Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook – 12/5

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After a light night of hoops, we are back in full swing for a lot of options tonight in daily fantasy basketball. Twelve games are slated for this evening and all but one game has an over/under of 190 points. As usual, I have multiple guys at each position I like. All of my prices are according to DraftKings. Good luck!

Point Guard

Kyle Lowry ($9,400) – Lowry has been damn near unstoppable lately. He’s my number one guy tonight at the position. Three of his last five games he’s dropped at least 50 fantasy points, and hasn’t scored below 40 over his last four games.

Goran Dragic ($7,400) – I like Dragic a lot tonight, but I like him even more if Isaiah Thomas is out. It’s up in the air as of this writing if Thomas plays, so keep an eye out for it. He’s an absolute steal at this price if he’s running the show with IT2.

Zach LaVine ($4,200) – Mo “Money” Williams is out tonight with his back acting up. LaVine will get the start. While it may not be a sexy play, he’ll still get the minutes and opportunity to produce against the Rockets. I think he’s a solid GPP play.

 

Shooting Guard

Joe Johnson ($6,100) – Johnson isn’t exactly a great fantasy player because he doesn’t do much outside of score. I have a sneaky feeling tonight though he will payoff more than his middle-of-the-road pricing.

Rodney Stuckey ($4,600) – Stuckey will be out of a lot of lineups tonight, but I am much more confident in him because he did well against Portland. Use him as a sneaky GPP play.

Bradley Beal ($5,800) – Beal has been hot and cold, but he looked really good last game against the Lakers. I know, it’s the Lakers, but that should do wonders for his confidence. With so little SG’s that I actually like tonight, Beal is one of the better options.

 

Small Forward

Gordon Hayward ($7,800) – Hayward is the only guy I will pay up for at the position tonight. There are too many values to go any higher. But Hayward has a nice matchup against Orlando, and he should be taking more shots with Alec Burks out.

K.J. McDaniels ($5,700) – Maybe the Sixers first win of the season will spark them into winning more than five games this season…yeah probably not. But McDaniels is a must play because of addition by subtraction. No Tony Wroten or Alexey Shved means more minutes and opportunities tonight.

Jabari Parker ($5,300) – I know Parker laid a turd on the court the other night, but his price is simply too low to pass up on this evening. He has the potential to score 30 points and I don’t want to miss out on that, especially with such a low investment.

 

Power Forward

Dirk Nowitzki ($6,200) – I don’t care how highly owned he is tonight, Dirk should be in every lineup. That is criminal for his price to be that low. Plug him in and don’t question it.

Derrick Favors ($7,400) – I only like Favors if you’re not going with Hayward. He’s been solid over the past ten games, and the Magic may be without Nikola Vucevic. If Vucevic is out, Favors becomes a great play with a much higher ceiling.

Reggie Evans ($4,200) – It kills me to recommend a player who may only score 5 points…but he is also someone who can grab 20 rebounds. Since Boogie is still out until next week, Evans makes for a great value play tonight. I’ll have him in most my lineups.

 

Center 

Brook Lopez ($6,700) – Lopez has a great matchup tonight and is cheaper than I would expect him to be. Not too many big men I like tonight so I’m pretty much going with him in all my lineups except for one other guy. Speaking of which…

Jordan Hill ($6,500) – This is my other guy. I have been crazy high on Hill all season, and I see no reason why I should feel any different tonight. Hill has been great this season and Boston’s bigs don’t scare me.

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