Daily Fantasy Rundown – November 5 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Thursday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “dinkpiece”, “leonem” and “TheNumbersGuy”. Each day throughout the NBA season our daily NBA scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. Our goal is to bring analysis that will help you build rosters that put you in position to win consistently over the long term.
Short slate note: Thursday’s are often a day of rest for teams and a short slate, which increases variance. We recommend either resting yourself or playing a greatly reduced portion of your bankroll on slates like today.
Point Guard – Our featured site for the point guard position is DraftKings
Russell Westbrook (OKC) – While it’s not the shortest of slates, it’s a rather ugly five-game slate tonight that lacks strong mid-tier value play options. As a result, it’s a good idea in cash games to squeeze in tonight’s likely top-all around scorer who has a strong probability of returning value, despite the expensive price tag. At $10,400 on DraftKings, we want Westbrook to score around 50 DraftKings points to hit value. He’s done so four of five contests this season, averaging 57 DraftKings points. On DraftKings, some of the studs are simply underpriced early in the year despite a high price tag. The prices are too low and the scoring system favors high volume players. Westbrook is the highest volume player of them all – posting an absurd 35.7 usage rate (highest in the NBA) and 53.6 assist rate (somehow higher than last season’s, which we thought was inflated by games without Kevin Durant). In a road game that’s expected to be competitive (no spread), Westbrook is a core cash game option.