DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Monday 12/2/19
With six games to choose from on tonight's NBA slate, let's take a look at how to utilize the many DFS possibilities. Here are some of the top plays and sleepers on DraftKings. As always, good luck.
Trae Young ($9,50) -- Young has put up 52 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games, including 37 and 49 real-life points in his past two games. Young is going for his third-straight game of 50 percent field goal shooting, 50 percent three-point shooting, and 90 percent from the free-throw line. His matchup against the Warriors tonight is favorable for him to score 30 points and get a win, to stop Atlanta's 10-game losing streak.
Devonte' Graham ($7,200) -- The Hornets have lost five straight games, and Graham has scored double-digits in all of them, including his fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 assists against the Chicago Bulls. Graham is still ranked 10th in assists with 7.4 per game to go with 18.2 points per night. He is coming off a 24-point performance against the Bucks and had three straight 16-point games before that. Graham is showing consistency with his scoring and passing alongside Terry Rozier ($6,700).
Zach LaVine ($7,900) -- LaVine has scored 28 points or more in three of his last four games, including the game-winner against the Hornets to go along with a career-high 49 points on 17-of-28 shooting. LaVine is the Chicago Bulls leading scorer with 22.1 points per game. Our model has him at 23.1 points, 4.4 assists, and 4.1 rebounds against the Kings. Without most of Sacramento's best players, LaVine and the Bulls could get a win on the road, if he scores to his potential.
Devin Booker ($8,200) -- Booker and the Phoenix Suns have cooled off recently and after his monster 35-point, 12-rebound, and 9-assist against the Timberwolves last Saturday. Since then, Booker has only scored more than 18 once in three games. Tonight the Suns will try to end their three-game losing streak against the slumping Hornets. Booker is the third-leading projected scorer tonight (25.9) and can get back on track if he can top his average of 24.2 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12,000) -- The Greek Freak is light years ahead of fantasy players on the board tonight among fantasy points per game. Giannis is sitting at a cool 62.6 fantasy points per game, compared to Trae Young -- who's the next highest at 49.1. Giannis is more than worth it tonight at home against the New York Knicks, who have lost six straight. Giannis should be on triple-double watch tonight, and our model projects him as the leading scorer with 27.9 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.
Jabari Parker ($6,900) -- Parker has showed flashes of scoring and rebounding at high rates among a failing Hawks team, then proceeds to disappear in other games. Tonight versus the Warriors, he could put up similar numbers to his 64.5 and 38.25-point fantasy performances that he posted last week. Parker is a low-risk, high-reward pick for tonight's six-game slate.
Eric Paschall ($5,600) -- Paschall and the Warriors will look to end their losing tonight versus the Hawks. If Paschall continues his way of play, a victory could be likely. He's had at least 17 points in his last three games, including a 25-point, 7-rebound performance against the Bulls. He's taken double-digit shot attempts in each of his last three games and is averaging 27.1 fantasy points per game.
Kelly Oubre ($7,000) -- Oubre has had 20 or more real-life points in five of his last eight games, and he's double-doubled in two of those contests -- including 22 points and 10 rebounds in his last game against the Mavericks. Oubre has had some huge fantasy nights, and for essentially the same price as Parker has a higher ceiling against the Hornets tonight. Look for Oubre to build off his rising 5.9 rebounds per game and post another 20-point night.
Joel Embiid ($9,100) -- The 76ers are 9-0 at home, and Embiid is averaging 23.4 points and 11.9 rebounds in those nine games. Philadelphia's opponent tonight is the Utah Jazz, who were pummeled in Toronto last night. Embiid and company will be trying to do the same to a Jazz team they may be playing with something to prove. Our model projects him at 24.2 points and 11.9 rebounds tonight.
Myles Turner ($5,700) -- Turner double-doubled in his first game back from injury for the Pacers, but hasn't done so in six games since. Tonight, visiting the Grizzlies, Turner has a chance to get back to his double-double ways. He shot a woeful one for eight against the 76ers on Saturday, in what was his worst game of the season. At $5,700, Turner is a very low-risk, high-reward option, and there won't be many times this season where he's this cheap -- so get him while the value is there.
Vaughn Dalzell is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Vaughn Dalzell also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username vdalzell. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his/her personal views, he/she may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his/her personal account. The views expressed in his/her articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.