There are 11 games listed for Friday's NBA DFS DraftKings and FanDuel Slates. Both slates begin at 7:00 p.m. EDT tonight. Let's look at the best players to target for both production and value this Friday, October 28.
NBA DFS Star Picks
Jusuf Nurkic, C, Portland Trail Blazers (DraftKings $7.2k, FanDuel $6.8k)
Jusuf Nurkic re-upped with the Trail Blazers this offseason after a solid 2021-22 campaign that was cut short by injury. Nurkic is currently averaging a double-double with averages of 10.8 points and 11.6 rebounds, but now with superstar point guard Damian Lillard set to miss at least a week, look for Nurkic to benefit. Last year in 30 games where Lillard was sidelined, Nurkic averaged 16.9 points and 11.5 rebounds. Expect the Blazers' big man to see his usage rise tonight against a young Rockets squad in Portland.
James Harden re-signed with the 76ers before the season, and he's been filling up the stat sheet in the first few games here. Harden averages 25 points, 8.2 boards, and a league-leading 9.6 dimes per game. The former MVP has been more aggressive on the offensive end this year, and he's a triple-double threat every night. With star teammate Joel Embiid listed as questionable, Harden has a chance to have a monster fantasy night. Even if Embiid plays, expect Harden to be a reliable option tonight against the Raptors on the road.
Other NBA DFS Star Picks: Bradley Beal, SG/PG, Washington Wizards (DraftKings $8.6k, FanDuel $7.8k), Kelly Oubre, SF/PF, Charlotte Hornets (DraftKings $6.0k, FanDuel $6.2k)
NBA DFS Value Picks
Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Utah Jazz (DraftKings $6.0k, FanDuel $5.8k)
Veteran Kelly Olynyk has looked comfortable in his first few games with his new team, and he's one of the better scorers on this squad. Utah traded four starters away this summer, and they will look to rebuild. Olynyk is one of the more experienced players on this team, and he's capable of producing well-rounded stat lines night in and night out. In the opener, the Gonzaga alum was in foul trouble, but since then, he's averaged 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. Look for him to get his numbers again tonight as his team travels to Denver to face the Nuggets.
Other NBA DFS Value Picks: Justise Winslow, SF/PF, Portland Trail Blazers (DraftKings $3.9k, FanDuel $5.0k), Shaedon Sharpe, PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers (DraftKings $4.4k, FanDuel $4.2k)