DFS - Fantasy Basketball - NBA DraftKings Initial Lineup - 12/23/18
Update (5:29 PM) - Decided to go with more of a balanced lineup. Will need to keep an eye on Fox to ensure he plays but he looks more probable than a GTD. Image is updated. Good Luck!
Let's take a quick look at today's NBA DraftKings 9-game "Main" Slate that starts at 6:00pm tonight!
I'm going to make this write-up pretty quick as I'll be able to put in more time later today after all the NFL action has started!
There are a lot of solid matchups out there today, but my initial plans is to stack the NO/SAC matchup and try to find value at the other positions. The NO/SAC game has a current O/U of 236.5 and I think this game just has the potential for offensive fireworks. We're paying up for De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield for the Kings and Anthony Davis & Julius Randle for the Pelicans! It's a bunch of salary to spend, but these 4-players alone I think could put up a combined 200+ DraftKings points tonight.
We were all over James Johnson last night in our FanDuel lineup and I’m not afraid to go right back with him tonight as his price is just too affordable to pass up on. Johnson has the ability to fill up a stat sheet as he did last night (11 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk) and as he looked fully healthy last night, I’m rolling with him against tonight.
I would normally target the PHX/BKN game a bit more however, I’m a bit nervous about the blowout risk in this one as Phoenix will be coming off a triple-OT game last night. DeMarre Carroll is seeing in average of 20+ minutes per game and as I think he’ll be to get us 20+ DraftKings points, I’m ok rolling with his value tonight.
Cleveland will most likely be without both Rodney Hood and David Nwaba, which opens up a bunch of value for the other Cavaliers players. I think Alec Burks is one of the best values on the slate and I don't mind taking a chance on Jaron Blossomgame as a "punt" as he is coming off seeing 30 minutes agianst the Raptors on Friday.
We'll have to keep an eye on the status of Derrick Rose but if he isn't able to go, Tyrus Jones is almost a must play.
Check back later for updates!