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FanDuel NBA Plays For Nov. 5

On a short five-game NBA slate, here are the top plays at every position.

On a short five-game NBA slate, here are the top plays at every position.

Note: Reaching value on cash games = 4.5x salary. 

An example of this: Carmelo Anthony is $8,800, so 4.5 x 8.8 is 39.6. To reach value in cash games, Carmelo Anthony must score 39.6 fantasy points.

Reaching value on GPP = 5x salary.

Using the same Carmelo Anthony example, 5 x 8.8 = 44. 

For Carmelo Anthony to reach value in GPPs, he must score 44 fantasy points. 

Generally, if all your players hit that multiplier mark, you will be in the money in almost all your contests.

Point Guard: Mike Conley, $6,600, MEM

Seeing Mike Conley with a price point this low is a rare sighting, and on a five-game slate, Conley is the seventh-most expensive point guard on the board. Coming off two bad games against Sacramento and Golden State, scoring only 21.9 and 27.6 points respectively, Conley has the perfect bounce back spot against the New Orleans Pelicans, who have allowed the second-most points to opposing point guards this season. Needing only 29.7 fantasy points to reach value, Mike should have no problems paying off his $6,600 dollar price tag, especially against a defender in Damian Lillard who does this:

Shooting Guard: Jimmy Butler, $8,000, CHI

In what could be the highest total of the night, Jimmy Buckets gets a prime match-up against an OKC team that has allowed over 40 fantasy points a game to opposing shooting guards. Butler was well on his way to a 40-point game Tuesday against Charlotte before being benched due to a blowout. The Chicago shooting guard has exceeded value in three of his last four games, and should have no problem paying off his $8,000 dollar price tag tonight in what should be a high scoring affair against the Thunder. 

Small Forward: Kevin Durant, $10,000, OKC

Staying with the same game, dollar for dollar Kevin Durant is the clear cut number one option on the board. This season, no team has given up more points to opposing small forwards than the Chicago Bulls. Scoring 50+ fantasy points in two of his last four games, Durant should have no problem scoring against whatever small forward the Bulls throw at him. Even if Chicago puts Butler on Durant, there should be no worry. KD averaged over 33 points and 10 rebounds against the Bulls in his last healthy season. As he needs 45 fantasy points, Durant is a safe bet to exceed value. 

Power Forward: Marvin Williams, $4,800, CHA

In a crowded Hornets front court, Marvin Williams has been seeing consistent minutes over the first four games of the season. Tonight, Williams faces off against a Dallas defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing power forwards this season, at 54.76 fantasy points a game. At a $4,800 dollar price tag, Marvin has exceeded value in three of his first four games and should have no problem reaching value again tonight.

Center: Hassan Whiteside, $8,000, MIA

After a slow start, Whiteside has been on a rampage over his last two games, posting 51.5 and 44.8 fantasy points respectively. Hassan has always been a high risk, high reward type player, and in a game against Minnesota, which allows over 45 fantasy point a game to opposing centers, he is definitely worth the gamble. In cash games, there are safer options in Marc Gasol and Rudy Gobert, but going up against the rookie Karl Anthony-Towns, Hassan has 50 fantasy point potential tonight. 

Edited by Emily Berman, Coleman Gray.

Through the first four games of the 2016 season, by how many points has Golden State outscored its opponents?
Created 11/4/15
  1. 50
  2. 75
  3. 90
  4. 100

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