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NBA Fantasy: Boom Bust Tool Projections for DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups Today | 11/21/21

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We have a small NBA fantasy slate today, with only five games on the schedule and the first one not being included in the main slate. Despite fewer teams suiting up today, there is still injury news we will need to watch. The Awesemo NBA Starting Lineups page will give you breaking news when starters are announced as well as a full injury report on players who might be missing in action. Below are some NBA daily fantasy options that stand out for tonight’s slate using Awesemo Boom/Bust Tool and NBA DFS projections.

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Top Boom Candidates

Nikola Jokic: $11,400 DraftKings/$11,300 FanDuel | 35.7% DraftKings Boom/24.4% FanDuel Boom

Interestingly, the player who Awesemo projects to be the highest scorer on the slate also has one of the top “boom” percentages on the slate. In a matchup between Western Conference contenders, the Nuggets and Suns will face off in Phoenix. We are hoping the matchup brings the best out of MVP Nikola Jokic tonight.

He is questionable to play tonight, after missing last game with a wrist injury. However, if he is active, he will undoubtedly be one of the best plays on the slate. Jokic has averaged 28.9 points, 13.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks over his past seven games. Aaron Gordon would be a great play again if Jokic were to miss another game. Gordon finished with a team-high 28 points last time out.

Saddiq Bey: $5,600 DraftKings/$5,700 FanDuel | 33.3% DraftKings Boom/24.8% FanDuel Boom

The Awesemo Boom/Bust Tool gives Saddiq Bey the highest “boom” percentage on FanDuel and second-highest on DraftKings, behind only Jokic. After a poor shooting night, Bey comes into this game discounted, which is what we are looking for when trying to find value on these small slates. Despite shooting terribly last game, he still finished with 19.25 DraftKings NBA fantasy points. He is also only three games removed from a season-high in points (28). We have seen the Lakers have their fair share of defensive lapses this season, so we could see Bey get back on track in a strong way today.

DeMar DeRozan: $8,500 DraftKings/$8,500 FanDuel | 26.0% DraftKings Boom/21.0% FanDuel Boom

It’s safe to say DeMar DeRozan has enjoyed coming to Chicago. He has been great to begin the season, and the ball is in his hands often, operating with a usage rate above 30% most nights. DeRozan shoots around 20 shots, gets to the free throw line, and he fills the stat sheet with rebounds, assists and steals. In a matchup against the Knicks, another Eastern Conference contender, look for DeRozan and the Bulls to turn it up a level. Awesemo projects him to play over 35 minutes again tonight as well, which makes him a relatively safe play with upside.

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Top Bust Candidates

Russell Westbrook: $10,200 DraftKings/$9,500 FanDuel | 73.4% DraftKings Bust/74.2% FanDuel Bust

Having Russell Westbrook priced this high this season is a stretch. However, with LeBron James returning last game and likely playing today, it essentially makes Westbrook untouchable at this price. In LeBron’s return, Westbrook finished with 12 points, four rebounds and six assists. It’s almost as if both players need the ball in their hands to be successful. Weird. Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony is still wondering why he’s not taking the final shot of the quarter every time. Just stay away from Westbrook today.


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We also have FanDuel rankings, Yahoo! rankings and DraftKings ownership rankings for today's slate. Check out our NBA fantasy rankings today for fantasy points and values that are derived directly from Alex Baker's own NBA daily fantasy projections. Our NBA DFS projections today are updated regularly, including whenever any relevant news breaks. View our Yahoo! ownership projections, our DraftKings ownership and our FanDuel ownership projections. Looking for more NBA DFS advice today and the best NBA DFS tools?

Zach Brunner is the founder of FlurrySports and a featured sports betting and fantasy sports expert for numerous outlets. With an education in business, coaching and history education, he has taken a little bit from all of his experiences to give him a well-rounded, unique point of view in the sports industry. Follow him on Twitter @FantasyFlurry to keep up with other things he is doing.

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