Basketball Lineups Daily Fantasy Expert Advice

Chris Durell

DFS NBA Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings - Monday 11/21

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Tyrese HaliburtonTyrese Haliburton FD - $9100 DK - $9400
Opponent - ORL
Proj Pts FD - 44.42 DK - 47.81

For the second straight game, these teams will go head to head and Saturday's meeting was full of fantasy explosion led by Haliburton who had a game-high 59.5 DraftKings points. It is nothing new as he has been incredibly consistent all season averaging 20.6 points, 10.5 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game. He is a terrific play on both sites but gets a boost on DraftKings where we get those bonuses as Haliburton has tallied a double-double in nine of 15 games this season and in terms of providing a floor has tallied 40 or more DK points in 14 of 15 games! Get Haliburton in your lineup in all formats on Monday.

Anfernee SimonsAnfernee Simons FD - $8100 DK - $7400
Opponent - MIL
Proj Pts FD - 32.38 DK - 36.29

Simons has been a solid option all season and even better when Lillard has been out which he will be once again tonight so that and a price that is trending back down from season highs has him firmly on our radar Monday. He is coming off a season-high performance against the Jazz and with Lillard in the lineup, has taken 19 or more shots in three of his last four. In the three games he played without Lillard earlier he averaged just over 45 fantasy points a game which is a PTS/$ steal on this slate, regardless of the tougher matchup. I will have exposure in all formats.

Jalen SuggsJalen Suggs FD - $6600 DK - $6300
Opponent - IND
Proj Pts FD - 35.1 DK - 37.89

Even with the Magic being short-handed to start the season, Suggs remained inconsistent up until this past week when he started seeing an increase in usage. Over the last three games, he has seen consistent minutes in the mid-30's, taken an average of 15 shots, and produced a very balanced return with 19.3 points, 7.3 assists, and 5.3 rebounds for an average of 40 DK points per game. That success should continue on Monday against the Pacers who are 6th in pace and 22nd in defensive efficiency on the season. Fire up Suggs in all formats.

Small Forward

Jayson TatumJayson Tatum FD - $10200 DK - $10600
Opponent - CHI
Proj Pts FD - 47.75 DK - 50.86

While Tatum is the second-highest-priced player on DraftKings tonight(4th on FanDuel) he still feels underpriced considering the elite fantasy returns he has provided us so far this season. He not only plays the third-most minutes in the league, but he is also 6th in scoring(30.3 points per game) and adds 7.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.2 steals+blocks per game. All that has led to one of the most consistent fantasy returns in the game as he has tallied 44 or more DraftKings points in all but one game this season. The Celtics have the highest implied points on the slate and Tatum is a player I will be building around in all formats.

Also consider: Franz Wagner(ORL) who gets a plus matchup against the Pacers(22nd in defensive efficiency and 6th in pace) and has tallied 33 or more DK points in seven of his last eight games

Power Forward/Center

Bol BolBol Bol FD - $6700 DK - $6900
Opponent - IND
Proj Pts FD - 40.76 DK - 42.24

After starting the season on the bench, Bol Bol was slowly worked into a starting role with the Magic and while it has taken a little time, he has become a very consistent fantasy producer. Over his last five games, he has not only been solid shooting 55% from the field on 13.4 shots per game, he has been a beast on the glass recording a double-double in four of those games which has led to an average of 38 DraftKings points per game during that stretch. The value should remain as the Magic continue to be short-handed and they get a plus matchup against the Pacers. Fire up Bol Bol in all formats.

Nikola JovicNikola Jovic FD - $4500 DK - $4000
Opponent - MIN
Proj Pts FD - 27.73 DK - 29.76

With injuries to both Bam Adebayo and now Jimmy Butler, we have seen the Heat move Nikola Jovic into the starting lineup. While he hasn't been a direct replacement in the lineup, he has provided us some decent fantasy value by posting 20 or more fantasy points(5x value) in each game. We have him projected a little better than those performances tonight as we are expecting the shooting to be a little better(6 for 19 last two games) in a pace-up matchup against the T-Wolves who run a Top 5 pace. Jovic is a top PTS/$ value in all formats.

Jeremiah Robinson-EarlJeremiah Robinson-Earl FD - $4300 DK - $3600
Opponent - NY
Proj Pts FD - 25.83 DK - 27.46

The OKC front court is hard to predict on a night-to-night basis but with Aleksej Pokusevski out, it should be a little easier on Monday. On Friday when Poku left the game, the biggest beneficiary was Robinson-Earl who ended up playing a season-high 28 minutes and put up a season-high 29 fantasy points. At these prices, especially on DraftKings, 20 fantasy points would be enough so assuming he is starting or at least getting another 25-30 minutes, Robinson-Earl is one of my favorite punt plays on this slate. 






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