NBA DFS Plays for Thursday, Nov. 11

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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 Thursday’s 3-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Tyrese Maxey – Philadelphia (vs. Toronto) - DK: $6,800 / FD: $7,000 / Yahoo: $23

With Brogdon on a back-to-back (plus in Utah) and Maxey taking every advantage of his team’s short-handedness so far this season, PG isn’t too tricky. Though his salary has come up, he has played over 40 MPG in his last four, and scored over 40 fantasy points per game since COVID struck the team. He’s made seven three-pointers in the last two games, and he’s been close to double-doubling in two of his last three games.

Also Consider: Malcolm Brogdon, Mike Conley, Reggie Jackson

SHOOTING GUARD

Donovan Mitchell – Utah (vs. Indiana) - DK: $9,000 / FD: $8,600 / Yahoo: $37

Mitchell gets the Pacers on a back-to-back, and this game has the highest point total with the Jazz being pretty massive 9.5-point favorites at home. He’s been terrific as usual this season, with a floor in the upper 30’s and upside in the 50’s. His biggest competition for a spot in your lineup comes from VanVleet, but I don’t think the salary savings are enough to move down from Mitchell. Pair him with one of the Heat wings who should pick up extra usage tonight.

Also Consider: Fred VanVleet, Shake Milton, Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson

SMALL FORWARD

Scottie Barnes – Toronto (at Philadelphia) - DK: $6,600 / FD: $6,800 / Yahoo: $25

Barnes has been incredibly consistent this season, especially for a rookie. Though his fantasy points don’t always come from the same place (five steals or 12 rebounds to go along with high scoring), he always ends up meeting value. It’s a good thing he’s versatile on the court; when everything goes his way, he has a high ceiling. Both of these teams play at a slower pace, but it should be a close and competitive game, good for both sides.

Also Consider: Paul George, OG Anunoby

POWER FORWARD

Nicolas Batum – LA Clippers (vs. Miami) - DK: $5,300 / FD: $6,100 / Yahoo: $17

Batum has come on amazingly strong this season considering where he’s at in his career. He’s averaging well over 30 fantasy points per game in November, primarily via scoring and rebounding, but he has at least one assist in every game this month. Miami is a great defensive team ranked No. 1 in rebounding rate, but will likely be without star Jimmy Butler tonight and played a tough overtime loss to LA just last night. For the salary, Batum is a solid way to anchor the PF position. Sabonis was great last night, but the Pacers should have Caris LeVert active tonight, which could cut into his usage.

Also Consider: Paul Reed (if starting), Domantas Sabonis

CENTER

Andre Drummond – Philadelphia (vs. Toronto) - DK: $8,600 / FD: $9,100 / Yahoo: $35

In two games since Joel Embiid hit the COVID list, and one other game he started, Drummond has been phenomenal. This team is built to run through its center and Drummond has exceeded expectations. Even though his salary reflects his three 50-plus fantasy point games, I think you have to use him tonight. He has 45 rebounds in his last two games! Add to that four blocks, four assists and 31 points…these well-rounded stat lines are worth the price. The Raptors will be without Pascal Siakam tonight, as he rests on the back-to-back, which means the 76ers will face a younger and less experienced front court. Drummond appears to offer a higher floor than Rudy Gobert or Bam Adebayo for around the same price.

Also Consider: Precious Achiuwa, Rudy Gobert, Bam Adebayo

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Tyler Herro (G – MIA) played heavy minutes in the overtime loss last night, as all the Heat guys did. Still, without Jimmy Butler, Herro, Kyle Lowry, and Duncan Robinson could all enjoy some additional usage. Herro is the cash game play, use Robinson for serious salary-saving, and Lowry for the more expensive risk/reward play (he seems to be regaining his shot after going scoreless earlier in the week and his peripherals are covering him).

Precious Achiuwa (PF/C – TOR) has been quietly (and cheaply) quite good when playing at least 25 MPG. That should be the case again tonight as Siakam likely rests but even with Siakam starting last night, Achiuwa put up nine rebounds with three each of points, assists and blocks, good for nearly 30 fantasy points. Our DFS Optimizer loves Achiuwa as one of the best (the best, on DK) PF/C options in fantasy points per dollar.

Paul George (SF – LAC) is a player I hate to fade but he is the most expensive player on the slate and it’s not really close. Given that he has an overlapping range of outcomes with Mitchell and Drummond, not to mention a slew of cheaper players, I’m not all in on George tonight. I consider him a way to diversify tournament lineups where if you want to multi-entry, you should cover all the stars on such a small slate. Basically, if you can build a lineup with George in it that you love, go for it!