November 19

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (November 19)


Jordan Poole (GSW) (PG/SG) – $5,600

  • Stephen Curry is ruled out with a hip injury which makes Jordan Poole a lock on both sites. Poole made a solid jump this year taking advantage of Klay still being out. With Klay, Draymond and now Curry out, Poole at 5.6k is the best play on the slate and will be chalk.

Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $11,300

  • The Joker is questionable going into tonights game against the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are without Nikola Vucevic and their only big is Tony Bradley who barely plays. If the Joker is ruled in, he is by far my favorite spend up and if this game stays close, he will have a monster night against a small lineup.

James Harden (BKN) (SG/PG) – $9,900

  • KD is ruled out and whenever a superstar is not playing, that gives a huge bump to everyone but most importantly, it will give a massive usage bump to Harden. Jokic and Harden are the studs I want to spend up for and you can find a lot of great value for salary relief from the Warriors and Nets.


Jordan Poole (GSW) (PG/SG) – $6,100

  • Favorite play on FD and DK. DFS Crunch currently projects 37 DK points for Poole which is well over his price tag. We also have a tight spread here which makes Poole a lock for me.

LaMarcus Aldridge (BKN) (C) – $4,900

  • I really like Aldridge and his price tag here on DK. He is also in my current FD build but is a bit more expensive at 5.6k. Without KD, Aldridge will get a bump and is an excellent mid range play for 4.9k.

Nemanja Bjelica (GSW) (PF/C) – $3,200

  • Curry is out but Draymond Green is also out for the Warriors tonight. Bjelica is a solid player and has been great for the Warriors this year. They will definitely need him tonight and for close to min price, he grades out to be one of the best value plays.

Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $12,000

  • If Jokic is ruled in, he is my favorite spend up and give the slight edge to him over Harden. The Bulls have no bigs and play Derrick Jones Jr or Javonte Green at the backup 5. Tony Bradley is their only legit center who barely plays but we could see a situation where he gets more minutes if Jokic is in. Regardless, Tony Bradley can’t guard the former MVP.

James Harden (BKN) (PG) – $11,200

  • KD out, Harden in. All that needs to be said.



  • LaMarcus Aldridge (BKN) (C/PF) – $5,600
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson (GSW) (SF/PF) – $3,600
  • Nemanja Bjelica (GSW) (PF) – $3,800


  • Juan Toscano-Anderson (GSW) (PF/C) – $3,000


  • Dennis Schroder – questionable
  • Lebron James – 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.