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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks (12/25/17): NBA DFS Advice


Merry Christmas, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. On one of the biggest days of the year in the association, we have five games to help us get through a day filled with noisy kids, grouchy old people and drunk uncles.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 12/25/17. The DFS lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options, and value plays on DraftKings.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Kyrie Irving - PG, vs. WSH ($8,300)

If you are having financial difficulties or just can't see yourself paying for the services of either James Harden or Russell Westbrook, check out Kyrie Irving. Irving, just like Harden and Westbrook, is virtually a guaranteed source of points, usually just on a smaller scale than the aforementioned superstars. He takes close to 19 shots per game, and is averaging about 10 points higher than anyone else on his team.

John Wall - PG, @ BOS ($8,000)

Since coming back into the lineup after missing a few weeks with a knee issue, John Wall is looking a bit rusty, which is expected. These subpar scoring performances aren't going to last forever and at this asking price, he could easily hit the five times value mark, especially when playing on one of the biggest NBA days of the year, a day when guys like him are usually at their best.

Other DraftKings DFS Guards to Consider: James Harden - PG/SG, @ OKC ($11,100), Russell Westbrook - PG, vs. HOU ($10,900), Ben Simmons - PG/SF @ NYK ($9,300), Jerryd Bayless - PG/SG @ NYK (if J.J. Redick and Joel Embiid sit)

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Jordan Bell - PF/C, vs. CLE ($4,900)

Jordan Bell has filled in nicely over the past few weeks with the injuries to Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia, averaging nearly 12 points and eight rebounds when starting as the teams' big man. However, with Pachulia back, head coach Steve Kerr indicated that he would "probably" start, but that doesn't mean Bell will head back into the abyss of irrelevancy as the rookie has been playing too good to simply dismiss. Keep an eye of this situation, but he should be fine regardless if Pachulia plays or not. Also keep an eye on Draymond Green, who is once again in danger of missing more time after suffering an elbow injury against the Denver Nuggets.

Ryan Anderson - PF/C, @ OKC ($4,600)

When Chris Paul and Clint Capela both sat with injuries against the Clippers, Ryan Anderson took advantage of his increased offensive responsibilities by recording a double-double by way of 14 points and 10 rebounds. With Capela and Paul possibility sitting again, consider Anderson as the upside is there. However, if one or both of those men play, you may want to think twice before inserting him into your lineup.

Other DraftKings DFS Forwards to Consider: LeBron James - SF/PF, @ GSW (@11,000), Kevin Durant - SF/PF, vs. CLE ($10,500), Kristaps Porzingis - PF/C vs. PHI ($8,600), Kevin Love - PF.C, @ GSW ($7,500), Dario Saric - PF/C @ NYK ($6,200), P.J. Tucker - SF/PF, @ OKC ($4,700)

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Steven Adams - C, vs. HOU ($5,500)

Steven Adams is actually relatively underpriced so take full advantage of it. He is seeing career-highs in points and rebounds, averaging nearly 14 points and nine rebounds per game. He will be going up against a Houston team that could be missing Clint Capela, something that makes his value increase if Capela were to sit out on Christmas.

Other DraftKings DFS Centers to Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns - C, @ LAL ($8,900)

 

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