Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Value Plays and Lineups – November 22

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 player’s 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 22:

Value Plays


Mo Williams vs. SAC ($4,700): Williams is averaging 30 minutes per game over his last three contests and has not posted fewer than 23.5 fantasy points over this recent stretch in the lineup. At $4.7K, Williams needs exactly 23.5 FPS to reach value. He’s averaging 29.15 FPS over his last three and should match or exceed that against a Sacramento defense giving up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing point guards.

More Value Plays: Danny Green vs. BK ($4,600), A.J. Price vs. PHO ($3,000), Lou Williams vs. CLE ($3,100), JJ Barea vs. HOU ($3,300)


Kostas Papanikolaou vs. DAL ($3,500): At $3.5K, Papanikolaou needs just 17.5 FPS to present a strong value, a number he’s easily surpassed in his last couple of games. Kostas posted 22.5 FPS in 24 minutes against a tough Memphis defense and followed that up with a strong 32.5 FPS against a not-so-tough Lakers defense. Dallas allows opponents to shoot nearly 40 percent from three-point range against them and should allow the rising 24-year-old to easily exceed 17.5 FPS.

More Value Plays: Omri Casspi vs. MIN ($3,000), Patrick Patterson vs. CLE ($3,800), Jason Thompson vs. MIN ($3,900)


Anderson Varejao vs. TOR ($5,100): Varejao has a lot going for him in this one. He faces a Toronto team giving up the second-most fantasy points to opposing centers and needs just 25.5 FPS to reach value. Varejao is playing a lot more minutes and posted 40.75 FPS against San Antonio and 29.25 FPS against Washington over his last two games. It shouldn’t be too hard for Varejao to reach value against a Toronto team that ranks in the bottom eight in rebound differential.


PG – Mario Chalmers vs. ORL ($5,800)

SG – Iman Shumpert vs. PHI ($5,100)

SF – Carmelo Anthony vs. PHI ($9,500)

PF – Anthony Davis vs. UTA ($11,400)

C – Nikola Vucevic vs. MIA ($8,600)

G – J.J. Barea vs. HOU ($3,300)

F – Omri Casspi vs. MIN ($3,000)

UTIL – Lou Williams vs. CLE ($3,100)

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