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

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice - NBA DFS Lineup Picks for 12/9/15

We have a really awesome slate scheduled tonight. Twenty teams are in action and only four of them are on the end of a back-to-back. Seven of the 10 games feature spreads under three points. Nine of the 10 feature spreads under six. Seven of the listed nine overs (San Antonio and Toronto is off the board as of this writing) are above 200. See what I mean? The only thing missing is a rivalry or two.

The four teams on the wrong side of a back-to-back are the Magic, the Jazz, the Grizzlies and the Rockets. The nice thing about that group is that I really wouldn't have wanted to heavily target any of those offenses anyway, outside of the Rockets. Speaking of the Rockets, if you're looking for a team to stack against, it's Houston. As for games to target with high point totals, Atlanta at Dallas (205), Orlando at Phoenix (207), Los Angeles at Minnesota (204) and Houston at Washington are all relatively attractive.

In this article, I will be providing you with Daily NBA picks for FanDuel for 12/9/15. The picks will range from some of the elite players, to mid-priced options, and value plays.


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.


FanDuel DFS Point Guards

John Wall (vs HOU, $9,200)

Wall is playing some of his best basketball right now and with Washington's reliance on him on offense and a matchup against one of the worst team defense's in Houston, he's a very strong option tonight. Over the last 10 games, he's exceeded value in five, averaging 4.45 points over his price implied total. He is averaging over 30 minutes a game and with a usage rate top three among active point guards tonight in a game with the highest projected total (and Houston on a back-to-back, no less), I think he's the safest cash game option on this board. The high point total and the fact he could reach double digit assists also makes him fairly attractive in tournaments, though the price is a little high for me to have a lot of exposure there.

Reggie Jackson (vs MEM, $7,300)

Okay, so Reggie was abysmal his last time on the court, totaling just 3.7 FanDuel points in 27 minutes of action, but I do like him to bounce back tonight. I think the recent terrible performance and the fact they draw Memphis will keep his ownership at a favorable spot. The Pistons play better basketball at home, his price has dropped to a more desirable figure, and he has the highest usage rate among active point guards tonight. Memphis is a solid team defensively, but they are on a back-to-back and haven't been to adept at slowing down opposing backcourts, where they rank somewhere in the middle of the pack among all NBA teams. Without question, Jackson is my go-to point guard tonight in tournament formats.


FanDuel DFS Shooting Guards

The shooting guard and small forward spots are definitely the most brutal to select from for Wednesday night. Nothing really jumps out at me as an excellent and/or safe pick. There are some potentially great values, but a lot of volatility among the lesser priced two-guards.

Bradley Beal (vs HOU, $7,400)

Like I mentioned, there are a few intriguing shooting guards due to upside and low price, but selecting a cash game shooter tonight is much more difficult. Thanks to their high ceilings - which can mainly be accredited to high projected minutes, usage rate and Vegas line - I think the best bets on the board are guys that oppose each other tonight - Beal and James Harden. Beal has been shooting well of late, averaging over 25 points per game this month and in terms of fantasy point production, he's averaging 4.42 points higher than his price implied total in his last 10 games. Beal doesn't have quite the upside that Harden does, but I do like the fact he's $3,400 cheaper and has a similar floor and fresh legs.

Tournament Options: Eric Bledsoe (vs ORL, $8,500); OJ Mayo (vs LAC, $4,600)


FanDuel DFS Small Forwards

Andrew Wiggins (vs LAL, $7,000)

For me, Wiggins is one of the few guys that could fit as a cash game or tournament option. His recent performance suggests cash could be a little risky, but I attribute some of that drop in production to a sore right knee and limited minutes. His price has dropped into a more affordable range and in the weeks before and after Thanksgiving, we witnessed a bit of a Wiggins breakout. Against an atrocious Lakers squad, I think he has both a solid floor and the upside to wreak havoc in tournaments. Of the active small forwards in play this evening, he has the second highest usage rate and he's seventh in PER.

Cash Game Options: Nicolas Batum (vs MIA, $7,500); Kawhi Leonard (at TOR, $8,800)


FanDuel DFS Power Forwards

Blake Griffin (at MIL, $9,300)

Blake draws an incredibly juicy matchup in this one against a very weak defensive front court in Milwaukee. His price has come down $300 over the last 10 days into a more favorable price range, even despite the fact that he's exceeded his price implied value in five of his last 10 games. For the past month, Blake is averaging over 30 minutes a game, a usage rate above 20 while averaging at least three assists, six rebounds, and 25 points. That floor makes him a solid cash play, and Milwaukee's weak interior defense makes him an intriguing tournament option for me as well.

Tournament Options: Cody Zeller (vs MIA, $4,000); Jared Sullinger (vs CHI, $6,000)


FanDuel DFS Centers

Al Horford (at DAL, $7,000)

There are few centers that interest me tonight, but Horford is going to be the one I have most exposure to in cash games. The former Florida Gator has essentially been a model of consistency  - averaging 2.49 points over his price implied value and exceeding value 57% of the time this season - while drawing a favorable matchup against the Mavericks this evening. His price is such that I can fit a lot of other solid plays in my lineup and among active centers tonight he's fourth in PER and seventh in usage.

Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns (vs LAL, $6,900)

Tournament Option: Andre Drummond (vs MEM, $9,200)


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


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – Aaron Civale

With Mike Clevinger sidelined to start the year and Corey Kluber off to Texas, the Indians will rely on the emergence of Aaron Civale to bolster their typically-formidable rotation. Civale impressed in his rookie season with 10 starts, 57.2 innings pitched (IP), a 3-4 win-loss record, 2.34 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 46 Ks. Due to the... Read More

2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Didi Gregorius

The Philadelphia Phillies finished 2019 with a record of 81-81, which was only good enough for a fourth-place finish in the NL East. They have since added the likes of Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius to improve their chances of a division title in 2020. They have also brought in highly-touted manager Joe Girardi to... Read More

ADP Showdown: Anthony Rendon vs. Rafael Devers

The first two rounds in your fantasy draft can be challenging because each available player is tremendously skilled with significant upside. Every pick looks desirable, so it’s important to try to determine which player has a greater likelihood of producing superior fantasy production. This can be accomplished by examining overall production and team context.  This... Read More

2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Shortstop

If you're keeping up with the Keeper Value Rankings, you know we've already covered First Base, Second Base, and Third Base. Today, we will address Shortstop. These rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based... Read More

Industry Expert Mock: ADP Surprises

Pierre Camus and Nicklaus Gaut break down the recent RotoBaller Friends & Family industry mock draft to see how the experts fared and look at some of the most surprising picks, for better or worse. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and... Read More

Fantasy Insider Angles - Thor, Jeff McNeil, J.D. Davis and More

Success in baseball isn’t always just about pure numbers. For those who play the game and are inside the clubhouse, it’s also about creating the right chemistry and environment. As the New York Mets opened spring training this season, there was a fresh air of optimism around the team. It also seemed to extend to... Read More

Points League Ranker Tool - NFBC

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Brought to you by RotoBaller's Nicklaus Gaut (@Nt_BurtReynolds), this Points Rankings tool uses RotoBaller's 2020 MLB projections to build out custom rankings for NFBC Points Leagues. The tool uses the default NFBC scoring settings. All fantasy baseball platforms have different scoring settings for their points leagues.... Read More

Points League Ranker Tool - CBS

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Brought to you by RotoBaller's Nicklaus Gaut (@Nt_BurtReynolds), this Points Rankings tool uses RotoBaller's 2020 MLB projections to build out custom rankings for CBS Points Leagues. The tool uses the default CBS scoring settings. All fantasy baseball platforms have different scoring settings for their points leagues.... Read More

Points League Ranker Tool - Fantrax

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Brought to you by RotoBaller's Nicklaus Gaut (@Nt_BurtReynolds), this Points Rankings tool uses RotoBaller's 2020 MLB projections to build out custom rankings for Fantrax Points Leagues. The tool uses the default Fantrax scoring settings. All fantasy baseball platforms have different scoring settings for their points leagues.... Read More

Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Expected Stats

Statcast is a valuable tool for fantasy analysis, and it can be easy to look at a stat called "Expected Batting Average" and blindly use it as your projection moving forward. Of course, proper use of these metrics is a little bit more nuanced than that. First, a disclaimer: This article is about the "Expected... Read More

ADP Cost Analysis – Kris Bryant vs Josh Donaldson

Spring training is officially underway, which means baseball season is finally upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already started dealing with tough draft position decisions. Third base is a fairly deep position... Read More

Platoon Watch: Part-Time Infielders Worth Rostering

It seems that platooning in major league baseball has become increasingly popular every year. This strategy benefits teams by protecting aging veterans from injury and by getting the most advantageous lineup versus a specifically-handed pitcher. While platooning is smart for major league clubs, it gives us fantasy managers headaches when our player rides the pine... Read More

Bases Loaded Podcast: Happy TGFBI Day! - TGFBI Strategy & Day 1 ADP Data

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) isjoined by Sp Streamer and Zach Braff and they discuss all things happening in their TGFBI drafts. Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast Network. Like and Subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be... Read More

2020 Outfield Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

We've been breaking down rankings for points leagues over the last couple of weeks in order to prepare fantasy owners for draft day. To check out previous analysis articles by position, click the following links: first base, second base, third base, shortstop, catcher, starting pitcher, relief pitcher. Outfield is obviously the deepest of all positions... Read More

ADP Cost Analysis - Luis Robert vs Kyle Tucker

With spring training games officially underway, excitement around the fantasy baseball season simultaneously hits a new peak. As batting orders begin to map out and pitching rotations start to take shape, a lot of movement happens on ADP lists. Prospects tend to gain the most helium around this time of year because we have a... Read More