Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

DraftKings and FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (11/26/22): NBA DFS Lineups

We have a tiny three-game slate on tap in the NBA tonight after 28 teams were in action yesterday. Each of the six teams playing tonight will be playing in their second game of back-to-back sets, which means we could see some funky lineup scratches that we'll need to adjust to as we move throughout the day. There aren't any games that jump off the page from a positive or negative standpoint, but the Suns and Thunder appear to be in the most favorable spots for fantasy production tonight. Let's get to it.  

Here are my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel and DraftKings on 11/26/22. Keep an eye on RotoBaller’s NBA injury news and also our full NBA injury report today to stay up to date before lineups are locked.

DraftKings and FanDuel Guards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Josh Giddey, vs. HOU (FD: $7,700, DK: $6,900) DraftKings

Featured Promo: Get any full-season NBA Premium Pass for 50% off. Win big with our exclusive DFS lineup tools, matchup rating projections, powerful Research Station, Lineup Optimizer, daily DFS lineup picks/cheat sheets and more! Sign Up Now!

This is a DraftKings-specific play as Giddey is way overpriced on FanDuel. The second-year guard has come alive recently, exploding for 58.5 DK points on 11/13 and putting up at least 40.25 DK points in three of his last four games. He's the clear second option on the team behind Gilgeous-Alexander, entering tonight with a solid 24.3% usage rate and 1.09 FPTS/min. The Rockets, like last season, have been a gold mine to target against as they're allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing teams. They've allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards and this will be a fast-paced game as both teams rank in the top nine in pace. Get to SGA if you can, but prioritize Giddey in this glorious matchup.

Dennis Schroder, vs. SAS (DK: $3,800) DraftKings

Schroder is an intriguing value option on DraftKings tonight at his bargain-bin salary. This will be just his fifth game of the season, but he has seen his playing time increase in each contest and he had a sizeable 29-minute workload yesterday. He only managed 21.75 DK points, but that was good enough to exceed 5x value and his salary dropped by $300 tonight for some odd reason. The Lakers seem to want to trust him with the starters' minutes at the position, and with their options, who can blame them?

The Spurs rank dead last in fantasy points allowed to opposing teams this season, and they're also allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards. The Lakers play at the fastest pace while the Spurs play at the eighth-fastest pace in the league, meaning there should be extra possessions on both sides in this matchup.

Tre Jones, vs. LAL (FD: $6,400, DK: $6,000)

Jones is favorably priced on both sites and gets one of the best positional matchups on the board. As mentioned in the Schroder blurb above, this game projects to be very fast-paced, which generally benefits the players with the ball in their hands (i.e. point guards and star players). Jones also benefits from facing a subpar Lakers' frontcourt that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing point guards this season. He just put up 32 DK points on 7-of-13 shooting against this squad yesterday, so it's perfectly reasonable to expect a similar performance, or even better, tonight.

Also consider: Devin Booker, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Collin Sexton, Josh Richardson, Devin Booker, Devin Vassell


Want more NBA DFS tools and content? Our NBA Premium package includes our daily DFS Cheat Sheets, Research Station, Optimizer, and access to our Premium Slack Chatrooms where members can chat with our NBA analysts. Check out this big win from RotoBaller premium member Bsuperak on FanDuel using our Premium tools - join in on the winning!


DraftKings and FanDuel Forwards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Keldon Johnson, vs. Los Angeles Lakers (FD: $6,100, DK: $6,800)

Johnson has had a disappointing start to the season from an efficiency perspective, but we don't need to factor that in for DFS lineups and the young forward is still averaging a solid 32.7 DK points per game to this point. He leads the team with a 28% usage rate and while his 1.04 FPTS/min rate could use a bump, he'll have the chance to do so tonight in a favorable matchup against the Lakers. The Lakers allow the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing teams and the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing small forwards. This should be a fast-paced game as well as the Lakers rank first in pace while the Spurs rank eighth in the same metric. He's volatile and I'd reserve him for tournament contests only, but the minutes, usage, and opportunity should all be there for him (as long as he doesn't get benched again).

Kelly Olynyk, vs. PHX (FD: $5,300, DK: $5,400)

Yeah, I know. It's Kelly Olynyk. Everyone should be super excited. No, really. Our favorite versatile big man is underpriced on both sites as he has exceeded salary-based expectations in four straight games and has gone for 34.5 and 38.75 DK points in that span of games. His salary hasn't adjusted yet, so we can keep taking advantage of Kelly O here tonight. He holds a 0.97 FPTS/min rate this season, which will get the job done every time at his 32-minute projection. While Olynyk doesn't specifically play center with the Jazz rotating their big men, the Suns allow the eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing centers this season. This game also projects to be a high-scoring one as it currently holds a 232.5-point implied total.

