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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (10/28/18): NBA DFS Lineups


There are four games total tomorrow and with only three on the main slate, the lineups might get a little repetitive. There are only a few options available altogether and when it comes to the top-tier players, the only viable option is Russell Westbrook. If he has one of his nights, he needs to be rostered, but don't fret because there is plenty of value scattered throughout that will allow you to afford Westbrook with minimal damage. To add to to his upside, the Suns are on the second night of a back-to-back and the Thunder might actually be in danger of blowing out the Suns quickly, allowing the reserves to see extra time.

With a variety of players taking part in "revenge" games against their former teams, it's not the worst strategy to play someone like Marcin Gortat versus the Wizards or Austin Rivers against Los Angeles. Both are sleeper picks for that can provide plenty of production and allow you to spend up for someone like Paul George, John Wall or Russell Westbrook. Another option for tonight that I won't get around to talking about is Wesley Matthews. He has been on a serious tear lately and he is facing the Jazz who are on the second night of a back-to-back.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 10/28/18. 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 tonight's FanDuel lineup picks and our Premium DFS Cheat Sheet as well as our brand new NBA DFS Matchup Ratings tool. Make sure to check your lineups before game time and good luck. If you have any questions, find me in the NBA Chat Room, on Twitter @HalfCourtJester or on Xbox. No matter where you do it, pester me with questions.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Austin Rivers - PG @ LAC ($3,600)

As stated earlier, Austin Rivers is facing his former team and is playing against his dad. This could go either way, but seeing how Rivers has done well when facing adversity, this might be the boost he needs to really have his first offensive explosion of the season. Despite the Clippers defensive-minded guards, Rivers is an effective ball-handler that will be nearly impossible to keep up with if he starts to heat up. He's been getting the minutes lately and you can bet Scott Brooks will let him run free playing against his Doc Rivers' coached Clippers.

Isaiah Canaan - PG/SG @ OKC  ($4,400)

This is a very risky play especially since his price isn't even that low, but Canaan is getting the minutes and has a matchup advantage in Oklahoma City. The Thunder do not have much defense in their guard rotation and being a streaky three-point shooter will only help his case. Like most shooters, quality production depends on their shooting on that given night, and while the Suns are desperate for offense without Devin Booker, Canaan and Trevor Ariza are a few of the only Suns that seem capable of really running the offense and drawing defenders away from shooters. Canaan should not be tired from the game against the Grizzlies so playing two nights in a row might actually help a shooter like Canaan heat up.

 Lou Williams - PG/SG vs. WAS ($5,400)

Lou Williams' price has been lower than his actual value and he will eventually see that price take a massive hike. Williams hasn't been able to score like he was at the end of last season, but it is only a matter of time before he finds that form again. He has been getting to his spots and it hasn't looked like he is really struggling to find his offense, just physically putting the ball in the hoop. Even then, his struggles are more in the mind of DFS players since Williams has actually been a huge part of the spacing that frees up both Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari, helping the Clippers win games.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Jerami Grant - SF/PF vs PHO ($4,100)

Jerami Grant has been doing exactly what the Thunder need while Roberson remains out and the defense remains porous. Until Oklahoma City gets their wing defender back, Grant will be seeing more minutes in the rotation and he will continue to rebound and play interior defense without competition. He does not offer ideal offensive stats, but he is more than capable of being a stud when it comes to DFS. Alex Abrines and Terrence Ferguson are solid options in case the Thunder blowout the Suns early and give the reserves a bump in minutes.

Trevor Ariza - SF/PF vs OKC ($5,300)

The Suns aren't a complete disaster, but it's pretty bad. Trevor Ariza is one of the main facilitators on offense and seeing how the Thunder struggle against most small forwards, Ariza has impressive potential. It would be an easier pick if his price was lower, but even then it shouldn't be hard for the Suns to look to him for production quickly, giving Ariza the opportunities he needs to be effective on a night with not many options.

Danilo Gallinari - SF/PF vs. WAS ($6,300)

It's basically a toss up every night between Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris on who will be the higher scoring option. Gallinari is cheaper Sunday he gets the nod from me, but by no means am I fading Harris. The Wizards don't have the greatest overall defense and their wings are still somewhat inexperienced. It doesn't matter who will be guarding Gallinari, the Clippers have great spacing and he has yet to really flail under all the usage he has received. The Wizards are 19th in the league at defending opposing small forwards so both Harris and Gallinari should have zero problem getting to their spots.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Marcin Gortat - vs WAS ($3,700)

This is a pick for those who like revenge games and value pick centers. Marcin Gortat is capable of getting a double-double against just about any opponent and the Wizards are still running Ian Mahinmi and Jason Smith as their main frontcourt options. Not only does Gortat have plenty of upside, but the entire Clipper team will have minimal resistance in the paint. Gortat has been unable to score in the last two games and his role is slowly dwindling. This could be a last ditch effort for Gortat against his former team. Montrezl Harrell is another quality start, but it's hard to beat this type of value from the center slot.

DeAndre Jordan - vs UTA ($7,300)

On the opposite end, you can go with Rudy Gobert or DeAndre Jordan. Both are evenly priced and are facing off against eachother. Jordan will get a majority of the rebounds, but he will also be limited by Gobert on offense. Luckily for Jordan, his offense revolves around the rim and he won't really need space to get a bunch of "shots" off. Jordan will continue his impressive streak and will benefit from the Jazz being on the second night of a back-to-back. The less minutes Gobert plays, the more Jordan's ceiling rises.

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