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DraftKings NBA DFS Targets, Values for November 25


Hope everyone had a Pleased Thanksgiving. It was weird not having any basketball games yesterday, but we’re blessed — or cursed, depending upon your perspective — with a 13-game whopper of a slate Friday. Normally, I wish to get cute within the intro, but we don’t have time for that. Let’s get right into it.

HOU, LAL, OKC, PHO, SA and UTA all are playing the primary leg of a back-to-back.

DraftKings Sportsbook has six games with a complete of a minimum of 230: SAC/BOS (237.5), BKN/IND (234), CHI/OKC (233.5), LAL/SA (232.5), ATL/HOU (232.5) and UTA/GS (240). There’s one double-digit favorite: PHO by 12.5 vs. DET. The Pacers, Thunder, Spurs, Rockets and Clippers are home dogs.

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Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz ($10,600) – Curry has been in god mode since… his rookie season? Some may argue that, and I wouldn’t say a peep. From a DKFP perspective, there have been two seasons in Curry’s illustrious profession during which he’s averaged greater than 50 DKFP per game — 2015 and 2020. Up to now this season, he’s at 54.6 DKFP per game — a career-high. He’s gone over 60 DKFP five times this season, surpassing 70 3 times!

This game environment needs to be the most effective on the slate, because the Warriors are second in offensive pace while the Jazz are twelfth. The teams are twenty first and twenty fourth in defensive rating, as well.

De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings at Boston Celtics ($9,700) – The range of outcomes is wide for Fox. Crazy, right? I wouldn’t be surprised if he scored 30 DKFP or 60. Because of this, the rostership will likely be minuscule — especially on an enormous slate.

Fox is garnering a 30% usage rate on the season. The Kings and Celtics are respectively first and second in each points scored and offensive rating. Boston is seventeenth in defensive rating while Sacramento is twenty fifth. This game has a strong 239 total — the second-highest on the slate. Surprisingly, Boston has boosted the FPPM to points guards by a league-leading 15.82 percentage points.

Other Options – Ja Morant ($10,700), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10,200), Jaylen Brown ($8,500), Anfernee Simons ($7,600), Devin Vassell ($7,400)


Jose Alvarado, Recent Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies ($3,800) – Alvarado has turn into an integral a part of the Pelicans’ rotation resulting from his pesky defense. He’s also not a zero on the offensive side of the ball and has played significant minutes to date this season. He averages 0.96 DKFP per minute and has exceeded points expectations 60% of the time. He has made three starts and produced 24.75, 22.25 and 26.25 DKFP in those contests. He’s gone over 20 DKFP in five of the last six games.

Other Options – Cory Joseph ($3,300), Quentin Grimes ($3,500), Collin Sexton ($4,600), Austin Reaves ($4,700), Shake Milton ($6,000)



Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings ($10,800) – It’s a pace-up spot for Boston, because the Kings play on the fifth-fastest pace. Sacramento can be twenty fifth in defensive rating and boost the FPPM of power forwards by 5.35 percentage points. Tatum has just one game with fewer than 40 DKFP on the season and has gone over 60 3 times.

Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies vs. Recent Orleans Pelicans ($6,800) – Jackson had surgery on his right foot over the offseason. There have been so many unknowns as to when he’d return to motion and the way he’d look. Well, during the last two games, he’s put up 41.75 and 52 DKFP in just 28 and 25 minutes, respectively! He’s scored over 20 points in each contest while being a defensive maven, producing 4 steals and eight blocks. Yeah, the blind within the land of the unknown can now see.

Other Options – Jaylen Brown ($8,500), DeMar DeRozan ($8,100), Lauri Markkanen ($7,900), Ben Simmons ($7,200), Bojan Bogdanovic ($6,900), Mikal Bridges ($6,900), Andrew Wiggins ($6,400)


Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs ($4,700) – They call him “Hillbilly Kobe” for a reason! It took a while for Reaves to settle right into a role, but he has exceeded points expectations 90% of the time this season and has scored a minimum of 20 DKFP in six straight with a high of 33. The recent production has been with LeBron James ($10,400) off the court, and James is questionable for today. Regardless, Reaves should proceed to play over half-hour per contest whether James plays or not because he’s such a great connecting piece.

Other Options – Vlatko Cancar ($3,000 – if Michael Porter Jr. is out), Oshae Brissett ($3,400), Quentin Grimes ($3,500), AJ Griffin ($4,000), Patrick Williams ($4,200)



Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers ($11,400) – Jokic hasn’t been the Jokic we’ve come to expect. He’s scored fewer than 50 DKFP five times this season and has exceeded points expectations only 30% of the time. He failed to achieve 50 DKFP 11 times last season. Jokic missed some games resulting from health and safety protocols, but it surely looks like he’s starting to come back around. He’s gone for 60.25 and 65 DKFP within the last two games and just missed a triple-double in each games. When he’s right, Jokic has the best floor/ceiling combo on the slate.

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs ($10,900) – Davis has been on quite the tear recently, putting up 84.75, 64, 70.5 and 63.5 DKFP over his last 4 games. He had five steals and five blocks to go together with 37 points and 21 rebounds in his most up-to-date contest. When healthy, Davis is the most effective fantasy players on the market, and he’s currently healthy. One thing to say, though, is that his usage rate increases five percentage points with James off the court, so a slight ding could occur if James returns Friday.

Other Options – Myles Turner ($7,400), Jakob Poeltl ($7,300), Ben Simmons ($7,200), Jaren Jackson Jr. ($6,800), Clint Capela ($6,700)


Usman Garuba, Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks ($3,700) – Alperen Sengun is unlikely to play Friday, so Garuba should play meaningful minutes. On the season, he’s exceeded points expectations 80% of the time and gone over 20 DKFP 3 times, with a high of 34.75 — despite not exceeded 25 minutes in a game.

Other Options – Jabari Smith Jr. ($5,400), Al Horford ($5,600)

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