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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Value Plays and Lineup – November 4

Igor Derysh zeroes in on his top daily fantasy basketball value plays and breaks down his optimized DraftKings lineup for November 4.

Shane Larkin

For those unfamiliar with DraftKings, you are given $50,000 in cap space to select a point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center, a guard, a forward, and a utility player. There are no points deducted for missed shots, which changes the strategy from other sites. To read the full scoring, click here. Keep in mind that a double-double awards a bonus, which can be the difference between cashing in and winning nothing.

Generally, the goal for value is at five times a player’s salary. That brings a lineup to 250 fantasy points, which will cash on most days.

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Without further ado, the value plays and lineups for November 3rd:

Value Plays:

Guard

Steve Blake ($3,000): Blake needs just 15 fantasy points to hit value which shouldn’t be hard since he’s averaging 17.2 fantasy points per game. He’ll face off against a Cleveland team giving up the sixth most fantasy points to opposing point guards so far this season.

Shane Larkin ($3,700): With Jose Calderon out, Larkin has been getting 26-28 minutes per game and is averaging 25.5 fantasy points over his last two games. He needs just 18.5 fantasy points to hit value, making him one of the better value plays on today’s slate.

Gary Neal ($3,500): Keep an eye on the Hornets lineup because if Michael Kidd-Gilchrist can’t suit up, Neal is a great value after playing 31 minutes against the Knicks and scoring 26.75 fantasy points. If MKG is good to go, it’s a moot point.

Forward

C.J. Miles ($4,100): Miles needs 20.5 fantasy points to hit value, and he’s averaging 19.8 FPS on the young season. He should certainly be able to exceed value given that he’s playing a Milwaukee team that ranks 30th against opposing small forwards.

Ed Davis ($4,600): Davis has been playing 20+ minutes with Julius Randle out and has posted 24.5+ FPS in three of his four games this season. He needs 23 fantasy points to hit value today, which shouldn’t be too hard against a Phoenix team that ranks 20th in defense against opposing power forwards.

Center

Lavoy Allen ($3,300): With David West out, look for Allen to feast on the Milwaukee defense. He needs just 16.5 fantasy points to hit value, a number he’s well exceeded in every game he’s played. He’s averaging 22.4 FPS and should only exceed his season numbers against the Bucks.

Lineup:

PG- Isaiah Thomas @ LAL ($5,400)

SG- DeMar DeRozan vs OKC ($8,000)

SF- C.J. Miles vs MIL ($4,100)

PF- Pau Gasol vs ORL ($7,400)

C- Lavoy Allen vs MIL ($3,300)

G- Donald Sloan vs MIL ($6,000)

F- Anthony Davis vs CHA ($11,500)

UTIL- Shane Larkin vs WAS ($3,700)

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