Daily Fantasy Rundown – October 30 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Friday’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.
Point Guard – Our featured site for the point guard position is DraftKings
Stephen Curry (GS)/Russell Westbrook (OKC) – We have Curry and Westbrook projected closely this evening but Curry gets the nod on pricing around the industry. Westbrook faces an Orlando defense that ranked 24th in defensive efficiency against point guards and surrendered a monstrous line (22-7-6-5-3) to John Wall in the opener. The Thunder have one of the highest team totals in play this evening (107.5) and Westbrook’s usage rate (36.2) remained phenomenal in the opener despite Durant’s return. We prefer Curry based on a cheaper price tag around the industry. On the road, Curry averaged one minute per game more last season as the Warriors played in more competitive contests. He’ll face a Rockets defense that ranked fourth in defensive efficiency against point guards last season but the bulk of those minutes were played by Patrick Beverley last season. This year, they’re starting Ty Lawson who ranked in the 33rd-36th percentile in points per possession allowed in isolation and to ball handlers in the pick-and-roll last season. Curry uses most of his possessions via transition (Houston allowed the second highest percentage of possessions in transition last season) and as the primary ball handler in pick-and-roll. Houston and Golden State has the highest total on the slate (215.5) and Curry’s Warriors are favored by just 1.5 points. We expect a bump in minutes for Curry in a competitive road game coupled with a bump in possessions as Golden State and Houston were first and second in pace last season. These two point guards are each in our top tier of overall plays.