We have yet another nice big slate for a Friday and Daily Fantasy NBA. I am back with some picks and lineups for both the major sites. Last week’s picks and lineups should have cashed on both sites and did very well.
Tonight is a massive 12 game slate so options are limitless, and the temptation to build multiple lineups is certainly there.
For this posts sake I will be sharing one lineup for each site, but if I create more keep your eyes on Twitter and I will post some others.
Each week I will be listing players at each position I am targetting and likely using in many lineups. I will also be sharing my actual lineup(s), perhaps not all of them, but at least one for each major site. So far this season I have been using the same lineups in both cash games and tournaments.
If you are new to the game have fun, don’t go overboard, and hopefully we will win some moolah together this season.
Friday 12-18-15 Daily Fantasy NBA Picks
Remember a Starting DFS Lineup on Fanduel must be built using $50,000 and consists of 2-Point Guards, 2- Shooting Guards, 2- Small Forward, 2-Power Forwards, and 1-Center
Scoring: 3 point shot= 3 pts; 2 point shot= 2 pts; Free Throws= 1 pt; Rebounds= 1.2 pts; Assists= 1.5 pts; Blocks= 2 pts; Steals= 2 pts; Turnovers= -1 pt
Remember a Starting DFS Lineup on DraftKings must be built using $50,000 and consists of 1-Point Guard, 1- Shooting Guards, 1- Small Forward, 1-Power Forwards, 1-Center, 1- Guard, 1- Forward and 1- Utility
Scoring: Point= 1 point; 3 point= +0.5 point; Rebound= 1.25 points; Assist= 1.5 points; Steal= 2 points; Block= 2 points; Turnover= -0.5 points; Double-Double= 1.5 points (1 time per player); Triple-Double= 3 points (1 time per player)
Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans @ Phoenix Suns ($5,300 on FanDuel and $5,100 on DraftKings )
Holiday is the definition of a value play still. He may not be logging an abundance of minutes, but what he is doing when he is on the court is fantastic.
Holiday has been an above average shooter who can also load up the Stat sheets in 18-20 minutes of playtime.
I am pairing him with other point guards such as Lillard or even Curry.
(Averaging 16.7 FanDuel PPG and 23.9 DraftKings PPG)
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors @ Miami Heat ($7,700 on FanDuel and $7,200 on DraftKings)
This is not a great matchup for DeRozan tonight, but I still like him as a top 5 play. His price is certainly more on the steep side, so if you have doubts there are cheaper plays who could produce comparable numbers and allow you to upgrade elsewhere.
Sometimes I like to go agaisnt the grain and matchups. Tonight will be one of those nights.
(Averaging 30.4 FanDuel PPG and 34.9 DraftKings PPG)
Omri Casspi, Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves ($ on FanDuel and $5,900 on DraftKings)
Casspi can shoot the three, is racking up minutes and like Holiday he can fill all the categories each and every night.
His last outing was shaky bit tonight his matchup favors small forwards.
(Averaging FanDuel PPG and 24.2 DraftKings PPG)
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans @ Phoenix Suns ($10,500 on FanDuel and $10,500 on DraftKings )
Davis is an elite option each and every night. He produced 34.6 points on FanDuel in his last game which is actually disappointing for Davis.
Tonight he should bounce back, play heavy minutes and ideally produce 45 plus Fantasy Points.
(Averaging 38.9 FanDuel PPG and 47.1 DraftKings PPG)
Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks ($ on FanDuel and $4,300 on DraftKings
Olynyk has cooled off dramatically over his last four starts after some great nights with 20-25 minutes of court time. He could either be back to his routine ways, or ready for Mother big nigjt tonight. Cheap option I am willing to hope for the latter on.
(Averaging FanDuel PPG and 19.2 DraftKings PPG)
The Lineup(s) (I would play these in some GPP Games as well)
Updated DraftKings Lineup:
- Daily Fantasy Baseball: Picks for Saturday, May 14th - May 14, 2016
- Daily Fantasy Baseball: Picks for May 12th, 2016 - May 12, 2016
- Daily Fantasy Baseball: Picks for Saturday, May 7th - May 7, 2016