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DEN vs PHI Dream11 Prediction NBA Projections, Daily Fantasy Basketball Team, Top Picks and Tips for Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers

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DEN vs PHI Dream11: These Franchises who will meet have here have graced the NBA floor for many decades now. In this game, a depleted Sixers team visits another depleted squad in Denver Nuggets. Philly has lost five games in a row without their Superstar Center Joel Embiid while Nuggets lost to Mavs in the last game but have done well overall this season.

Sixers look befuddled on both ends of the floor with Joel Embiid out due to COVID-19. Matias Thybulle’s absence has also caused a defensive hole. The team is heavily reliant upon Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris for offense while Seth Curry has been out-of-rhythm lately. The team has a plethora of guards such as Korkmaz and Milton apart from Curry and Maxey, but things aren’t clicking without Joel.

Denver has held fort without two of their stars in Jamal Murray and Michael Porter. Of course, having the reigning MVP Jokic helps their cause but role players like Will Barton and Aaron Gordon have stepped up in this situation. Jeff Green provides veteran production while the rest of the unit is getting playing time due to a lack of resources right now.

Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Philadelphia 76ers

Match Timing: 19 November, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Ball Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Nuggets are hanging on
Nuggets’ calling card is their defense. The team allows the least points per game with around 98 PPG only and has kept teams under the 100 points mark in more than half of their total games. This defense combined with the all-around play of Jokic has been one of the reasons why they have been able to scrape victories. With no Murray and Porter Jr. around, the team scores just around 103 points per game, which is among bottom ten so it is the defense that has kept them alive.

No Embiid, no gains

Sixers have allowed teams to score 115-120 points continuously during their five-game skid. It is obvious that Embiid provides them the defensive integrity and also plays big on offense. The offensive side has also been underwhelming with the Sixers not getting quality looks they got with Embiid who engaged the defense in multiple ways. Perhaps, the value of Ben Simmons can be realized now who could at least address defensive issues and open up passing lanes.

Philadelphia 76ers | Denver Nuggets

Games: 15| 14
Wins: 08| 09
Defeats: 07| 05

Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • Will Barton is PROBABLE for the game.
  • Zeke Nnaji is DOUBTFUL for the game.
  • Jamal Murray is still progressing from his knee injury and is not expected to be back soon. He will be OUT for this game.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is OUT for this game.
  • Vlatko Cancar is OUT for this game.

PF: Aaron Gordon    SF: Jeff Green
C: Nikola Jokic
SG: Will Barton      PG: Monte Morris

BENCH: PJ Dozier, Austin Rivers, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, , Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Nah’shon Hyland.

Philadephia 76ers Team News

  • Danny Green is OUT for the game.
  • Joel Embiid is OUT for the match.
  • Grant Riller is OUT for the match.
  • Matisse Thybulle is OUT for the game.
  • Isaiah Joe is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • Ben Simmons is OUT for an indefinite period due to disagreements between him and management.

Sixers Expected Starting Five
PF: Tobias Harris     SF: Seth Curry
C: Andre Drummond
SG: Shake Milton         PG: Tyrese Maxey

BENCH: Georges Niang, Charles Bassey, Gary Clark, Isaiah Joe, Furkan Korkmaz, Filip Petrusev, Paul Reed,  Jaden Springer.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 35
Rebounds: 16
Assists: 06
Blocks: 02
The All-Around Center has led Denver’s effort during most of the game and puts up a bunch of points, rebounds, and assists almost every game. The Center remains a fantasy machine and is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 60-77

Tobias Harris(PHI)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Blocks: 02
In absence of Joel, Tobias’ role becomes much more prominent in providing some semblance on both ends of the floor. Harris has scored more than 20 and 30 once in the last five games while pulling down 11 rebounds in two of those games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-49

Monte Morris(DEN)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 08
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

It is admirable how Monte Morris has adjusted to his starting role in absence of Jamal Murray. The guard has dished 4 assists thrice, 5 assists, and 8 assists once in the last five games. He has also scored between 8-17 points window in that period.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-36

Tyrese Maxey (PHI)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Muscular Tyrese Maxey has emerged as a superb point guard, while he is not the same defensive player as Ben Simmons, his offensive skill set is much varied. The guard has scored 24, 33, 32 among three of his stellar performances in the last five matches.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-43

Aaron Gordon (DEN)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Gordon is an athletic Forward who provides Nuggets with consistent production on both sides of the court. He is averaging 16 PPG for the last three games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-33

Shake Milton(PHI)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
When given a decent chunk of minutes, Milton has shown the ability to put up points. The guard has scored in 10-20 points range in the four of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

DEN vs PHI LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Jeff Green(DEN ) scooped up 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game.
  • Seth Curry(PHI) had 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists in the last match.
  • Andre Drummond(PHI) had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist 1 steal, 1 block in the last game.
  • Furkan Korkmaz(PHI) had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game.
  • Austin Rivers(DEN ) bagged 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last match
  • JaMychal Green(DEN ) scooped up 2 points,8 rebounds in the last game.
  • Isaiah Joe(PHI) had 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game.
  • Will Barton(DEN) who missed the last encounter has averaged around 17 points per game.

DEN vs PHI Dream11 Team

PG: M Morris, T Maxey
SG: S Curry
SF: F Korkmaz
PF: J Green, T Harris(PP)
C:   N Jokic(SP), A Drummond

Shubham Singh

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