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NBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks - FanDuel DFS Basketball Advice for 12/18/15


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

Somebody call the police! DeMarcus Cousins is under $10,000. That's basically robbery.

In this article, I will be providing you with Daily NBA picks for DraftKings for 12/18/15. 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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Eric Bledsoe (vs NOR, $8,800)

Eric Bledsoe had a bad game against the Golden State Warriors, as he only scored 23 fantasy points in 32 minutes on the court. In the three games prior to that performance, he hovered and even scored above the 50 fantasy point mark. That is most likely what tonight will be like for Bledsoe, as he faces off against the New Orleans Pelicans, who are one of the worst teams in the league against opposing guards. Aside from his one poor game against the Golden State Warriors, Bledsoe has been very consistent, and despite his high price tag, he can be used in any format. You'd be wise to make him a focal point of most of your lineups tonight.

Jrue Holiday (at PHO, $5,300) 

Jrue Holiday should finally start to play more minutes, and he has been exceeding value without an added few minutes here and there. In his last five games, excluding the game against the Chicago Bulls that he did not suit up for, Holiday has over 30 fantasy points in four of them. In the fifth, he scored 28.4. The Phoenix Suns love to push the pace, and as good as they are offensively, they struggle on the defensive end of the game. Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe are going to keep the game uptempo and score a lot, but they are not going to be able to silence Holiday. He should easily score 30 plus fantasy points tonight, and he should be a staple in your lineup at his $5,300 price tag.

 

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Carmelo Anthony (at PHI, $8,700)

Carmelo Anthony has really turned it up of recent, and he should continue to dominate tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers are one of the worst teams in the league on both the offensive and the defensive sides of the ball, but the New York Knicks are terrible too, so the game should stay close. Melo scored over 50 fantasy points in his last game, which was against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In his two games prior, he scored 49.2 and 44.8 fantasy points respectively. There is seemingly no slowing him down right now, and he will need to continue to excel with rookie Kristaps Porzingis struggling right now. Use him in both 50/50 contests and tournaments.

John Henson (at GSW, $3,800)

Greg Monroe's injury turned out to be a lot worse than most people originally predicted. That being said, John Henson will likely see extended minutes during his absence. In his last game, against the Los Angeles Clippers, Henson played 21 minutes and scored 24.6 fantasy points. The Milwaukee Bucks refuse to give Henson 30 plus minutes, but if they did, he could easily score over 40 fantasy points. At under $4,000, 20 minutes and 25 fantasy points will have to do. The Golden State Warriors are most likely not too concerned about the Milwaukee Bucks, despite losing their first game of the season to them, so their defense may be lax. Henson will take advantage of that, as he should dominate the glass and score in bunches. His added ability to block shots is a bonus as well.

 

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DeMarcus Cousins (at MIN, $9,800)

DeMarcus Cousins is as good as it gets at the center position. His price tag is under $10,000 because he has not been playing up to his full potential of recently, but there is really no reason to avoid him at all. He has over 40 fantasy points in three straight games now, and everyone knows the kind of upside that he possesses. The Minnesota Timberwolves are in for a treat tonight when the Sacramento Kings unleash DeMarcus Cousins on them. Rajon Rondo is back in the lineup, so Cousins floor is a little lower than last game, but Cousins is the focal point of the offense. He will have the ball in his hands for a majority of the game, and he will be relied on to take the pressure shots. Use him consistently in any format until his price tag approaches $10,500.

 

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