DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Monday (11/18) PREMIUM
Monday night’s nine-game NBA slate on DraftKings is one of those nights where watching the injury news throughout the day will be very important. The main team to keep an eye on is the Pacers, as they seem to have their entire roster listed as questionable leading up to game time against the Nets. Also, watch the status of Kyrie Irving on the other side of the court, because his absence could open up some value in the Nets’ backcourt like Spencer Dinwiddie. So, while I’ll recommend my top stud, core, and value plays of the night below, don’t be afraid to pivot off of them if news breaks to fit in some good value options with increased opportunities.
Note that some of the stats referenced in this article are my custom defense versus position (DvP) calculations that combines data from the season and last five games along with blending similar positions production allowed together.
Luka Doncic (PG/SG – DAL): $9,800 vs. SA
Of course, both James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo are viable high-priced stud options, but I prefer the combination of salary, floor, and ceiling for Doncic. Doncic has been on fire the last five games averaging 31.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 9.0 assists for just under 64 DraftKings points per game. He will be at home on Monday against the Spurs, who have allowed increased production in points (+7.4%) and assists (+10.3%) to point guards this season.