NBA DFS Plays for Wednesday, 11/27: Rated PG-13
This slate is going to be nuts. We have 14 games in total, which is easily the largest slate of games this season. The reason for that is because everyone is off on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving, putting all but two teams in action. With that in mind, let’s get into our 11/27 NBA DFS plays!
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11/27 NBA DFS Point Guards
Damian Lillard, POR vs. OKC
DK ($8,600) FD ($9,200)
Lillard was actually in our article on Monday because of his price and he’s even cheaper today! What the heck is going on? Rudy Gobert and Devin Booker are both $100 within Lillard but Dame is averaging about 10 more fantasy points than both. That shows just how bizarre this price tag is, with the Portland point guard averaging 48.6 DK points per game. His floor is incredible too, scoring at least 38 DraftKings points in 14 of his 16 games this season. That’s very intriguing against an OKC defense who owns a 24th OPRK against opposing PGs this season.
Ricky Rubio, MIN vs. WSH
DK ($5,500) FD ($6,800)
Rubio has seen a major price drop because he decided to play through injury and posted an absolute dud in his last game. In fact, Rubio has missed the last three games and had just 6.8 DK points in the game he tried to play through that back issue. Prior to that, Rubio had at least 31 DK points in each of his first nine games while averaging 38 fantasy points per game. That’s huge from a player this cheap and we have to love that he faces a Washington team who sits fifth in pace and 29th in points allowed while surrendering the third-most fantasy points to opposing point guards.
11/27 NBA DFS Shooting Guards
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC at POR
DK ($6,600) FD ($6,900)
The Thunder made it clear that they wanted SGA when they sent Paul George away for him and his usage numbers show just that. In fact, Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder in usage rate, shots taken, minutes played and scoring. That’s really all you can ask for from a player below $7,000, especially with SGA averaging 33 DK points per game this season. The reason we love him today is that he faces the Trail Blazers, with Portland allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards this season.
Luke Kennard, DET at CHA
DK ($5,800) FD ($5,800)
Don’t look now but Kennard is in the midst of a breakout season. Not only is he averaging 30 DraftKings points per game, but he also has at least 33 fantasy points in eight of his last 11 games in total. Those are absurd numbers from a player priced so cheaply and we absolutely love this matchup against the Hornets. Charlotte currently sits 25th in defensive efficiency while allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing SGs.
11/27 NBA DFS Small Forwards
Paul George, LAC at MEM
DK ($8,600) FD ($9,600)
I anticipate Kawhi Leonard sitting in the second half of this back-to-back set, garnering George a monster workload. While he’s been struggling a bit with Kawhi on the floor, PG-13 actually has a 36 percent usage rate with him off the floor. He’s also averaging 1.74 DK points per minute in those circumstances, which equates to 52 DraftKings points in just 30 minutes of play. That bump in usage is very enticing against the Grizzlies, with Memphis sitting sixth in pace and 28th in points allowed.
Cedi Osman, CLE vs. ORL
DK ($5,000) FD ($5,000)
This is all about the FanDuel price. Anytime you see a guy playing 30 minutes a game priced around $5,000 on FD, you have to keep him in consideration. That’s just what I did on Wednesday when Osman was $3,800 and he rewarded me with 26.1 fantasy points. That’s actually the third game in a row that he’s scored at least 26 FanDuel points, making him one of the best values on the board. Orlando happens to be super thin at small forward too, with Aaron Gordon expected to miss this game.
11/27 NBA DFS Power Forwards
Jarrett Allen, BRK at BOS
DK ($7,600) FD ($7,400)
Allen was in every single one of my lineups on Monday and he’s simply impossible to fade is DeAndre Jordan is out. In the last two games without DJ, Allen is averaging 49.5 DK points per game. That’s truly ridiculous and it’s really no surprise when you see that he takes up all of the center minutes while scooping up all of the rebounds. That rebounding nature becomes very persuasive against a Boston frontcourt who might be without Daniel Theis and Robert Williams, leaving them a defensively inept Enes Kanter to match up with Allen.
Dario Saric, PHX vs. WSH
DK ($5,400) FD ($5,400)
Saric has been a pleasant surprise for the Suns all season long and it’s hard to understand why his price remains so low. After collecting 18 points and 17 rebounds on Sunday, Saric is now averaging 25 DK points across his last 12 games. That directly correlates with the DeAndre Ayton suspension, as the Suns are also without Aron Baynes. That should guarantee Saric 30 minutes of play, with the Croatian averaging 33.1 DraftKings points in the eight games he’s played at least 29 minutes. Not to mention, Saric faces the second-worst defense in the NBA.
11/27 NBA DFS Centers
Hassan Whiteside, POR vs. OKC
DK ($6,600) FD ($8,000)
Whiteside has been producing all season and it’s hard to understand why DraftKings keeps his price so affordable. That’s evident when you see that he has at least 24 DK points in 14 of 15 games this season, scoring at least 41 fantasy points in half of those. That’s led to a 35.5 DK-point average, which is just way too much for a player south of $7,000. We also like that he gets to face the Thunder, with OKC owning a 19th OPRK against opposing centers this season.
Thomas Bryant, WSH at PHX
DK ($6,000) FD ($6,700)
Bryant is also another guy who’s in the midst of a breakout season and it’s amazing that his price tag remains this cheap. We’re talking about a player who’s averaging 32.5 DK points in 28.6 minutes per game. That’s a fantastic rate and he’d be one of the steals of the night if we could just get 35 minutes out of him. We absolutely adore his floor too, with TB scoring at least 24 DraftKings points in all 15 games played this season. In addition, Phoenix allows the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing centers this season, missing guys like Ayton and Baynes.
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