We have a seven-game NBA DFS main slate kicking off at 6:00 pm ET on DraftKings and FanDuel on Sunday, November 26th. It's a very solid slate with elite star powers such as Nikola Jokic, Trae Young, Anthony Edwards, and Jayson Tatum. There is very big news that could open up a lot of value as Kevin Durant, Darius Garland, Zach LaVine, and Jrue Holiday are all listed as questionable. There are only THREE games with implied totals of 220 points, so a lot of the slower-paced teams are on today'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.

Atlanta plays all of its guys heavily on back-to-backs, so that’s not something we need to worry about at all.

Cleveland has not limited guys on back-to-back, but there are definitely multiple rest candidates here.

Brooklyn played all 5 starters 35+ minutes on their last back-to-back & if you look at the last two games' rotations, only six guys per night are getting legit minutes.

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

  • Hawks rank: 3rd vs. Celtics rank: 23rd
  • Spurs rank: 4th vs. Nuggets rank: 27th

NBA Game Totals

Top Tier Core Plays

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

He played 42 minutes in a 19-point loss in a game in which his team scored 86 points and he had 38 points, 19 rebounds, and 81 DKP. He’s now put up 78+ DKP in back-to-back games. He’s still averaging 1.99 FP/min without Jamal Murray and Denver gets a massive pace-up spot here.

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

I’m sure this comes as a big surprise, but the Celtics leader in usage and FP/min with Kristaps Porzingis off the floor is Jayson Tatum at 34.13% USG and 1.37 FP/min. Those numbers bump up even higher if the questionable Jrue Holiday sits. Either way, this is a massive pace-up spot for the Celtics who draw a poor Atlanta defense who played yesterday. Give me Tatum against the 24th-ranked defense and 3rd-ranked paced team in the NBA all day, every day.

Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves

While Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaren Jackson Jr. battle down below with who can foul more, I’ll take the star of the show in Anthony Edwards coming off a 35-point, 58 DKP outing. Memphis is struggling defensively ranking 18th there and Edwards should have no issues taking advantage of that. In the 72 minutes the TWolves current starting five have played together, Edwards is averaging 1.38 FP/min and a 30% USG.

Mid-Tier Core Plays

Mikal Bridges, Brooklyn Nets

Nobody has seen a bigger bump in usage for Brooklyn than Bridges who’s up to 30% without Cam Thomas and Ben Simmons. He faces the 20th-ranked defense in the league and is coming off two straight games of 42+ DKP, with a 69 bomb (nice) as one of the two. He has a massive scoring ceiling for this Brooklyn team without Cam Thomas.

Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic

The Magic are absolutely rolling as they’ve won six in a row including wins against Boston and Denver and Banchero has been at the forefront. He’s scored 23+ points in four straight games and 37+ DKP in three straight. This has a ceiling game written all over it as the Magic get a slight bump in pace but also are facing the 28th-ranked team in defense.

Cameron Johnson, Brooklyn Nets

Look, if Cam Johnson is going to play 35 minutes per night he’s an elite 6K play with guys out. Look at what has happened as the shots have begun to fall for him over the last two games. He’s stuffed the box score but has topped 40 DKP in each. He gets a good match-up against a bad defense that might be without it’s best defender in Alex Caruso.

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic

This is not for the risk-averse because we know Anthony’s minutes *can* fluctuate at times. That said, with how the Magic’s lineup and injuries have shaken out, he’s consistently approaching 30 minutes. He’s played 29 in three straight and in four of five. He’s averaged 31 DKP/game over his last six contests and hasn’t scored fewer than 26 over that span. With Markelle Fultz out again, Anthony is going to have nights where he could lead the team in scoring.

Value Tier Core Plays

De'Andre Hunter & Saddiq Bey, Atlanta Hawks

Tired is playing a chalk Saddiq Bey, and that’s a FINE play, but wired is using De’Andre Hunter who’s lesser owned, averages more FP/min without Jalen Johnson, and has flashed a higher ceiling. Bey is likely safer on a nightly basis, but Hunter has scored 20+ points in back-to-back games. Hunter’s a .88 FP/min producer with Johnson off the floor with 35 minute upside. Bey is at .82 FP/min with a slightly lesser minutes cap. Hunter has SF/PF eligibility and Bey is just PF on DK. Both are in play, but give me the lower-owned Hunter between the two.

ADDED - Goga Bitadze, Orlando Magic

I didn't love the minutes last game out of Goga Bitadze, but upon further review, there was a reason. He picked up FOUR third-quarter fouls, giving him five for the game. Moritz Wagner got hot and the Magic were comfortable without Bitadze. It happens. The two games prior? He topped 30 minutes and 26 DKP in each. He also put up 26+ DKP in three straight games prior to his foul-riddled game against the Celtics. Bitadze's been an impressive 1.1 FP/min producer this year.

Reggie Jackson & Christian Braun, Denver Nuggets

I like both guys here. Honestly, I like all of Denver. They're one of the only teams on today's slate in a massive pace-up spot and in a good game environment. Jackson's only been a .85 FP/min player this year with Jamal Murray out, but the key IS Jamal Murray is out. We've seen Jackson's ceiling and floor lately, but the ceiling is 30+, nearly 40 DKP. Braun's firmly in the Nuggets rotation and is cheap. He also has flashed a ceiling, but his floor is low. I expect if players are ruled out, the Braun ownership and appeal comes back down to earth. For now, he provides us value to help get to some of the slates top spend up's.

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks

The saying “buy the dip” comes to mind here with the Knicks' impressive young guard. Quickley is one of four players on the Knicks with a 26% USG or better and is third on the team averaging 1.06 FP/min. He’s a GPP-only play given how his production fluctuates but three times over the last five games he’s put up 20+ points and twice during that time he’s topped 30 DKP. When he gets on the floor he chucks and when his shot is falling his ceiling is very high.

Derrick Rose, Memphis Grizzlies

So when you look at how the DRose minutes shook out, he played 22 minutes last game, but there was room for more as he checked out at about the 1:30 mark of the fourth quarter. Rose was in line for a 50/50 split with Jacob Gilyard and would’ve closed the game over Gilyard if it stayed close. Rose has a 23% USG rate, .95 FP/min averages this year and Memphis doesn’t play again until Wednesday. He could see a season-high in minutes if it’s a competitive game. 

Late-News Core Play Section

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


SHEET UPDATE! The grid below is listed as our PLAYER POOLS, not our core plays. We've switched the formatting and the players written up above are the players we're using as CORE options. Everyone in the grid are options we would use too.

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