NBA DFS Playbook – 12/14

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Tonight slate of NBA DFS’s games offer some interesting plays. I would never imagine wanting Matt Barnes in a lineup, but here I am recommending him. I guess that just means I’d sell my soul to the devil if I thought it would benefit me. Let take this ten game slate and make the most out of it.

 

Point Guard

Damian Lillard ($8,800)

It’s no secret I love playing a Lillard/C.J. McCollum lineup whevener Portland plays. Most of the time it’s because I know they have a high ceiling to match their high floor with all of the minutes they get every night. Lillard gets to go against a mediocre Pelicans backcourt that doesn’t have a shred of athleticism like Lillard does. He’s my number one play in cash games tonight.

John Wall ($9,700)

If you’re not paying up for John Wall by now, then you’re doing NBA DFS wrong. He’s been on an absolute tear and is well worth the cash. Until he’s over $10,000 or his production drops, he’ll be in my lineups.

 

Shooting Guard

James Harden ($10,800)

I still believe this is James Harden’s world and we are all living in it. I know he hasn’t been as consistent or explosive at time this season, but the matchup is too good to fade tonight. He’s still expensive but I like to double-down on Harden if he has a bad stretch of games. When he hits, he hits it real big.

Will Barton ($6,200)

Barton has made a lot of people a lot of money this fantasy season. I was never crazy about his minutes, but there’s no denying he’s been the best player on the team. Houston doesn’t really play defense, and you can count on 30 fantasy points as his floor tonight.

 

Small Forward

Matt Barnes ($4,300)

If you couldn’t tell by my intro, I hate Matt Barnes. I don’t like him as a person, and I wouldn’t want him as my teammate. He’s a goon, but a talented enough goon that’s made a career playing defense and making the most of his opportunities. Barnes is doing just that now that he’s cracked the starting lineup and the Wizards are terrible at defending the wings. I love him as a value tonight.

Bojan Bogdanovic ($4,700)

He’s another starting SF that costs next to nothing. He could very easily put up 20 real points tonight, and you cant ask for much more than that. I love Bojan as a GPP guy that allows me to stack some of the higher priced guys.

 

Power Forward

Blake Griffin ($9,100)

Everyone is going to see this matchup and backaway. I, on the other hand, am going full throttle at it tonight with Blake. I believe Andre Drummond and DeAndre Jordan will be so wrapped up with one another that Blake will fly under the radar and have a great night. He’s underpriced on DK, and Detroit doesn’t have the athleticism to keep up with Blake the whole game.

Anthony Davis ($10,600)

This is a dream matchup tonight for Davis. After a hot streak of four 50+ fantasy point games, he fell off with two duds. Tonight should set him back on the right track going up against a terrible and underside Portland frontcourt. He’s expensive but well worth the money if you can fit him in tonight.  

Center

Nikola Vucevic ($6,800)

Vucevic is my sneaky play of the night. Many people will be off him with the price decrease and the minutes decrease. If you watched the Magic’s previous game, you would see everybody only played 20 minutes because that game was over by the second quarter. Take advantage of the price decrease and plug him into your lineup.

Zaza Pachulia ($6,000)

It’s close between Zaza and Alex Len, so I have no problem with going either way, but I think Zaza has more upside tonight. He has back to back 30 point fantasy games, and Tyson Chandler is coming off the bench tonight as of this writing. He’s got the body to box out Len and gobble up every board that comes his way tonight.  

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