Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice - NBA DFS Lineup Picks for 12/20/15


By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (LeBron James) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Let's just stay with the players that keep rising, those that'll soon be too hot to touch. This is more of a recent-performance-based lineup, rather than my normal matchup-based approach. It's difficult to ignore inexpensive production.

Tonight's lineup features an array of affordable players, lately responsible for giving bang to the buck, and one bad, bad dude out in Sacramento.

Check out my Daily NBA picks for DraftKings, 12/20/15

 

Introducing RotoBaller's Daily Fantasy Basketball Premium Subscription

Get an edge on your NBA DFS competition with cutting edge tools, projections, lineup picks, and key stats. Our NBA DFS Premium Subscription includes our DFS Value Picks Tool, Daily NBA Projections, and our DFS Cheat Sheet with Key Lineup Picks to help you win DFScash games and GPPs.

We offer weekly, monthly or seasonal Premium NBASubscriptions.

 

DraftKings DFS Point Guards

Jarrett Jack (vs MIN, $6,200)

The Brooklyn Nets have no efficient ball-handlers and playmakers. Except for Jack, that is. Jack has caught fire recently, posting 20+ in his past two games, including 51 assists over his last six (8.5/night). Jack has been a rise-to-the-occasion type of guy this season, and now heading into a likely battle with opposing playmaker Ricky Rubio, expect him to do his best Santa impersonation and drop gifts under each stat category.

Jrue Holiday (at DEN, $5,100)

With Christmas only five days away, it's only fitting that Holiday is on this list. (That's the last seasonal reference, I promise) Holiday has excelled in his new role coming off the bench, and has been exceptionally valuable of late for his cheap price. Holiday has posted 30+ fantasy points in four of his last six games, playing under 30 minutes in each of them. Fantasy owners don't have to worry about a minute restriction anymore, so expect his playing time to continue climbing towards the 30 minute mark.

 

DraftKings DFS Shooting Guards

DeMar DeRozan (vs SAC, $7,200)

I think we're all very lucky that DeRozan's price is as low as it is. He has dropped 30+ points in his past two games, playing over 40 minutes in each, averaging over 50% from the field, posting 40+ fantasy points in both. Also, DeRozan has scored 20 and over in six straight, and has scored in double digits in all 28 games played this season. He plays for a Toronto team that has collectively scored over 90 points in 11 straight, facing the Kings who surrender 107.4 points a night, second most in the league. We can expect DeRozan's price to boost in value, soon, so keep grabbing him before it does.

Will Barton (vs NO, $6,300)

Even I get giddy when I see New Orleans next up on the schedule. I'm only 5'6 and averaged a little over two points a game as a seventh grade point guard, but now, I'm all about cheering from in front of a screen. Barton's price, against the Pelicans, is a no-brainer. Off the bench, he as been outperforming Gary Harris, posting similar numbers to Danilo Gallinari, and has scored in double-digits in 11 straight. New Orleans gives up the most points in the league, 107.6 a night.

 

DraftKings DFS Small Forwards

Omri Casspi (at TOR, $5,900)

Casspi's price continues to rise, as it should. He has scored in double-digits in 13 of his last 15 games played. Casspi starts on a team that scores a lot of points (104.6, fourth highest in the league) and that gives up a lot of points. This means a couple of things. One, Casspi is contributing to that high total. Two, the Kings are playing catchup periodically. Three, they are in competitive high-scoring bouts. All of which result in production from Casspi, explaining the 35-40 minutes played over his last four. And with Willie Cauley-Stein expected to miss 4-6 weeks, look for Casspi to consistently see that much playing time.

Kent Bazemore (at ORL, $5,700)

Bazemore has been in the starting lineup the past three nights, and has been producing in his spot-starts. Thabo Sefolosha is battling a lingering ankle injury and until he's back to 100%, Bazemore will be slotted into the starting five. With Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver struggling from the field, Bazemore can swoop in and make some more noise. In 40 minutes against Miami on Monday, Bazemore dropped 28 points, five rebounds, and two assists.

 

DraftKings DFS Power Forwards

DeMarcus Cousins (at TOR, $10,200)

I get it. He's really expensive, which is troublesome considering he hasn't exactly been posting 50-60+ fantasy points a night; production you want and hope for from a guy in the five digit range. But Cousins is too good to not at least consider each night. He's coming off five straight double-doubles and now heads to Canada to face a good Toronto Raptors club. When the Kings are playing a good team, I like Cousins even more. He's a warrior, and you can expect him to lead the charge.

