During the Milwaukee Bucks‘ title run last season, Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the team’s final two Eastern Conference Finals games against the Atlanta Hawks with a knee injury. In the three games prior, he averaged 30.7 points and 10.7 rebounds while he made nearly 60 percent of his field goal attempts. When he returned from the injury in the NBA Finals against Phoenix, he finished with an impressive 17 rebounds, but shot just 6-for-11 from the field and had to battle for the 20 points he came away with.
Antetokounmpo missed Milwaukee’s last game against Boston with an ankle injury and is probable on Sunday when the team plays Atlanta. The Bucks are an underwhelming 6-7 this season, but the Hawks are even worse, at 4-9. Is Antetokounmpo a smart selection for your NBA DFS lineups on Sunday? Before you spend big on any superstars with your NBA DFS picks, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine’s Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He’s also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account.
This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
On Saturday, McClure listed Wizards guard Spencer Dinwiddie as one of his top NBA DFS picks on FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Dinwiddie had his second-best game of the season, recording 23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and a block to return 49.25 points on DraftKings and over 45 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, November 14 NBA DFS slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Sunday, November 14
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Sunday is Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum at $7,500 on DraftKings and $7,600 on FanDuel. McCollum is actually playing below his averages from last season, but he is Portland’s top scorer with 20.7 points per game, and he makes the most 3-pointers on a per-game basis with 3.2.
Portland plays at Denver on Sunday and the Nuggets have been tough defensively this season, particularly at home. Still, McCollum knocked down over 46 percent of his shots from the field in Portland’s postseason matchup with Denver, averaging 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists in that series. Without Michael Porter Jr. available, the Nuggets are a bit short-handed and McCollum should be able to create scoring opportunities.
Another key in McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes stacking McCollum with Portland sixth man Anfernee Simons ($3,500 on DraftKings, $4,200 on FanDuel). Simons has had a quiet run of play over his last three games, but in his five prior appearances, he averaged 15.4 points with two assists and two rebounds per game.
Blazers star Damian Lillard has been a confirmed scratch for Sunday with an abdominal injury, so Simons is set for more minutes. For the season, Simons is averaging 11.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He’s a complete steal at this price point, so confidently lock Simons in your NBA DFS lineups on Sunday.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, November 14
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.