In our NBA Fantasy Basketball Daily Shopper series, RotoBaller Brad Leibfried brings you his expert picks for NBA Daily League contests on DraftStreet.
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The Daily NBA Fantasy Shopper: NBA Expert Picks for DraftStreet – 11/21/2013
PG: Chris Paul ($21,292): Even at a cost of one-fifth of the team salary cap, Paul might be a must-own tonight. He has had a double-double in every game this season and is averaging 19.5 points and 12.6 assists. Paul is an elite player in steals at 2.6 a game, as well. In the Clippers previous meeting with Oklahoma City, Paul put up 14 points, 16 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals; a similar line tonight would not be a big surprise.
SG: Jamal Crawford ($8,961): Much like Paul, Crawford’s best game of the season may have been the previous contest with the Thunder. In that game he put up 20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Crawford has scored in double digits in all but one game this season and is scoring 15.8 points on just short of 26 minutes a game. Even though he doesn’t put up all that much outside of his scoring, at this price he brings a ton of upside.
SF: Mike Dunleavy ($6,880): Dunleavy was brought in to Chicago this offseason to provide an offensive spark off the Bulls bench. He has done a solid job of that as he has scored in double digits in three games despite very limited minutes. With the news that starting shooting guard Jimmy Butler will miss a few weeks with a toe injury, Dunleavy should find himself with more minutes and a bigger offensive load starting tonight against a poor Denver defense.
PF: Carlos Boozer ($13,383): Boozer is coming off a great game two nights ago against Charlotte in which he scored 12 and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds. Tonight he faces an undersized Denver front like that struggles on defense, allowing 105.6 points a game. Boozer has slowed down from his scorching-hot start but is still shooting 53% on the season. All signs point to a nice night from the Chicago big man.
C: J.J. Hickson ($12,583): Since replacing an injured JaVale McGee in the starting lineup, Hickson has made his claim to be the starter for the remainder of the season. The last five games have seen him score in double figures four times and grab over 10 rebounds three times. He also has been solid on the defensive end, adding at least 1 block in each of his starts this year. Although he faces a tough Chicago front line of Noah and Boozer, Hickson should have a good opportunity to put up solid stats in the Nuggets’ fast-paced offense.
Good luck with your Daily League Fantasy Basketball selections for this Thursday!