NBA DFS Basketball Value Picks Oct. 28
Steph Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors (vs Pelicans), $9,300
Do you really think the Warriors are going to lose two games in a row to start the season? And Steph Curry putting up only 30.3 fantasy points the next game? I can’t really imagine another scenario other than Curry and the gang smoking the Pelicans while the two-time MVP catching fire en route to a 45-50 FP game. I can pretty much say the same for Kevin Durant but KD is $300 more expensive than SC in DraftKings, so I’ll go for the cheaper option.
Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons (vs Magic), $7,900
You might see a recurring thing here and that is REDEMPTION. Drummond has a disappointing season opener, playing only 24 minutes after taking an errant elbow to the jaw from Jonas Valanciunas. He finished with 16 points, 6 rebounds and a steal. Like Curry and the Warriors, look for Drummond to bounce back and win his matchup against Nikola Vucevic.
The Middle Men
Thaddeus Young, PF, Indiana Pacers (vs Nets), $5,700
Indiana figured in a competitive overtime contest in their season opener against Dallas so it’s natural to treat their outputs as the exception rather than the norm. Even so, the Pacers have openly expressed their desire to play at a faster pace under Nate McMillan and that bodes well for Thaddeus Young. His stat line versus the Mavs are mediocre– 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a steal– but at that price, he does warrant a look. We know players often do well against former teams so here’s to hoping Young can do the same.
Trevor Ariza, SF, Houston Rockets (vs Dallas), $5,500
Ariza has been awful in the preseason but one doesn’t stay that way under Mike D’Antoni. He has been a two-plus threes and two steals guy for the past few years and his 13-point average last season proves he is better than the five-point stinker he put up against the Lakers. Will he do it against Dallas? No one really knows but at that price tag, I’m willing to find out.
E’Twaun Moore, SG, New Orleans Pelicans (vs Warriors), $4,300
It’s a choice between Moore and teammate Tim Frazier but I’m guessing he will have his hands full against the reigning MVP and won’t be able to replicate his 41-FP performance the last time out. Moore was pretty good himself, tallying 10 points, 4 assists, a steal, a block and a pair of three in the opener. If the Dubs defense focuses too much on Anthony Davis, who had a 50-point opener (and over 90 daily fantasy points), Moore will be a primary benefactor on offense.
Roy Hibbert, C, Charlotte Hornets (vs Heat) $3,900
If opening night is any indication, we won’t be seeing Hibbert in this price range for so long. The feared defensive anchor in Indiana showed up big time and what I liked is, he just played his usual game. Totals of 15 points, nine rebounds, five blocks, and three assists is an indication of Hibbert’s comfort level playing for Steve Clifford. We’re hoping a matchup with Hassan Whiteside could bring out the best out of Hibbert once again.
Note: All salaries and stats are from Draft Kings.
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