While our first article on Wednesday was slightly disappointing, Friday’s article was full of gems. We got great performances from Brandon Ingram, Kelly Oubre, Kyrie Irving, and Jaren Jackson but we got our play of the night spot-on with Karl-Anthony Towns dropping one of the best fantasy lines of the season. That’s really all we can ask for and I feel like we have another great group of players for today. With that in mind, let’s get into our 10/28 NBA DFS plays of the day!
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10/28 NBA DFS Point Guards
Russell Westbrook (HOU) vs. OKC
The Narrative on Westbrook coming into the year was that he’d take a major hit because of James Harden but early results tell a different story. It appears that Westbrook is still going to provide the triple-doubles averages that we’ve become accustomed to and the price drop by these DFS sites make him a player we want to pounce on before it inevitably rises. In his first two games, Westbrook is averaging 26 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Those brilliant averages make him very attractive against a bad Oklahoma City team, especially considering that this will be Westbrook’s first game against the team he spent his whole career with. Not like the wiry Westbrook needs any more motivation to go all out…
Patrick Beverley (LAC) vs. CHA
Speaking of motivation, this guy is really intense. Beverley had made a living off of playing hard defense and providing peripheral statistics and it’s led to some solid fantasy production. That’s evident when you see that he’s scored at least 24 DK points in all three games this season, despite averaging just 6.3 raw points per game. Rebounds, assists and steals make him a very reliable fantasy option and that sort of floor makes It very surprising that he’s in the $5,000-range on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Not to mention, he gets to face a Hornets defense who’s allowed at least 120 points in all three games and is expected to be one of the worst defenses in the NBA.
10/28 NBA DFS Shooting Guards
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) at HOU
SGA was actually in our last article and he treated us with another great performance. In his first three games, Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 24.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game. Those are monster averages from a player who’s still priced reasonably and he’s worth using on both sites until he gets above $8,000. Getting to face Houston is an awesome matchup too, as he’ll likely be matched up with either Russell Westbrook or James Harden in what should be one of the fastest-paced games of the night.
Bryn Forbes (SAN) vs. POR
Everybody assumed that Derrick White would slide right into the starting shooting guard role to start the year but Gregg Popovich nixed us all by sticking in Forbes. It appears to be the right decision too, with Forbes playing at least 31 minutes in each of the first two games while averaging 18 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Averages like those are hard to find from a player who’s below $5,000 and we have to assume that he’ll continue to play these big minutes against this guard-heavy Portland team.
10/28 NBA DFS Small Forwards
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) vs. CLE
We always like to get in one of the top guys into each article and that will be Antetokounmpo here. This dude is simply playing at another level right now, averaging 29.5 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game so far this season. That’s backed up by the fact that he’s got a 36-percent usage rate while averaging 19 shots and 10 free-throw attempts per game. There aren’t many players matching that usage or production and it really makes him intriguing against a Cleveland team who ranked dead-last in defensive efficiency last season.
O.G. Anunoby (TOR) vs. ORL
Anunoby has slid into the starting small forward role in the absence of Kawhi Leonard and it’s done wonders for his fantasy value. In fact, O.G is playing 33 minutes per game while averaging 28 DK points per outing. That’s ridiculous production from a player priced so cheaply and it appears that he’s a near guarantee to play 35 minutes a night. While Orlando has a solid defense, Anunoby is one of the best bets to reach 5X value, simply because he’s below $5,000 on both DraftKings and FanDuel.
10/28 NBA DFS Power Forwards
Dario Saric (PHX) vs, UTA
With DeAndre Ayton suspended, Saric has found himself in one of the most expansive roles of his career. Not only has he played at least 31 minutes in back-to-back games, Saric is also coming off a season-best performance. He actually collected 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win over the Clippers on Saturday and that happens to be one of the best defenses in basketball. The simple fact is, Saric is forced into playing at least 30 minutes with Ayton out and that’s big news for a talented player like this, particularly one priced so reasonably.
Eric Paschall (GS) at NOP
We gave you some stud players early on, so let’s keep rolling out the value plays. Paschall is just that, as he’s been forced into a big role for the Warriors. The reason for that is because Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins have changed teams while Klay Thompson, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney are all sidelined due to injury. That has made Golden State dig dip into their roster find anyone and Paschall has actually ben their best big early on. Over his first two games, Paschall is averaging 21.1 DK points per game, despite being near a minimum price on that site. We expect that form to continue too, with Paschall playing 28.5 minutes per game in those two fixtures. The icing on the cake is the matchup though, with New Orleans ranked 28th in defensive efficiency while being projected as one of the fastest-paced teams in the league.
10/28 NBA DFS Centers
Myles Turner (IND) at DET
It was tough to find centers that I thought were good values on this slate but Turner did stick out. The big man is just $6,400 on DraftKings and $7,600 on FanDuel. That’s about $1,000 too cheap for someone of his ability, which is clear when you see that he’s averaging between 36 and 38 fantasy points per game on those sites. We’re certainly not worried about Detroit as an opposition either, with Turner accumulating 25 points, nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks in his last game against the Pistons in the opener.
Also Consider: Aron Baynes (PHX) vs. UTA: Baynes has at least 31 DK points in his two games starting for the suspended Ayton and he remains a good value on both DFS sites.
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