DFS - Fantasy Basketball - NBA Draftkings Lineup, Picks & Advice - 10/29/18 - CONFIRMED
NBA - Featured Slate (7:00 PM) - DraftKings Lineup for 10/29/18
NBA – Fantasy Basketball – DraftKings Lineup, Picks, & Advice – 10/29/18
Update (6:15 PM) - Hi Everyone! I decided to make some changes. I really wanted to get Kyle Lowry as I like his upside tonight with Leonard having the night off for rest so I replaced Trae Young with Lowry. To make room, I replaced Jrue Holiday as I'm just a little nervous that Garry Harris will give him trouble with Rodney McGruder who has been incredible as of late and has a nice match-up against Sacremento. We still needed a bit more salary so I replaced Bembry with Portland's Zack Collins. I've updated the image with my new lineup and if you want to see who I had below, this AM's write up is below. Good Luck.
We have a 9-game slate for Monday, October 28th and let’s take a look at the games, key injuries, and our initial DraftKings lineup.
This is just my initial lineup based on the information we have available in the morning. Injuries play a huge roll in our DFS lineups so please come back later! If it’s a real last-minute update in which I don’t have time to update the website, I’ll post it on my Twitter (@BrettCU05) so make sure you hit that “follow” button!
7:00pm – Atlanta vs. Philadelphia (Spread: PHI -11; O/U 231.5)
7:00pm – Portland at Indiana (Spread: IND -4.5; O/U 216.5)
7:30pm – Sacramento at Miami (Spread: MIA -9; O/U 225)
7:30pm – Brooklyn at LA New York (Spread: NYK -2; O/U 216)
8:00pm – Toronto vs. Milwaukee (Spread: TOR -2; O/U 221)
8:00pm – Golden State at Chicago (Spread: GSW -11.5; O/U 227.5)
8:00pm – LA Lakers at Minnesota (Spread: LAL -2; O/U 221)
8:30pm – Dallas at San Antonio (Spread: SAS -7.5; O/U 214.5)
9:00pm – New Orleans at Denver (Spread: DEN -9; O/U 229.5)
Key Injuries/Inactive Players
Anthony Davis (Elbow) – Out; Giannis Antetokounmpo (Concussion) – Out; Kawhi Leonard (Rest) – Out; Luka Doncic (Back) – GTD; Elfrid Payton (Ankle) – Out; Kris Dunn (Knee) – Out; Will Barton (Groin) – Out; Bobby Portis (Knee) – Out; John Collins (Ankle) – Out; Andrew Wiggins (Quadriceps) – GTD; Julius Randle (Foot) – GTD; James Johnson (Abdomen) – Out; Bogdan Bogdanovic (Knee) – Out; DeMarre Carroll (Ankle) – Out; Tyreke Evans (Personal) – GTD; Isaiah Thomas (Hip) – Out; Dion Waiters (Ankle) - Out; Dirk Nowitzki (Ankle) – Out; Derrick White (Heel) – Out; Fred VanVleet (Toe) - GTD
PG - Monte Morris (DEN) - $4,500 – As I mentioned with Jamal Murray, opposing PG’s (don’t know why they have Morris as a SG….) have dominated New Orleans this season. Morris, the former star out of Iowa State, spend most of his first season in the G-League however, looks like he is now going to be a major part of the rotation for the Nuggets as he currently is averaging 9.4 ppg, 4.4 apg, 2.8 rpg, and 1.0 spg in 21.6 minutes off the bench. Morris has his best game of his career recently against the Lakers as in 27 minutes of action, he puts up 20 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals. Morris does a great job of protecting the basketball as Ricky Rubio recently put up a 28-point, 12 assist, 6 rebound performance against the Pelicans, I see both Morris and Murray with big days.
SG - Jamal Murray (DEN) - $6,300 – I love the Denver point guards tonight in both Jamal Murray & Monte Morris (we’ll get to him in a bit) as they have one of the best matchups on the slate against the New Orleans Pelicans who currently rank 28th vs. PG’s this season. Murray is sometimes hit or miss when it comes to his fantasy production however, when his shot is on, he has 50+ point upside and I’m very encouraged that he played 37 minutes agianst the Lakers in his last game in which he posted a double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and a steal. Denver has the 4th highest implied scoring total tonight at 119.3 points and as Murray is averaging 15.4 ppg, 3.0 apg, 4.2 rpg, and 1.0 spg on the season, I see him easily hitting and surpassing his value tonight.
