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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (12/7/18): NBA DFS Lineups


The eighth Friday of the NBA season is just hours away from tipping off with 10 games on the slate. Of the 20 teams in action, Phoenix is the only team that is playing the second game of back-to-backs as the Suns are coming off yet another blowout loss, falling to the Trail Blazers 108-86. With Deandre Ayton appearing to be uninterested lately, Josh Jackson is the only Suns' player worth a look for tonight's contest against the Heat.

Overall, there are three very intriguing matchups tonight with the Warriors at the Bucks being the "Game of the Night". The Warriors, who are 2-1 since Stephen Curry has returned from his recent injury, will look to prove that they are still the best team in the NBA against a Bucks' team that has been impressive, particularly at home (12-1). Curry is averaging 33 points and six threes in his last three outings. However, the key matchup will be Kevin Durant versus Giannis Antetokounmpo. Draymond Green is once again out for Golden State. The 76ers at the Pistons and the Lakers at the Spurs are the other games that are "must watch" for NBA fanatics.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 12/7/18. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on DraftKings. You can also check out today's FanDuel lineup picks. As always, don't set your lineups to early and check player statuses before the opening tip.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Kyle Lowry: PG @ Brooklyn ($7,800)

The 32-year-old has struggled the last two games since a back issue caused him to sit out the game against the Cavaliers (Dec. 1). He has put up just 12 points on 3-for-15 shooting from the field and 2-for-13 from the three-point line over these last two games. While the 6-foot-1 point guard dished out 11 assists against the Nuggets on Monday, he had only four dimes versus the 76ers on Wednesday. The good news is that he put up solid defensive numbers with four steals and four blocks, although he also turned the ball over seven times.

Despite his recent struggles, Lowry is still averaging 34.8 DraftKings fantasy points over his last four outings with a floor of 24.5 points during this period. Lowry has a good matchup against a Nets' team that is allowing opposing point guards to average 23.5 points a game on 45.6 percent shooting from the field and 35.2 percent from beyond the arc. Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double against Brooklyn in the Nets' last outing.

The 32-year-old has been much better on the road than at the Scotiabank Arena this year. Lowry is averaging 43.2 fantasy points on the road compared to the 36.4 he produces at home. The 13th-year pro, who is ranked as the fifth-best guard (No. 11 player overall) playing tonight by Razzball, is averaging 16.2 points along with 10.7 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.4 threes in road games. I also believe  Lonzo Ball and  Kemba Walker are good plays.

J.J. Redick: SG/SF @ DET ($5,400)

Redick has been very efficient since Jimmy Butler arrived in Philadelphia mid-November. The 34-year-old wing is compiling 19.9 points and 2.7 triples a game as he is shooting 50.7 percent from the floor as well as 39.7 percent from beyond the arc in 11 games with Butler on the floor. He has topped the 20-point plateau in six of the 11 contests, including in each of the last two games.

While Redick does not provide much besides points and threes, the 13th-year pro has accumulated at least 30 DraftKings' fantasy points in four of his last nine outings. He has lit up the Pistons, who are giving up the eighth most points to opposing shooting guards, to the tune of 23 points, four treys, and 35.8 fantasy points in the previous two matchups this year. The former Duke star has also racked up five assists and 3.8 rebounds a game  against Detroit. I also like DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler and Khris Middleton here as well. Terrence Ross would be a nice cheap play.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Jeremy Lamb: SG/SF vs. DEN ($6,100)

The seventh year-pro was fabulous in November. Lamb, who posted his second double-double of the season on Wednesday, has struggled with his shot a little bit recently. However, the 27-year-old has compiled 19.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc over the past five games. He has scored in double-figures in 16 straight games, making at least 50 percent of his shots nine times during this stretch.

The 27-year-old, Razzball's No. 3 shooting guard today, is projected to net fantasy owners 32 points on Draft Kings tonight against the Nuggets, who once again will be without Gary Harris (hip). Opposing shooting guards have averaged 23.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists versus the Nuggets over the last five contests.  Cedi Osman and Juan Hernangomez are value plays.

Kelly Olynyk: PF/C @PHO ($4,000)

Olynyk is a value play here. The 7-foot big man, who  has been on the court more often than starting power forward James Johnson the past four games, could get even more run with Hassan Whiteside (personal) being away from the team. He has tallied double-figures in three straight games and four of five overall.

In addition, Olynyk has drained multiple three-pointers and recorded at least one steal in each of his last five outings while grabbing six or more boards in three consecutive contests. Overall, the 27-year-old has produced 10 points with 5.4 rebounds while shooting 49.8 (19-for-39) percent from the field and 48.1 (15-for-31) percent from beyond the arc over the last five games.

I also like Lauri Markkanen, and  Pascal Siakam in this spot. Bam Adebayo and Mike Muscala are value plays here as well.

 

DraftKings DFS Center

Jarrett Allen: C vs. TOR ($5,500) 

Allen has been one of the most consistent players for the Nets this season. The 6-foot-11 center has reached double figures in scoring in eight of his last 11 games and has produced six double-doubles during this stretch. He also has made at least 50 percent of his shots in eight of the 11 contests.

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