NBA FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Picks & Lineup Tonight for 11/8/2021
The 2021-22 NBA season is here. If you're looking for some advice for your NBA FanDuel lineup tonight, The Duel is here to help.
NBA DFS 11/8/2021
Without further ado, here are three players to target and two to avoid in Monday, 11/8, NBA DFS action.
FanDuel Picks Tonight NBA - 11/8
Russell Westbrook Fantasy
Target Russell Westbrook, PG, Los Angeles Lakers ($9,400): Russell Westbrook flopped again over the weekend while running point for the Los Angeles Lakers sans LeBron James. He managed 27.8 FanDuel DFS points but turned out a dismal 6 turnovers. But, we have to go back to the well on this one. LeBron is out again and that mean's it's Westbrook's show. He's so dynamic and has an ability to put up fantasy points across every metric thanks to his 19.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Westbrook owns a 28.0% usage percentage and we love that his price dropped slightly after a poor showing over the weekend.
Miles Bridges Fantasy
Target Miles Bridges, SF, Charlotte Hornets ($8,300): The Lakers and Hornets rank first and third, respectively, in pace this season and that's exactly why this contest is the highest over/under on tonight's slate at 227.5 points. Bridges torched the Clippers for 43.8 FanDuel DFS points after scoring 32 points alongside nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks on Sunday. We love the hot hand here and his price is reasonable given the potential shootout the entails at Staples Center on Monday night.
Andre Drummond Fantasy
Target Andre Drummond, C, Philadelphia 76ers ($5,500): The 76ers recently ruled big man Joel Embiid out of Monday night's contest against the New York Knicks. Drummond slots into the starting lineup and immediately into our DFS targets. Drummond averages 1.39 FanDuel DFS points per minute played this season and he's potentially due for 35 minutes of action tonight. That equates to a potential 48.65 FanDuel DFS points tonight, an amazing bang for our buck thanks to his value salary. Drummond recorded 60.5 DFS points in Embiid's lone missed contest this season.
Ja Morant Fantasy
Avoid Ja Morant, PG, Memphis Grizzlies ($9,100): The Minnesota Timberwolves early defensive success has been a sleeper story of the NBA season thus far. Minnesota actually ranks T-8th overall in defensive net rating and holds their opponents to just 43.9% from the floor (9th). Morant's ridiculous 31.3% usage rate makes him an easy start each and every night, but there's more efficient options at point guard tonight. Especially considering the Grizzlies star could be in for a bad shooting night. Morant shot just 23.5% from the floor in his last game out, resulting in a lousy 23.2 FanDuel DFS points.
Nikola Vucevic Fantasy
Avoid Nikola Vucevic, C, Chicago Bulls ($7,700): There's no lying that Nikola Vucevic has cemented himself as the third option on the Chicago Bulls offense. That's understandable given the presence of Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan but that must be factored into DFS lineups. But, Vucevic is simply not a No. 1 option like he was with the Orlando Magic. Vucevic is shooting a career-low 38.0% from the field this year and has struggled to maintain easy scores. He does still average 10.8 rebounds per night but that won't be as easy against a strong Brooklyn Nets defense. Brooklyn ranks sixth in defensive net rating and top-10 in defensive rebounding percentage.
FanDuel NBA Lineup Tonight From The Duel Staff for 11/8
Based on tonight's targets and avoids, here's the NBA FanDuel lineup The Duel staff has put together for 11/8:
PG: Russell Westbrook ($9,400)
PG: Terry Rozier ($5,300)
SG: Buddy Hield ($6,000)
SG: Gordon Hayward ($6,100)
SF: Miles Bridges ($8,300)
SF: RJ Barrett ($6,400)
PF: Jaren Jackson ($6,300)
PF: Carmelo Anthony ($6,300)
C: Andre Drummond ($5,500)
Remaining Salary: $400
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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.