NBA Core Four – 11/17/17
Lebron James (FanDuel – $11,400 / DraftKings – $11,200)
The Cavaliers and Clippers game opened with the second highest over under on the slate which is always good for DFS purposes. James has managed at least 54.5 fantasy points in six of his last eight game and has eclipsed 60 multiple times and even hit 92. This Clippers team is horrendous vs the SF position this season… Moore put up 27 vs them and lets just say he’s not a very good player.
Covington who just got a new deal put up 55 vs the Clippers and then we have PG13 who has nowhere near the usage of King James and put up 69. That being said just lock in LBJ in all formats, he is still too cheap for the floor and ceiling he gives us every single night.
Lou Williams (FanDuel – $7,700 / DraftKings – $6,600)
Have y’all ever heard of point guards vs the Cavaliers? Yes, thats the thing now a days! PGs have only failed to reach 40 fantasy points against the Cavaliers on four separate occasion and two of those were Jarret “Trash Can” Jack.
Lou remains one of the best plays on the slate despite his price jump to $7.7k on FD and 6.6k on DK. He has seen 38 MPG over his last three games without Beverley, and is averaging nearly 45 fantasy points per game over that stretch, which is about 6.5x.
This Lou Will pick is good any way you look at it. The Cavs are allowing 38.8% from three this season, and are allowing over 112 points a game. The over under for this game is at 224 points, and their is a 6 point spread in the favor of the Cavs (have not been able to blow anyone out all season) With Lou averaging 19 FGAs per game, over his last 3 games without Teodosic and Beverley ,Lou is a lock regardless of his insane price bump due to his incredible ceiling.
Derrick Favors (FanDuel – $6,500 / DraftKings – $5,900)
Derrick Favors is 6.5k on FD which should keep his ownership down quite a bit tonight, but he is well worth it. Without Gobert this season, he’s averaging 35 FanDuel Points, as opposed to 19 with Rudy Gobert playing.
Today he gets this Nets front court that he crushed 3 games ago going 24/12, with 2 blocks and a steal ending with 46 FD points. Starting centers have crushed the Nets this year, Joker topped 50 twice, Myles Turner went for 51, Brook Lopez topped 55 and Vucevic went for 60. FAVORS 50 BURGER INCOMING!
On DK he is still under $6K so he is the biggest lock ever, and with the way the Jazz are playing of late defensively, and overall without Gobert, this game should stay close enough in a 1 point spread for Favors to crush again. Lock and load in all formats.
TJ Warren (FanDuel – $7,500 / DraftKings – $6,500)
This man right here averages over 40 fantasy points per game vs the Lakers and has had a few over 50 and one over 60. Since Bledsoe got traded away Warren has had a huge usage bump and has averaged 35 fantasy points.
Of Course if Monroe plays he will start (would be a lock) and would hurt Warren quite a bit but he is a stat stuffer and should be good for 5x even in a bad game.