November 17

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 17)


Jalen Brunson (DAL) (PG/SG) – $6,500

  • The Brunson Burner has been playing so well off the bench for the Dallas Mavericks this season and with the absence of Luka Donicic, he gets to start tonight against the Suns. His price tag is much more appealing on DK (who is a lock) but I think you should play him on FD as well in cash games.

Josh Giddey (OKC) (SG) – $5,300

  • This years 6th overall pick, Josh Giddey is projecting well today and popping a lot in the DFS Crunch optimizer. He is a solid FP per min player and if gets 30 mins, I will gladly play him at 5,300. This game should stay close throughout the entire night.

Christian Wood (HOU) (PF/C) – $7,300

  • Wood was a big let down last time I rostered him but I only care about what happens today and will look to play him again as one of my PFs. This is a great matchup for him against the OKC. I should mention that Kevin Porter Jr is questionable and didn’t look too good. KPJ also missed shoot arounds which is a sign that he could sit out today.

Al Horford (BOS) (PF/C) – $6,800

  • Maybe Horford can turn back the clock tonight against his former team, the Atlanta Hawks where he dominated the league for so many years. Timelord is out so it should give more minutes to Horford and can grab a few more boards.


Jalen Brunson (DAL) (PG/SG) – $5,700

  • No Luka gives Brunson the opportunity to get even more minutes. He is projected to start and at 5.7k is too cheap. A Lock for me on DK and viable on FD.

Kristaps Porzingis (DAL) (PF) – $7,400

  • The Unicorn is priced right on DK and I don’t see how you can play him over on FD at 8.8k. All the Mavericks will get a big bump with Luka off the court tonight and hopefully we can see Knicks KP show up against the Suns.

Talen Horton-Tucker (LAL) (SG/SF) – $4,800

  • THT had a massive game the other night and he is my favorite mid-range play over on DK. I strongly suggest you play him on FD at 5.2k as I still think that price tag is fairly cheap.



  • Tim Hardaway (DAL) (SG/SF) – $5,200
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (LAL) (SG/SF) – $5,200


  • Tim Hardaway (DAL) (SF/SF) – $5,300


  • Damian Lillard – questionable
  • Jimmy Butler – questionable
  • Bam Adebayo – questionable

Rajon Rondough

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Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.