NBA DFS Core Plays: November 2
Published: Nov 02, 2021
We have a nice five game slate tonight to manage, and we have a little bit of everything.
There are some injuries to keep an eye with some big names listed on the Injury Report, a few close games, and a few blowouts expected.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Bam Adebayo should all play tonight, but it is something to keep an eye on just in case. I feel a little less confident in Brandon Ingram, Deandre Ayton, and Kristaps Porzingas, but Ingram is the only player out of that group I would really look to use tonight. Ingram and Ayton being sidelined could present some value opportunities elsewhere, but with Porzingas missing the last three games, we have had a good look at what to expect there, and there isn't much that is making me jump out of my seat.
Of greater interest is the status of Devonte' Graham and if he doesn't' play, and Ingram also sits (but even if he doesn't), Kira Lewis could be a popular name to know tonight.
If Giannis Antetokounmpo fits in my lineup tonight, I'm not against using him, but in the interest of finding balance, the base I'm going to start with will likely be Jimmy Butler, Jonas Valanciunas, Devin Booker, and Kyle Lowry. The Lowry is much harder on DK though. For that to work we will need to focus on the younger Antetokounmpo and hope to grab some value from Lewis and/or JaVale McGee if Ayton is out.
|Position||Top Tier||Mid-Tier||Value Tier|
|PG||Russell Westbrook||Kyle Lowry||George Hill|
|SG||Devin Booker||Tyler Herro||Josh Jackson|
|SF||Jimmy Butler||Harrison Barnes||Thanasis Antetokounmpo|
|PF||Giannis Antetokounmpo||Jerami Grant||Bobby Portis|
|C||Jonas Valanciunas||Rudy Gobert||JaVale McGee|