NBA DFS Core Plays LIVE: Tuesday, November 21st


A daily fantasy sports OG, Notorious has been roaming the DFS streets ever since they were invented. He has racked up multiple live final seats and several six-figure tournament wins in his DFS career, and Noto will mix it up in all different types of contests. So, who better to walk you through the madness of an NBA DFS slate? Core Plays LIVE will zoom out on the slate as a whole, zoom in on the best NBA DFS picks, and constantly update as news breaks. Whether you are diving into the slate 5 hours before it starts or 5 minutes before it starts, you’ve come to the right place.

Tuesday is usually a slower day on the NBA schedule, but we’ve got a nice little 5-game slate on tap for tonight. These are more In-Season Tournament games, as well, so maybe the teams will take them a bit more seriously than they otherwise would. The Pacers-Hawks game is the one that stands out the most, as the 251 over/under in this one is the highest I can recall seeing all season long. It’s also worth noting that all 10 teams in action tonight are on the front end of a back-to-back, so we’ll see whether the weird scheduling throws a wrench into the proceedings.

I’m in for Noto today, as he agreed to take over Core Play duty this weekend. Thanksgiving, am I right? Let’s see what we’ve got shaking on a Tuesday night, shall we?

NBA DFS Top Picks: Core Plays LIVE for Tuesday, November 21st

Slate Overview

News Updates

I’ll be updating this section throughout the day as news breaks.

Team Previews

Toronto Raptors (at ORL): Raptors-Magic has the lowest over/under on the board (215.5), and Toronto is a slight road underdog. The Raps are largely healthy these days, with Thaddeus Young (doubtful) and Christian Koloko (out) being the only guys on the injury report. As a result, this team is priced pretty efficiently on both DraftKings and FanDuel, which will likely keep everyone out of Core Play territory unless we get some unexpected news later. The Magic are all the way up to second in the league in defensive efficiency on the season, and there really isn’t much to see with this team.

Orlando Magic (vs.. TOR): The Magic are still playing without Wendell Carter and Markelle Fultz, though Jalen Suggs is back in the lineup after missing a game late last week. Franz Wagner ($6,500 DK, $6,800 FD) is the player that stands out the most here given his decent 1.1% usage boost without Carter or Fultz, though Paolo Banchero is worth a look just below $8,000 on both sites. Goga Bitadze (1.15 FP/min) remains a reasonable value starting in WCJ’s place, but it’s not like this matchup is much more favorable. Toronto is seventh in D-rating and just 19th in pace through the season’s first few weeks.

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Based in Southern California, Taylor Smith (aka tcsmith031) has been working for RotoGrinders since 2018 in a number of different capacities. In addition to contributing written content for NBA, MLB, and NFL, Taylor is also a member of the projections/alerts team and makes regular appearances as an analyst on NBA Crunch Time. Follow Taylor on Twitter – @TayeBojangles