Spectre’s NBA DFS Breakdown: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Okay, let’s be honest.  We’re all drooling to roster Joel Embiid today, but we need to ere on the side of caution.  Embiid played limited minutes against the Warriors just a few games ago.  Will that happen again?  Will they give him extended run this time following his career game a couple of days ago?  It’s time to decide whether or not you want to roll the dice.  I, personally, don’t know yet.  In cash games, it’s probably the safe bet.  Let’s do this using the cheat sheet format, with preferred players (in all formats) in GREEN and preferred tournament options in GOLD.  These are the players I’ll have nearly locked in my lineups, with the non-highlighted names being peppered in here and there.

FYI: I play primarily on FanDuel, so that’s worth considering when you look over my picks, as some of them are related to the new blocks, steals scoring etc.

Implied team totals as of 2PM EST:
GS: 119.8
PHI: 111.3
HOU: 111
CHA: 108.8
MIL: 105.8
POR: 105.5
BOS: 104.8
LAC: 103.8
MEM: 103.5
ATL: 98.3
DAL: 97.8
SAC: 93.5


Confirmed Inactives & Situations to Monitor:
 Isaiah Taylor, Luke Babbitt, Mike Muscala, DeAndry Bembry
BOS: Gordon Hayward
CHA: Julyan Stone
DAL: Dorian Finney-Smith, Seth Curry, Josh McRoberts
HOU: Luc Mbah a Moute (Questionable)
LAC: Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari, Milos Teodosic
MEM: Ivan Rabb, Wayne Selden, Mike Conley
MIL: Matthew Dellavedova, Mirza Teletovic, Jabari Parker
ORL: Jonathan Isaac, D.J. Augustin (Questionable), Adreian Payne
PHI: Justin Anderson, Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas, Jerryd Bayless, Markelle Fultz
POR: Al-Farouq Aminu, Wade Baldwin, C.J. Wilcox
SAC: Buddy Hield, Vince Carter, Harry Giles
UTA: Thabo Sefolosha (Questionable), Ricky Rubio (Questionable), Rudy Gobert, Joe Johnson, Dante Exum



Stephen Curry
Eric Bledsoe
Mario Chalmers
Kemba Walker
Chris Paul
Kyrie Irving
Dennis Smith Jr.
De’Aaron Fox
T.J. McConnell



James Harden
Donovan Mitchell

Klay Thompson
Evan Fournier
Tyreke Evans
Marcus Smart
Jaylen Brown
Lou Williams
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Garrett Temple
Rodney Hood
J.J. Redick
J.J. Barea



Kevin Durant
Wesley Johnson
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Harrison Barnes
Robert Covington
Justin Jackson
Evan Turner
P.J. Tucker
Joe Ingles



Blake Griffin
Ben Simmons
Derrick Favors
Draymond Green
Ryan Anderson
Dario Saric
Marcus Morris
Jayson Tatum
Noah Vonleh
John Henson



Joel Embiid
Jusuf Nurkic
Nikola Vucevic

Dwight Howard
Clint Capela
Marc Gasol
Al Horford
DeAndre Jordan


This post will be updated as news/lineups emerge, and as I continue to research the slate.  Come back frequently to check for updates! 

Good luck.

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