Fuego Steve’s NBA GPP Plays 12/18/17

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NBA GPP Cheat Sheet

Prices listed are Fanduel unless otherwise noted.

 My NBA articles will mostly focus on Fanduel lineup construction since besides center, you need to play two at each position. The players recommended are usually still good plays on DraftKings unless the pricing is drastically different. Also, many players on DraftKings have dual position eligibility or may be listed at a different position. I will try to mention if there is a specific good play on DK based on price or position eligibility. The players listed are in no particular order, as I am giving choices to help build your lineups at all price points.



Point Guard

Kyrie Irving – $8100 – The Pacers have been good against the point guard recently. I think Irving can break the trend.

Westbrook – $11300 – Westbrook, Westbrook, Westbrook

Damian Lillard – $8700 – Price is down slightly, which makes me like him even more.

Goran Dragic – $6100 – Be careful, he is a game time decision, but if he plays I like him.

Khris Dunn – $7500 – Been playing well, like the floor and ceiling.

Value/Punt Plays – J.J. Barea $5300, Yogi Ferrell $4800 Jawun Evans $3500, Milos Teodosic $4900, Tyler Johnson $4600 almost must play if Dragic sits


Shooting Guard


Victor Oladipo – $9300 – Back to a reasonable price. Ceiling still there.

James Harden – $11000 – Think I prefer the savings down to Oladipo

Donovan Mitchell – $7400 – The Rockets allow the highest DVP over the past five games at shooting guard.

Will Barton – $6700 – Price dropped back to reasonable range.

JJ Redick – $5900 – Still been playing well and can score more with no Joel Embid.

Value/Punt Plays – Eric Gordon $4900, Andre Roberson $4600, Jeremy Lamb $4500, Wesley Mathews $4800


Small Forward

Kevin Durant – $12000 – 66, 74, 51, 60 Fanduel points in the four games Curry has been out. Great floor, great ceiling.

Jimmy Butler – $9000 – Finally hitting those 50-60 point ceiling games we were used to last season.

Jaylen Brown – $5500 – Good play at that price range.

T.J. Warren – $7800 – This is a risky one due to his recent down play. But the Mavericks are allowing the most Fanduel points to the small forward over the last five games. If there is ever a spot to bounce back, this is it.

Robert Covington – $7400 – Always has higher ceiling with no Joel Embid.

Value/Punt Plays – Andre Iguodala $4400, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist $4800, David Nwaba $4800


Power Forward

Some good value at the position tonight.

Ben Simmons – $9900 – Highest ceiling at the position tonight.

Jordan Bell – $4700 – Great value, good play.

Dario Saric – $6500 – Five straight games 28-35 Fanduel points. That’s a decent floor of 5X.

Taj Gibson – $5800 – He bounced back as expected last game with 38 FD points.

Julius Randle – $5300 – Could have big game with no Draymond Green to guard him.

Value/Punt Plays – Bell, Amir Johnson $3500, Jordan Mickey $3900, Larry Nance $4900



Paying down at center tonight might be the way to go.

Richaun Holmes – $4600 – good play and good value. Doesn’t have huge ceiling.

Ekpe Udoh – $4700 – With no Gobert or Favors should do well again. Though I wouldn’t expect almost 49 fantasy points like the other night.

Jusef Nurkic – $6800 – If you like DVP numbers, the Timberwolves are in the bottom five over the last five games.

Clint Capela – $7400 – Be careful, he is questionable. But if he plays like the matchup with the Jazz big men out.

Al Horford – $7600 – The Pacers have actually been better against the position as of late. I still think Horford is pretty safe, though probably paying down myself.

Value/Punt Plays – Brook Lopez $4200, Udoh $4700, Holmes $4600


Catch NBA Live at 5 today with myself and JaguarLou going over our latest thoughts on the slate.

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Fuego Steve has rapidly become one of the best DFS players in the industry for MLB, NBA, and the NFL. Just over the past year he has won numerous GPPs, including three qualifiers. Fuego was a live finalist at the 2017 & 2018 Fanduel Basketball Championships. Mainly a tournament player, he specializes in multi and single-entry gpps, roster construction, game theory, qualifiers, short slates and has a knack for projecting ownership percentages.