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NBA DFS Primer: Monday (11/1)

Nov 1, 2021
Joel Embiid

It was a big weekend of NFL for me, and I’m going to look to build on that momentum here. It wasn’t like I didn’t follow NBA, though, because I have more season-long teams than I’d like to admit. The Sunday card was ugly from an NBA standpoint, but it has us ready for a big slate here.

After just four games on Sunday, we have a full nine-game card here. That’s the perfect amount for lineup building, and there’s a great mixture of studs and value plays. The superstars are the ones that really stand out, though, with many of them finding their way into the core plays and cash game sections. With that in mind, let’s kick things off with the odds and the schedule!

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Schedule and Odds

  • SAS at IND (IND -2.5) O/U: 221
  • POR at PHI (PHI -6) O/U: 220
  • CLE at CHA (CHA -4) O/U: 218
  • WAS at ATL (ATL -5.5) O/U: 222
  • CHI at BOS (BOS -2.5) O/U: 215
  • TOR at NYK (NYK -6.5) O/U: 211.5
  • ORL at MIN (MIN -9) O/U: 216
  • DEN at MEM (MEM -1.5) O/U: 216
  • OKC at LAC (LAC -11) O/U: 213

Injury Report

Core Plays

Nikola Jokic (C – DEN): $11,000 DraftKings, $11,200 FanDuel
The Joker earned himself an MVP last season, and he looks well on his way to more votes this year. He led the NBA with 60 DraftKings points per game in his MVP campaign and is right on par with a 56-point average this year. The big man has actually scored at least 43 fantasy points in all six games, and that’s the definition of what we want from one of our core plays.


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