Ryan Anderson (at DEN, $6,100)

Despite his season-worst performance Friday night of only three points and two rebounds in 21 minutes, Anderson is still one of my favorite tournament plays, always. He obviously isn't Anthony Davis but there is a reason why he's heavily been in trade talks of late. Anderson is the Pelicans number one off the bench and if it wasn't for The Brow, he could be starting, and could start on other teams. He's a double-digit scoring and double-double threat, and is affordable. Wednesday night against the Jazz, Anderson went 13-13 from the free throw line.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Karl-Anthony Towns (at BK, $7,000)

When someone posts at least one block in 16 of their last 17 games played, they get two thumbs up in my book. Towns heads to the Barclays Center in a favorable matchup with the Nets. Brooklyn has relinquished 104 or more points in seven of their last eight. The already Rookie of the Year candidate should take advantage of Brooklyn's shoddy defense, even if he will be battling veteran Brook Lopez.

 

RotoBaller's Daily Fantasy Basketball Premium Tools

Our NBA Premium Subscription goes above and beyond standard DFS tools.

  • DFS Cheat Sheet with Lineup Picks: Get access to 10 deeply researched picks per cheat sheet, complete with a slew of advanced stats that are key to unlocking NBA player value and DFS success. Cheat Sheets are released three days a week for full NBA slates: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • DFS Value Picks Tool: Brand new for 2015, this cutting edge tool will help you find, sort and filter the best value and sleeper picks for each day of NBA DFS action. With premium stats like "Usage Rate", "Trend" and "Value", you will have a serious leg up on the competition.
  • Daily NBA Projections: Meticulously researched daily NBA projections for FanDuel and DraftKings. We will have our projections live shortly.


If you're already purchased your NBA DFS Premium Subscription, you can access it here.

 

Premium Tool Screenshots - Check It Out

Daily Projections, Trends & Value Picks



NBA DFS Lineup Picks & Cheat Sheet

Click here to see a full size version of the cheat sheet

 

Fantasy Basketball Chat Room - Live Advice

 

 

More Recent Articles

 

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 8

We're heading into Week 8 of the NFL season. By now, some of y'all are getting a good sense of where you're at fantasy-wise, if you're heading to the postseason or playing for fun or, in a dynasty league, building for the future. This look at wide receivers is for all of you. As we... Read More


Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 8

Tragedy struck a few top quarterbacks this week, as both Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan left games with injuries. We already know Mahomes will miss 3-6 weeks, while more will be revealed about Ryan's status later today. Either way, owners of these quarterbacks will need a backup plan in place, and this week the waiver... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 8 Lightning Round

The better part of seven weeks is in the fantasy football books, making those early trends very real -- for better or worse. One must still consider the matchups played thus far and those to come, but usage and volume are becoming reliable. Week 8 sees the Ravens and Cowboys hit their bye week. To... Read More


Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

It's Chase Edmonds' world, we're just living in it. Wait, what? Hopefully you added him, as suggested in this column the past two weeks, because even if David Johnson is deemed healthy enough to actually play, it's likely Edmonds continues to see action. In QB news, by the halfway point of Thursday night, we already had... Read More


Week 7 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

It's Sunday Morning Week 7... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More


Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 7 Matt Ryan is out for the game with an ankle injury. Marquise Brown is officially out again this... Read More


Updated Week 7 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 7 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 7 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison are both active. Todd Gurley is officially active, Malcolm Brown is out. Christian Kirk is not expected to play this week. David... Read More


Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 7

Welcome to our Week 7 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More


Week 7 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchups Analysis

Even if this doesn’t turn out to be great MNF game, at least it's a divisional game with some importance. This is what Jets fans need to tell themselves heading into their second Monday Night Football game of the season. With the New England Patriots coming to town off their annual semi-bye in which they... Read More


Week 7 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More


Wide Receiver Matchups To Target in Week 7

In Week 6, Julio Jones didn't score, but he came through with a decent fantasy day, going over 100-yards receiving. Brandin Cooks brutal Week 6 showing was a little bit of a surprise given his 2018 track record against the 49ers, but the Rams offensive line was overwhelmed which led to a rough day for... Read More


The King's Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 7

Welcome to Week 7, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football season. These player selections are based off my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More


Week 7 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

Now that bye weeks are in full swing; streaming becomes a more viable and almost necessary strategy. Knowing who to add and when to start them could be the ultimate difference-maker in a weekly matchup. Making the right streaming decisions throughout the season could easily be the difference in winning a championship. Each week, I... Read More


Week 7 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 7 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 7 of the NFL and fantasy football season. In case you missed it, this is our seventh year now writing this weekly column. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver... Read More


Week 7 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 6 is done, and we've seen some outstanding games thus far. We've also seen a lot of surprising teams through six weeks. The San Francisco 49ers, after picking in the top 10 for four straight years, are 5-0 with one of the most complete teams in football. As far as kickers go, we're seeing... Read More