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Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks 11-1-18

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As we leave the first few weeks of the NBA season behind us, we head into November a little confused on the standings of certain teams.

  • Cleveland on the outside looking in
  • Magic sitting near the top of the East
  • Warriors already with three losses

Although it is WAY too early to be looking at the records of some teams, it is nice to tease some thoughts on “What if the NBA Playoffs started today…”

Wednesday’s Lineup is showcased below

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  • Milwaukee @ Charlotte 7:00PM
  • Indiana @ Cleveland 7:00PM
  • Atlanta @ Philadelphia 7:00PM
  • Phoenix @ Washington 7:00PM
  • Sacramento @ Boston 7:30PM
  • Chicago @ Miami 7:30PM
  • Houston @ NYK 8:00PM – ESPN
  • Orlando @ Memphis 8:00PM
  • Minnesota @ New Orleans 8:00PM
  • Toronto @ Denver 9:00PM
  • Portland @ Utah 9:00PM
  • Dallas @ LA Clippers 10:30PM – ESPN

Wednesday Night Picks

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Point Guards

Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans

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Jrue has stepped up this season thus far. With a consistent scoring ability, 17/7/4 over the last five games, Holiday is a solid start on a lower budget in DFS.

Going up against the T-wolves, who will be more focused on stopping the Twin Towers in Cousins and Davis, Holiday can sneak in and get 30+ Fantasy Points for this evening’s game.

John Wall, Washington Wizards

Heading home after a solid victory over Sacramento, Wall and the Wizards host Booker and the Phoenix Suns. Wall has been a solid pick up, despite the higher cost, with having three double-doubles entering the game being two or less shy the other three.

With the Suns backcourt still in shambles, look for Wall and Beal to dominate this game en route to a 35-40 point Fantasy total.

Honorable Mentions: Darren Collison vs. Cleveland; Patrick Beverly vs. Dallas; Ricky Rubio vs. Portland

Shooting Guards

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks

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Off to a decent start this season, Middleton looks to capitalize on the opportunity versus the Charlotte Hornets. Coming in as the fifth worst team versus SG and third worst over the last five games, the Hornets drew a tough matchup between the factors of Middleton and Giannis.

Despite being the number two option on the Bucks, Middleton should get his fair share as he bounces between SG and SF until Jabari and Monroe return from injury.

Dion Waiters, Miami Heat

Even though the Bulls are a middle of the pack team against SG, look for Waiters Island to play out of his mind.

With both Whiteside and Dragic being a game-time decision, Waiters will be the primary option in scoring. He will square off against Justin Holiday, who is still looking to make a name for himself in a starting role, in his fifth season.

Honorable Mentions: Kent Bazemore vs. Philadelphia; Jaylen Brown vs. Sacramento; Andrew Harrison vs. Orlando

Small Forwards

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Normally I do not suggest that you start two players on the same team, but in this case, I would strongly suggest it.

Despite playing the four until Jabari comes back, Giannis has played like an MVP caliber player. He, more so than John Wall, is a guaranteed start until further notice.

Playing against the Hornets, who are worst against SF over the last five games, this matchup bodes well for Giannis in his quest to make a mark on the league.

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers

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Hosting a below-average Hawks team, Covington and the Sixers need to take a win from here. Covington comes in averaging nearly two steals per game to go along with 13 points and five boards.

The Hawks come in struggling against the SF position. Although it could be viewed as playing Ben Simmons, he’s been starting more at PG than SF.

Honorable Mentions: Otto Porter vs. Phoenix; Jonathan Simmons vs. Memphis; Rodney Hood vs. Portland

Power Forwards

Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers

The second-year man out of Gonzaga, Sabonis has seemingly made all of his opportunity to start in Indiana.

With Myles Turner out in concussion protocol, Sabonis has stepped into his place and done a rather good job. At a low price, he would be a good matchup versus the Cavaliers being that they’ve been on a downward spiral as of late.

Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic

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After his 40 point performance, Gordon has cooled down the last three games in the fantasy realm. Still producing a relatively good number, we’ve seen his salary come back down to earth.

Headed into Memphis, who is always a tough team defensively, they are currently plagued with injuries. Both Conley and Gasol are game-time decisions which means, if Gasol is out, then the frontcourt is much weaker without the 7-foot Spaniard.

Honorable Mentions: Paul Millsap vs. Toronto; Lauri Markkanen vs. Miami; Willie Cauley-Stein vs. Boston

Centers

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

The media sensation of Joel Embiid has been a solid pickup around mid-pack for this season. Averaging a double-double with 21pts/10r, he’s favored in the matchup against Atlanta.

Coming in as one of the worst teams in rebounds, Atlanta will have a tough time trying to stop the youthful frontcourt of Covington, Saric, and Embiid.

Robin Lopez, Chicago Bulls

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Similar to Markkanen, Lopez could be a good pick for a low price. He’s going up against a Whiteside-less Heat team who is starting a veteran James Johnson and rookie Bam Adebayo.

Pick up Lopez for cheap as he could get you close to 30 FP for the evening, but only Whiteside does indeed sit tonight’s game.

Honorable Mentions: Marcin Gortat vs. Phoenix; Clint Capela vs. New York; Kyle O’ Quinn vs. Houston

About Devon Frey

Devon is a graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management. Devon is an avid fan of all sports. He has been playing fantasy sports for almost a decade, starting with Fantasy Football in 2008. Recently, his addiction has turned to his love of the NBA. He is a daily fantasy NBA player on several platforms. Devon currently resides in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area working in Sales. His favorite teams are the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Colorado Avalanche, and Florida Gators. Feel free to follow him on Twitter: @devonafrey

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