NBA DFS Playbook – 12/16

Blake Griffin

This week in NBA DFS is going to be a weird one. Only four games yesterday, twelve games tonight, and only three tomorrow. I think six is the sweet spot for DFS. That allows for less variance, but enough guys to where if you miss out on one or two it doesn’t end your night. Tonight features a lot of guys at their lowest salary on the year. Let’s take advantage of that and continue to build that bankroll.


Point Guard

Stephen Curry ($10,700)

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Now that Golden State has lost, the pressure is finally off of them go 82-0. I say that statement with my eye rolling so far into the back of my head that they might actually pop out. Look for a bounce back game for Steph and company against a fast paced offense. He’s pricey but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him drop 40 points.

Raymond Felton ($5,200)

Felton is a guy nobody ever wants to put in their lineup, but I most certainly do tonight. Hes’s a great GPP play now that he’s getting the heavy minutes in the Dallas backcourt. The Pacers aren’t the best matchup for Felton, but you cant argue with the production he’s gotten over the past five games.


Shooting Guard

Jimmy Butler ($7,500)

Derrick Rose sucks, let’s just get that out the way. the frontcourt of Memphis is still solid. Their backcourt, however, hasn’t been great over the past couple of weeks. They’re still trying to figure out their rotation and Butler is capable of dropping 30 points on any night. I like that he’s cheaper tonight than normal as well, so I’m playing him with confidence.

Monta Ellis ($5,400)

Ellis is the definition of a GPP play in my book. He can either put up 35 fantasy points, or get you 12. He’s a heartbreaker but I am always a sucker for revenge games. Paul George will be playing more against Dirk Nowitzki tonight and they’ll need the outside scoring.


Small Forward

Bojan Bogdanovic ($4,600)

I know Luol Deng is back playing for Miami, but Bojan has been playing a ton lately. He’s very hit or miss, so I’m not crazy about him for cash games, but Miami sucks at guarding the wings. He’ll get extra minutes with Shane Larkin not getting as much playing time, so I’ll plug him into a GPP and hope for the best.

Kevin Durant ($10,200)

This is about as cheap as you’ll get KD all year. Portland has played surprisingly well enough, but they don’t have anyone to keep up with Durant. Russell Westbrook will be running around like a madman tonight, which also makes him a solid play, but he’s got the tastier matchup.


Power Forward

Blake Griffin ($9,000)

I’m going back to the well tonight on this one. Blake has a monster game on Monday, and I expect much of the same tonight. Their offense is better when he is the focal point, and they leaned on him the most when they needed to come back and win in OT. He’s also got one of the highest floors of any player, so he’s a lock in all cash games.

Draymond Green ($8,500)

This is about as high as I am going to pay for Green, but I have no problem doing so tonight. He’s always a threat for a triple-double on any given night. He has back-to-back games of over 45 fantasy points, and he’ll get a ton of minutes because Phoenix loves to play small. He’s got the upside you want to see in a GPP tonight.



Al Horford ($6,500)

A big man with 20/10 upside that is cheap and going against the Sixers? I don’t think I need to really do much more to convince anyone to play him.

Nikola Vucevic ($6,800)

Vucevic has been blowing his salary out the water lately, so I’m going to continue riding his hot hand. The Hornets are still without Al Jefferson, so he’s going to dominate the paint tonight. I got a gut feeling he’ll make a lot of people very happy at the end of the night.



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