NBA has begun with fire and fury and some of the best players have already made their mark while some youngsters have shown they are the future. In this game, the reigning MVP Nikola Jokic takes on a rebuilding Cavs to further the journey of the NBA. More about DEN vs CLE Dream11 such as injury report, stats, and projected fantasy points will be given here.
Nuggets notched a win versus Spurs in the last game mostly on the back of a strong Nikola Jokic performance. In the absence of Murray, Barton and Morris share the ad-hoc playmaking abilities and despite the wins, the team is showing some concerns. One of the concerns is the lack of depth through the bench. The bench may not be terrible but it isn’t convincing either especially in long term. If the team makes the playoffs then surely they will need a more viable bench unit?
Cleveland comes off after a strong win against the Hawks. Cavaliers are rebuilding ever since LeBron left. They have been one of the worst squads in the league record-wise and the situation may not change soon. Defensive holes, unclear offensive roles, team rifts, have all plagued the Cavs. Will this season be different?
Home: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Cleveland Cavaliers
Match Timing: 26 October, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Ball Arena
The contest will take place at Ball Arena which is the home floor of the Denver Nuggets. It has a seating capacity of 20,000.
Denver Nuggets | Cleveland Cavaliers
Games: 02 | 03
Wins: 02| 01
Defeats: 00| 02
Nikola Jokic is a dream fantasy player and option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scheme.
Evan Mobley has shown some strong offense and defense so far.
*last game stats*
Nikola Jokic (DEN)
Nikola has begun from where he left off in the last season. The reigning MVP has continued to have heavy returns in terms of stat-sheet. The Center may end up leading the Nuggets again in points, rebounds, and assists, he is a treasure trove of production for Fantasy lovers.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-72
Evan Mobley (CLE)
Mobley has started his NBA career with a bang. The number three pick has scored more than 13 points in the first three games of his career and has 7 blocks in those games too. He is also battling on the boards, averaging 8.3 RPG so far.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-43
Will Barton (DEN)
Barton has done a great job at scoring, rebounding, and playmaking to start the season. In absence of Jamal, more will be needed out of him. The guard can have a 13-16 PPG season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-38
Ricky Rubio (CLE)
Rubio has continued to be an assists machine and has notched 10 assists twice in the season already. The guard also banged home a ton of points in the last match and continues to be an alluring fantasy pick
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-47
Michael Porter Jr (DEN)
Porter is coming into this game after a 3/10 shooting game. The young Forward had a breakout 2020-21 season and will be expected to find his rhythm soon.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35
Collin Sexton (CLE)
Collin is a guard with a shoot-first mentality. He is not a typical guard playmaker but can score in a myriad of ways. He followed his 33-point performance by scoring 12 in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-43
Aaron Gordon (DEN)
Aaron is not the most assertive player and is a bit of an opportunist at that end. However, he produces quality minutes and does things that usually don’t reflect in the basic stat sheet.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-35
Jarrett Allen (CLE)
Allen is a terrific defender who blocks a ton of shots. The athletic Center can also provide offense inside and is averaging around 15 PPG to begin the season. He is also a great rebounder and after a couple of so-so rebounding games, he emerged big time in the win against Hawks.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-40
Monte Morris is a viable scorer and has done well filling in for Jamal Murray so far. He shifted to a starting role from a bench role in the wake of Jamal’s absence.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-19
Lauri Markkanen (CLE)
Markkanen is coming off a terrible shooting game, going 3/15 from the floor. The Forward’s career has taken a hit because of injuries and inconsistent playing time but he still has plenty of time to mark a resurgence.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40
Facundo has been relegated to a bench role this season and his minutes have suffered. Can he still be effective?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-22
OTHER MAJOR PICKS
JaMychal Green (DEN) poured in 9 points in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-19
Kevin Love(CLE) scooped up 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-26
PF: Aaron Gordon
SF: Michael Porter Jr.
C: Nikola Jokic
SG: Will Barton
PG: Monte Morris
BENCH: Jamal Muray, PJ Dozier, Jeff Green, Austin Rivers, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Tarik Black, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Nah’shon Hyland, Vlatko Cancar.
Denver Nuggets Squad: Nikola Jokic, Jamal Muray, Michael Porter Jr., Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Facundo Campazzo, Monte Morris, PJ Dozier, Jeff Green, Austin Rivers, JaMychal Green, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Nah’shon Hyland, Vlatko Cancar.
PF: Evan Mobley
SF: Lauri Markkanen
C: Jarrett Allen
SG: Collin Sexton
PG: Ricky Rubio
BENCH: Darius Garland, Ed Davis, Tacko Fall, Kevin Love, RJ Nembhard Jr., Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Kevin Pangos, Lamar Stevens, Denzel Valentine, Dean Wade, Dylan Windler.
Cleveland Cavaliers Squad: Evan Mobley, Lauri Markkanen, Jarrett Allen, Collin Sexton, Ricky Rubio, Darius Garland, Ed Davis, Tacko Fall, Kevin Love, RJ Nembhard Jr., Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, Kevin Pangos, Lamar Stevens, Denzel Valentine, Dean Wade, Dylan Windler.
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