NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 23 2019

NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 23 2019

The NBA is finally back, and with it, returns our coverage of NBA DFS. We have 11 games at our disposal Wednesday, so let’s dive into the matchups and highlight some players to consider at various price points. Don’t forget to sign up for our Newsletter and try our NBA Lineup Optimizer to help build a winning entry on FanDuel and DraftKings.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 23 2019

De’Aaron Fox, SAC at PHO
FanDuel = $8,600
DraftKings = $7,700

Fox took a significant step forward during his second season in the league, averaging 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He also saw his playing time increase to 31 minutes a night, which was up from 28 minutes per game during his rookie season. Both the Kings and the Suns played at a fast pace last season and were ranked inside the top-eight in the league in pace of play during the preseason, so look for Fox to have plenty of opportunities to be productive in this matchup.

Tomas Satoransky, CHI at CHA
FanDuel = $5,000
DraftKings = $5,300

The Bulls had a glaring hole at point guard last season, especially with Kris Dunn having yet another injury-plagued campaign. Not only did they draft Coby White, but they further strengthened the position by bringing in the veteran Satoransky. While he’s not a flashy name, he’s been named the starter and could prove some much needed stability to the position. He showed he can be productive as a starter with the Wizards last season, averaging 10.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.1 steals across 54 games.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 23 2019

Jimmy Butler, MIA vs. MEM
FanDuel = $8,800
DraftKings = $7,600

The Heat desperately needed to bring in a star during the summer and they did just that with Butler. He seems like a perfect fit for this team based on his ability to dominate on both ends of the court. The last time we saw him as the best player on his team was in 2016-17 when he averaged 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.9 steals with the Bulls. Don’t be surprised if he challenges those marks this season.

Tyler Herro, MIA vs. MEM
FanDuel = $3,600
DraftKings = $4,800

Another move that the Heat made that could turn out to be important was selecting Herro with the 13th pick in the 2019 draft. While Butler is their offensive leader, they still need three-point shooters in a bad way. Herro can be a difference maker in that department, setting himself up for a substantial role right out of the gate. He should receive even more playing time in this contest with Dion Waiters suspended.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 23 2019

Jonathan Isaac, ORL vs. CLE
FanDuel = $6,000
DraftKings = $6,100

Isaac received a significant bump in playing time last year, averaging 27 minutes a night compared to just 20 minutes during his rookie season. However, he was mostly a disappointment, turning his new-found playing time into averages of just 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per contest. With that being said, there aren’t a ton of great options at small forward if you are playing on FanDuel, so Isaac is at least worth considering against a Cavaliers team that will be rolling out Cedi Osman, Jordan Clarkson and Alfonzo McKinnie at the position.

Kelly Oubre Jr., PHO vs. SAC
FanDuel = $5,500
DraftKings = $5,600

Oubre was a revelation after being dealt to the Suns, averaging 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals and one block across 40 games. The key was that he averaged 30 minutes a night and had a 24.7 percent usage rate. With the Wizards, he was only averaging 26 minutes a night to go along with a 20.9 percent usage rate. Considering the up-tempo pace at which this game will likely be played, Oubre has an excellent opportunity to start things off on a high note.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 23 2019

Bam Adebayo, MIA vs. MEM
FanDuel = $6,900
DraftKings = $7,000

While Adebayo is listed at power forward on FanDuel, he’s the new starting center for the Heat with Hassan Whiteside now a member of the Blazers. Whiteside became expendable because of Adebayo, who averaged 11.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks over 28 starts last season. With only Kelly Olynyk and Meyers Leonard to spell him at the five, Adebayo should receive all of the playing time that he can handle moving forward.

Rui Hachimura, WAS at DAL
FanDuel = $5,600
DraftKings = $4,900

The Wizards have one of the more unappealing depth charts in the league despite having a star like Bradley Beal on their roster. They are extremely thin at power forward, which means Hachimura will immediately be thrust into a starting role for his rookie season. He’s already one of their better scoring options, so look for him to immediately make an impact in his first career contest.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 23 2019

Karl-Anthony Towns, MIN at BKN
FanDuel = $11,000
DraftKings = $10,100

If you play in season-long fantasy, there was a case to be made for Towns being the number one overall pick, depending on your league’s format. After seeing his usage rate decline due to the addition of Butler, Towns is now set to soar with Butler no longer in the picture. After Butler was dealt to the Sixers last year, Towns provided monster averages of 25.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists a game. While extremely pricey, he’s someone to build your entry around.

Wendell Carter Jr., CHI at CHA
FanDuel = $6,700
DraftKings = $5,600

If you do want to fade Towns, Carter is another viable target. The Bulls have an exciting young core with Carter expected to be their anchor at center. He only averaged 25 minutes a game during his rookie season, but still provided 10.3 points, seven rebounds and 1.3 blocks a night. With his playing time likely on the rise, he’s going to be a double-double threat who provides plenty of blocks on a nightly basis.

Author Bio:

Mike has been covering fantasy sports since 2007, joining Lineup Lab in 2017. An avid player of both season-long fantasy leagues and DFS, Mike’s work has appeared on numerous sites, including RotoWire, SportsLine and Sports Illustrated. He’s also been featured on DraftKings’ nightly show, The Sweat, and was a finalist for the 2018 FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. Follow Mike on Twitter @rotomikebarner.

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