DFS – Fantasy Basketball – NBA DraftKings Initial Lineup – 12/19/18
Updated (6:28 PM) - Decided that I'm going for a GPP lineup tonight as we can pay-up for Westbrook, George, & AD while still getting some quality players in the other positions. Image is updated! Good Luck!
We have a huge 12-game NBA DraftKings slate tonight that starts at 7:00pm!
I’m keeping my initial write-up pretty short as of right now as I’m positive many things will change as the day goes on.
I’ll be updating my lineup around 6:00-6:30pm so please check back later for any updates!
With Jaylin Brown currently listed as questionable, I really like both Terry Rozier & Marcus Smart if Brown can’t go. Phoenix has struggled agianst PG’s all season and as I think there is a good chance of a blowout, I think Rozier could see some extended minutes and he is more than capable of putting up 30+ DraftKings points. Smart’s minutes are generally safe and as he has upside if he shot is falling, I don’t mind taking a chance at his current price.
Buddy Hield was the only starter that came to play against Minnesota on Monday and with both Bogdanovic & Shumpert currently GTD’s, I think Hield is a solid play at just $6,400 this season. Hield put up an impressive 21 points in just 18 minutes against the Timberwolves and as I think he’ll see 30+ minutes tonight, I think he’ll hit value.
With both Randle and Mirotic looking like they are going to miss tonight’s game for the Pelicans, Anthony Davis could be in for a huge night agianst the Bucks in what should be a high-scoring affair. Davis should have an unreal usage rate tonight and if the Pelicans can keep this one close, I think we could see one of the better individual DFS performances of the season tonight in Davis.
Larry Nance Jr. got the start last night and certainly didn’t disappoint as he finished with a monster 53.0 DraftKings performance. Nance Jr. has a nice matchup agianst Charlotte and although he will be on the 2nd half of a back-to-back, the Cavaliers need his size and I think if he sees 30-35 minutes again, he will be able to have another monster night.
As for now, Derek Rose seems like a pretty safe bet as with Jeff Teague already listed as out due to an ankle injury, Rose will take over the starting PG’s duties for the Timberwolves. Rose is averaging 18.5 ppg, 4.6 apg, and 2.9 rpg on the season and certainly has the upside to go off for a big night if he sees 30+ minutes.
Trevor Ariza has a huge first game with the Wizards last night putting up a monster 48.5 DraftKings point performance (19 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 6 stl) and as he should see plenty of minutes with Otto Porter Jr. still out, I don’t see any reason why not to roster him against, especially agianst his old team in the Houston Rockets.
Jarrett Allen made highlights last night with his monster block on LeBron and I’m hoping that the talented big man for Brooklyn can ride this momentum into a great matchup agianst a Chicago Bulls team that has struggled agianst bigs all season. Allen is averaging 11.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.5 bpg and as I think he should be able to get a double-double in this one, I think he is a solid play at this price.
Check back later for updates!