I put together an NBA DraftKings' DFS squad for Wednesday, Nov. 1. Check it out!
PG – Ben Simmons, $8,800, Philadelphia vs Atlanta – Simmons is averaging 44.9 fantasy basketball points per game. The reason is because Philly's Round 1 draft pick in July, California guard Markelle Fultz, is out indefinitely with a shoulder issue. Simmons must pick up the slack at the point-guard position. He's averaging 18.4 points, 9.1 boards, and 7.7 assists per game. He's also averaging over a steal a game. Atlanta ranks 21st in the NBA versus opposing point-guards.
SG – Jrue Holiday, $7,100, New Orleans vs Minnesota – Holiday averages over 33 fantasy points per contest. He was on fire from behind the arc a couple of games ago. I don't expect him to be on fire from behind the arc versus the Minnesota T'Wolves. I do feel he gets a few great looks. Plus, the assists are always there. Jrue averages over 6 assists per. Minnesota ranks 30th in the NBA versus an opposing team's shooting guard. Holiday doubles as the Pelicans' PG, which means his upside is huge in tonight's battle.
SF – Aaron Gordon, $6,900, Orlando at Memphis – Gordon averages over 40 fantasy points per game. Gordon's been hot from 3. If he can maintain it, he's going to be a fantasy stud all season long. The one thing to worry about in tonight's matchup is that Memphis ranked 9th in the NBA versus Gordon's position. That doesn't bother too much. It's a slight worry. Gordon's so talented that it's not too big of a worry, though.
PF – Enes Kanter, $6,000, New York vs Houston
Kanter's turned into a viable alternative if you want to play someone along New York's frontline and you don't want to pay the salary to add Kristaps Porzingis. Kanter should have no trouble scoring at least 35 points against a Houston Rockets squad ranked 30th versus his position. Porzingis will go nuts as well. Kanter offers the more value based on his salary.
C – Domantas Sabonis, $5,700, Indiana at Cleveland
The Cavaliers are a mess upfront. Cleveland is ranked 28th in the NBA at the center position. All Sabonis needed was a chance. He's averaging over 25 minutes per game. In the last 10 days, he's averaged 36.3 points per. That's fantastic. For $5,700, I think he's a great addition.
G – Ken Bazemore, $5,300, Atlanta at Philadelphia
Bazemore can be hot or cold. I hope he's hot tonight because Philadelphia ranks 30th against his position. When he's hot, he could easily eclipse 35 points. When he's not, he might only get to 20 points. It just depends.
F – T.J. Warren, $5,100, Phoenix at Washington
Here's another player who could be hot or cold. Warren faces the 29th ranked defense versus his position tonight. In the last 10 days, he's only averaged 25.7 points per. In his last game, Warren scored over 37 fantasy points. Hopefully, he can be the over 37 fantasy points player tonight.
UTIL – T.J. McConnell, $5,000, Philadelphia vs Atlanta
In the last 10 days, McConnell's averaged over 28 fantasy points. He's getting plenty of run at over 25 minutes per. Simmons can't play the PG position all night. Ben's got great post up skills. McConnell is a great change of pace PG for Philly. He should have a decent game versus Atlanta and he's only at a $5,000 salary.