DFS - Fantasy Basketball - NBA FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 11/2/18 - UPDATED
NBA - Main Slate (7:00 PM) - FanDuel Lineup - 11/2/18 - UPDATED
NBA – Fantasy Basketball – Fanduel Lineup, Picks, & Advice – 11/2/18
We have a 6-game slate for Friday, November 2nd and let’s take a look at the games, key injuries, and our initial FanDuel lineup.
Here is my confirmed lineup for the night! If it’s a real last-minute update, in which I don’t have the time to update the website, I’ll post it on my Twitter (@BrettCU05) so make sure you hit that “follow” button!
Games/Lines (As of 5:34 PM)
7:00pm – LA Clippers at Orlando (Spread: LAC -3; O/U 219.5)
7:30pm – Houston at Brooklyn (Spread: HOU -4.5; O/U 220)
8:00pm – Oklahoma City at Washington (Spread: WAS -3.5; O/U 234)
8:00pm – Indiana at Chicago (Spread: IND -7.5; O/U 212)
8:30pm – New York at Dallas (Spread: DAL -6; O/U 216.5)
9:00pm – Memphis at Utah (Spread: UTH -7.5; O/U 202)
10:00pm – Toronto at Phoenix (Spread: TOR -10.5; O/U 226)
10:30pm – Minnesota at Golden State (Spread: GSW -11; O/U 243)
Key Injuries/Inactive Players
James Harden (Hamstring) – Doubtful; Donovan Mitchell (Hamstring) – Out; Devin Booker (Hamstring) – Probable; Kris Dunn (Knee) – Out; Bobby Portis (Knee) – Out; Jeff Teague (Knee) – Out; DeMarre Carroll (Ankle) – Out; JaMychal Green (Jaw) – Out; Dirk Nowitzki (Ankle) – Out; Fred VanVleet (Toe) – GTD; Tyus Jones (Foot) – Active; Isaiah Canaan (Ankle) - Active
PG – Stephen Curry (GS) - $10,700
PG – Tyus Jones (MIN) - $4,200
SG – Tim Hardaway Jr. (NY) - $7,600
SG – Terrence Ross (ORL) - $4,500
SF – Joe Ingles (UTH) - $6,300
SF – Royce O’Neale (UTH) - $3,500
PF – Draymond Green (GS) - $8,000
PF – Tobias Harris (LAC) - $7,700
C – Steven Adams (OKC) - $7,500
In the end, I decided to pay up for Stephen Curry (PG) as the over/under in the MIN/GS game continues to skyrocket and I just needed to have some decent exposure from the Warriors in my lineup. Curry has come out of the gates this season on fire as he is averaging 33.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 5.0 apg & 1.2 spg in 34.0 mpg. Curry loves entertaining the home crowd at ORACLE Arena as he is averaging 37.3 ppg & 7.3 apg at home this season and as neither Derrick Rose or Tyus Jones will be able to defend him, I think Curry goes off tonight.
Tyus Jones (PG) was a huge bust on Wednesday night for a lot of teams, but know that he is confirmed playing, I don’t think there is any reason we go against him just because Rose just dropped 50 points. Teague is out which means Jones should get some decent minutes and although Rose is going to be the more popular pick, he is going to lose a lot of that usage % that we saw on Wednesday to Jimmy Butler who is back. Rose has a history of injury problems that we all know of so I’m hesitant that they are going to want to push him for another 40+ minutes if they don’t have too and as Jones has shown in the past that he can put up decent DFS numbers and would get a lot of time if the Warriors blow the doors open, I like him for his $4,200 tonight.
(Ricky Rubio is going to be a popular choice, I just really don’t like the matchup against Memphis and you just can’t trust his shot, I was more inclined to go with Curry and a value PG.)
We’re sticking with Tim Hardaway Jr. (SG) from our initial lineup from this morning as he is the main offensive weapon for the Knicks and comes into this game averaging 26.0 ppg, 3.3 apg, & 3.0 rpg in 33.4 mpg this season. Dallas ranks 29th against the SG position and we love the fact that Hardaway Jr. has been averaging 28.6 ppg over his last three games while getting up an average of about 20.0 shots per game. Hardaway Jr has about 30.0% usage rate of the Knicks and if his shot is falling tonight, could have a 50 FanDuel point night.
To help pay up for Curry, we decided to go with value at our other SG spot with Terrance Ross (SG). Ross is seeing a respectable 23.9 mpg this season and he should see at least that tonight as Johnathan Simmons was just ruled out tonight with a wrist injury. Ross has put up decent numbers this season as he is averaging 12.0 ppg, 2.0 apg, 2.4 rpg & 1.3 spg and certainly has no issue putting up shots as he has averaged 14.3 shots per game over his last three contests. Ross is a decent three-point shooter and if he gets on a roll tonight, he can get us 30 + FanDuel points.
We are going with an all Utah Jazz lineup at the SF position as we are keeping with both Joe Ingles (SF) & Royce O’Neale (SF) from our original lineup.
I think Ingles is the biggest benefactor on the offensive end for the Jazz with Donovan Mitchell out. Ingles is having a productive season for the Jazz as he is currently putting up 14.4 ppg, 4.3 apg, 5.1 rpg & 1.7 spg. Ingles should see his usage rate (18.6%) move up tonight with Mitchell out and that in itself, doesn’t scare me away from Ingles going agianst a Memphis team that ranks 6th vs. the SF position. Ingles started off the season on a tear, as he posted an average of 40+ FanDuel points over his first two games and if Ingles can get hot from beyond the arc, I think he can get us another 40+ FanDuel points tonight.
O’Neale is going to be my “low scoring” play of the day as although I don’t expect a big game out of him, O’Neale should be able to see some additional minutes with Mitchell out. O’Neale has been averaging between 16-18 minutes over his last 4 games and showed last year when he was getting major minutes due to some Jazz injuries, that he could go off for a 25-30 FanDuel point night.
As I mentioned with Stephen Curry, I needed to get some Warriors in my lineup tonight and that continues with Draymond Green (PF). Green comes into this game averaging 8.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 8.2 apg, & 2.1 spg in 31.4 mpg and is also coming off his best game of the season agianst the Pelicans in which he posted 16 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists, and a block. Green has a solid matchup against a Timberwolves team that ranks just 26th against the PF position and as Green always has a solid chance to get us the extra points for a triple-double, I like him tonight.
Tobias Harris (PF) is having a career season as the 7-year veteran out of Tennessee comes into this matchup agianst the Magic averaging 21.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg, & 1.9 apg in 34.0 mpg. Harris will have a little more motivation coming into this matchup as he is going up agianst his former team, the Orlando Magic. Harris has put up at least 13 shots in every game this season and as he is shooting an incredible 51.2% from the field on the year, I think he’ll have a solid game agianst the Magic tonight.
I didn’t really want to get away from Clint Capela and is solid matchup agianst the Brooklyn Nets, however, I’m not disappointed switching to Stephen Adams (C) who has a solid matchup agianst the Wizards. The Wizards rank just 26th against the center position this season and although they will have Dwight Howard back, I’m not too worried about that matchup as I just don’t see Howard going for that long as his back is still bothering him. Adams is averaging 13.2 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.8 spg, & 1.3 bpg in an impressive 34.5 mpg this season. Adams production hasn’t taken too much of a hit since Westbrook is back and as the Wizards play at a fast pace, I think Adams is going to be able to get us 40+ FanDuel points tonight.