3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players to Avoid on 12/19/17

John Henson has struggled this year in two matchups with the Cavaliers, a team he will tangle with again tonight. Who else should you shy away from in NBA DFS?

In daily fantasy basketball, finding players you want to roster is a lot easier than finding players to avoid.

You can find a ton of great information and research on guys you might want to include in your DFS NBA lineups, but what about guys you may want to lessen your exposure to, or even fade altogether?

Avoiding players whose matchups or situations aren't as great as they seem can often be just as important as finding the best targets. After all, it takes only one player to sink a lineup. Searching for the landmines could mean the difference between winning and losing your contests.

John Henson, C, Milwaukee Bucks

FanDuel Price: $5,500

John Henson has been solid ever since moving into the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks, but tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he could be in for a down performance.

Henson and the Bucks have played the Cavs twice, and Henson put up duds each time. The first game, he played only 8 minutes, and in the most recent contest, Henson committed five fouls and was limited to only 18 minutes.

Foul trouble could hold back Henson again tonight, as Kevin Love, his matchup this evening, has a .404 free throw attempt rate this year. Our models aren't too high on Henson, either, projecting him for just 23.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Jeff Green, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

FanDuel Price: $4,600

Jeff Green was fantastic his last time out, scoring 15 points and blocking 2 shots roughly 27 minutes off the bench for the Cavs. However, Dwyane Wade was out that game due to rest, and assuming Wade is back tonight, Green might see a reduced role.

The matchup is also not great for Green. The Bucks are holding small forwards to 0.80 FanDuel points per minute this season, which is tops in the league according to our defense-versus-position matchup chart.

Richaun Holmes, C, Philadelphia 76ers

FanDuel Price: $3,900

Similar to Green, Richaun Holmes is coming off a solid game Monday night as he put up 14 real-world points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls. However, that was with Joel Embiid out of the lineup.

Embiid sat out Monday's game after playing 49 minutes in the Philadelphia 76ers' last game, but he should be ready to play Tuesday. If Embiid does end up playing tonight, Holmes is not a great DFS option.

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