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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (11/18/18): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice


DraftKings FanDuel NBA DFS lineup picks

Sunday's NBA slate is kind of light. With only 10 teams playing today, four of whom are playing back-to-back contests, it makes selecting a lineup a little tough. The good news is there are plenty of players who are playing at a high level that will be available to pick from. A few of those players include Hassan Whiteside, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Nikola Vucevic,Karl-Anthony Towns , DeMar DeRozan as well as Jeff Teague.

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

Make sure you don't set your lineups too early and also be sure to check player statuses and availability prior to opening tip.

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Tyler Johnson- PG, vs LAL ($4,700)

Johnson is a potential value play. While the 24-year-old has not shot the ball particularly well, he has seen in an uptick in his production and usage since Dwyane Wade (personal) left the team on Nov. 7. He has scored in double-figures in five consecutive games, which includes tallying a season-high 24 points against Brooklyn (Nov. 14) and 15 points versus Indiana (Nov. 9) -- his second-highest scoring game of the season. The 6-foot-4 combo guard has seen at least 30 minutes of playing time in five of his last six games.

Overall, Johnson is averaging 13.7 points along with 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists over his last six games. He is shooting 44.1 percent from the floor and 35.5 percent from beyond the arc as he is making 1.8 triples a game during this stretch. Furthermore, the fifth-year pro is producing 26.5 fantasy points a game over this period, which is nearly five more points than he averages for the season. Johnson, whose floor has been 10 fantasy points, has compiled 20 or more FanDuel points in 10 straight games.

The Fresno State product has a good matchup at home against the Lakers. The Lakers are giving up the fourth most points in the league overall at 109.6 as well as a league-high 113.1 on the road. They also surrender a league-worst 48.6 points a contest to opposing backcourts. Orlando's backcourt combined for 53 of the team's 130 points against them on Saturday night.

Andrew Wiggins- SG, vs MEM ($7,300)

There are several fantastic options at shooting guard. Fantasy owners can't go wrong with any of the following three players: DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal or Klay Thompson. But I chose Wiggins due to his consistent fantasy production and high floor. The 23-year-old has not produced less than 25 FanDuel points this season, , except for the Oct. 22 game against Indiana where he played eight minutes. Wiggins has tallied at least 40 fantasy points in three of his last four games.

Wiggins has taken advantage of Jimmy Butler not being in Minnesota anymore. He has compiled 59 points, 17 rebounds, 11 assists, six steals and three blocks over the last three games. While the fifth-year pro has struggled shooting during this period, 40 percent from the floor, he has drained three triples a game at a 45.0 percent clip. Wiggins has scored a season-best 23 points in each of his last two games as he has drained seven three-pointers. The Canadian phenom has filled every major statistical category in six of his past nine outings.

 

FanDuel DFS Forwards

Evan Turner- SF, at WAS ($4,300)

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the most obvious choices here, but both have huge price tags and are playing the second of back-to-back games. Josh Richardson is playing at a career-high level while Jeff Green has shot the ball well recently. But I chose Turner as a potential value play.

Granted the 6-foot-7 wing has struggled shooting the ball recently and he went scoreless against the Timberwolves on Friday. He is 8-for-27 (29.6 percent) from the field, including 0-for-6 from beyond the arc, over the last four games. However, the 30-year-old has contributed fantasy points in other areas during this stretch and throughout the season.

Plus, his shots have to go in sometime. Turner, who is averaging 26 minutes of playing time over the last four contests, is currently shooting a career-high 46.1 percent from the field. He is also registering a personal-best offensive rating and the 4.3 assists a game that he has doled out ties his best mark.

Turner has an excellent matchup against the Wizards. The Wiz are allowing small forwards to compile the second most points (24.1), third most rebounds (8.8) as well as the most assists (4.4) in the league. In an earlier matchup, the two teams combined for 289 points. Turner had 10 points on 5-for-10 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes.

Aaron Gordon - PF, vs NY ($8,200)

Gordon is playing at a pretty high level and he has an extremely appealing matchup against the Knicks and rookie Kevin Knox, who is not very good defensively at this point in his career. Gordon is shooting the best of his career, registering an effective field goal percentage of 53.0 and a true shooting percentage of 55.3 percent. His 2.8 assists a game is a career-high.

The 23-year-old is also producing a double-double once in every three games, which is a career-best ratio. Gordon, who is producing 1.22 points per shot (second best of his career), has scored at least 10 points and grabbed six or more rebounds in each of his last seven appearances.

 

FanDuel DFS Centers

JaVale McGee- C, vs MIA ($6,500)

There are a ton of good choices at the center position, starting with Whiteside, Vucevic, Towns, and Marc Gasol. With having already used $24,500 of the $60,000 dollars that FanDuel allows on just four players, I give you a moderate priced option with upside in JaVale McGee. McGee, of course, has been playing exceptionally well this entire season. Yes, Tyson Chandler has taken away some of his minutes, but McGee has produced at least 26 fantasy points in three of his last five contests.

As effective as Whiteside has been on the boards and protecting the rim, he has gotten into foul trouble recently. McGee has a reputation of being a player who can under the skin of players. Plus, opposing centers have compiled  26.2 points and 18.2 rebounds over the last five games against the Heat, both of which ranks in the top six of the league.