We have a four-game NBA DFS main slate on Monday, November 13, on DraftKings and FanDuel. It's an interesting slate and a LOT has happened since the beginning of the day. The Kings look to be chalky, but De'Aaron Fox has gone through shootaround and is now possibly playing tonight, which would wipe out a LOT of that chalk. OG Anunoby has been listed as questionable in a dream spot against the Wizards, and Danilo Gallinari was chalk earlier in the day but he's also been ruled out. Let's get into our favorite NBA DFS plays for tonight's slate.

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Notable NBA Injury Updates

Teams on Back-to-Backs

Game Flow Notes

I’m bringing you guys some game flow notes because of who we have on back-to-backs today. I want to prepare you for all possibilities on what teams COULD do if they follow trends from earlier in the year.

New York: Knicks have had two back-to-backs thus far and the starters have played big minutes. They lost out on about 4-5 minutes in a blowout in their first b2b outing, which would have all given their starting 5 34+ minutes outside of Josh Hart. Hart’s minutes have been very contingent on how well Immanuel Quickley is playing.

Washington: This is their first back-to-back, but their rotation has been a nightmare to figure out to begin with. They’re playing down in pace, too, so Washington really looks terrible.

Chicago: The Bulls have played two back-to-back sets this year and each of their second legs were on the road. One in Detroit and one in Denver and they were blown out in each. The starters have, however, played and been on pace for normal minutes despite losing blowout run in both. This game has a big spread.

Pace Up Spots

Pace definition: Pace is the total number of possessions a team uses in a game.

*key* Green is elite pace of play, Blue is decent pace of play, & Red is slow pace of play.

Green = Fast Paced team

Blue = Neutral Paced team

Red = Slow Paced team

  • Bulls rank: 29th vs. Bucks rank: 4th
  • Wizards rank: 1st vs. Raptors rank: 28th
  • Knicks rank: 26th vs. Celtics rank: 15th

NBA Game Totals

Top Tier Core Plays

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

The only problem with getting to Antetokounmpo tonight is the lack of value on the slate because he’s 11.1K on DK. The good thing is, on a small slate, we’re looking for raw points and there is nobody on the slate with as high a floor/ceiling combination than Antetokounmpo.

Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers

It’s been another season of Mitchell’s dominant fantasy production and he has a massive ceiling. He’s averaging 1.4 FP/min and leads the team with a 32.4% USG rate. This is the cheapest price Mitchell has been all year and is a fantastic spend up for fair and balanced builds.

Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors

Here’s one of the best leverage plays of the slate. With limited value, the rest of the Raptors are going to be much more popular than Barnes, who leads them in usage and fantasy production. Barnes is coming off his worst game, and that recency bias is keeping his ownership down. It’s a dream spot for Barnes vs. Washington.

Mid-Tier Core Plays

Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

It is not often you have such a dream pairing of really fast in pace and really bad defensively. Washington is 1st in pace and 26th in DRtg this year. Siakam’s been good the last two games averaging well over 1 FP/min. He’s seen a massive increase in usage notching a 31 and 36% USG rate in the last two games. The price is fantastic and it’s hard not to jam him into your lineup against the Wizards.

Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers

I really like Garland here as the price seems to not rise at all. He’s just 7.2K coming off 42 DKP. His minutes cap is completely gone as he’s played 36 minutes in back-to-back games and he even lost out some money due to blowouts in each game. He’s averaging 1 FP/min and still hasn’t shot the ball all too well.

Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls

Leverage is big on a four-game NBA slate. The Bulls are garning some ownership and LaVine really isn’t. He’s the SIXTH highest owned Bulls player on this slate and the other five are at LEAST 2x his ownership this season. He’s the most expensive of the three but arguably has the highest ceiling considering he scored 51 actual in a game this year. I’m OK getting to Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan, but LaVine is the guy you want for leverage.

Value Tier Core Plays

Coby White, Chicago Bulls

There’s going to be a lot of ownership gravitating towards White and it’s for good reason. He’s been really productive lately putting up 26+ DKP in five straight games and 31+ in thre straight. The scoring has been consistent, but so have the assists. This is a massive pace-up spot for the Bulls who face a Bucks team ranking 4th in pace and have the 6th worst defensive rating. Hard not to get to White in cash, but like him in GPP’s as well.

Bobby Portis, Milwaukee Bucks

Portis’ minutes have trended upwards recently as he’s played 23+ minutes in each. He’s also flashed a fantastic floor over that span putting up 25+ DKP. Portis has a safe minutes floor because he’s their backup PF and C, and now Jae Crowder is out, so does he get a slightly bigger bump? Portis has averaged 1.1 FP/min on the year. I really like Portis in tournaments tonight.

Keon Ellis, Sacramento Kings

After starting his first game against the Trailblazers while playing 21 minutes, he started another game against OKC and played 30. He shot the ball very poorly but we good everywhere else. If his 1-7 from three was 3-for-7 or 4-for-7 he approaches and likely topps 30 DKP. Something also of note, he played basically the final seven minutes of the game and closed ahead of Harrison Barnes. We’ll see if that’s the case against a bigger team such as the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls

With Alex Caruso listed doubtful again today, there’s a few things that could happen and how the Bulls rotation could play out. We saw this on Sunday and it was Dosunmu and Torrey Craig that saw their minutes rise to 26 and 30 respectively. I’m OK with Craig too considering he’s cheap and is starting, but Dosunmu has a higher shot-making ceiling. Dosunmu is $600 cheaper on DK than Craig and has much better position flexibility being a SG/SF. He also, and maybe the most important part here, CLOSED with the Bulls starters OVER Craig. He’s also more likely to play in a blowout if this game is out of hand. Some food for thought.

Late-News Core Play Section

*Section for players we are considering “core plays” based on late-breaking news

KINGS CONTINGENCY: Kings are firmly in play as core plays IF De'Aaron Fox doesn't play. 

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