Winners of nine straight, the Phoenix Suns are finally resembling the team that advanced to the NBA Finals last season. They have the second-best record in the league and have achieved that ranking behind the All-Star backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Both players appear well on their way to being All-Stars again this season and will be one of the most popular NBA DFS stacks for Wednesday. That’s because they get to take on a Mavericks team devoid of its best player as Luka Doncic (knee, ankle) will be sidelined.
Against a depleted Dallas squad, are there any other Suns players worthy of slotting into your NBA DFS lineups? And who on the Mavs will step up in Doncic’s absence as somebody has to replace the 25-8-8 stat line he’s putting up this year? Before locking in your NBA DFS picks for Wednesday, 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 Tuesday, McClure listed Clippers forward Paul George as one of his top NBA DFS picks on FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: George went off for 34 points, nine rebounds and four assists to return 53.25 points on DraftKings and 50.8 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 Wednesday, November 17 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 Wednesday, November 17
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Wednesday is Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson at $5,700 on DraftKings and $6,500 on FanDuel. Brunson has scored 17 points in back-to-back games and is riding a seven-game streak of scoring in double-figures.
The former Villanova star should also be the biggest benefactor from Doncic being out Wednesday. While Doncic is Dallas’ primary ballhandler, Brunson is the secondary one so he’ll assume Doncic’s role as the Mavericks’ top playmaker. He’s already having a career year as his averages in points (15.1), rebounds (4.4) and assists (4.7) are all career-highs. With the increased role he’ll have tonight, Brunson should easily push his double-digit points streak to eight games.
Part of McClure’s NBA DFS strategy also includes rostering Thunder guard Josh Giddey ($6,200 on DraftKings, $5,300 on FanDuel). The No. 6 overall draft pick is filling up stat sheets with averages of 9.0 points, 6.6 rebounds. 6.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He is one of 10 NBA players averaging over 6.0 rebounds and assists this season.
Giddey should take advantage of a Rockets defense on Wednesday that is allowing the third-most points in the NBA. Houston has been especially victimized by opposing point guards which is the role OKC is primarily using the Australian rookie in. The Rockets have allowed more Fantasy points to opposing PGs than any other team on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Giddey had just six points in his first game vs. Houston, but that came in just his second-ever NBA game so look for a more seasoned player to exploit the Rockets on Wednesday.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Wednesday, November 17
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Wednesday 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 Wednesday? 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.