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NBA DFS Picks: Top value options at each position on DraftKings for Nov. 27

With a ton of injuries to follow, we may need to wait and see if bargains open up. For now, check out these value plays for Wednesday’s 14-game NBA slate.

Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky gestures after making a three point basket against the Detroit Pistons during the second half at United Center. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Kawhi Leonard (knee) has been ruled out for the Los Angeles Clippers in tonight’s game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.

There are a lot of places to attack value on this slate, not just waiting on injuries — which we’ll also have to do. For now, since we have so many options on a 14-game NBA slate, we can look at some players in good spots and in increased roles lately. Lineup construction will be tricky on a slate like this, since we have so much variance. It will be important to hit on your value plays since I think with all the stud options, there will be a ton of high scoring. Let’s take a look at some values at each position on DraftKings.

Point Guard

Tomas Satoransky, CHI at GSW, $5,000 — It’s been a rough start to Sato’s career in Chicago, but a matchup vs. the Warriors is perfect for the Bulls. Satoransky is playing a bit better lately, with double-digit points in three of his past four games. He’s providing nice peripheral stats and his ceiling is higher in this matchup. I also like Shaq Harrison ($4,000) and Kris Dunn ($3,900) on the Bulls.

Jordan McRae, WAS at PHX, $3,800 — McRae has had the hot hand off the bench for the Wizards, shooting 17-of-31 from the field in his past three games. He’s coming off 21 points and saw a 31.3% usage rate in the Wizards’ game vs. the Nuggets last night. This game could be more competitive, and even if it isn’t, McRae will get garbage time minutes if Washington wants to rest guys heading into the off-day tomorrow.

Shooting Guard

Dillon Brooks, MEM vs. LAC, $4,700 — This isn’t an easy matchup if Patrick Beverley or Kawhi Leonard ends up guarding Brooks. But otherwise, we can see if Ja Morant (back) is out and capitalize on some value on Memphis. Brooks would assume the role as go-to scorer and has a high ceiling with 20+ points in four games this season. If Morant ends up playing, I’d probably lean against using Brooks, however.

Bryn Forbes, SAS vs. MIN, $4,500 Forbes is 4-of-18 from long range, which has his price down accordingly. But we all know shooters are streaky and the T-Wolves are allowing opponents to shoot 37.7% from three-point range this season. We know Forbes will get minutes and looks, so really he just needs to get hot again in order to get back to hitting value.

Small Forward

Danuel House Jr., HOU vs. MIA, $4,500 — Again, we’re trying to cash in on Clint Capela being ruled out tonight. Even if Cap plays, will he be 100%? We don’t know for sure, so perhaps House will see increased run in the front court. House played 34 minutes recently vs. the Mavericks and scored 16 points. While the matchup vs. Miami is tough-ish, if House gets the minutes he can cash in on value if Cap is out.

JaMychal Green, LAC at MEM, $3,600 — This is a mini-revenge spot for Green against his former team, plus we could see Kawhi Leonard rest, which would open up more minutes. Green consistently plays around 20 minutes off the bench and is a steady contributor on the glass. Again, if Leonard sits, we could see Green play upwards of 30 minutes. If Kawhi plays, the Clips may end this game quickly, so garbage time for Green is also in play.

Power Forward

Robert Williams, BOS vs. BKN, $4,100 — It’s about that time, isn’t it? The Celtics have no choice but to unleash the Time Lord. Daniel Theis is dealing with an illness, though he’s now expected to play tonight. Even so, Boston’s front court is thin and Williams is athletic and can defend. He’s gaining the trust of coach Brad Stevens and should see more minutes as the season progresses.

Rui Hachimura, WAS at PHX, $4,300 — The rookie out of Gonzaga continues to start on the NBA’s top offensive squad and this should shake out to be a high-scoring game. Hachimura has shown an ability to score the rock, which is what we’re looking for in order for him to return value. The price is down and the pace is up.


Willie Cauley-Stein, GSW vs. CHI, $4,700 — WCS has been playing poorly lately, but is still soaking up minutes in the front court with the Warriors banged up. Even with Draymond Green expected to return tonight, the Bulls are one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA and Cauley-Stein should at least clean the glass. A double-double would appear to be in play, which is all we need to hit value here.

Khem Birch, ORL at CLE, $4,200 — With Nikola Vucevic sidelined with an ankle injury, Birch has stepped into the starting lineup the past three games. He’s playing around 24-25 minutes per contest, though Birch doesn’t see much usage. He’s not the most attractive play in the world, but this game could be relatively close and Birch would be in line to snag a double-double.