Fuego Steve’s NBA GPP Plays 12/16/17


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 sometimes I am giving choices to help build your lineups at all price points.


Point Guard

Russell Westbrook – $11100 – Ceiling always there. See last night in double OT.

Chris Paul – $9600 – Hope you played him last night as recommended.

Kyrie Irving – $8400 – Memphis in the bottom five of DVP over the last five games at the position.

Jeff Teague – $6400 – We like to target the Suns guards.

Value/Punt Plays – Yogi Ferrell $4400, Ricky Rubio $4900


Shooting Guard

James Harden – $11400 – Better matchup tonight than last night.

Khris Middleton – $7800 – Quote from yesterday “Good floor, would like him to hit his ceiling”. He did with 55 Fanduel points. Not sure he can do it two in a row though.

Nicholas Batum – $6000 – Went for 28 last night which was not quite 5X. Think he can get to 30 tonight against a poor Trailblazers team versus the shooting guard.

Donovan Mitchell – $7800 – GPP play for me due to his high ceiling.

Value/Punt Plays – Dwayne Wade $4800, Malcolm Brogden $4700, Jeremy Lamb $4600


Small Forward

Rudy Gay – $5900 – I expect a bounce back game tonight especially if some starters rest for the Spurs. Dallas worst DVP over the last five games.

Trevor Ariza – $5300 – Same as yesterday, but higher ceiling if no Clint Capela. “Safe, but no real ceiling”.

Courtney Lee – $5800 – Like with or without Porzingas. Like more without.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – $5400 – Going against second worst DVP tonight.

Jaylen Brown – $5600 – Another option in the $5-6K range I like.

Value/Punt Plays – Joe Ingles $4900, Josh Richardson $4900


Power Forward

James Johnson – $6500 – Been playing well recently, like the upside.

LaMarcus Aldrige – $8500 – Price jumped back up with Leonard resting tonight.

Carmelo Anthony – $6800 – Same as yesterday… “GPP play only, risky but has upside”.

Taj Gibson – $5800 – Disappointed two nights ago, think he bounces back.

Value/Punt Plays – Jeff Green $4300, Derrick Favors $4900 if he plays, Tarik Black $3500 if no Capela.



DeAndre Jordan – $8600 – Should get all the rebounds versus the Heat.

Kevin Love – $8000 – Let’s hope I get him right tonight. Good floor, good ceiling.

Marc Gasol – $8200 – Good ceiling versus a poor rebounding Celtics team.

Karl-Anthony Towns – $10600 – Highest ceiling at the position tonight.

Value/Punt Plays – Aron Baynes $3800



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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.