The Grizzlies exhaled when they learned that Ja Morant only had a sprained knee instead of something much more devastating. Still, Morant's 24.1 points and 6.8 assists will be missed for Memphis on Sunday as it hosts the Kings at 6 p.m. ET. The Kings will also be shorthanded with Richaun Holmes out, Harrison Barnes doubtful and Maurice Harkless questionable to play. With so many absences, there are opportunities for unsung players to make impacts in Sunday's NBA DFS lineups.
Tyus Jones figures to be the next man up for the Grizzlies at the point guard position, and you can do far worse than a player with a 51-50-88 shooting split this year. As for the Kings, former No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III should log lots of minutes with so many injuries to Sacramento's frontcourt. Before making any NBA DFS picks for Sunday, 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 Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. as one of his top NBA DFS selections on FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Porter Jr. had 23 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds to return over 9x value on DraftKings and over 8x value 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 28 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 28
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sunday includes Kings center Alex Len at $3,500 on DraftKings and $4,300 on FanDuel. The various Kings injuries should benefit Len who has started the last two games. He's averaging 12 points and 5.5 rebounds as a starter compared to 6.2 points and 4.1 boards as a reserve.
What also will definitely help Len on Sunday is going up against the Grizzlies. Memphis has been torched by opposing centers this season as it's allowed the most DFS points on FanDuel and the second-most on DraftKings. The Grizzlies just allowed Clint Capela of Atlanta to post a monster 23-point, 17-rebound stat line and they are allowing the most points per game of all 30 NBA teams. Len is in a prime position so you can see why McClure is high on him.
Another key in McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Grizzlies guard De'Anthony Melton at $3,700 on DraftKings and $4,500 on FanDuel. Melton is having the best season of his career with career-highs of 9.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.
Everyone on the Grizzlies will have to step up their games without Morant and Melton has shown the ability to go off on any given night. He has three games with 20-plus points this season and is facing a soft defense as Sacramento ranks 26th in points allowed. Melton also had success the last time he faced the Kings which came in May of last season. He filled up the box score with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, November 28
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.