NBA DFS Droppin Dimes 12/27/2018

Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Looking at a decent size slate for this Thursday with 5 games.

**James Harden is listed as questionable- keep an eye out for his status.

**LeBron James & Rajon Rondo have already been ruled out. This opens up more usage for Kyle Kuzma (+9.5%, 32.2% total usage)& Brandon Ingram(+4% , 26.2% usage)while Josh Hart & Kentavious Caldwell-Pope should see extended minutes. Also, JaVale McGee is listed as questionable and if he sits Ivica Zubac becomes an elite play again as he filled in well for McGee posting 33 or more FPs in 3 straight games. Lance Stephenson should also see additional minutes and becomes a nice punt play. The Lakers/Kings game runs at the fastest pace on the night and both teams have allowed 2nd and 3rd most FPs over the past 30 days for this slate. Good game to target


DvP for tonight’s games over the last 30 days




Point Guards

Damian Lillard

Lillards price has dropped on DK to well under 9k. 7.8 K a game ago and now 8.3k. Give me all the Dame tonight at this price vs the Warriors. Lillard has averaged 33.6 pts, 6.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds over the last 5 games vs the Warriors.

Kyrie Irving 

Playing at an elite level this year.  Game has a close spread, so we should expect Uncle Drew to play over 30 minutes. He has posted 2 60 + FPs performances on the last 4 games.

Lonzo Ball

James and Rondo ruled out. Ball should see well over 30 minutes in a fast paced game against one of he worst defensive teams. This is the game to target.

Austin Rivers

GPP play. First game for the Rockets Rivers played 31 minutes. He should play similar minutes tonight vs the Celtics.

George Hill

Hill is only 3.5K on DK and worth a look if you need to save some salary. Played over 20 minutes in 3 of his last 4 games.

TJ McConnell

20 + FPs in 2 straight games. Nice punt play.


Shooting Guards

James Harden

Looks like Harden will play tonight. Playing well with Paul off the floor and has played well vs the Celtics in the past.

Marcus Smart

Simple and plain. I play Smart vs Harden. He loves playing vs Harden and will do what he can to limit him.

Josh Hart & Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Should see additional minutes.


Small Forwards

Giannis Antetokoumnpo 

If you are looking for raw points tonight then Giannis is the guy. 76 & 65 FPs  s the Knicks this year.

Nemanja Bjelica

Played well as of late and price still under 5k.

Brandon Ingram

see above in intro.

Lance Stephenson

Should see additional minutes with James and Rondo out. GPP Punt Play with high upside.

PJ  Tucker

Playing well as of late and should do well vs Celtics.


Power Forwards

Draymond Green

Kyle Kuzma 

see above

AlFarouq Aminu



Al Horford

It looks like Horford is back up to his regular minutes as he played 30 on Christmas day. He is under priced on DK now at only 5.6k.  Over the past 5 games vs the Rockets, Horford has averaged 16.4 pts, 6.4 reb & 5.6 assists. Keep an eye on any minutes limitations before lock. If there is not restrictions he is in a great spot at this price.

Ivaca Zubac

McGee has been ruled and Zubac has filled in nicely for him posting back to back 30+ FPs games. Price is still a bit low, so taking advantage of him tonight again. Can play him an Horford today on DK together.

Willie Cauley-Stein