The NBA continues to push to the end of November with a handful of games Tuesday night. The Pacers are the only team finishing a back-to-back as they head to Phoenix to face the Suns, but the rest of the 10 teams in action had an off-day yesterday. The marquee matchup is LeBron’s Lakers in Denver to face the Nuggets, but don’t miss the surprising Grizzlies hosting the Raptors in another intriguing matchup.
As you take a look at the top fantasy basketball options from each of Tuesday’s 10 teams, make sure to examine my top studs and values below. As always, make sure to check out the DK Live app or live.draftkings.com before tip-off to see if there is any injury or availability news that should impact your lineup.
StudDevin Booker, PHO vs. IND, $8,600 — Booker looked fully healthy on the Suns’ four-game road trip and will look to keep rolling as Phoenix returns home to host the Pacers. Booker had at least 49 DKFP in three of his four games on the trip, averaging 31.5 points, 6.5 assists, 3.25 rebounds and 47.8 DKFP per game. He has picked up his assist total this season since the Suns don’t have another playmaker in the backcourt and has elite upside as a result. He catches the Pacers at a good time and comes at an affordable salary based on his recent numbers. Other Options — Kyle Lowry ($7,800), Trae Young ($6,600)
ValueTrey Burke, NY at DET, $4,700 — Burke’s playing time can be maddeningly inconsistent at times, but he has been productive in multiple ways when given the chance by coach David Fizdale. Burke has a sky-high ceiling as he showed with his 59 DKFP last Wednesday, and he has at least 27 DKFP in five of his past six contests. In those six games, he is averaging 33.2 DKFP on 20.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. There is risk he doesn’t get his usual minutes, but if he is on the floor, he should end up returning value at less than $5K.
Other Options — Lonzo Ball ($5,600), Darren Collison ($4,400)
StudJamal Murray, DEN vs. LAL, $6,900 — Murray got bumped from the starting lineup by Monte Morris ($4,100) five games ago but has played well since returning to the starting five, producing at more than 34 DKFP in each of his past four contests. He had 22 points Saturday and totaled 43.5 DKFP on 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in 40 minutes. He is back to getting a heavy workload and has been able to thrive when sliding to the two-guard next to Morris when Morris comes off the bench. Murray’s shooting percentage has been down the past two games, but he still has been productive. If he can find his shot, he’ll be set up for a monster game against the Lakers, who he posted 40.5 DKFP against in their first meeting of the season. Other Options — Josh Richardson ($7,400), Tim Hardaway Jr. ($6,500)
ValueBojan Bogdanovic, IND at PHO, $4,900 — While Victor Oladipo (knee) has been sidelined, Bogdanovic has picked up some of the offensive slack, consistently producing solid numbers. He has more than 24 DKFP in nine straight games, including three games with over 30 DKFP. He had 15 points, four assists and five rebounds Monday in a tough matchup in Utah and should fare even better in a favorable matchup against the Suns. Bogdanovic has the potential to go off while remaining low-risk due to volume while Oladipo is sidelined.
Other Options — Reggie Jackson ($5,400), Dwyane Wade ($5,300)
StudLeBron James, LAL at DEN, $10,900 — James and the Lakers took a tough loss to Orlando on Sunday and will look to bounce back as they visit the Nuggets. LeBron had 24 points and only four rebounds and finished with 39.5 DKFP, which is a low number for him. He had 50-plus DKFP in each of his previous three games, highlighted by his 51-point night in South Beach. He had 68.25 DKFP the first time the Lakers faced Denver this season, and he should be able to bounce back in a big way. Other Options — Kawhi Leonard ($9,400), T.J. Warren ($6,100)
ValueDeAndre’ Bembry, ATL at MIA, $4,000 — The Hawks have gotten nice production from Bembry over their past two games, and he’s cutting into the playing time of Taurean Prince ($5,200), who has been struggling with his shot, and Kent Bazemore ($5,100), who is playing through an ankle sprain. Bembry had 39.25 DKFP with multi-category production against the Celtics on Friday and followed that with 35.5 DKFP against the Hornets on Sunday. In those two games, he averaged 15 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 steals. He is one of Atlanta’s best wing defenders and should continue to produce as long as he keeps getting good minutes.
Other Options — Kyle Kuzma ($5,200), Juancho Hernangómez ($4,800)
StudDomantas Sabonis, IND at PHO, $6,700 — While playing through ankle issues of his own, Sabonis has helped the Pacers fill in for Oladipo’s offense and produced back-to-back double-doubles in his most recent two games against the Spurs and Jazz. Sabonis is also adding good assist numbers and has finished with at least 38 DKFP in four of his past five games. As long as his ankle issues don’t keep him out of action, he should thrive against a Suns second unit short on defense in the frontcourt. Other Options — Blake Griffin ($9,300), Pascal Siakam ($6,000)
ValueJaren Jackson Jr., MEM vs. TOR, $5,800 — Jackson was the No. 4 overall pick in last year’s draft and has stepped right in to a major role with the Grizzlies. He has been a key part of their success and showed off plenty of potential. On Sunday against New York, JJJ was perfect from the field — 6-for-6 — and added six rebounds, seven blocks and three assists to his 16 points for 43.5 DKFP. His minutes can sometimes fluctuate depending on gameflow, but he can produce big numbers when given the chance.
Other Options — Noah Vonleh ($5,600), Stanley Johnson ($3,700)
StudAndre Drummond, DET vs. NY, $9,600 — Drummond has at least 11 points and 11 boards in each of his past nine games with more than 48 DKFP in seven of those nine contests. He has fared much better this season at home, where he is averaging 21.7 points, 18.2 rebounds and 54.1 DKFP in nine games compared to 41.4 DKFP per game on the road. Drummond gets a great matchup against the Knicks and another game of 20-plus points, 20-plus rebounds and 60-plus DKFP is a possibility. Other Options — Nikola Jokic ($8,800), Deandre Ayton ($7,100)
ValueJaVale McGee, LAL at DEN, $5,400 — McGee has remained a contributor even after the Lakers added Tyson Chandler ($3,100) and has scored exactly 12 points in each of his past three games. He had seven blocked shots against Orlando on Sunday and finished with 34.25 DKFP. He will look to post more than 25 DKFP for the fourth straight game as he visits Denver in a possible revenge game. Earlier this year, he had 21 points, seven rebounds and 36.75 DKFP against his former team, and it’s a matchup he should be able to return value in again.
Other Options — Bam Adebayo ($4,500), Richaun Holmes ($3,300)
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