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NBA DFS Cheat Sheet & Expert Lineups for November 11th (Premium Content)

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Game of the Day

Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans

In a game that features the second and third paced teams in the NBA, points and fantasy value should be abundant.  In their first meeting of the season, the teams combined for a gigantic 249 points in what was a close game. The players have been given a price bump, but in a game that has this much tempo, and do little defense it will be hard to avoid having at least three to four of these players in every lineup you build.

For the Rockets side, the team still starts with James Harden who has maintained a 41.% usage rate this year, even with the introduction of Russell Westbrook. He is shooting an abysmal 39.4% from the floor, but his volume simply makes up for his poor percentages. Russell Westbrook is not a good play on Fanduel due to his elevated price and lack of defensive stats. However, on Draftkings he is simply too cheap for a player that already has a triple-double against this team.  Pairing him and Harden could be an interesting stack that very few will have.

The others on Houston are more cash game viable as the lack of usage limits their upsides. Clint Capela seems to have finally found his game with back to back monster games and remains cheap. The one area of concern for Capela is that New Olreans only allows 4.2 blocks per game, one of the lowest rates in the league.

Despite defenders like Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans have been atrocious defending the three-point line this year, allowing 13.8 three-point makes per game this year, 28th in the league.  This gives the likes of PJ Tucker, Danuel House Jr., and Eric Gordon some nice GPP upside.  House left last game with an injury, if he were to miss the game, Gordon and Ben McLemore would see a decent bump.

On the New Olreans side, they also benefit from the pace of Houston and lack of defense. The biggest difference from their first meeting is that Lonzo Ball will miss tonight's game while Jrue Holiday was out in the first meeting. Holiday should see more time at the point tonight, which be a boost to his low 20.5% usage rate and 26.3% assist rate. He should also benefit from a Rockets defense that 26th in three-point defense, giving up 36.7% from deep on the year.

In their game Saturday, J.J. Redick got the start for Ball and finally busted out of his funk with five triples. Redick and Brandon Ingram led the team with matching 28.2% usage rates Saturday, which bodes well for them tonight.  These two join Holiday as the top cash game plays on this side.

The remaining Pelicans are all best in GPP's or game stacks. Kenrich Williams also got in the starting lineup last game, and put up a nice stat line in 28 minutes. If he starts tonight he will be popular despite a rise in price.  Jaxson Hayes and Frank Jackson are both near the minium and should see in the 18 minute range tonight. Houston is 28th in steals allowed and 26th in assists allowed on the season so Jackson does have some decent upside for his price if you think this game hits is high total.

Fade of the Day

Eric Paschall/Bruce Brown Jr./Jarrett Culver

All three of these players fall into the same category tonight as their value was inflated due to injuries to players in front of them.  Eric Paschall had a few monster games, but tonight will see a drop in minutes due to the return of Draymond Green. In the five games with Green in the lineup, Paschall averaged 26 minutes a game, while he played at least 33 minutes in every game Green missed.

Brown took advantage of both Derrick Rose and Tim Frazier missing time to the tune of 28 assists the last four games, while he had just four assists in the teams first six games total. Not only are the guards expected back, but the return of Blake Griffin will not help as he posted a a 30.2% usage rate and 27.1% assist rate last season.

Finally, Culver benefited from the loss of Jeff Teague and Shabaz Napier to be a viable punt the last few nights.  Teague should be back tonight, but also of note is the fact that Culver's price has almost doubled from this time a week ago and the Wolves will be facing a Pistons team that is is just 24th in pace.

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Please note that these are sample lineups we provide as a tool for you to use. They are designed to give you building-block options as you go about choosing your own lineups, but in no way can we guarantee success. Be sure to examine the latest injury updates, Las Vegas projected game totals and late scratches before finalizing your lineups to ensure the players you are choosing are active on game day.