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Merry Christmas, all! Enjoy your holiday!

In this article, I will be providing you with Daily NBA picks for DraftKings for 12/25/15. The picks will range from some of the elite players, to mid-priced options, and value plays.

Without wasting anymore time, let's get down to it!


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DraftKings DFS Point Guards

Chris Paul (at LAL, $8,600)

Paul is finally healthy, and his price hasn’t quite caught up to his production yet. Over the last 10 days, Paul is averaging 21.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 10.0 assists, and 3.2 steals per game. He gets a great matchup against a fast paced Lakers team, who have really struggled on defense this season. Paul is coming off one of his best games or the season, and he can be used in all leagues today.

Goran Dragic (vs NO, $5,500)

Dragic’s price is extremely low for someone who is playing heavy minutes and has as much upside as he does. Over the last 10 days, he’s averaging 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.0 block, and 1.8 steals per game. He gets a great matchup against the Pelicans, who have been one of the worst teams in the NBA against point guards this season. Dragic is coming off an injury, and it looks like he’s going to play today, but check his status before the game begins. He is only a tournament option, though.


DraftKings DFS Shooting Guards

Tyreke Evans (at MIA, $7,800)

Evans is coming off two near triple doubles, and he scored 51.0 fantasy points in each of those two games. He gets a good matchup against the Heat today, and he’s beginning to find his groove in the Pelicans offense. He handles the ball nearly every position, and he isn’t nearly as expensive as an option like James Harden. Evans price is going to continue to rise, and he can be used in all leagues today.

J.J. Redick (at LAL, $4,900)

Redick has found his stroke for the Clippers, and he has really been scoring well recently. He’s been a streaky shooter ever since his days in college, and he has been playing well. He gets a great matchup against a weak Lakers defense, and Redick should be able to thrive in this game today. He doesn’t add many peripheral stats, but he has been fairly consistent and he has good upside for someone as cheap as he is. He can be used in all leagues.


DraftKings DFS Small Forwards

LeBron James (at GS, $10,000)

I only like the top three options at small forward tonight, and I have James ranked just a bit higher than Durant for the same price. James gets a matchup against the Warriors, and the Cavs will need James to take over the game to keep this competitive. He’s arguably in a matchup in which he could prove that he’s still the best player in the world if he can outplay Stephen Curry. James is as consistent as they come, but he also has tremendous upside, and he can be used in all leagues today.

Kawhi Leonard (at HOU, $8,400)

Of the three elite options at small forward tonight, Leonard is the cheapest. He has been on fire recently for the Spurs, and he gets a great matchup against the Rockets today. If this game stays close, Leonard should be in fore a huge stat line. That’s a huge if, though, as the Rockets have really struggled this season, and the Spurs have been playing exceptionally well. Leonard comes with a bit more risk than the top options, and he’s best suited for GPPs tonight.


DraftKings DFS Power Forwards

Anthony Davis (at MIA, $10,300)

Davis is starting to heat up, and his price is a bit too low today. In his last two games, he’s averaging nearly 2 fantasy points per minute. He gets a good matchup against the Heat today, and he has as much upside as anyone on the slate. He looked fully healthy in his last game after only playing two quarters due to an illness before that. Davis is a great play if you have the money for him tonight, and he can be used in all leagues tonight.

Taj Gibson (at OKC, $4,400)

Joakim Noah is dealing with an injury, and he’s set to miss a few weeks, which means Gibson will see an extended role. He played 33 minutes against the Nets in his last game, and nearly double doubled. He’s likely see heavy minutes again today against the Thunder, and his price is extremely low. There aren’t many value plays on the slate, and Gibson is one of the best plays for his price today.


DraftKings DFS Centers

Hassan Whiteside (vs NO, $7,100)

Whiteside is finally playing heavy minutes for the Heat, and his fantasy outlook has skyrocketed. Over the last 10 days, he’s averaging 14.8 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks per game. Josh McRoberts is out again tonight, which means Whiteside should see minutes in the high-30s, and his upside is tremendous. He also hasn’t dealt with foul trouble this season, which is great for his consistency, and Whiteside can be used in all leagues today.


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