NBA DFS News and Picks Christmas Edition


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Injury Watch/Effects:

  • Lebron James and Anthony Davis are questionable today, if Anthony Davis were to miss expect Kyle Kuzma and Jared Dudley to see more minutes. If Lebron James were to miss expect Rajon Rondo to get the start and Alex Caruso to get a bump in minutes.

  • Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol are still out questionable and Norman Powell is for the Raptors expect Kyle Lowrey to see increased usage and Serge Ibaka to continue to draw the start for Marc Gasol, RHJ continues to be a solid value play.

  • Eric Bledsoe is out today expect Giannis and Khris Middleton to see increased usage.

  • Marcus Smart is out today with Gordon Hayward scheduled to make his return he should soak up this usage.

  • Kevon Looney is out today WCS minutes become more stable while Marquise Chriss, Omari Spellman get some additional minutes.


Cash Targets:

Alec Burks, Danuel House Jr., Khris Middleton, Russell Westbrook, Montrezl Harrell.


My Favorites:

PG:

Russell Westbrook - at a top 5 raw point projection RWB comes in at a relatively cheep price tag only thing that worries me with RWB is the blow out risk when playing GSW but RWB should be able to hit value for cash games even in the case of a blow out just gives me hesitation in my GPP exposure.


Alec Burks - Some how Draftkings has left his price in the mid 5k price range even though he has had back to back 40 DK point nights and now gets a match up against the fantasy friendly rockets who are one of the fastest teams in terms of pace in the league.


SG:

D'Angelo Russell - In a pace up spot on a 5 game slate where Russell is projecting to be under owned I love spots like this for players with ceilings like Russell, I'll take a stab at someone with 50 point upside any day especially in fast paced match ups on shorter slates.


Fred Vanvleet - With over a fantasy point per minute production and cheaper than Kyle Lowrey FVV becomes a great GPP play and even cash game consideration for me, yes the match up against Boston is not ideal he should draw the coverage of Keemba Walker instead of Jaylen Brown which would be to his advantage.


SF:

Khris Middleton - with the absence of Eric Bledsoe the Bucks with lean on Middleton and Giannis even more in terms of usage, I don't know bout you but I hardly ever play Giannis especially when I know he is going to be chalk.


Danuel House Jr. - House is great cheep value and is pretty much blow out proof which with the Rockets being -11 point favorites is a legitimate concern for the other Rocket players.


PF:

James Ennis - On a 5 game slate with no glaring value plays as of now Ennis becomes one of the most viable cheep punts at stone min price on Draft Kings.


Paul Millsap - With the Pelicans being bottom 5 at defensive efficiency vs the position and knowing Millsap's potential ceiling paired with his hard to project minutes this makes him a great GPP play for me.


C:

Montrezl Harrell - Simply under priced, even though the Lakers and Anthony Davis will be a tough match up for Harrell the Clippers will need his size assuming AD can play, expect Harrell's minutes to get into the 30's if AD is a go.


Willie Cauley- Stein - at only 4.2k on DK and now the absence of Kevon Looney WCS is a good value play in an game up in pace with minutes that I can be more confident in.


Value:

James Ennis, Danuel House Jr., Willie Cauley Stein, Lonzo Ball, P.J Tucker.


GPP Plays:

Jokic, Embiid, DAR, FVV, Millsap.


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