We have a two-game NBA DFS early slate on DraftKings and FanDuel and there are a lot of moving parts on this Friday, November 24th. Kevin Durant and Desmond Bane are questionable while Jrue Holiday is listed as doubtful. We have two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and one Western Conference Finalist against a team searching for their identity. Make sure to check out today's NBA DFS projections and NBA DFS ownership projections before finalizing your lineups today. We also have the NBA Consistency Report to help identify players that have exceeded value based on their current price tag this season and of course our NBA DFS Lineup Generator!
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Spread: BOS -6.5
NBA Injury Report
Boston Celtics Injuries
Orlando Magic Injuries
Celtics NBA DFS Breakdown
The biggest news of the day for this early slate is Jrue Holiday being downgraded to doubtful. Here’s some numbers for Celtics players without Holiday this year:
- Jayson Tatum - 38.2% USG, 1.49 FP/min (+7.7% USG bump)
- Kristaps Porzingis - 26.7% USG, 1.28 FP/min (+4.8% USG bump)
- Jaylen Brown - 26.5% USG, 1.22 FP/min (-2.3% USG decrease)
- Derrick White - 25.5% USG, 1.14 FP/min (+8.1% USG bump)
We should see one of Payton Pritchard, Sam Hauser, or Al Horford enter the starting lineup in place of Holiday. Whoever starts is in play. I like Pritchard off the bench, too. Boston runs such a small rotation that everyone sees a bump once one player is removed.
Magic NBA DFS Breakdown
The Magic are one of four teams sitting at 10-5 in the Eastern Conference this year and they’re just two games behind the Celtics. They’ve won five in a row despite being without Markelle Fultz and Wendell Carter Jr.
The bigs rotation is interesting because we’ve suddenly see Goga Bitadze play 30+ minutes in back-to-back games while Moritz Wagner’s minutes have dipped to 15+ in each of those games. We’ve ALSO seen Jonathan Isaac close a few games lately and has been a FP/min freak. He has a 20 minute ceiling but a 12 minute floor.
Spread: PHO -7.5
NBA Injury Report
Phoenix Suns Injuries
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
- Desmond Bane - QUEST
- Marcus Smart - OUT
- Xavier Tillman - OUT
- Luke Kennard - OUT
- Ja Morant - OUT
- Jake LaRavia - OUT
Suns NBA DFS Breakdown
I’ll list out what the potential top plays are with and without Kevin Durant are.
Grizzlies NBA DFS Breakdown
The Grizzlies rotation could be an absolute MESS if Demond Bane sits today. They’re already down multiple rotation pieces and possibly without Bane? Sheesh.
Jacob Gilyard started last game, was benched the game before, so who knows what his role will be here. Is Memphis comfortable extending Derrick Rose a bit more or will his minutes stay in the mid-20’s? John Konchar COULD start but man he has such a low floor.
Jaren Jackson Jr. definitely has a ceiling and is as close to a must-play as it gets if Desmond Bane sits. Santi Aldama’s price dip is nice to see and there are lineup filler (if Bane plays) with Bismack Biyomobo, David Roddy, and Ziaire Williams.