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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Value Plays and Lineup – November 11

Igor Derysh

Igor Derysh is Editor-at-Large at XN Sports and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and FantasyPros. He has previously covered sports for COED Magazine, Fantasy Alarm, and Manwall.com.

For those familiar with DraftKings, their daily fantasy basketball is formatted differently this season. There is no multi-position eligibility, which makes it a bit harder to set your lineup.

For those unfamiliar with DraftKings, you are given $50,000 in cap space to select a point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center, a guard, a forward, and a utility player. There are no points deducted for missed shots, which changes the strategy from other sites. To read the full scoring, click here. Keep in mind that a double-double awards a bonus, which can be the difference between cashing in and winning nothing.

Generally, the goal for value is at five times a players salary. That brings a lineup to 250 fantasy points, which will cash on most days.

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Without further ado, the value plays and lineups for November 11th:

Value Plays

Guard

Jameer Nelson vs. SAC ($3,900): Nelson has posted 20+ fantasy points in his last two games and has a strong chance to make it three in a row as he takes on a Kings defense that ranks dead last in points allowed to opposing point guards.

Elfrid Payton at TOR ($5,500): Payton has played well with Victor Oladipo sidelined, posting 30+ fantasy points in four of his last five games. At $5,500, he’d need 27.5 points to reach value and he should eclipse that number against a Toronto defense that allows the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing guards.

Ben McLemore at DAL ($3,600): McLemore needs just 18 points to reach value yet he’s averaging 23.1 fantasy points over his last three games. He’s playing plenty of minutes and should exceed his value against a Dallas defense that is giving up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards.

Courtney Lee vs. LAL ($4,100): So much going in Lee’s favor here. At $4,100, he needs just 20.5 fantasy points to reach value but he’s averaging 30.5 fantasy points over his last three. He’s playing well over 35 minutes per game in that stretch and now gets to face off against a sad Lakers defense that is giving up the seventh most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards.

Forward

Jabari Parker vs. OKC ($4,900): Parker takes on a beat up Thunder squad needing to hit 24.5 fantasy points to reach value which shouldn’t be hard since he’s averaging 24 fantasy points per game over his last six.

Terrence Ross vs. ORL ($5,000): Ross went off on the Sixers in his last game, posting 34.25 fantasy points. The previous game he faced a significantly better Washington team and still posted 26.25 fantasy points as he scored 18 points and added five rebounds, four threes, and an assist. Look for Ross to post similar numbers against a middle-of-the-road Magic team and eclipse 25 FPS.

Center: No cheap centers stand out today, use the money you save with the value picks to buy one of the top four centers.

Lineup:

PG – Jameer Nelson vs. SAC ($3,900)

SG – Courtney Lee vs. LAL ($4,100)

SF – Kawhi Leonard at GS ($5,900)

PF – Zach Randolph vs. LAL ($7,100)

C – Nikola Vucevic at TOR ($8,400)

G – Elfrid Payton at TOR ($5,500)

F – Jabari Parker vs. OKC ($4,900)

UTIL – Stephen Curry vs. SA ($10,200)