Now that last night is out of our system… It can be a humbling DFS experience when there are multiple blowouts, like last night. The very bottom of the benches come into play and eat up valuable minutes from higher profile players. With 24 teams in action, only three games were decided by a single digit spread.
Tonight we flip to the other extreme: a three game fantasy NBA slate. Westbrook, Durant, and King James will have massive ownership percentages. There is enough value in the lower salaries to start a viable lineup with some of the big boys in it and do very well. Injuries (Valanciunas, Carroll, Shumpert again), suspension (Jefferson), and blowout potential in LA provide a lot of good options.
I’m leaning more towards a balanced (as usual) lineup, which should find lower ownership percentages. Instead of playing the field and fighting over who’s cheapest four players are better, I’m more comfortable trying to lap the field with an even lineup. If you feel better swapping a Walker for Beverley or Lin and Marvin for Brewer to get LBJ in there, I don’t blame you, his splits vs. OKC are impressive. I may start a secondary lineup and do exactly that myself.
NBA DraftKings December 17 Lineup:
|PG||Kemba Walker||Tor@Cha||7200||It's his 5th year in the league already? Having his best offensive season yet. Light workload last night should keep him fresh.|
|SG||Kobe Bryant||Hou@LAL||6100||Mamba is on the upswing. He's shooting 49% over his last 3.|
|SF||Trevor Ariza||Hou@LAL||5700||played 42 & 33 min last 2. Heavy min with this matchup should get us value.|
|PF||Kevin Love||OKC@Cle||8000||Picking him gives me an ulcer, but it should be a tight game which should get his min up, which should get us value.|
|C||Bismack Biyombo||Tor@Cha||4800||Averaging 9 pts & 10 boards over his last 5, well above his season avg.|
|G||D'Angelo Russell||Hou@LAL||5400||Another LAL ticking up. 30+ min, 17.4 pts over last 5. That's 5 pts higher than season avg.|
|F||Marvin Williams||Tor@Cha||5600||Last guy picked. I'm not in love with this pick, but I like it better than taking Brewer and having $1500 in salary left over.|
|UTIL||DeMar DeRozan||Tor@Cha||7100||Solid. 35 min every night, at least 14 shots, 20 pts+ in his last 4 games, plus he has 4 capital letters in his name. Sold.|
Goodluck in your NBA DFS 12-17-15 50/50 or tournaments!