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NBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks - FanDuel DFS Basketball Advice for 12/19/15

By Keith Allison [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Russell Westbrook plays the Los Angeles Lakers. You're welcome. Also, Carmelo Anthony looked great last night, but he got benched, so please do not hate on him.

In this article, I will be providing you with Daily NBA picks for FanDuel for 12/19/15. 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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Russell Westbrook (vs LAL, $10,500)

Russell Westbrook is the best guard play on the board tonight, even with James Harden facing off against the Los Angeles Clippers. Granted, Harden should definitely play the entire game, as the Rockets and Clippers should be a much closer game than the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers. However, if the Lakers and Thunder game does indeed stay close, Westbrook is going to outscore every other guard on the board rather easily. The Los Angeles Lakers are terrible against the guard positions, and Westbrook has consistently been scoring around 50 fantasy points per game. Kevin Durant does take over in some games, but for the most part, it is Westbrook that facilitates the offense. Use him mainly in tournaments due to the potential of a Thunder blowout victory over the Lakers.

Dion Waiters (vs LAL, $4,200)

Speaking of blowout victories over the Los Angeles Lakers, Dion Waiters makes for a great tournament play tonight because of that chance. Waiters generally plays around 20-30 minutes per game regardless of the score, but if the Thunder do not play their starters in the fourth quarter, Waiters should pick up a few more minutes. He can get hot from the field, and if he does, he is going to easily go over value tonight. In his last three games, Waiters has two performances with 20 plus fantasy points. He does have the chance of flopping, as he did against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that is unlikely to happen against the Lakers. The Lakers barely know what defense is, so Waiters should flourish.


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Blake Griffin (at HOU, $9,200)

Blake Griffin did not look great against the Milwaukee Bucks in his last game, only scoring 34.1 fantasy points, but that is the risk one has to be willing to take when rostering the Los Angeles Clippers' stud. In the game prior to that dud against the Bucks, Griffin scored 34 points in 43 minutes, adding five rebound and seven assists for almost 50 fantasy points. The Houston Rockets are one of the fastest teams in the NBA, and they also neglect to play defense. Griffin is a very athletic power forward, so the pace of the game is not going to slow him down or tire him out at all. On top of that, he should be able to rather easily handle the Houston Rockets' big men. Use him in any format tonight - both 50/50 contests and tournaments.

Carmelo Anthony (vs CHI, $8,700) 

Carmelo Anthony only played 28 minutes in his last game against the Philadelphia 76ers, but everyone really saw that coming. The Sixers are terrible, and the Knicks simply blew them out. Prior to being benched, Melo had around 30 fantasy points. If he would of continued to play at the same rate he did in the beginning of the game, he likely would of scored around 50 fantasy points. I'm expecting that he does that tonight against the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are not going to get blown out by the Knicks. If anything, it'll be the other way around. Melo will be doing everything he can to keep that from happening. Prior to the Sixers game, Melo scored 44.8, 49.2, and 51.5 fantasy points in three consecutive games. There is no reason to avoid him.


FanDuel DFS Centers

DeAndre Jordan (at HOU, $7,400)

Speaking of how terrible the Houston Rockets are against opposing team's big men, DeAndre Jordan is facing off against Dwight Howard tonight. Jordan looked terrible against the Milwaukee Bucks in his last game, but that he because he only played 18 minutes. In fact, he was only one point and two rebounds away from a double-double... in 18 minutes! Tonight, he should be able to dominate the Houston Rockets. He was ejected from the Bucks game, and that will not happen again. Jordan is definitely a hot-head, but the chances that he gets ejected two games in a row is almost zero. Aside from that game against the Bucks, Jordan has scored over 30 fantasy points in six straight games, one of which was over 40 fantasy points. Without many other solid center options on the board tonight, Jordan is hands down the best.


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