Top Daily Fantasy Basketball Plays, Values, and Lineup Help for September 11, 2020
Welcome to the last NBA DFS picks column of the 2019-20 NBA season. The 2020 NBA playoffs are starting to draw to a close, with Friday inching us closer to the conference title series.
Boston and Toronto face off in a decisive game seven, and that game alone guarantees we are done with two-game slates. I could spew out a bunch of daily fantasy basketball picks for NBA DFS showdown slates, but those are a total crapshoot.
Instead, we’ll kill this thing here, and I’ll see you again next year.
That doesn’t mean we won’t aim high in an effort to take down a big GPP, of course. To try to do that, join me as I break down the top NBA DFS picks, sleepers, and lineup advice for Friday, September 11th.
Top NBA DFS Picks for September 11
- Kyle Lowry, PG, Raptors ($8.6k)
- Jamal Murray, SG, Nuggets ($8.5k)
- Kawhi Leonard, SF, Clippers ($10.4k)
- Jayson Tatum, PF, Celtics ($9.5k)
- Nikola Jokic, C, Nuggets ($10k)
After exploding with a massive stat line (33-8-6 including six threes) in a must-win situation on Wednesday, Kyle Lowry looks like a man on a mission. Rather than wonder if Kemba Walker will go off, go ahead and assume that Lowry will once again fill up the box score.
Speaking of having your back against the wall, that’s exactly what Jamal Murray and his teammates are facing on Friday. If nothing else, look for Murray to go out swinging if the Clippers are able to put Denver away.
30-11-9 his last time out with four steals and two blocks. Forget about Kawhi Leonard being the best NBA DFS pick for September 11th, the “Klaw” is the best player in basketball. Period.
Double-overtime allowed all of the Celtics and Raptors players to pad their starts in game 6. Nonetheless, a robust 29-14-9 line from Jayson Tatum puts him head and shoulders above every other PF on this slate.
28 ppg, 13.7 rbg, and 6,0 apg over his last three contests. If you can afford to slide the Joker in at $10k on Friday, do so without hesitation.
Best NBA DFS Sleepers for Friday
- Patrick Beverly, PG, Clippers ($3.8k)
- Norman Powell, SG, Raptors ($4.4k)
- Landry Shamet, SF, Clippers ($3.5k)
- OG Anunoby, PF, Raptors ($5.9k)
- Montrezl Harrell, C, Clippers ($4.3k)
Patrick Beverly’s ceiling is capped due to how many other guards are in Doc Rivers’ rotation. However, his ability to rebound the basketball and guard on the perimeter make his floor higher than almost every other option that’s lurking under $4k.
It’s evident that Norman Powell is no longer an NBA DFS sleeper. Then again, DK has certainly priced him as such installing him at just $4.4k on a mini two-game slate. 19.5 points and 34.5 minutes across games 5 and 6 make him a virtual must-play at this price point.
If you don’t punt on Patrick Beverly perhaps take a flier on Landry Shamet. He was 11-22 from beyond the arc in the last four games of the Mavericks series and chips in with a couple of assists per game. If he can collect six rebounds like he did on Wednesday, he’s a lock to pay off value.
Michael Porter Jr. is the sexy PF play, although many in GPPs will pivot down to Jerami Grant. Spending an extra few bucks to reach for OG Anunoby is the play in my opinion. OG produced 13 points and 13 points in 50 minutes in game 6. Multiple blocks in three games this series.
A slow start and/or early foul trouble from Ivica Zubac could propel Montrezl Harrell into finally breaking out in Orlando. He’s scored in double figures in each of the four games against the Nuggets despite playing no more than 22 minutes in any of the games. I see a big performance looming in the near future from Harrell.
My Favorite NBA DFS Lineup For September 11
- PG: Fred VanVleet – Raptors ($7.9k)
- SG: Jamal Murray – Nuggets ($8.5k)
- SF: Landry Shamet – Clippers ($3.5k)
- PF: Jayson Tatum – Celtics ($9.5k)
- C: Montrezl Harrell – Clippers ($4.3k)
- G: Norman Powell – Raptors ($4.4k)
- F: OG Anunoby – Raptors ($5.9k)
- UTIL: Lou Williams – Clippers ($5.8k)
These NBA DFS picks can be taken as they are, but per usual, I suggest you enter multiple lineups, do your own research, pay attention to the latest news, and switch things up a bit.
Player ownership is very key for all daily fantasy sports, but on a tiny two-game slate, it can be crucial to your success. Eat the good chalk, but definitely try to think a little outside the box and incorporate a couple of contrarian options that you feel could hit.
If there’s a way to take some of this DFS advice and translate it to the sports betting world, you can do that, too. Just hit up our daily NBA picks page for a little extra advice.