Basketball Picks Daily Fantasy Expert Advice

11/20/2017
Austyn Varney

Daily Fantasy NBA News and Injury Updates - 11/20/17

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What We Know

Paul Millsap has been ruled out against the Kings

He left the game after just 13 minutes of action yesterday, giving us a fairly good idea of the fantasy implications. Plumlee saw 30 minutes and is an excellent option in both cash games and tournaments. Lyles, Hernangomez, and Faried will split the rest. You cal also expect Nikola Jokic and crew to each get up a couple extra shots.

What We're Waiting to Know

John Wall is questionable against the Bucks

Wall missed last game, so we certainly know the fantasy implications here. Brad Beal shot 23 times and will do whatever he wants for 34+ minutes. Tim Frazier picked up 35 minutes, but shot just 4 times, which isn't sustainable. They are both great plays in all formats if Wall is ruled out. If he plays, all the starters are in play for tourneys.

Patrick Beverley is questionable to return after missing 5 games

This one is pretty simple. Beverley gets big (28-32) minutes, so he's taking bunches of opportunity. If Beverley plays, Sindarius Thornwell will go back to the bench and Lou Williams will get some much needed rest. If he remains out, they are both in play against a weak Knicks defense.

Tyreke Evans is questionable to play against the Blazers

The Grizzlies are a fairly boring team, but Mike Conley is already ruled out, so they could be short-handed here. If Evans is out, Look for most of the minutes to go to James Ennis and Andrew Harrison. I'm tempted to think Chandler Parsons gets some extra run, but I don't know he's ever going to see 30 minutes again after what they have gone through with this guy.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is questionable to play against the Clippers

THJ shoots nearly as much as Porzingis, so there's a hole left if Hardaway is out. Porzingis is the first guy I would like as his usage would go through the roof. Minutes-wise, it should be a combo of Courtney Lee, Doug McDermott, and Frank Ntilikina. Zuniga is the only guy I have exposure to, but like Lee the most out of the rest.

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Every Lineup Guys

Tim FrazierTim Frazier FD - $3100 DK - $3400
Opponent - MIL
Proj Pts FD - 23.76 DK - 23.84

If John Wall plays, you can take Tim Frazier off the table. Frazier would only get about 10-15 minutes and be useless. Now if Wall sits like we hope, Tim Frazier would be in line for 34+ minutes and at least 8-10 shots. He's close to minimum price and doesn't need to do much at all in cash games or tournaments. The Bucks are a very average defensive team and they don't have much rim protection either. If Wall sits, plug Tim Frazier in there as a top value option on the night.

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  • John Wall, Jordan Clarkson: (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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