NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 28 2019

NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 28 2019

With a busy 11-game slate in the NBA on Monday, we have a bevy of options to choose from in DFS. Let’s get right to it and discuss some players who stand out across the price scale. 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 28 2019

Jamal Murray, DEN at SAC
FanDuel = $7,300
DraftKings = $6,500

The Kings have looked horrible out of the gate, allowing an average of 119.7 points per game on their way to an 0-3 start. The Nuggets should be a popular team to pursue in DFS with Murray standing out as an appealing option at his mid-tier price. He’s continued to provide excellent all-around production, averaging 20.5 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists across two games. That should come as no surprise considering he averaged 18.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists a night last season.

Coby White, CHI at NY
FanDuel = $5,100
DraftKings = $5,000

After having little depth to speak of at point guard last season, the Bulls fortified the position by drafting White and signing Tomas Satoransky to join Kris Dunn. Satoransky is the starter, but he hasn’t been productive through their first three games. Meanwhile, White has attempted at least 13 shots in each contest, scoring at least 17 points two times. They need his offense off the bench, so expect him to remain in a prominent role for this matchup.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 28 2019

Zach LaVine, CHI at NY
FanDuel = $8,000
DraftKings = $7,700

If you’ve watched any of the Bulls’ three games, LaVine’s lack of defense stands out. However, that’s not why he’s on the team or why we should care about him in DFS. Scoring is his forte after he averaged a career-high 23.7 points per game last season. While he only had 11 points in his last game against the Raptors, they are a good defensive team. He was also coming off of a 37-point performance against the Grizzlies. He might not be included in a lot of entries based on some of the other options at shooting guard, making him someone to at least consider in tournament play.

Josh Hart, NO vs. GS
FanDuel = $5,800
DraftKings = $4,800

Hart wasn’t one of the bigger names that came over to the Pelicans when they traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers, but he’s already carved out a significant role with the team. He’s played at least 26 minutes in each of their first three games, averaging 18 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals. The Warriors have looked terrible in their adjustment to life without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, so look for Hart to provide plenty of value at this price.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 28 2019

Brandon Ingram, NO vs. GS
FanDuel = $8,500
DraftKings = $7,500

The Pelicans have gone small with Zion Williamson (knee) out, deploying Ingram at power forward. So far, so good with him averaging 27.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 blocks across three games. The key has been his 28 percent usage rate. There’s no question that he is going to remain one of the focal points of their offense, so he’s one of my favorite targets at any position given this matchup.

Mario Hezonja, POR at SA
FanDuel = $3,600
DraftKings = $3,300

The Blazers entered the season prepared to give Zach Collins a chance to start at power forward. Unfortunately for their sake, he went down Sunday with a dislocated shoulder. He could be out for awhile, but he’ll definitely at least be out for this contest. Hezonja ended up playing 25 minutes Sunday due to Collins’ departure, scoring four points to go along with eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. With the likelihood that he gets roughly that same amount of playing time Monday, he’s a viable option in tournament play if you want to spend at other positions.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 28 2019

Frank Kaminsky, PHO vs. UTA
FanDuel = $5,200
DraftKings = $5,300

If you’re playing on FanDuel, I think power forward is a spot where you can save some money and still get valuable production. Kaminsky might not seem like a great play facing a tough Jazz team, but he’s locked into more playing time with Deandre Ayton suspended. He’s already coming off of matchups against strong defensive teams in the Nuggets and Clippers in which he registered at least 18 points and eight rebounds in both contests. With plenty of minutes moving forward, don’t overlook him at this price.

Marquese Chriss, GS at NO
FanDuel = $3,800
DraftKings = $3,200

The Warriors can’t be this bad, can they? You have to figure they will eventually right the ship with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green at the helm, but their depth chart is downright scary. They are really thin up front with Kevin Looney (hamstring) and Willie Cauley-Stein (foot) out, forcing Chriss into a more prominent role. He started and played 27 minutes Sunday, scoring 10 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and four steals. That’s all you need at this price.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for October 28 2019

Nikola Jokic, DEN at SAC
FanDuel = $10,700
DraftKings = $9,600

In terms of my favorite plays of the night, Jokic is right up there with Ingram. My only fear is that the Nuggets blow out the Kings, leaving Jokic with limited playing time in the fourth quarter. However, it does help that this game is in Sacramento, so the Kings might be able to at least remain somewhat competitive. Regardless, I’m taking the risk with Jokic coming off of a triple-double against the Suns. His ability to contribute in multiple areas while facing a team struggling on defense is too good to pass up.

Aron Baynes, PHO vs. UTA
FanDuel = $4,800
DraftKings = $5,100

Baynes is the other big on the Suns who has seen more minutes since Ayton’s suspension. He’s been nearly as productive as Kaminsky, averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, three assists and a block in the two games without Ayton. While I prefer to spend up at the position, Baynes is a viable candidate if you want to fade Jokic.

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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