SF - Nikola Mirotic (NO) - $7,300 – As I mentioned with Jrue Holiday, both Anthony Davis and Elfrid Payton will be out of the lineup for the Pelicans tonight which means if New Orleans has any shot on the road agianst the Nuggets, they’ll need Mirotic to light it up on the offensive end tonight. Mirotic has had an outstanding start to his season as the 4-year forward currently is averaging 23.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, and 1.2 apg. Denver has been decent defensively, however, the one position they’ve struggled against is the SF position as they rank just 25th in the NBA agianst SF’s. Mirotic is shooting an incredible 53.6% from the field and 45.5% from beyond the arc this season and I think he could go for 35-40 points tonight.
PF - Pascal Siakam (TOR) -$3,900 – At the PF position tonight, I’m going to take advantage of some lower value players who should have high value tonight due to injuries/rest of their teammates. I’m going to start with Pascal Siakam who is going to be starting tonight along Serge Ibaka with Kawhi Leonard resting tonight. Siakam comes into this game averaging 8.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.3 apg and is coming off a game against the Mavericks last Friday in which he saw 37 minutes. Siakam won’t have to worry about Antetokounmpo on the offensive end which should allow him to pull down some more rebounds and if Siakam see 35+ minutes again, it’s going to hard to imagine that he doesn’t at least hit value.
C – Joel Embiid (PHI) – $10,000 – There is some value at the Center position tonight, however, I wanted to pay up Joel Embiid who has been an absolute monster this season as he comes into this game averaging 29. Ppg, 12.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, & 2.3 bpg. Philadelphia has one of the highest implied scoring totals tonight at 121.3 points and we love the matchup against the Atlanta Hawks who have been giving up a ton of points this season. Embiid should be able to have his way with either Dewayne Dedmon or Alen Len and as Embiid has a usage rate over 30% this season, I think we will could see him drop a 70 DraftKings performance tonight.
G – Trae Young (ATL) - $7,200 – I couldn’t afford Lowry in this spot but I don’t mind taking a chance on the Trae Young in his matchup agianst the 76ers tonight. Trae Young comes into this game averaging a decent stat line of 19.8 ppg, 6.8 apg, & 3.4 rpg in 32.0 ppg and although he is a risky play, he had a ton of upside with the amount of shots we know he is going to get up on a nightly basis. Young put up a monster 35 point/11 assist performance agianst Cleveland earlier this season and as this game currently sits as the highest O/U on the slate, I don’t mind going with Young as he should see around 35-40 minutes if the Hawks can keep this one close.
F - DeAndre’ Bembry (ATL) - $4,100 – I’m happy that DeAndre’ Bembry is starting to make a name for himself in the NBA, however, at the same time, he has been a constant sleeper play for me and I’m worried his price is going to start to go up as he continues to produce and get higher ownership. Bembry remains be a bit of Otto Porter Jr. as although he is not flashy, he seems to get it done across the board in all categories. Bembry comes into his matchup agianst the Philadelphia 76ers averaging 9.2 ppg, 2.6 apg, 5.4 rpg and 2.0 spg. Bembry has seen an average of 28.5 minutes over his last two games and had a career night recently against the Mavericks in which he had a double-double with 11 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals. Bembry is an excellent defensive player as we know the 76ers love to turn the ball over, I think Bembry could be seeing a 30 FanDuel point night.
Utility – Jrue Holiday (NO) - $6,700 – New Orleans will be down both Anthony Davis and Elfrid Payton so we can expect to see a lot of rosters going with Jrue Holiday tonight as both Holiday and Mirotic will become the main scoring threats on a team projected to put up 110.3 points tonight. If the Pelicans plan on being competitive in this one, they’ll need Holiday who comes into this game averaging 15.4 ppg, 7.6 apg, 3.8 rpg, and 1.8 spg to have a monster game. Holiday was impressive in his three games agianst the Nuggets last season as he averaged 21.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 6.3 apg, & 1.3 spg and as the usage rate should be high for holiday tonight, I think he is almost a must own.