For daily fantasy owners filling out an NBA lineup on Friday, November 13, everything is going to hinge on Russell Westbrook. The Oklahoma City Thunder electrifying point guard has been a DraftKings monster this season, averaging 25.8 points, 10.9 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals (55.8 DraftKings points) on a usage rate of 33.7. Now with Kevin Durant sidelined for at least a week, he's expected to see an even larger workload--his usage percentage without Durant last year was a staggering 40.1. Throw in the fact that he's going up against T.J. McConnell and the hapless 76ers on Friday, and he's going to be an extremely popular play. But at a whopping $11,600--$800 up from last game--you're going to have to make sacrifices throughout your entire lineup to afford him. So, do you go with Westbrook and hope the triple-double machine makes up for your other weaker positions? Or do you bench him and create a little more balance? Click to the right for my ideal lineup and advice. (Getty)
There are 11 games on the slate for Friday, November 13. Take a look at the best lineup choices for DraftKings' daily fantasy basketball contests.