We have a 13-game NBA DFS on Wednesday, November 1st, on DraftKings and FanDuel. We have a TON of injury news on tonight's slate led by Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Trae Young, Jimmy Butler, and Tyrese Haliburton. Even if some or all of them sat out there is plenty of star power going with Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, Anthony Davis, and Domantas Sabonis. Make sure to check out today's NBA DFS projections and NBA DFS ownership projections before finalizing your lineups today. Keep your eyes on the news leading up to and beyond roster lock.


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Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Look, this is easy. If Kyrie Irving sits you’re jamming Doncic in your line. If Irving plays, it’s a lot harder, that’s for sure. Especially at his price point.

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

As long as he’s not facing the boogeyman (Nikola Jokic) he’s been an absolute fantasy monster. He’s put up 61+ DKP in three straight games and has played 38+ minutes in each of them. As long as he’s healthy, he’s one of the league’s best fantasy producers and the Clippers are banged up and short-handed in the front-court while playing the second leg of a back-to-back.

Trae Young & Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks

Gosh dang trampoline parks! That’s what is causing this injury for Trae Young and he’s listed as questionable because of it. If he plays, I love the match-up and the price. He’s one of the best spend-ups if he plays. If he doesn’t, getting to Dejounte Murray is going to be the MOST popular approach of the day. He’s coming off 41 actual and 61 DKP and is back in a dream spot against the Wizards.

Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies

Nobody’s been worse defensively through four games than the Utah Jazz, so why not take a look at the Grizzlies' best player through four games? Outside of a poor shooting performance against Denver, which happens a lot, Bane’s been nails. He’s twice topped 30 actual points and is the leading shot-taker and maker for this team. It’s a fantastic spot and the price is staying still at 8.5K.

Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz

Maybe the guy going most overlooked tonight when you factor in price, ceiling, and opportunity. Despite coming off 57 DKP, his price has dipped to a season-low 8.4K on DK. He’s now put up 57 DKP twice this year and has three double-doubles. Memphis is the 7th fastest team in terms of pace and has yet to win a game. Markkanen has shown a floor, but that came on the second leg of a back-to-back in which they had to travel in and got smoked. I love a low-owned Markkanen tonight.

Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets

It’s really hard to look at Sengun, with the offense clearly running through him, and not like him under 8K. He’s had 6+ assists in all three games, has already flashed nearly a 60 DKP ceiling, and the best part this year has been the minutes. He’s played 33 and 41 in the last two games and that’s glorious. Pace up spot..check. Good match-up.. checkmate. 

Ben Simmons, Brooklyn Nets

When you look at how Brooklyn’s team is constructed, Simmons really profiles as the only guy who’s going to bring the ball up and run the offense when you factor in they’re not giving Dennis Smith Jr. much run. He played 35 minutes last time out, season-high, and was once again just two assists shy of a triple-double. He has great eligibility, is playing big minutes, and has nightly triple-double appeal.

Honorable mention(s): Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings, Jalen Green, Houston Rockets, Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings, Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets

Favorite Value Plays to Use for DFS Lineups

Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets

The high’s and low’s of playing Jabari Smith Jr. has been on full display this year. He started the year off horribly, fouling out in 26 minutes, but he’s played 37 and 34 minutes in each of the last two games and he’s taken 12+ shots and has 26+ DKP in each of the last two games. We have a game in which Houston is getting a MASSIVE pace up spot to boot, so I’m getting to Smith in tournaments.

John Collins, Utah Jazz

Collins has been quite productive since joining the Jazz starting the campaign off with three double-doubles and fell just one rebound shy in game number four. Collins has played solid minutes, has a really nice price point, and has shown a nice floor. Also LOVE the 16 shot attempts last time out. Memphis is seventh in pace, giving Collins and the Jazz a few extra possessions.

Bones Hyland & Norman Powell, Los Angeles Clippers

Head coach Tyrann Lou said he’s unsure what he’s going to do with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard on the second leg of a back-to-back. Both PG13 and Leonard played 33 minutes and we know how oft-injured they’ve been. With James Harden and P.J. Tucker out again, as well as half of their rotation now in Philly, Hyland started and played 32 minutes on Tuesday and Powell came off the bench and played 29 minutes, closing even in a blowout. Both are in play with George and Leonard and are close to core plays if they sit.

Lonnie Walker IV, Brooklyn Nets

The expectation is that Lonnie Walker IV starts if/when Spencer Dinwiddie is ruled out. He started the second half for Dinwiddie last time out and ended up playing 29 minutes. He’s played 20+ minutes in back-to-back games with Johnson and Claxton out, but now there are THREE key Brooklyn rotation pieces out. Love the position eligibility here too.

Onyeka Okongwu, Atlanta Hawks

We’ve seen an uptick in minutes out of Onyeka Okongwu and even played more minutes than Clint Capela last time out. He’s put up 23+ DKP in back-to-back games and is under 4K. They have a massive pace-up spot and Washington is one of the worst defensive-rated teams in basketball.

Honorable Mention(s): Jalen Johnson, Atlanta Hawks, David Roddy, Memphis Grizzlies, Ziaire Williams, Memphis Grizzlies

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