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Fantasy Basketball Picks Today: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Targets, Values for November 30

Stan Son gives his top studs and value plays at each position for Thursday’s fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings.

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We have a nine-game slate for tonight. Chris Paul is out while Anthony Edwards ($9,100) is doubtful. Edwards hasn’t missed a game this season, so there is uncertainty as to who will replace him. UPDATE: Kyle Anderson said that Edwards will not play tonight. Nickeil Alexander-Walker ($4,900) will probably start at shooting guard with Kyle Anderson ($4,500) getting the nod at small forward. Troy Brown Jr. ($4,200) could be in play as well. Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,800) has seen a massive 11% usage bump with Edwards off the court this season.

Jimmy Butler ($8,300), Victor Wembanyama ($8,700), DeMar DeRozan ($7,700) and Zach LaVine ($7,400) are the big questionable tags. Keep track of all the pertinent updates at DK Live.

In terms of back-to-backs, DET, LAC, LAL and UTA played last night. DAL, DEN, MEM, NOP, ORL and PHO play on Friday.

The game of the night is the ATL/SAS one. The teams are 2nd and 3rd in pace while being 25th and 26th in defensive efficiency. The total is a massive 247.5.

DraftKings Sportsbook has two games with a total of at least 235 - IND/MIA (238) and ATL/SAS (247.5). There are two games with totals below 220 - POR/CLE (218.5) and DET/NYK (218). There are three double-digit favorites - CLE -11.5 over POR, NYK -14 over DET and MIN -10.5 over UTA. There is one game within 2.0 points - MIA -2 over IND There are two home dogs - CHI and SAS.

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Guard

Stud

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs ($9,700) – Not too much analysis is needed for this one. This game has the highest total on the slate at 248.5, the teams are 2nd/3rd in pace and 25th/26th in defensive efficiency. Young garners a 30.3% usage rate on the season and is averaging 1.33 DKFP per minute. The Spurs have boosted the FPPM to opposing point guards by 9.55%, with a massive 33.43% boost for three-pointers, a Young specialty.

Other Options - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10,500), Dejounte Murray ($8,200), Terry Rozier ($7,700), Devin Vassell ($6,500)

Value

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons ($5,300) – Quickley is the microwave off the bench for the Knicks and usually receives playing time in the mid-20s. He could get a few extra minutes on Thursday, as the Knicks are the biggest favorites at 14 points. When Quickley is on the court, he garners a massive usage rate. It’s been 35.7%, 33.1% and 39.8% in three of the last four games. He’s gone for over 30 DKFP in four games this season with a high of 43.5.

Other Options - Jeremy Sochan ($5,700), Kyle Lowry ($5,600), Josh Richardson ($5,300), Troy Brown Jr. ($4,200)


Forward

Stud

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves vs, Utah Jazz ($8,800) – With Anthony Edwards out tonight, there is a massive usage void of 31.9%. With Edwards off the court this season, Towns has seen a massive 11% usage bump, making him too cheap for his expected role. The matchup is a good one as well with the Jazz being 28th in defensive efficiency while boosting the FPPM to power forwards by 13%.

Other Options - Miles Bridges ($8,000), Keldon Johnson ($7,000), Cameron Johnson ($6,300), Bogdan Bogdanovic ($6,000)

Value

Kyle Anderson, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz ($4,500) – Mr. Anderson may not start tonight but he will see significant playing time. While he only averages 0.84 DKFP per minute and doesn’t garner a big usage rate, his ability to contribute across the board provides a decent floor. He does have some upside, though, with a 30.75 DKFP performance this season and he exceeded 50 DKFP four times last season when given a full allotment of minutes.

Other Options - De’Andre Hunter ($5,800), Jaime Jacquez Jr. ($5,800), Saddiq Bey ($5,500), Troy Brown Jr. ($4,200)


Center

Studs

Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers ($7,900) – Victor Wembanyama was expected to run away with the Rookie of the Year award, but Holmgren is now the favorite. And for good reason. He’s averaging 17.9 points, 8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals, 2.2 blocks and 1.8 treys while shooting 53/43/87. He’s gone for at least 40 DKFP eight times this season with three over 50 and a high of 64.5. The Lakers have surprisingly been a good matchup for opposing centers, as they have boosted the FPPM by 6.98%.

Other Options - Bam Adebayo ($9,500) if Jimmy Butler is out, Jarrett Allen ($6,600), Zach Collins ($6,400), Brook Lopez ($6,000)

Value

Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons ($5,400) – Foul trouble and playing time used to be the big bugaboos in Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood, but the streets have been cleaned up this season. Robinson has not fouled more than 4 times in any game and he’s received at least 30 minutes in 10 of 16 games. He’s gone for at least 30 DKFP in five of those contests with two of those over 40. The matchup tonight is the best for centers, as Detroit has boosted the FPPM by a whopping 27.26%, with a 17.37% rebound boost and a laughable 91.03% boost in blocks, the two areas of specialty for Robinson.

Other Options - Clint Capela ($5,700), Onyeka Okongwu ($5,000)

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