Dec 15, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Today we have a 5 game slate with some injuries that open up value. The Rockets may be without Russell Westbrook, which make James Harden a very good play, but it also opens up some value on the team. The Heat will be with out Jimmy Butler and potentially Goran Dragic. If Dragic sits out then Kendrick Nunn becomes an excellent play. Jae Crowder, Duncan Robinson, Kelly Olynyk and Andre Iguodala are in play as well.



Ricky Rubio

The Suns are 3-0 in the bubble with Rubio running the floor. He was playing very well before the break and has started up on the same track. Double digit points in all three games(this was the factor that held Rubio back a bit before and he is shooting the ball much better now). Rebound and assists have always been there for him. Good spot to keep this team rolling tonight against the injured Pacers team.


Monte Morris (only if Murray sits out)

Playing well in the absence of Murray and gets a very good matchup tonight.



Austin Rivers, Trey Burke, Kendrick Nunn(if Dragic sits out).



Luka Doncic

Doncic has been playing extremely well in the bubble which has increased his price. Usage is up to 35% over the three games with triple doubles in two of them(OT in 2 of those games). Today he gets the Clippers who run at a faster pace and play solid defense. Hard to pass up on him at the level he is playing at.


James Harden

As of 1:30 Russell Westbrook is listed as doubtul, If he sits out then Harden usage goes up to 44% with a 1.85 FPPM. His price is down on at he would only need 53.5 FPs to hi value. In two games this year vs the Lakers he put up 36 and 52 FPs. They seem to know how to control him a bit. If Westbrook is out it will be all up to Harden to keep this game close.



Victor Olidipo, Dion Waiters, Duncan Robinson



Paul George

George price is still reasonable for what is he capable of. Excellent matchup vs the Mavericks in which should be a close game. The Mavs are ranked 24th vs opposing small forwards. Minutes have been there in the bubble hitting 35 in two of the three games. You can also look at Kawhi Leonard in this matchup.

Michael Porter Jr

Porter is playing at an elite level and filling in well with the Nuggets down some player. He has put up back to back 50+ FPs, 30 points and 12+ rebound games. Can’t get a better matchup than going against Carmelo Anthony tonight.



Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, Derrick Jones Jr(if Dragic is out).



Kristaps Porzingas

Porzingas is too cheap on both sites for the way he is playing right now. The Mavs will need him and Doncic to have big games to compete with the Clippers today. Nice pace up spot.

Jusif Nurkic

Nurkic has been one of my favorite DFS centers and right now he is crushing it. 50 FPs in all three games in the bubble. Today he gets a crack at his old team and I expect him to show up with another big game. 60+ FPs night for Nurkic. Listed as PF/C on DK can play him along with Ayton tonight.




Kyle Kuzma



DeAndre Ayton

The Suns will be without Baynes again tonight leaving most of the center duties to Ayton who has been mediocre in the bubble. His price has dropped and he gets an elite matchup vs the Pacers who have allowed 70 FPs to opposing centers in the bubble. Ayton should have himself a big game.



JaVale McGee(No one can stop him on the Rockets) , Kelly Olynyk