DFS NBA Playbook: November 8th
Jon Impemba pores over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS NBA players for today's contests
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J. Butler - SF
Butler had 19 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt) along with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block over 28 minutes Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
The 76ers didn't need to play any of their starts more than 28 minutes in a 149-107 route of Minnesota, but Butler was efficient with his opportunities. He shot 80.0 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from beyond the arc while posting an impressive final line. Butler will head into Thursday's matchup against Indiana averaging 21.6 points over his previous five games.
Added 11:52 pm (EST)
B. Simmons - PG
Simmons racked up 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-7 FT) and recorded 11 rebounds along with nine assists, three blocks and a steal across 26 minutes Tuesday against Minnesota.
Simmons came within just one assist of a triple-double for the second straight game, turning in a dominant performance in a massive victory at home. The 22-year-old guard is nearly averaging a triple-double so far this month, averaging 19.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 1.1 steals through eight games. Simmons is a must-start in nearly all league formats heading into Thursday's tilt with Indiana.
Added 11:47 pm (EST)
J. Embiid - C
Embiid accumulated 31 points (10-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and a block across 27 minutes Tuesday against Minnesota.
Embiid continues to inflict damage on anyone that stands in his way, putting up 20 or more points and averaging 13.5 rebounds through seven contests in January. The 7-0 center is having one of the best seasons of his young career, posting 26.9 points, 13.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 blocks in 41 contests.
Added 11:42 pm (EST)
A. Wiggins - SF
Wiggins scored 12 points (4-14 FG, 4-6 FT) and totaled four rebounds along with a block and two steals over 27 minutes Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Wiggins finished well below his season scoring average, as he was held to just 12 points on 28.6 percent shooting from the field. Although his point total was certainly disappointing Tuesday night, he managed to make up for it by submitting a well-rounded final line. The 23-year-old is averaging 23.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal over his previous five contests and figures to bounce back Friday against San Antonio.
Added 11:37 pm (EST)
A. Len - C
Len posted 24 points (9-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in 30 minutes during Tuesday's win over Oklahoma City.
Len had a fantastic game, contributing in every category and failing to turn to ball over. The sixth-year pro's a borderline play in standard leagues as he's averaging a solid 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. Unfortunately he's undermined by subpar percentages for his position of 48.1-percent from the field, 29.0-percent from three and 65.5-percent from the line.
Added 11:34 pm (EST)
J. Teague - PG
Teague put up 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 FT) and collected a rebound along with two assists and two steals across 26 minutes Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Teague finished with just two points in his last contest after tweaking his ankle, but he looked healthy and logged 26 minutes in an embarrassing 149-107 loss on the road. The 6-2 guard hasn't been overly impressive of late, averaging just 9.6 points and 2.6 rebounds over his last five games, although he has been effective in the assist column (6.8). The third-string point guard Tyus Jones went down with an ankle injury Tuesday evening, so it'll be up to Derrick Rose and Teague to handle point guard duties until Jones returns to health.
Added 11:32 pm (EST)
T. Young - PG
Young recorded 24 points (8-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 11 assists and six rebounds in 32 minutes Tuesday against Oklahoma City.
Young had his second-straight double-double and drained his most threes of 2019. His percentages have ticked up as the season's worn on, and he continues to be a fantastic source of assists. Although he failed to record a steal Tuesday, Young's upped his defensive production in his past 10 games, recording 14 swipes in that span. On the year, Young's averaging 15.8 points, 7.1 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 threes and 0.9 steals in 29.6 minutes per game.
Added 11:29 pm (EST)
K. Huerter - SG
Huerter accrued 17 points 6-10 FG, 5-8 3Pt), four assists and three rebounds in 37 minutes Tuesday against the Thunder.
Huerter's scored in double-figures in eight straight games, and appears to be finding his element in his first professional season. Huerter is on the cusp of fantasy relevance as he's averaging 13.1 points over his past 10 games although his secondary production remains inconsistent.
Added 11:25 pm (EST)