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NBA Daily Fantasy Picks - Nov. 17

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  • Zach LaVine
    Zach LaVine
    American professional basketball player

Ariel Epstein gives her DFS must-play, value play, and fade for the NBA slate on Wednesday, Nov. 17

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ARIEL EPSTEIN: Welcome to "Yahoo! Sports." I'm Ariel Epstein, here with your NBA Daily Fantasy Plays of the Day for Wednesday, November 17.

Let's start with a must-play. For $33, you've got to play the Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine. He's going up against the Portland Trail Blazers, who have not only allowed the sixth most points per game. They've also allowed the fourth most 3-pointers per game.

The way to figure out if you're going to play DeMar DeRozan or Zach LaVine is figuring out who the better 3-point shooter is, and that's Zach LaVine. LaVine is averaging 25 points per game, went up against the bottom 10 3-point defense. Take LaVine, $33.

A value play, a must-play-- Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Talen Horton-Tucker. He is only $15, going up against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks in their last five games ranked 23rd in defensive rating. Horton-Tucker has put up 17 and 28 points in his last two games. LeBron James is out until at least Friday with that abdominal strain. Once he comes back, you can't use Horton-Tucker anymore. Take him for $15.

My fade of the night is the Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. He's $39, going up against a top 10 defense in the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are top 10 defense because they have one of the best defensive players on their team in Lonzo Ball. Ball has limited three different stars to three field goals or less-- Julius Randle, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum. Do not take Damian Lillard tonight for $39.

To recap, Zach LaVine, $33 put him in your lineup; Talen Horton-Zucker, $15, great value; fade Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard tonight. Thanks for joining us here at "Yahoo! Sports" "Daily Fantasy" in the NBA. I'm Ariel Epstein. Good luck tonight.

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