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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (11/28/18): NBA DFS Lineups


A fantastic 10-game slate tonight with Pelicans-Wizards dominating the early point predictions. That game has stack-ability all over the place so make sure you are looking for updates or any potential injury alerts. Kemba Walker, Ben Simmons, James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George, C.J. McCollum, and Devin Booker are just a few players with enough upside to justify rostering, but this is also a very early prediction so stay aware.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 11/28/18. 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 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 for any questions.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Malik Monk - PG/SG, at CHA ($3,300)

Is it fair to say Malik Monk plays well against Hawks after dropping 26 on them last time they played? Monk was shooting extremely hot that night and only took 15 total shots, so his 29% USG is definitely something to note especially with his minutes being somewhat all over the place. So while there is risk here, it's minimal. There's almost no reason for his price to be this low, but I wouldn't necessarily bank on another lights-out performance. He absolutely has the Hawks number, and he causes them problems, but he did hit seven threes in that performance. It should be fairly easy for him to sail past his projected score. It seems bold to call for someone to have another career night, but in reality, the only thing limiting Monk will be missed shots.

J.J. Redick - SG/SF, vs NY ($5,200)

The Knicks backcourt defense has been pretty terrible lately, and J.J. Redick has picked up a ton of momentum over his last two games. After hitting a late-game shot that set up the Jimmy Butler game-winner, Redick has hit work cut out for him Wednesday night. A this point with Redick, you don't worry about production and whether he provides value. The Knicks defense pushes him over the edge, and his upside depends on how well he is shooting. His last in-game shot kept the 76ers in the game, and he should ride that wave into a demolishing of the Knicks. Antonio Blakeney is another super-value play if you need cap relief.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Rudy Gay - SF/PF, at MIN ($5,900)

Robert Covington should be locking down DeMar DeRozan all night, which means Rudy Gay should see extra usage. The Timberwolves defense looks good on paper, but struggle to actually keep players from getting to their spots and impacting shots. Rudy Gay is the type of player who shoots better when a defender is pressing him, almost like he prefers the competition rather than open shots. So with that, EVEN if Covington decides to guard Gay when he gets hot, there almost so much defense you can play to try and account for Gay's length.

Julius Randle - SF, vs WAS ($6,700)

Normally I only write about value plays, but Julius Randle should be a highly overlooked option tonight. He is going to rebound from his last outing, and the Wizards frontcourt is borderline atrocious. If anyone decides to rest...Randle will immediately become the play of the night, but even with a healthy team, he produces and has upside depending on the defense. His minutes are never going to be in jeopardy, and he provides a perfect second fiddle to Anthony Davis in the frontcourt. Jrue Holiday and John Wall will be going at it all night, so expect Randle to see a ton of in-between usage. I can already see the fake dribble-hand-offs now...Randle is going for 30.

 

DraftKings DFS Center

Jarrett Allen - C, vs UTA ($5,500)

Rudy Gobert WHO?! I'm really tempted to leave it at that, but I won't. I love my job too much. In all seriousness, Jarrett Allen has had a rough stretch the past week or so, but he is still scoring double-digit points and taking close to ten shots a game. His blocks and usage are down, but they should start to see increases as the season progresses. This will be a slow paced game that will give Allen a ton of touches and chances to get to his spots in the pick and roll. Gobert has been one of the few consistent spots on the Jazz, but his defense looks like it has taken a slight downturn and I expect Allen's energy to be an annoyance for Utah's defense.

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