|Date & Time||Saturday December 22, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
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DFS - Fantasy Basketball - NBA DraftKings Initial Lineup - 12/22/18
UPDATE (6:38 PM) - Wall is out for the Wizards while both Kyle Lowry & Danny Green are starting! I have Thomas Satoransky & Beal both in the lineup now. We still have our Booker/Harden pairing which I love. Ariza should see a heavy workload tonight and has great value. As we mentioned below, Muscala is a solid value pick as he is starting and we're hoping for decent games from Derrick Jones Jr. & OG Anunoby! Good Luck!
UPDATE (6:29 PM) - They are not going to make it easy on us tonight as with Lowry now having a chance to play and Wall be downgraded to questionable, it could be a lot of last minute changes for our lineups tonight. As of now, I wanted to get Devin Booker in my lineup in the matchup agianst Washington and I've paired him with Harden. We still have Ayton at Center and have a value play with Mike Muscala who is gettng the start for the 76ers tonight. Other than that, everything is pretty similar as of now.
As there is going to probably be some last second updates, follow me on Twitter @BrettCU05 as that's the easist way for me to post a quick image.
Let's take an early look at the 6-game NBA DraftKings slate that starts at 7:00pm tonight!
We’re going right to the Raptors to start out our team tonight as between the fact we know that Leonard, Lowry, & Ibaka is out and Green is currently doubtful, we have a bunch of value in what is a decent matchup agianst the Philadelphia 76ers who can give up some points. We're not going to mess around just going to roster basically what should be the starting lineup in Fred VanVleet, Delon Wright, OG Anunoby, and Pascal Siakam. I don't think we can expect monster games from all four players however, I think as a unit, we could get an average of 30-35 DraftKings points per player in this matchup.
Chris Paul is sidelined once against with that hamstring injury which means basically makes James Harden a must play. In the last two games that Paul missed previously, Harden put up a combined 167.75 DraftKings points in two games against Washington & Dallas.
At center, we're going with Deandre Ayton of the Suns in a good matchup agianst a Washington team that is still missing Dwight Howard. Ayton is more dangerous with Booker/Warren in the lineup and has been a monster as of late as he is averaging 20.6 ppg & 14.3 RPG over his last three games.
We’re staying in the PHO/WAS game and going with Trevor Ariza. With Otto Porter Jr. still on the sidelines, Ariza has stepped in for the Wizards and has been outstanding in his first two games with Washington as he had performances of 48.5 & 33.5 DraftKings points.
Kris Middleton continues to be one of the more consistent DFS plays and as he looked healthy last night agianst the Celtics, I don’t mind rostering on the 2nd half of a back-to-back against the Heat tonight. Middleton put up 20 shots last night and I think he can get us 40+ DraftKings points tonight.
Check back later for updates!