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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (11/14/18): NBA DFS Lineups


An 11-game slate is just what we needed after last night's measly 3-game slate. The options seem almost endless, but there are specific matchups that need to be exposed. The Wizards are still struggling across the board, the Magic are trending up but lack defensive firepower, and the Lakers-Trail Blazers is going to be the game to watch. There are few players I prefer more than LeBron James on national television. There are few things I enjoy more than watching superstars rack up fantasy points in the last game of the night. LeBron and Derrick White will be two players I will be watching for tonight.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 11/14/18. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on DraftKings.

You can also check out today's FanDuel lineup picks. As always, don't set your lineups to early and check player statuses prior to opening tip. Find me in the NBA Chat Room or @HalfCourtJester on Twitter.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Shelvin Mack - PG/SG, at MIL ($3,800)

Not many people will be eyeing Shelvin Mack for their lineups tonight. He's cheap, doesn't have the greatest matchup statistically and now that Mike Conley is playing more aggressive, Mack's role is diminishing with every made Conley field goal. With all that said, it's still hard for me to buy into Conley's resurgence. The Grizzlies don't have the talent to rely on just normal point guard upside, but Mack has been able to consistently produce throughout the season. It's very doubtful that the Bucks backcourt limits Mack more than missing shots will.

Spencer Dinwiddie - PG, vs MIA ($4,900)

Not sure if the Caris Levert injury increased his price but now that the Nets will be missing their best player, you have to go with their second best player. Spencer Dinwiddie, despite being in a reserved role for most of the season, will get his chance to see some serious usage. The Nets struggle to create offense and both LeVert and Dinwiddie are easily their most creative ball-handlers. Both can get selfish which increases their upside, but since LeVert will be out for some time, look for Dinwiddie to do a bit of everything in the meantime.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Rodney Hood - SG/SF, at WAS ($5,100)

Despite the Cavaliers being on the second half of a back-to-back, Rodney Hood is trending upwards. After scoring 16 points on 12 shots yesterday, he faces a Wizards defense that has been the closest thing to dysfunctional as you can get. Granted, the Wizards starters have all been playing their game like usual, the rest of the team has not been able to pick up much slack. Rodney Hood will have no problem getting off shots and finding his share of usage. The Cavaliers are a rough spot for fantasy, but players like Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr. have found plenty of use in DFS formats.

Kawhi Leonard - SG/SF, vs DET ($8,600)

Last outing against the Pelicans, Kawhi Leonard underperformed. He was able to be a lone bright spot, but the Raptors were constantly down the whole game and forced a more desperate, inefficient type of offense from Toronto. The Pistons defense and foundation is nothing like facing Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis so look for Leonard to find his way in and out of the paint with ease. Andre Drummond is a big body in the paint, but he doesn't have the sheer athleticism to keep someone like Leonard from playing above the rim. Inter-conference games are the most important games in the regular season so expect a little extra offensive urgency from Leonard.

 

DraftKings DFS Center

Mike Muscala - C, @ ORL ($3,500)

I was looking at Mike Muscala's name and price, saying "Don't do it. Just don't. It's too risky." But is it? With minimal players in the rotation, Mike Muscala actually has a ton of upside for the time being. The Magic are already struggling defensively and Muscala is a stretch big that can cause problems for any team, if he is hitting. After having his most productive night of the season, I actually expect him to improve and use last game as momentum. He should have upside in both scoring and rebounding tonight so look for him to skyrocket past his projected. Both Landry Shamet and Furkan Korkmaz are also included in the group of 76ers with upside.

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