FanDuel NBA Picks, Advice & Analysis for November 1


The first day of November delivers a solid slate from which to choose when putting together your FanDuel roster. Eight players have values of $9,200 or more, with Houston Rockets guard James Harden leading the way at $11,200. Some of those star players come with the caveat that they're facing difficult matchups tonight, beginning with Harden facing the Cleveland Cavaliers. But there's also the need to weigh just how much a team relies on their star player before committing a decent portion of one's $60,000 cap to one spot in the lineup.


In the case of Harden, he's clearly going to have opportunities to both score and distribute the basketball in Mike D'Antoni's system, regardless of who the Cavs assign to Harden defensively (J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert being likely possibilities). But if looking at a center such as DeMarcus Cousins ($9,900), two things need to be taken into consideration. One, Cousins and the Kings are in the second game of a road back-to-back after suffering a frustrating loss in Atlanta Monday night. Two, Cousins' matchup with Miami center Hassan Whiteside ($8,600) is no cakewalk, especially when considering how good Whiteside has been as well as the play of Miami's starting lineup as a whole.


So without further ado, here are some possibilities for your FanDuel lineup for Tuesday night's games. (Getty)