NBA DFS: Targets for 12/14 With A Twist

It’s just a 5-game slate for tonight’s NBA DFS games, but there was something I noticed when looking at them. Each game has a team with a winning record, and losing record. For today’s targets, I’ll go over one player from each team with a losing record. With a limited amount of games, comes a limited amount of players for our choosing and many of them are not high-priced. You could probably leave a chunk of change on the table and still do well. Don’t over think it and feel as if you need to spend every last dollar.

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Atlanta Hawks (6-21) vs. Detroit Pistons (14-13) 

Taurean Prince

FanDuel: $6,000 (SF)

DraftKings: $5,700 (SF)

It’s been almost a month since we’ve seen Prince’s price at $6k, but he’s been making value as of late. He looks to be able to do what you need for his price if he gets at least 30 minutes on the court. In the Hawks’ last game against the Cavaliers, Prince broke out for 24 points in just under 30 minutes. Tonight’s game against the Pistons will be different. The pace of the game won’t be as fast as the Cavs. The Pistons defense is average, but if you want to roster a player against them, I think small forward is where you want to go.


Brooklyn Nets (11-15) vs. New York Knicks (14-13)

Spencer Dinwiddie

FanDuel: $7,700 (PG)

DraftKings: $6,700 (PG)

Both Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell have been out with injuries, Dinwiddie’s been a nice target under $8k when the matchup is right, like tonight in this New York City rivalry. The Knicks aren’t particularly good against opposing point guards, so you can usual pencil them in as a target. The Nets are still in the top 10 in the NBA when it comes to points scored per game. This game should be a close one, and could be similar to what we saw with the Knicks and Lakers from the other night. Dinwiddie’s capable of having big games, and tonight’s game could be another one of them.


Los Angeles Lakers (10-16) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (20-8)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

FanDuel: $5,900 (SG)

DraftKings: $6,000 (SG)

KCP is a nice compliment to a young, Lakers team. This will be the Lakers’ fourth road game in a row, and it’s a big one in Cleveland. KCP had 24 points in their overtime loss against the Knicks, and has a chance of scoring 20 or more tonight. He’s also been consistent with steals lately, averaging 2.5 per game in the last four games. He keeps turnovers to a minimum, which gives him another boost for his fantasy points.You can roster backcourts against the Cavs and the Lakers will want to put out their best, especially with this game being nationally televised on TNT.


Sacramento Kings (9-18) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (16-12)

Zach Randolph

FanDuel: $7,500 (PF)

DraftKings: $6,800 (PF)

Randolph’s production has really jumped up, and his price has along with it. He scored over 50 fantasy points (on both sites) against the Pelicans, and it’s safe to say that’s his ceiling. But, I also don’t think that we should be surprised to see him make value, at the very least. Both the Timberwolves and Kings are in the bottom six in the NBA when it comes to offensive rebounds. If Randolph can take advantage of that and get another double-digit rebound night, he should be a fine play.


Dallas Mavericks (8-20) @ Golden State Warriors (22-6)

Harrison Barnes

FanDuel: $6,600 (SF)

DraftKings: $6,700 (SF)

Saving the best for last, because I’m a sucker for revenge games. Harrison Barnes will be in his old stomping grounds. He’s not someone you always look to roster, but with the Mavericks playing against a team that like the Warriors do, they’ll be opportunities here. Also, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Zaza Pachulia have all been ruled OUT for this game. Barnes should be more chances at scoring and rebounding.


Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!



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