Constructing a DFS lineup for a three-game slate is tricky but a simple recipe is to go top-heavy and swing for a couple of punt plays.
Here are some value building blocks for NBA DFS Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets
Is the 40-7-9 line from Nov. 11 a sign of things to come from the reigning MVP? Hopefully, because we certainly haven’t seen the jaw-dropping stat lines we are accustomed to seeing from the Beard. Denver has surprisingly among the top defensive teams this year but if Harden gets going like he did Sunday, I don’t think there’s any defense that could stop him.
Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
Other options available will be Kevin Durant and Kemba Walker but these studs are going up against Atlanta and Cleveland, respectively, which they probably will blow out. A close game between the aforementioned Nuggets and Rockets is more likely to happen and if it does, it will only benefit Nikola Jokic.
Paul Millsap, PF, Denver Nuggets
Millsap’s salary has gone down especially in Yahoo! DFS ($21) that you really have no other option but pick him up. The former 2nd round pick dropped 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two blocks in his last game so let’s see if he keeps it rolling.
Bargains and Possible Punt Plays To Consider:
Tristan Thompson, C, Cleveland Cavaliers— Registered double-doubles in three consecutive games, capped by a 22-points, 12-rebound performance at Chicago.
Quinn Cook, PG, Golden State Warriors— Cook will always have value as long as Steph Curry is out, evidenced by the 27-3-5 explosion and 41 minutes of playing time in a win versus Brooklyn.
Miles Bridges, SF, Charlotte Hornets— Bridges have not reached double-figures in scoring in the last three games but with MKG out, he may play in the mid to high 20’s against a struggling Cavaliers defense.
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