NBA DFS Droppin Dimes 12/21/2018

Jan 24, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots the ball past LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

10 game slate with some news still up in the air. Keep an eye out prior to lock.


*LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both listed as questionable.  If LeBron sits out then Kyle Kuzma becomes an elite play and Lonzo Ball in play as well. If Davis sits out then Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle become elite plays.


Point Guards

Kyrie Irving- playing very well as of late with 2 50 plus FPs games and 2 45 plus in his last 4 games. Taking control of the Celtics offense and they will need him to continue stepping up with Horford off the court. Bucks/Celtics game has some nice plays and will most likely get over looked with some of the other games on the slate.

Derrick Rose- no Teague. Rose has the highest usage rate on the Wolves.

Fred VanVleet- playing well filling in for Lowry. Excellent matchup vs the Cavaliers tonight. Price is still low for his upside.

Kemba Walker & Damian Lillard- they are both in the mix tonight. Walker is under priced on DK at only 8.6K. He has played very well as of late posting 50 or more FPs in 3 of his last 5 games and 60 FPs vs this Pistons teams earlier this month. He is at home, where he tends to play a bit better. Lillard is priced down a bit on DK as well. He faces the Jazz tonight, who are a good defensive team but tend to lack vs opposing PGs.

Emannual Mudiay- playing the minutes and gets an elite matchup tonight.

Shelvin Mack- this is a spot to jump back on Mack in GPP formats. Pace up spot and excellent matchup. He is still playing 25 plus minutes a night. 25-30 FP upside in this matchup with little to no ownership.


Shooting Guards

Demar DeRozan- playing well averaging 1.24 FPPM and a 30% usage rate this year. He should have no problem scoring on Wiggins or Okogie tonight.

Marcus Smart- playing well as of late with 30 plus FPs in 3 of his last 4 games. Stepping up with the Celtics down a few players. Will most likely get over looked and like playing him when he goes against opposing superstars- Giannis.

Delon Wright- in a similar spot as VanVleet, but should get lower ownership. Excellent matchup and priced at 4.1K with 30 plus FP upside. With Danny Green listed as out locking in Wright for GPPs.

Garrett Temple– pace up game vs his old team. Only 4.1 K on DK. Nice value play.

Josh Okogie-value GPP play. Teague is out again and Okogie should see 25 plus minutes. He is only 3.3 K on DK.

Kent Bazemore– stepping it up with Prince off the court. Usually a risky play, but has been consistent in his last 6 games.


Small Forwards

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the way for the SFs tonight. James is listed as questionable and in an excellent spot vs the Pelicans. Giannis is facing a Celtics team, who is lacking in big men tonight.  They are both in play if you prefer to pay up.

Jae Crowder– played well over the past 3 games posting 37, 25 and 23 FPs playing over 30 minutes in 2 of those 3 games. The Blazers rank dead last vs opposing SFs.

Rudy Gay- the minutes and FPs have been solid. Elite matchup tonight vs the Wolves.

Jayson Tatum- Consistently dropping 30 plus FPs. He has become very comfortable in this Celtics offense.

Kyle Anderson- Pace up spot. Cheap price. Listed as questionable, so watch his status. If Anderson is a go he becomes a nice value play with 7-8x upside in this matchup.

Darius Miller- Playing over 20 minutes as of late and picks up a nice matchup tonight. Could see additional run if some of the Pelicans sit out.

Stanley Johnson– punt play. My projection system likes him tonight. Solid matchup and only 3.6K on DK. Inconsistent minutes and play, but could return 8x upside at his price.


Power Forwards

Anthony Davis– watch his status.

Domantas Sabonis- listed as PF and C, but should see some time at the center position tonight vs the Nets. Price has come down a bit and he should see around 25-28 minutes. He could easily put up 35 FPs in this time frame vs the Nets(I always target the Nets with opposing centers). Should come in at low ownership and in play for GPPs.

Pascal Siakam- Ibaka is ruled out, so Siakam should see 30 plus minutes.

Aaron Gordon– Inconsistent play, but matchup is elite as the Bulls rank 28th vs opposing PFs. Risky GPP play.

Daniel Theis-disappointed last game when filling in for Baynes, but like this bounce back spot as the Celtics will need him to play tonight.

JaMychal Green or Jaren Jackson- Green is listed as game-time decision. If we get word he is out before lock then Jackson is an a great spot.

Marvin Williams- playing well as of late and just posted 29 FPs vs the Pistons.



Nikola Vucevic- prime spot for Vuc as he faces the Bulls who rank 28th vs opposing centers. Playing at an elite level this year.

Enes Kanter– has seen consistent minutes over the past five game. Tonight he gets an excellent matchup vs the Hawks. GPP play with 40-45 FP upside.

Robert Williams– Celtics have limited option for big men with Horford and Baynes out. They will rely on Daniel Theis and Robert Williams, who played very well in the both games he got over 20 minutes. Bucks rank 25th vs opposing centers. I am locking in Williams on DK for GPPs tonight at his price. Listed as PF on DK as well.

Jusuf Nurkic– GPP play. Priced down on DK and has put up 30 or more FPs in 8 of his last 11 games. The Blazers should need him to play a bit more vs Gobert and the Jazz have given up the 5th most FPs to opposing Cs. He has flashed 50 FP upside in under 30 minutes in the right matchup.

Greg Monroe- Punt play with Ibaka ruled out. Nice matchup.


GPP locks 

Delon Wright

Robert Williams

Marcus Smart