We have a seven-game NBA DFS main slate on Wednesday, November 29th, on DraftKings and FanDuel. We have three teams on back-to-backs as the Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets, and Sacramento Kings are playing for a second straight day. We have elite options as Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, and LeBron James take the floor. There ARE, however, elite names on the injury report with Jokic, James, Kevin Durant, and Jamal Murray are all questionable.

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Notable NBA Injury Updates




Teams on Back-to-Backs

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

  • Wizards rank: 2nd vs. Magic rank: 14th
  • Lakers rank: 15th vs. Pistons rank: 6th
  • Jazz rank: 11th vs. Grizzlies rank: 18th
  • 76ers rank: 17th vs. Pelicans rank: 8th
  • Clippers rank: 21st vs. Kings rank: 13th

NBA Game Totals

Top Tier Core Plays

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Booker up over 10K is fine with Kevin Durant, but man it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if he wasn’t on the floor. In the 146 minutes without Beal and Durant this year, Booker has averaged 1.61 FP/min and a robust 39.1% USG rate. Hard not to love Booker with fresh legs against a Raptors team on the second leg of a back-to-back.

Anthony Davis & LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

I’m having a hard time picking between the two so they both make the cut here. Both guys are averaging north of 1.4 FP/min, which is an elite mark for players under the 10K salary threshold. They have a fantastic match-up against a Pistons team on a 14-game losing streak and play at the 6th fastest pace in the league. James has better positional flexibility, but Davis has put up 60+ DKP six times this year. Both guys are projected – at the time of this writing – for sub-10% ownership.

Mid-Tier Core Plays

Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers

Because the value is kinda poor right now, if you wanted to come off of Joel Embiid and get to Tyrese Maxey, that’s an acceptable pivot. Maxey is averaging 1.19 FP/min along with a 26.1% USG rate. It’s a pace-up spot, like I mentioned earlier in the Embiid write-up, and he has scored 50 ACTUAL in a game this season.

Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers

I’m fully expecting a big bounceback spot here out of George after an absolute floor game in his last time out. Before it, he had 42+ DKP in seven consecutive games and gets a pace up spot against the Kings here. George approaches 40 minutes nightly and leads the Clippers in usage and FP/min.

Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets

We just saw Houston on a back-to-back last week and the second leg was, well, just fine for Sengun who went for 30 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists, en route to 58.75 DKP. He’s now topped 50 DKP in three of four games including one contest against the Nuggets late last week. Sengun’s now up to 1.32 FP/min as the offense flows through him more and more with each passing game.

Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic

One of the chalkiest teams of the day is Orlando but man it’s a great spot for them. Winners of seven straight, the Magic are 10-point favorites against the Wizards in a 234 total, highest of the night. His price has jumped back into the 8K’s, but he’s coming off 47 DKP last time out and has been incredibly good offensively lately pouring in 23+ points in five straight. Washington is 2nd in pace and 28th in defense this year. This is a ceiling spot for all of Orlando.

Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies

It NEVER feels good rostering a highly-owned Jaren Jackson Jr. but we’ve arrived here once again considering he’s only 7.4K against the Utah Jazz. Utah plays fast and they’re 26th in DRtg. With Marcus Smart and Xavier Tillman off the floor this year, JJJ has a 30% USG and averaged 1.06 FP/min, which is very low compared to what his numbers have been over the past couple of seasons sans Ja Morant. Foul trouble is the A-through-Z issue with Jackson and when he stays out of it he’s an elite fantasy producer.

Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz

So after being told by head coach Will Hardy that Kessler would be on a 21-25 minute cap, he played the high end of that finishing with 26 minutes. Yes he came off the bench, but the second-year player looked really good for a second consecutive game. He’s been at 1.03 FP/min this year but that jumps to 1.11 FP/min without Lauri Markkanen. There’s a chance the minutes cap could be completely lifted here and Kessler approaches 30 minutes.

Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

ADDED - I know this is a tough spot, but Green is the number one beneficiary with Fred VanVleet out of the lineup. Green has seen a 12% USG bump up to 40% without him along with 1.23 FP/min, which is .01 behind Alperen Sengun. It's the second leg of a back-to-back, yes. It's in Denver, yes. I'm interested nevertheless.

Value Tier Core Plays

Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons

I’m not complaining about it, but it is confusing why Jaden Ivey’s price tag is such a slow rise considering what we saw from him all of last year and now what we’ve seen from him since re-entering the starting lineup, especially over the last three games. In four starts, Ivey’s averaging 16.5 points, 4.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks/steals combined, good for 29.6 DKP/game. No reason not to get to him at this price point.

Nicolas Batum, Philadelphia 76ers

There is definitely a low-floor here, but Batum has been really solid in each of the last two games. He’s put up 31+ DKP and has played 29+ minutes. It seems like 32 minutes is a ceiling number, but seeing him do a little of everything turns back the clock with what Batum used to be in his prime. He’s checking in as one of the highest owned values on the board in a pace up spot for Philly. I don’t hate it, but understand how rostering him could be infuriating.

Derrick Rose, Memphis Grizzlies

I’ve said it a few times recently, but there is a higher minutes ceiling for Rose than he’s shown the last two games. He’s hit the 20 and 22 mark the last two, but lost 3 minutes of blowout run against Phoenix and didn’t play the entire 4th against MIN in a 22-point loss. This game against Utah figures to be far more competitive and mid-20’s minutes would not be at all surprising. Rose has been a .9 FP/min producer this year and that could approach 1.0 in a game against a bottom-5 defense and top-10 paced team such as the Utah Jazz.

Aaron Holiday, Houston Rockets

Added - With Fred VanVleet out and no real other option at point-guard other than Jalen Green, look for Holiday to play a large role tonight. He has earned the trust of Ime Udoka and has firmly been entrenched in this Rockets rotation this year. There's a path to Holiday approaching and surpassing 30 minutes tonight.

Late-News Core Play Section

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

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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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