DFS – Fantasy Basketball – NBA DraftKings Initial Lineup – 12/15/18
Here are my thoughts for tonight’s NBA DraftKings “Featured” Slate that starts at 7:00pm. I’m keeping it pretty short today as I have to get some other things done this AM, but I’ll have a solid two hours prior to tip-off to ensure we’re finding the top matchups tonight.
We have a 6-game state tonight and my biggest question right now is if I’m going to fit in both Westbrook/LeBron in my lineups tonight.
Remember, as a bunch of news generally breaks throughout the day, please check back around 6/6:30pm as I’ll most likely make updates to the lineup.
At the PG position, I want Russell Westbrook in my lineups tonight as not only do I think Oklahoma City will come out firing after dropping a tough on at home to Denver last night, but Westerbook was really fired up at the end of game in his dust up with Jamal Murray. This matchup against the Clippers is a solid one and Westbrook put up a solid 56 DraftKings point performance agianst the Clippers earlier this season.
Jeremy Lamb has been a solid contributor for the Hornets and you have to like his changes to repeat his 36.25 DraftKings point performance that he had last night agianst the Knicks, in his great matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Zack LaVine is listed as doubtful and I think this opens the opportunity for Justin Holiday to have a big game. Holiday seems like his minutes are safe under the Bulls new head coach as he has seen 34 & 38 minutes in his two games and as he should have more of a role in the offense if LaVine is out, I think he is a great value play tonight.
Taj Gibson is out for Minnesota tonight so as what will make Dario Saric a very popular play today as he’ll absorb most of Gibson’s minutes. Saric has the ability to put up big games and as he is just $4,600, he seems almost like a must-play tonight.
The Celtics are really thin in the front-court and I’m currently rolling with Andre Drummond who averaged 18.0 rpg against the Celtics last season. Drummond should be able to dominate the likes of Theis/Williams for the Celtics and I think he has great value in a game that he can easily put up 20 pts/20 reb tonight.
Nicolas Batum has had a disappointing season however, I’m encouraged from his performance last night in which he put up 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Lakers are a solid matchup for Batum and as he his priced has dipped under $5,000, I like the value and upside he brings tonight.
I’ll have to monitor the Suns injuries as Booker might be back and Josh Jackson looks questionable at the moment, however, if both are out, I really like TJ Warren tonight. Warren is fully back from his injury and put up a solid 30 points, 3 rebound, 3 assist performance in 35 minutes agianst Dallas on Thursday.
Terry Rozier continues to see enough minutes to be a productive fantasy player as he has seen at least 24 minutes in each of his last 5 games and in that span, has put up four 30+ DraftKings point performances. The Pistons rank just 27th in DEFF & 24th in DPRM vs. opposing PG’s and I can Rozier having another solid night
Check back later for updates!