Here are your NBA DFS picks & lineup tips for 10/26/2019. I’ll list my favorite picks using Fanduel’s classic 9 man roster to help you build a winning lineup for cash games and tournaments tonight.
If you happen to play on Yahoo! or DraftKings as well, I also listed the prices across the industry to help you with those sites as well.
Update: Jrue Holiday and Joel Embiid have been ruled out. Bump up the Pelicans SGs like Josh Hart, Etwaan more and Nickel Alexander.
For the Sixers, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris have a bigger role in the offense.
Russell Westbrook (DK $9100 / FD $10,200 / Yahoo $49)
Russell Westbrook is my top favorite overall play on tonight’s slate. The Pelicans are coming off a b2b and just give up 55 FDP to Luka Doncic. In his first game along side James Harden, Westbrook put up 59 FDP in a very tough matchup vs the Bucks. His rebounding rate is insane (a team high 18.2%) and he still has triple double upside in his new role with the Rockets.
Dejonte Murray (DK $5700 / FD $6,500 / Yahoo! $22)
Murray put up an impressive line in his first game as starting PG with 41 FDP in just 24 minutes. He will be super low owned but has a great matchup against a Wizards team coming off a b2b. He leads the team in assist rate (35.3%) and still has a healthy usage rate (25%). There is a blowout possibility but the Wizards have a knack for keeping these types of games close.
Other Picks: Trae Young, Cody White, Bryn Forbes
Lou Williams (DK $6800 / FD$6900 / Yahoo! $32)
He’s a consistent clog in the revamped Clippers and is the focal point of the Clippers’ 2nd unit. This is a blowup spot for Williams against a young, fast paced Suns squad. I love him for GPPs and he doesn’t need a ton of minutes to make a fantasy impact.
Alonzo Trier (DK $3400 / FD $3500 / Yahoo $10)
What a difference a game makes. After posting a fantasy dud in his first game of the season, Trier responded with 30 FDP last night vs the Nets. He’s still minimum salary across the industry and should play 20+ minutes even if the game turns into a blowout. He is a boom or bust play for sure, but I can’t get away from that cheap salary. Both these teams are coming off b2b and I’m leaning towards the Knicks who don’t have to travel far compared to the Celtics who played at home last night,
Other Picks: James Harden, Josh Hart, Derrick Rose (If Reggie Jackson is OUT), Zach Lavine (cash)
Tobias Harris (DK 6200 / FD $7300 / Yahoo! $30)
With Joel Embiid questionable, I think Tobias Harris is a great play for cash games and tournaments tonight. He posted 41 FDP last game and gets to face his old team in a revamped Sixers’ squad that could push for an NBA championship. His 17.2% rebounding rate is 2nd to only Embiid who may sit this one out. Check for Embiid’s status up until lock for more info.
Daniel House (DK 3500 / FD $3900 / Yahoo! $10)
The Rockets’ have the highest implied total so feel free to stack fit as many rockets as possible tonight. Daniel House logged 26 minutes in a nightmare matchup against the Bucks. He still put up 19 FDP, which means he should see positive regression in tonight’s contest. I do like Eric Gordon as well but they are currently on a timeshare so I’m going with the cheaper player. I will have Eric Gordon in some GPP’s going against his formar team.
Jayson Tatum (DK $6500 / FD $7500 / Yahoo! $28)
Without Kyrie Irvin in Boston, Jayson Tatum is the focal point of the revamped Celtics. He leads the team in usage rate (27.1%) and shouldn’t be affected by a b2b at just 21 years old.
PJ Tucker (DK $4200 / FD $4600 / Yahoo! $18)
This looks like a blowup spot for Tucker who always logs heavy minutes and fills up the stat sheet in many different ways. You can stack 2 or 3 Rockets’ in you lineup and
Other Picks: John Collins, Frank Kaminsky
Ivica Zubac (DK $4200 / FD $4700 / Yahoo! $11)
Zubac answered critics with a masterful double double in only 17 minutes Vs the Warriors. He faces another exploitable team without their starting center, Deandre Ayton. Playing Zubac opens up a lot of salary in tournaments. He could get extra run if this game gets out of hand too.
Other Picks: Clint Capela, Myles Turner