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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (11/26/18): NBA DFS Lineups


We have a seven-game slate to kick off our NBA week and the slate is loaded. There are five players over $10K you may want to pay up for, but you'll need a bit of savings to get up to those players, so let's take a look at a few players in the mid-tier, along with one high-end option.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 11/26/18. 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. Give me a follow on Twitter @DFS_Tom with questions or comments. Good luck everyone.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Kyrie Irving - PG, BOS @ NO (DK - $8,700)

Irving and the Celtics are looking very average right now as a team but he is still posting solid fantasy numbers with 37 DraftKings points or more in three of his last four games. Tonight, he finds himself up against the Pelicans who are 25th in defensive efficiency against point guards making this an ideal matchup for him. He comes in with a usage rate sitting at 30.5% which is highest on the team, along with averaging 1.30 fantasy points per minute. If he is able to post big pure scoring numbers, he can have a massive fantasy game, especially with him taking seven or more three-pointers in three of his last four games.

Ricky Rubio - PG, UTA vs IND (DK - $6.500)

With Donovan Mitchell missing Sunday's game, his status for tonight games is unclear which leaves Rubio as someone to potentially benefit from this situation. When Mitchell is off the court this season, Rubio has a 29% usage rate, which is highest on the team and averaging over one fantasy point per minute. We don't have an over-under set in this game due to that injury news, but we should be looking at one decently high. The Pacers are 18th DvP against point guards this season which would make Rubio a solid cash game play on this slate.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

LaMarcus Aldridge - PF, SA @ CHI (DK - $8,100)

If I've said it once, I'll say it twice about Aldridge, he isn't a very "sexy" option, but he gets it done. He has posted 42 or more DraftKings points in three of his last five games and has double-doubles in those three games. Love the matchup for him against the Bulls who are 27th DvP against power forwards and generally don't like to play defense this season. Fine for any format with the over-under set at 215 points.

Eric Gordon - SF, HOU @ WAS (DK - $4,800)

Gordon is small forward eligible on DraftKings, which is something that can help with your roster construction tonight. As of now, Chris Paul is listed as questionable for this game and when CP3 is out, we see Gordon generally get the start alongside Harden. With Gordon so cheap and taking over 10 three-pointers in two of his last four games, he has massive upside in a game where the over-under is set at 224 points, which is second highest on the slate.

 

DraftKings DFS Center

Tristan Thompson - C, CLE vs MIN (DK - $6,100)

We have seen Thompson's price rise a bit over the past few games, but that because he has posted three straight double-doubles. He might be a bit too expensive, but if I'm thinking he is too expensive, then other people may also be thinking that then he could come in lower ownership since no one wants to play him. Thompson makes a tournament option only and the matchup should support that since he is up against the Timberwolves who are giving up 56 DraftKings points per game to centers.

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