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Monday NBA DFS Bargains 11/4

by Ryan Knaus
Updated On: November 4, 2019, 1:21 pm ET

It’s a modest six-game evening in the NBA this Monday, but there’s still plenty of DFS value to be mined. From guys you almost must target to potential punt plays, we're here to break down the biggest values. Keep in mind I’m looking primarily for players with salaries around $6,000 or cheaper. Let's start with a quick look at Vegas' expectations for today’s slate.

 

Matchup

Over/Under

Spread

Pistons at Wizards

226

Wizards -2.5

Pelicans at Nets

237

Nets -4.0

Rockets at Grizzlies

230

Rockets -5.5

Bucks at Wolves

229.5

Bucks -6.5

Sixers at Suns

223.5

Sixers -1.5

Blazers at Warriors

221.5

Blazers -11.0

 

Remember that injuries and lineups are subject to change at any moment! For the very latest news, stay tuned to Rotoworld’s injury report and player news pages!

 

FanDuel/DraftKings Bargains

 

Point Guard

Isaiah Thomas (FanDuel $5,300 – DraftKings $4,800)

IT is as expensive as he’s been all season, yet he’s still a reasonable mid-range price and comes in averaging 29.6 and 32.6 fantasy points (FD and DK, respectively). That’s a strong 6x production, and he’s up against a Pistons team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency. Derrick Rose, who would likely be tasked with defending IT on most possessions, is also out on Monday due to a hamstring injury.

 

Shooting Guard

Bruce Brown (FD $3,900 – DK $3,100) – There’s been no appreciable increase in Brown’s price, which is great news for opportunistic DFS owners. Detroit is without Reggie Jackson (back) and Derrick Rose (hamstring). They’ll likely also be without Tim Frazier (shoulder), which gives Brown a massive workload as the starting point guard. He turned in 22 points, seven assists, two rebounds and zero turnovers on Saturday, and anything close to that line would crush his valuation on DFS sites tonight. Fire him up.

Also consider: Donte DiVincenzo (FD $3,800 – DK $3,000)…purely in case Wesley Matthews is ruled out with his ankle issue

 

Small Forward

Taurean Prince (FD $4,800 – DK $5,100)

Prince is rolling right now with 27 points and 20 points in his past two games. On Friday, when he scored 27, he also had 12 boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 34 minutes vs. Houston. The Rockets basically aren’t playing defense right now, so that was fluky, but Prince is still a strong bet to exceed his $5k price-point vs. the Pelicans tonight. It helps that both teams are top-10 in pace and they easily have the highest projected over/under tonight at 237 – there will be a lot of scoring, and Prince is a cheap way to get more exposure to the matchup.

Also consider: Troy Brown Jr. (FD $3,700 - DK $3,900)

 

Power Forward

Brandon Clarke (FD $5,600 – DK $4,700)

Clarke is probable for Monday’s game with a back injury. It doesn’t sound like it will keep him out, or even limit him, and he’s in a great position with Jaren Jackson Jr. ruled out due to knee soreness. Jonas Valanciunas tends to have his minutes limited anyway, and Clarke could be looking at 28+ minutes for the first time in his career. He’s coming off a strong 16 & 11 double-double with three steals and two blocks, and his penchant for boards and defensive stats makes him a safe bet in DFS. It doesn’t hurt that he’s scored double-digit points in four straight games, either.

 

Center

Gorgui Dieng (FD $4,000 – DK $3,000)

The Wolves will be without Karl-Anthony Towns on Monday, as he serves the second of his two-game suspension for scuffling with Joel Embiid. Dieng was a DNP after KAT’s initial ejection, but he started on Saturday and put up 18 points, eight boards, three blocks, two steals and one assist in 24 minutes. Jordan Bell had a rough game in 11 minutes, with as many turnovers as rebounds (four each), so there’s no reason to think Dieng’s role will change. His price went up a mere $500 in FanDuel and didn’t change in DraftKings, for some reason, so he’s an obvious value play tonight.

Also consider: Jahlil Okafor (FD $5,000 – DK $3,400), Aron Baynes (FD $6,000 - DK $5,000)

Ryan Knaus
Despite residing in Portland, Maine, Ryan Knaus remains a heartbroken Sonics fan who longs for the days of Shawn Kemp and Xavier McDaniel. He has written for Rotoworld.com since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter.