Johnny G’s FanDuel NBA & DraftKings NBA Lineup Picks 12-8-17

There are eight games on the NBA schedule for Friday, December 8th.  The Cavs at Pacers and Nuggets at Magic look to have two of the higher totals on the slate in the 219 range.  That’s about 8 points higher than the next closest game total.

Are you looking for free DraftKings and FanDuel NBA advice?  You came to the right spot.  Johnny G invites the NBA experts from Hammer DFS to share some of their research and insights to help you build your rosters and cross the money line in your DFS contests.  If you want more, we have the perfect DFS lineup consultants as well.  Either way, we have you covered for all your fantasy sports needs.

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Cash Plays

Gary Harris has seen his DraftKings salary jump to $6400 and FanDuel move to $6900, and for good reason.  He’s hit 5x value or better in six straight games and nine of his last 10, with the 10th game at 4.5x value.  He hasn’t attempted less than 15 field goals and seven three-pointers over the last six games.  His minutes are up, his usage rate is way up, and he’s going to the free throw line more.  Harris gets a good matchup against Orlando, who give up +4 to Shooting Guards.

We were on JaKarr Sampson‘s first venture into 30+ minutes and were rewarded with 9x value on Wednesday.  His salary has ticked up to $3400 on DraftKings and $4200 on FanDuel, but after grabbing 16 boards in 32 minutes, we want more.  The Pelicans give up +3 to the Forward position and JaKarr is eligible at either Forward spot on DraftKings.  If the 31 minute projection we’re seeing is accurate, Sampson is a great play that provides a lot of flexibility on an 8 game slate.

GPP Plays

(I’m really not advocating starting two Kings players in your rosters, I swear.)

I had a hard time deciding whether I should put Buddy Hield in the Cash or GPP section.  He’s been great in his last two games, scoring 34.2 and 35.3 FanDuel points (about 8x value).  Hield made 58.3% of his three-point attempts in the month of November and has thrived since being removed from the starting lineup.  Over the past month, he’s up to 1.02 fantasy points per minute and gets a plus matchup tonight against New Orleans, the team that traded him.  We get a big discount playing him on FanDuel at $4800 vs. $5100 on DraftKings.

Hammer DFS Lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings

Look at all the lineups you will get, at a minimum, 1 cash and 1 gpp for the below for BOTH DraftKings and FanDuel. That translates to approximately:

  • NBA – 120 lineups per month
  • MLB – 120 lineups per month
  • NHL – 120 lineups per month
  • Golf – 16 lineups per month
  • NFL – 16 lineups per month
  • NASCAR – 8 lineups per month
  • UFC – 2 per event

We also do playoffs and small slate events with great GPP lineups in addition.  All that for one low price.  Contact us at or on Twitter @HammerDFS.

We run a private group that shares NBA lineup tips, as well as other DFS sports, and are a growing group of diverse individuals who enjoy to play DFS, have some laughs, and win some cash while we are at it.

As always, be sure to check for final NBA fantasy lineup before they lock. Last minute injuries and “resting” players are always a risk, so be diligent and follow-up accordingly.

Chris Racic

Chris Racic lives and plays in NE Ohio. He works full time in the Financial Services industry and owns an absolutely horrendous short game. He fits as much golf in as he can without being served divorce papers. Chris chipped in for an eagle at Seven Hills Country Club in Hartville, OH the day before his daughter was born and is positive it’s some sort of sign.