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Fantasy basketball advice: NBA FanDuel sleepers/busts for Tuesday, Nov. 3

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First off, a quick introduction. If you don't know what FanDuel is, well, you're missing out. FanDuel is a site that offers daily fantasy sports games. Participants get a chance every day to select new players, fill out a lineup and, most importantly, win some cash. If you choose poorly Monday, you can come back Tuesday and try again. Easy as that. CClick here to enter a free league for news users today.

As for what we're doing in this space: The goal here will be to direct your attention toward some players who you might not otherwise consider. If you're here and reading this, then you already know that LeBron James is really good. But when filling out a roster you can't just pick out stars. You'll blow your cap and get stuck praying to the basketball gods that a guy like Kosta Koufos gets into the game. No, if you want to win, you have to take advantage of certain matchups -- and in order to do that you have to know where to look. That's what we're here for. Also, this space is going to be used to give you advice for the games on Tuesday, Nov 3. So, with that, let's get started.

3 players to target

Nikola Vucevic, C, Magic ($8,000): Orlando takes on a New Orleans team that, through less than a week of games, has the league's worst defensive rating. Making the matchup even better, the Pelicans are third in the NBA in pace. That means lots of opportunities for easy baskets for Vucevic.

Elfrid Payton, PG, Magic ($7,000): We'll stay in the Magic-Pelicans game for this one, and for good reason. The pace that New Orleans plays, and the team's defensive woes, are both mentioned above. Those stats are what you're looking for when it comes to trying to figure out which point guard to go with. Also, the Pelicans are allowing a league-high 58.5 FanDuel points to opposing point guards per game (via Rotowire).

Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, Nuggets ($5,400): The rookie point guard has looked good this year, and he gets a great matchup Tuesday night. Denver travels to Los Angeles to take on the hapless Lakers, owners of the NBA's fourth-worst defensive rating and pace. Also, Byron Scott's crew is surrendering 48.9 FanDuel points per game to opposing point guards, the third-highest number in the NBA.

3 players to avoid

Al Horford, C, Hawks ($7,500): Horford has to go against the massive front line of the Miami Heat on Tuesday, a team that can throw both Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside at him. It's no accident that the Heat are allowing opposing centers to register just 37.5 FanDuel points per game, the fifth-lowest number in the league. Miami plays at a slow pace and can pack the paint. It's not a good matchup for the talented Hawks big man.

Kobe Bryant, SG, Lakers ($7,700): Why his price is still so high is unclear. This year Bryant is averaging 17.3 points per game and shooting a horrific 31 percent from the field. Obviously, in this format we only care about the totals. But you can't be spending this much of your cap on a player who seemingly can't hit a shot, and is averaging less than two assists per game.

Kemba Walker, PG, Hornets ($7,300): Walker and the Hornets welcome the Bulls Tuesday night, and while Tom Thibodeau is no longer there, the team still knows how to defend. The Bulls have the NBA's fourth-best defensive rating, and have the ability to smother inefficient point guards like Walker with their size and quick feet. Expect Walker to have a rough go of it on Tuesday.

Other Notables

The Magic-Pelicans game is the one to target if you need to find a random player for your lineup. A lot of talented players in that one, and not much defense. ... With DeMarcus Cousins out for the Kings, feel free to lean on Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. ... Andre Drummond is expensive, but he's also going up against a thin and undersized Pacers front line.