It’s the night after Thanksgiving so everybody’s well-rested and good to go.
NBA November 27, 2015– Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks
Kevin Love, PF ($8,300)
Kevin Love has been a model of consistency for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the past 10 outing, he only had one sub-par outing and has topped at least 41.5 Fantasy Points seven times! K-Love and company should come out firing after a loss to the Toronto Raptors, and the Charlotte Hornets can’t do anything about it. They are dead last in the league versus opposing power forwards.
Kawhi Leonard, SF ($8,400)
The San Antonio Spurs will opt to rest Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in the road trip to Denver so much of the heavy lifting will rest on the shoulders of LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard. Aldridge is not there yet in terms of the comfort level but the same cannot be said of Leonard. “The Claw” is dropping 44.0 FP for the past 10 game, topping the 40-point plateau five teams over the span.
The Middle Class
Ish Smith, PG ($6,400)
Smith has been looking like Chris Paul lately but without the hefty price tag. In the past three games, he has dropped double-doubles twice while flirted with a triple-double in another en route to averaging 45.33 FP during that span. His production could taper off anytime but remember, it’s Thanksgiving, right?
Al Horford, C ($6,800)
Al struggled slightly during the past 10 days, averaging only 29.0 FP. However, he is 34.5-point fantasy scorer for the season which means that stretch is more of an exception rather than the norm. Horford’s Atlanta Hawks will face Memphis next, who has struggled with stopping opposing centers, the third-worst in the league in that category.
Jeremy Lamb, SG ($4,600)
Lamb has been up-and-down the whole season but given that price tag, he has scored at least 21.75 FP in eight of his last 10 games. I’d roll the dice on him and hope for the best,
Robert Covington, SF ($5,100)
Covington is a guy that is out to prove last year’s fantasy relevance is no fluke. Based on what we saw from the last three games, he has a case. He is back to playing his usual dose of minutes in the low-to-mid 30’s and while he hasn’t seem to find the stroke yet, he is finding ways to contribute on other categories. He has topped 45 points against Boston last Nov. 25 contributing 11 rebounds, six steals, and a couple of blocks.
Other options: Evan Turner, SG ($5,000); Khris Middleton, SG ($5,400); Tony Parker, PG ($5,300); Kosta Koufus, C ($4,500); Zach Lavine, PG ($4,800)
Note: All salaries and stats are from Draftkings.com.