NBA DFS 11-12-21 DraftKings Picks

by Desrick Rhooms Jr.
NBA DFS 4-8-22 DraftKings Picks

Welcome to the NBA DFS 11-12-21 DraftKings Picks article!

Today we have an enormous 11 game slate of basketball games to build our lineups.

Making the right picks will be crucial tonight with so many players to choose from.

COVID health and safety protocols will keep guys like Khris Middleton, Nikola Vucevic, Jakob Poeltl and Lauri Markkanen out tonight.

Michael Porter Jr. (back) will miss another game for the Denver Nuggets.

LeBron James is still out for the Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis (thumb) is probable tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Deandre Ayton (leg) is doubtful for the Phoenix Suns.

Brandon Ingram (hip), Draymond Green (thigh), Tyrese Haliburton (back) and Norman Powell (quad) are questionable.

NBA DFS 11-12-21 DraftKings Picks

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11 Game Slate

Knicks @ Hornets
Bucks @ Celtics
Pistons @ Cavaliers
Trail Blazers @ Rockets
Suns @ Grizzlies
Kings @ Thunder
Nets @ Pelicans
Mavericks @ Spurs
Hawks @ Nuggets
Bulls @ Warriors
Timberwolves @ Lakers

Guards

D'Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves, $7,200

The revenge factor is here as Russell will have the opportunity to stick it to the team that drafted him and eventually traded him to the Nets. However, I like Russell tonight because the Lakers haven’t been able to guard anyone and he has the potential to score 30 any given night.

The Lakers allow the most DK points to opposing point guards in the league, and they currently play at the fastest pace in the league. This is a game you want exposure to and DLo should be able to reach value fairly easily.

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, $9,800

It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve seen Dame Time. The All-Star point guard is currently having a career-low season start but he has been heating up lately. He has scored at least 25 points in his last three games and has a chance to explode tonight against the Rockets.

Dame is currently shooting 25% from behind the arc and we know that number has to improve at some point.

The Rockets are in a rebuilding stage and play at the second-fastest pace so there should be plenty of scoring opportunities.

Games involving the Rockets usually have a drawback with the potential of a blowout, but that shouldn’t be the case tonight with the way the Trail Blazers have been playing.

RJ Barrett, New York Knicks, $6,500

Barrett continues to frustrate us as he has scored less than 10 points in the last two out of three games, after previously scoring 20 points in five straight games.

Although Barrett isn’t an efficient scorer, the Knicks offense still runs through him and Julius Randle which should be able to take advantage of the Hornets’ defense.

The Hornets are currently allowing about 24 points per game to shooting guards this season, third-worst in the league.

Forwards

Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings, $7,400

Barnes was one of my picks last week and he ended the game reaching value with 35.5 DraftKings points in a game where he only shot the ball eight times. The game script was off as the Kings won by 30 but Barnes still played 37 minutes. Barnes is currently fifth in minutes per game (36.7).

The Thunder are currently the worst team defending power forwards, allowing the most DK ppg in the league to the position (55.18).

He has scored at least 20 points in four of his last games, the two games that he didn’t were blowouts.

With so many games tonight Barnes could be a sneaky play with most people probably going after the more expensive players.

DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls, $8,500

A lot of people wrote DeRozan off in San Antonio but he has started this season with the Bulls on a hot start. He is currently scoring 26 ppg, the second-highest of his career.

He has only scored less than 20 once this season which was Wednesday night against the Mavericks.

Tonight he will be going up against the Warriors in a pace-up game, as the Warriors are playing at the fifth-fastest pace.

DeRozan doesn’t shoot many three-pointers but he makes up for it with his volume, he is right outside the top ten in field goals attempted per game (19.2).

Although he is now playing alongside Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball, it seems that he will be the main scoring option this season.

Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks, $6,600

There was so much hope for the unicorn back in New York but he just can’t seem to stay healthy.

It seems like once every few games he shows flashes of what he once was and Wednesday night he did that, scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds against the Bulls.

At $6,600 I believe he is too cheap for the ceiling that he brings, especially against a smaller Spurs team. They’re allowing the fourth-most DK points, and second-most rebounds to power forwards this season.

The Mavericks will be playing at a much faster pace than what they are accustomed to as the Spurs are currently playing at the third-fastest pace, so Porzingis should have plenty of opportunities to score and grab misses.

After playing on a minutes restriction, he was able to play 32 minutes on Wednesday so he should be at full speed tonight.


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