NBA season has a lot of surprises and enthralling performances for its basketball fans. In this match, the Denver Nuggets take on the Doncic-led Dallas Mavericks. More about DEN vs DAL Dream11 such as injury report, stats, and projected fantasy points will be given here.
Nuggets may not play with Nikola Jokic in this game, who is the heart and soul of the squad. Apart from Nikola’s hot start, Michael Porter Jr. has struggled to begin the season while Will Barton has chipped in with a couple of twenty points games. Aaron Gordon scooped twenty in his last game too while Morris had a huge night. Can Denver fend off Luka Doncic & co if Nikola is not playing?
Mavericks are largely led by Luka Doncic, who is an MVP type of player. The team has some glaring depth issues but has played well so far courtesy of different folks pitching in with contributions. The second option on offense is usually Tim Hardaway who pitches in 15-20 points regularly. Kleber, Brunson, and Finney-Smith will come into the contest after stellar performances so Dallas may be building some chemistry this season.
Home: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks
Match Timing: 30 October, @ 07:30 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 | Dallas Mavericks
Games: 04 | 04
Wins: 02| 03
Defeats: 03| 01
If Nikola Jokic doesn’t play then Michael Porter Jr. and Will Barton may chip in with big scores.
Luka Doncic is a dream fantasy player and option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scheme.
*last game stats*
Will Barton (DEN)
Barton has begun in a riveting fashion to start the season. He has picked up the major slack to cover the injury of Jamal Murray and has averaged 16.3 PPG so far. If Jokic doesn’t play, expect the ball a lot more in the hands of Will the Thrill.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46
Luka Doncic (DAL)
Once again, Luka is carrying the major load for the Mavs He is coming off a strong second-half performance versus Spurs and willed his team to win against a feisty team. Expect Luke to lead the team in multiple statistical categories again.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-43
Michael Porter Jr. (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
Jalen Bruson (DAL)
Brunson has a “Sixth Man” type of role for Dallas. He has had two strong games in a row and will like to continue more of the same as the team doesn’t have a lot of depth.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-47
Michael Porter Jr (DEN)
Michael has had a slow start to the 2021-22 season after a breakout 2020-21 window. He is only averaging 11.3 PPG so far while shooting a paltry 34% from the floor. Will Porter bounce back in this game?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35
Tim Hardaway Jr. (DAL)
Tim is the second option on offense for the Mavs and his isolation plays to create a lot of scoring opportunities. However, Tim is usually a score-only player and fantasy fans can’t expect him to do much on the rebounding and assists front regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-35
Aaron Gordon (DEN)
Gordon has performed a great role at the thin PF position for the Nuggets. He is not the most assertive player on the offense but if Jokic doesn’t play then his last game’s 20 points performance holds promise.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-35
Maxi had a strong game with 6 blocks against the Spurs. He provides a reliable amount of production at the big position and plays hard at both ends.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37
Morris is coming into the game after a strong performance versus Jazz. He will be expected to do more of the same as he is filling up the starting spot for dynamic Jamal Murray.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
Dorian will come into the game after having a huge night versus the Spurs. The Forward is one of the best defensive players for the Mavericks and can eke out points while scraping hard for boards.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40
Green is the sixth-man type of player for the team but is yet to have a strong scoring game. If Jokic doesn’t play then will he chip in with more?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-22
OTHER MAJOR PICKS
JaMychal Green (DEN) had 3 steals in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-19
Reggie Bullock(DAL) scooped up 7 points, 2 rebounds in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-20
Note: Nikola Jokic is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
PF: Aaron Gordon
SF: Michael Porter Jr.
C: JaMychal Green
SG: Will Barton
PG: Monte Morris
BENCH: Jamal Muray, PJ Dozier, Nikola Jokic, 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: Dorian Finney-Smith
SF: Reggie Bullock
C: Dwight Powell
SG: Tim Hardaway
PG: Luka Doncic
BENCH: Moses Brown, Trey Burke, Willie Cauley-Stein, Kristaps Porzingis, Boban Marjanovic, JaqQuori McLaughlin, Frank Ntilikina, Eugene Omoruyi, Maxi Kleber, Tyrell Terry.
Dallas Mavericks Squad: Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway, Reggie Bullock, Kristaps Porzingis, Maxi Kleber, Moses Brown, Sterling Brown, Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dorian Finney-Smith, Josh Green, Boban Marjanovic, JaqQuori McLaughlin, Frank Ntilikina, Eugene Omoruyi, Dwight Powell, Tyrell Terry.
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