season average of 104.7.

Mitchell comes off a game against the Memphis Grizzlies in which he scored 54.3 FanDuel fantasy points. However, his price did not adjust at all, remaining at $8,600.

Tonight, he is back home after two days rest. Mitchell could see less than 10 percent ownership, despite his pace-up matchup against the ‘Wolves. If that ownership percent comes in low, fire him up as an elite contrarian play in tournaments.

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