Also consider: Jeremy Sochan, Jabari Smith Jr., Kenyon Martin, Luguentz Dort (FD)


DraftKings and FanDuel Centers - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Deandre Ayton, vs. UTA (FD: $7,500, DK: $7,200)

There's not a lot to love at the center position tonight, but I find myself getting to Ayton as my top priority all things considered. Davis is too expensive with LeBron James now back in the lineup, and Poeltl is too expensive for the right-at-value type of production he has shown recently. Ayton, meanwhile, is coming off an extremely impressive 50 DK point game his last time out, and now he gets the best positional matchup on the board against the Jazz's undersized frontcourt. The Suns rate out as the top team to target in my K-Grade model, so there's a lot of upside in getting to Ayton in this spot.

Also consider: Walker Kessler, Jakob Poeltl, Anthony Davis

Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy basketball mobile app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, lineup notifications & DFS articles. All free!

NBA DFS News and Injury Alerts

More DFS Lineup Picks and Analysis


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts


Jordan Romano1 hour ago

Won't Pitch In World Baseball Classic
Jamal Murray2 hours ago

Doubtful Versus Minnesota
Caris LeVert2 hours ago

Questionable Again On Sunday
Nick Plummer2 hours ago

Reds Sign Nick Plummer
Chad Kuhl2 hours ago

Nationals Add Chad Kuhl On Minor-League Deal
Joel Embiid2 hours ago

Questionable Against The Knicks
Jake Faria2 hours ago

Red Sox Sign Jake Faria To Minor-League Deal
Bobby Witt Jr.2 hours ago

Royals Exploring Extensions For Bobby Witt Jr., Others
Kyrie Irving2 hours ago

Could Sit Until Traded
Logan Webb2 hours ago

Giants Discussing Extension With Logan Webb
Miguel Rojas2 hours ago

Dodgers, Miguel Rojas Agree On Two-Year Deal
Max Fried2 hours ago

Loses Arbitration Case
Joey Logano5 hours ago

Facing Different Reality At Los Angeles
Ross Chastain5 hours ago

And The Clash On Sunday
Ty Gibbs5 hours ago

Has To Race Into Coliseum Main Event
Kyle Larson5 hours ago

Bit Of A Wildcard At Los Angeles
Alex Bowman5 hours ago

Qualified Ninth At Los Angeles
NASCAR5 hours ago

A.J. Allmendinger Has Exciting Saturday At Coliseum
Denny Hamlin6 hours ago

Starts Second In Heat Three At Coliseum
Austin Dillon6 hours ago

Continues Chevy Theme In Los Angeles
Aric Almirola6 hours ago

Rises To Fifth In Qualifying Saturday
William Byron6 hours ago

Qualifies Fourth For Sunday At Los Angeles
Christopher Bell6 hours ago

Surprises Some At Coliseum Saturday
Kyle Busch6 hours ago

Loves Los Angeles Again On Saturday
Justin Haley6 hours ago

Heats Up Coliseum Track Saturday
Nikola Jokic7 hours ago

Registers Another Triple-Double
Jamal Murray7 hours ago

Notches Season-High 41 Points In Saturday's Win
Giannis Antetokounmpo7 hours ago

Logs His Third Triple-Double
Jalen Brunson7 hours ago

Returns With 41 Points
Deandre Ayton7 hours ago

Dominates Against Detroit
Brandon Ingram7 hours ago

Scores Game-High 35 Points Against The Lakers
Cam Thomas8 hours ago

Scores Career-High 44 Points
Stephen Curry8 hours ago

Set To Undergo An MRI
De'Aaron Fox14 hours ago

Remains Out On Sunday
Jaren Jackson15 hours ago

Jr. May Miss Another Game On Sunday
Ja Morant15 hours ago

Questionabl Versus Toronto
Seth Curry15 hours ago

Doesn't Return Against Washington
Mo Bamba15 hours ago

Suspended Four Games
Wendell Carter15 hours ago

Jr. Off The Injury Report
Kyle Kuzma15 hours ago

Sprains Ankle On Saturday
Josh Jacobs18 hours ago

Won't Settle In Extension Talks
Aleksander Barkov20 hours ago

Riding A Career-High Point Streak
Steven Stamkos20 hours ago

On An 11-Game Point Streak
Sebastian Aho20 hours ago

Enjoying Career-Best Goal Streak
Connor McDavid20 hours ago

On Track For A 150-Point Campaign
Jake DeBrusk20 hours ago

Ready To Return After The Break
Bowen Byram20 hours ago

Expected To Be Back After The Break
Matthew Tkachuk20 hours ago

Voted MVP At The All-Star Game
Klay Thompson1 day ago

Questionable On Saturday Evening
Draymond Green1 day ago

Questionable Versus Dallas
Fernando Tatis Jr.1 day ago

Open To Any Position
