NBA DFS Plays Friday 11/5

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This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We’ll take a look at Friday’s 9-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Dejounte Murray – San Antonio (at Orlando) - DK: $9,100 / FD: $9,100 / Yahoo: $37

I write this article with an eye toward building a relatively safe, high-floor cash game lineup. Murray certainly gives you that but I think he might also make for a very low-rostered tournament play thanks to his price. People paying attention will know he deserves this salary, but our memory says that he’s more of a mid-range guy in the 30-fantasy point range than a star worth $9K. Murray is seemingly just a stat away from a double-double or triple-double every night, and in a great spot tonight. The Magic give up the fifth-most overall fantasy points, while ranking third in turnover rate. Murray should have plenty of opportunities to stuff the stat sheet again in what should be a close and high-scoring game.

Also Consider: Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, Ja Morant, La Melo Ball, Patrick Beverley, Devonte’ Graham, Malcolm Brogdon

SHOOTING GUARD

Tyrese Haliburton – Sacramento (vs. Charlotte) - DK: $6,100 / FD: $7,000 / Yahoo: $27

This could be the fantasy game of the night. Vegas has the highest over/under on it, a total that has risen since the opening line. The Kings are just 2-point favorites, and with both teams playing at a Top 5 pace, fireworks should fly. Assuming LaMelo Ball is fine, there are any number of players from this game you could roster, and Haliburton is my favorite of them. From his reasonable salary to his high-floor production, he’s a solid play in a great game environment. He’s also had his best games at home this season, where he’s averaging about 13 more fantasy points per game. Charlotte is overall the fourth-best DFS matchup, with especially good DvP to wings, and ranks 28th in defensive efficiency.

Also Consider: Fred VanVleet, Paul George, Jordan Poole, Terry Rozier, Evan Fournier

SMALL FORWARD

Caris LeVert – Indiana (at Portland) - DK: $6,800 / FD: $7,000 / Yahoo: $28

LeVert’s game logs are like an arrow pointing straight to the moon. While he can’t continue to get that much better each game he’s back forever, he is getting to a place where I want him in my lineups, especially when playing the league-best SF matchup, Portland. LeVert gets the good wing matchup, yes, but also is showing signs of the player he was before, with three blocks in his last game. This is another game I love tonight, as it carries the second-highest over/under and both teams play at Top 10 pace while ranking in the bottom third of the league in defensive efficiency.

Also Consider: Kevin Durant, Harrison Barnes, OG Anunoby, Keldon Johnson, RJ Barrett

POWER FORWARD

Miles Bridges – Charlotte (at Sacramento) - DK: $8,200 / FD: $8,400 (SF) / Yahoo: $33

Bridges has turned a lot of heads this season for both his play and his new salary. He’s the Julius Randle (2020 version) of the 2021 season. Averaging 46 fantasy points per game, with just one double-double under his belt, the man is hustling. In fact, he’s been just one rebound or assist away from that DK double-double bonus in each of his last three games. I already mentioned why I love this game, and Bridges is the perfect solution at F tonight. He’s pricey, but not so much that you can’t still build a super-solid team around him (what I can’t say for Giannis, Durant or Curry).

Also Consider: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Julius Randle, Evan Mobley, Draymond Green, Kyle Kuzma

CENTER

Wendell Carter Jr. – Orlando (vs. San Antonio) - DK: $6,400 / FD: $6,400 / Yahoo: $19

There are other games on the slate but the value for Carter is too good to pass up. Center is a position where you could easily go high or low tonight, depending on the rest of your lineup. He’s double-doubled in four of his last five games (a blip vs. Detroit on the back-to-back being the exception) with at least a couple of assists every night. San Antonio is shorthanded in the frontcourt right now, which might tilt Orlando toward more Carter than Mo Bamba tonight. The Spurs are currently leading the league in pace of play but their rebounding rate is the third-lowest, meaning there are advantages to be taken by Carter tonight.

Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns, Jonas Valanciunas, Bobby Portis, Drew Eubanks, Richaun Holmes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Patrick Beverley (G – MIN) gets a second crack at revenge, though I’m not sure he can do any better than he did the first time. With D’Angelo Russell out for that game (and tonight’s) Beverley played 31 minutes and nearly triple-doubled with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. This is another game I’m happy to have the right pieces from. Towns and George would be my luxury picks, but Beverley and Nic Batum make for great salary-savers.

Keldon Johnson (F – SAS) is the guy I’m settling on to fill my F slot on most sites. The price is right, the range of outcomes is decent, and you already know I love this game. As long as the Spurs are shorthanded, Johnson should be good enough for cash games.

Jordan Poole (G – GSW) turned a lot of heads by doubling Steph Curry’s scoring Wednesday night, but even if he doesn’t repeat that rare feat, he’s still worth a look tonight. Poole attempted a whopping 16 three-pointers in the game vs. Charlotte, making seven. In games where he plays around 30 MPG, he’s been a very valuable DFS asset. His salary is up a bit ($5800 DK, $6000 FD, $21 Yahoo), so be sure you love the rest of your lineup before forcing him in. Still, with New Orleans ranking dead last in defensive efficiency, there is plenty of upside for Poole and the Warriors tonight.