Best NBA DFS Value Picks– November 5, 2016
Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG, Milwaukee Bucks ($9,500)
Of course, the biggest studs from around here are Russell Westbrook and James Harden but if you’re looking for somebody cheaper, The Greek Freak ain’t so bad. Giannis posted 55.3 fantasy points in only 33 minutes of work last Thursday and don’t be surprised if he replicates or surpasses that number against Sacramento.
Chris Paul, PG, LA Clippers ($8,100)
CP3 may be the most productive player you can find in the low 8,000’s price tag. Paul has averaged 48.7 points in the last 5 games including a 66-FP outing on the road against Memphis. The Clippers are facing a tough San Antonio team on a tail end of a back to back but wherever you put CP3, he is still going to deliver.
The Middle Men
Jusuf Nurkic, C, Denver Nuggets ($6,500)
Nurkic is called the Bosnian Beast for a reason and that reason is a 16.5 point, 10.3-rebound, 1.5-assist, and 2.3 block stat line. Nurkic has been more productive than fellow European Nikola Jokic but it’s a good thing his price tag still remains average. That may not be the case going forward, so do yourself a favor and take advantage of it now.
Aaron Gordon, SF/PF, Orlando Magic ($5,800)
There’s a noticeable trend on Aaron Gordon and it might work well to your advantage. The dunking machine out of Arizona plays noticeably better at home than on the road (both 30-FP games in two home games). Orlando is staying in their own backyard after three road games and that should bode well for Gordon’s energy.
Other options: Jabari Parker, SF/PF, Bucks ($5,900); Eric Gordon, SG, Rockets ($5,600)
Mike Muscala, C, Atlanta Hawks ($3,600)
Muscala has seen plenty of run with Tiago Splitter out and the sweet-shooting big man could see more PT against the run and gun Houston Rockets. If Mike D’Antoni decides to go fast and small, Mike Budenholzer could opt to use the more agile Muscala on both power spots. Just pray Dwight Howard doesn’t go off against his former team.
Denver Nuggets guards
Both Will Barton and Gary Harris are out and it seems coach Mike Malone has given rookie Jamal Murray the vote of confidence to start the game. Murray, however, was held scoreless in 29 minutes paving the way for a Jameer Nelson sighting. The veteran produced 33.8 fantasy points in 34 minutes, seeing playing time in both guard positions. It’s an interesting situation but if you have to choose at this point, Murray might be a riskier pick. But then at $3,500, it’s a small price to pay.
Note: All salaries and stats are from Draft Kings.
Photo via: Denver Post