DFS – Fantasy Basketball – NBA DraftKings Initial Lineup – 12/18/18
UPDATED (6:13 PM) - Hi Everyone! Made some changes to the lineup. I'm really going to hammer down on this WAS/ATL matchup as we're going with 3 players from each side now. To fill out the roster, we're going with J.J. Barea & D'Angelo Russell. Barea should get more minutes with Smith Jr. out and you have to think Russell is going to try and go off for a big game against his former team. Good Luck!
Here is the initial lineup I have for tonight's NBA DraftKings Contests that start at 7:00pm.
I'm not going to deep into my lineup as of right now as I'm most likely going to make some changes when I get home from work today.
Here are some of my thoughts:
WAS/ATL - John Wall/Bradley Beal are obviously expensive but it’s going to be hard to fade both in their matchup agianst the Hawks. Right now, I’m paying up for Wall and if I think this game is going to stay close (currently just a -2.5 spread in favor of WAS) I might try to get Beal in the lineup also. I currently have Ariza in there as I think he could be a steal tonight at this price, especially as I expect him to start. For Atlanta, I love the bigs in this matchup and currently have both Collins & Dedmon in my lineup.
LAL/BKN - I'm a bit nervous rostering a bunch of Lakers concerning they are playing their 3rd game in 4 nights (all on the road). If I'm going to roster the Lakers, it will be with their bigs (Kuzma & McGee) as the matchup agianst Brooklyn doesn't get much better and currently I have McGee in even though we need to monitor his status as he is a GTD. I really like what Brooklyn brings to the table tonight against what should be a tired Lakers team. I currently have Harris in but I see myself possibility adding a few others players later.
CLE/IND - This is another matchup where some Indiana players have some great matchups however, there is major blowout risk here. I’m not against targeting some players in this matchup but I think the other matchups bring more upside.
DAL/DEN - Denver is riddled with injuries as of right now and with Hernangomez now questionable, this could lead to some major value. I love Morris in this spot and might add in a few others depending on if we get more injury news prior to the slate starting. For Dallas, it's hard to go against Doncic as of right now as he has put up 49+ DraftKings points in 2 of his last 3 games and is still has a very reasonable price tag.
Check back later for updates.