Luke Williams1 day ago

Dodgers Re-Sign Luke Williams To Minor-League Deal
Nolan Blackwood1 day ago

Twins Sign Nolan Blackwood
Jake McGee1 day ago

Announces His Retirement
Juan Minaya1 day ago

Pirates Sign Juan Minaya To Minor-League Deal
Yusniel Diaz1 day ago

Dodgers Sign Yusniel Diaz To Minor-League Deal
Franklin German1 day ago

White Sox Acquire Franklin German From Red Sox
Aaron Sanchez1 day ago

Twins Re-Sign Aaron Sanchez
Mecole Hardman2 days ago

Doubtful For Super Bowl
JuJu Smith-Schuster2 days ago

Kadarius Toney Questionable
Miguel Sanó2 days ago

Miguel Sano Hosting Workout Next Week
DL Hall2 days ago

Orioles Want DL Hall To Start
Anthony Misiewicz2 days ago

DFA'd By Royals
Eguy Rosario2 days ago

Out Until Summer With Broken Ankle
Jesús Luzardo2 days ago

Jesus Luzardo Wins Arbitration Case Over Marlins
Derek Carr2 days ago

Won't Extend Contract Trigger Date
Derek Carr3 days ago

Expected To Draw Plenty Of Interest
Aaron Rodgers3 days ago

: "I'm Not Going To San Fran"
Joe Mixon3 days ago

Charges Against Joe Mixon Will Be Dropped
Joe Mixon3 days ago

Has Warrant For Arrest
Mecole Hardman3 days ago

Unlikely To Play In Super Bowl
Mark Stone3 days ago

Out Indefinitely Following Back Surgery
Mitchell Marner3 days ago

Reaches 60 Points With Wednesday's Goal
Charlie Coyle3 days ago

Hands Out Two Assists
Alex Tuch3 days ago

Scores Only Sabres Goal In Wednesday's Defeat
Jesperi Kotkaniemi3 days ago

Picks Up Two Assists Against Buffalo
Tage Thompson3 days ago

Exits With Injury
Antti Raanta4 days ago

Shuts Down Sabres Wednesday
Stefan Noesen4 days ago

Picks Up Two Points In Victory
Pavel Zacha4 days ago

Scores Twice In Bruins Win
David Krejci4 days ago

Pockets Assist Wednesday
Jimmy Garoppolo4 days ago

Will Not Return To 49ers Next Season
Gustav Nyquist4 days ago

Set To Miss Rest Of The Season
Linus Ullmark4 days ago

Tries To End A Losing Run Wednesday
Ilya Samsonov4 days ago

Chases Another Home Win
Mattias Samuelsson4 days ago

Available Again Wednesday
Tua Tagovailoa4 days ago

Clears The Concussion Protocol
Dak Prescott4 days ago

Cowboys Open To Extension For Dak Prescott
Daniel Jones4 days ago

Giants Want To Re-Sign Daniel Jones
Justin Fields4 days ago

Bears Sticking With Justin Fields; Set To Trade First Pick?
MMA4 days ago

Sergey Spivak Can Earn A Big Victory Saturday
Derrick Lewis4 days ago

Looking For First Win Since 2021
Devin Clark4 days ago

Hoping To Turn Things Around
MMA4 days ago

Jung Da Un Set For Big Co-Main-Event Spotlight
Will Gordon4 days ago

In The Field At Pebble Beach
Thomas Detry4 days ago

Set For Pebble Beach Debut
Blagoy Ivanov4 days ago

Hoping For Big Start To 2023
MMA4 days ago

Marcin Tybura Set To Improve No. 10 Ranking If Victorious
Jordan Spieth4 days ago

Always An Option At Pebble Beach
Kyle Nelson4 days ago

Hoping To Prevent Three-Fight Losing Streak
MMA4 days ago

Choi Doo-ho Returns To Action After Layoff
Viktor Hovland4 days ago

Set To Play At Pebble Beach
Maverick McNealy4 days ago

A Nice Option At Pebble Beach
Tom Brady4 days ago

Announces Retirement From The NFL
Lamar Jackson5 days ago

Likely To Be Franchise Tagged
Houston Texans5 days ago

Texans Hire DeMeco Ryans As Head Coach
Denver Broncos5 days ago

Broncos Acquire Sean Payton As Next Head Coach
Ben Griffin5 days ago

Set To Make AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Debut
Beau Hossler5 days ago

Looks To Repeat Success At Pebble Beach
Kurt Kitayama5 days ago

Searching For Form
Russell Knox5 days ago

Looks To Stay Consistent At Pebble Beach
PGA5 days ago

Matt Fitzpatrick An Elite Fantasy Option At Pebble Beach
Adam Fugitt5 days ago

Set For A Very Tough Test
Yusaku Kinoshita5 days ago

Japanese Finisher Yusaku Kinoshita Set For UFC Debut
Taylor Pendrith5 days ago

Seeking Better Fortune At Pebble Beach
Justin Lower5 days ago

Sets Up Well For Pebble Beach
Davis Riley5 days ago

Not On Many Radars For Pebble Beach
Matthew NeSmith5 days ago

Trying To Turn Back Clock At Pebble Beach
Justin Rose5 days ago

Needs To Avoid Mistakes At Pebble Beach
Brock Purdy6 days ago

Will Have Surgery On Elbow
Brock Purdy6 days ago

Out Six Months With UCL Tear