NBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks - FanDuel Basketball Advice for 11/18/16

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10 games make up Friday night's slate, most of which have a ton of daily fantasy appeal. Two offensive powerhouses faces off in the state of California while the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will have one of their toughest tests this season against the San Antonio Spurs. Russell Westbrook will also take the floor as the Thunder welcome the Brooklyn Nets to Oklahoma City. He should be considered every time he laces up.

These are my daily fantasy NBA lineup picks for FanDuel on 11/18/16. I try to only advise players I believe will outperform expectations and the players I advise are players in my lineup so if it all goes downhill, I'll be tumbling down right next to you. Let's get rolling…

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Brandon Knight - SG, @ IND ($4,800)

Proving to be much of a disappointment in seasonal leagues, and an unreliable option for daily fantasy, Brandon Knight finally exploded after nearly three weeks of inconsistency. Knight dropped 32 points in his last contest against the Denver Nuggets, including three from downtown on five attempts.

Infrequently pulling the trigger from behind the arc this season, Knight displayed a proclivity for the long ball before going down with injury last season. In order to return to form, Knight will need to become a three-point threat again. Lucky for him, the Indiana Pacers have allowed the fourth most three pointers made in the NBA. He's inexpensive and will look to build off his best performance of the young season.

Jeff Teague - PG, vs PHO ($6,500)

Bringing the ball up on the other side of the court in the Phoenix/Indiana matchup will be Jeff Teague. Teague has been a solid addition to the Pacers this season and has dished out six or more assists in nine of 12 contests this season. The Suns have allowed 23.3 opposing assists per game this season, 10th most in the league.

While Teague has proved to be generous in the backcourt, his point totals have also stood out. He has dropped 20 or more points in five games in the early going, and is capable of breaking out for 30 on any given night. Luckily for him, the Suns allow the most points in the league; a dismal 116 per contest.

Also Consider:  Russell Westbrook - PG, vs BK ($11,400), E'Twaun Moore - SG, vs POR ($4,500)

 

FanDuel DFS Forwards

Paul George - SF, vs PHO ($8,600)

It has taken the Pacers a while to get going this season, but they host the Suns coming off of two straight wins. I like Indiana's chances to make it three consecutive Friday night. George has been a consistent threat all season but has yet to truly have an explosive showing for daily fantasy. We already read all about Phoenix's defensive woes. There might not be a more favorable matchup on the slate, especially considering the Suns should be able to keep the game close enough.

Terrence Jones - PF, vs POR ($5,000) 

If you're looking to spend up at the four-spot, the obvious choices are Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, and Paul Millsap, especially with Anthony Davis listed as a game time decision. If you're looking to go value at power forward to make room for other studs at other positions, Jones is your guy.

Jones' value is undoubtedly handcuffed to the status of Davis, but even with The Brow in the lineup two games ago against the Boston Celtics (38 minutes played), Jones was able to produce for 15 points and 10 rebounds over 30 minutes of court time. In AD's absence, Jones posted six more fantasy points. He's an affordable option that doesn't need to do much to exceed projection.

Also Consider: Julius Randle - PF, vs SA ($6,700)

 

FanDuel DFS Centers

DeMarcus Cousins - C, vs LAC ($9,800)

The Los Angeles Clippers are heading to Sacramento after having their eight-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night. We have to believe they're hungry, angry, and will come out firing. On the other end of the court, DeMarcus Cousins will do all he can to slow the fast-paced nature of the hottest team in the Western Conference.

Cousins is a 50-plus fantasy point threat every time he laces up and is coming off of a 17-rebound performance against one of the best defensive teams in the league (San Antonio).

Also Consider: Brook Lopez - C, at OKC ($7,300)

 

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