DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Wednesday 12/4/19
With 10 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.
Luka Doncic ($11,600) -- Doncic continued his reign upon the league last night with 33 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 assists versus the New Orleans Pelicans. He had a double-double in the third quarter alone. In November, Doncic averaged 32.4 points, 10.4 assists, and 10.3 rebounds, as the Dallas Mavericks three in a row and eight of their last nine. Our model projects Doncic with another near triple-double of 26.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 8.2 assists, and a smidge ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo (63.2) for most fantasy points (63.3) among players available tonight.
Kemba Walker ($7,600) -- Walker and the Celtics welcome the Heat to Boston after Miami beat Toronto in overtime last night, handing them their first home loss. The Heat were led by Jimmy Butler's ($7,300) triple-double after he made comments that no point guard could guard him. Walker has had the edge against Butler in past meetings, and the Heat are on the second night of a back-to-back. Walker hasn't scored more than 17 in each of his last two games. That said, I think Walker cracks 20-plus points tonight.
Andrew Wiggins ($7,800) -- Wiggins has two-straight games of 41 or more fantasy points and has attempted 33 three-pointers over his last five games. Wiggins averaged 21.5 shot attempts in November and has scored 20-plus points in 11 of his last 12 games. Our model projects Wiggins at 21.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 8.0 field goals made.
Zach LaVine ($8,000) -- LaVine has scored 28 points or more in four of his last five games and has hit four or more triples in each of his last three. The Chicago Bulls host the Grizzlies tonight in a matchup where LaVine scored 37 points in an October win, to go with 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 33 minutes. He's been the leading scorer in six straight games for the Bulls, and will likely make it seven versus a familiar opponent.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,800) -- Giannis is the top player on the board tonight, as Doncic is on a back-to-back. For $200 more, Giannis and the Bucks travel to Detroit to take on the Pistons -- who are on a back-to-back and potential candidates for a blowout. Giannis has scored at least 26 points in six straight games and grabbed at least 9 rebounds in every game this season. He's a double-double machine and had 28 points and 10 rebounds in his last game versus the Pistons.
Khris Middleton ($6,100) -- In the four games since returning from injury, Middleton is averaging 14.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists -- all wins. The Bucks are riding a 12-game winning streak and getting a divisional opponent on the second night of a back-to-back. Middleton is still trying to find his groove from deep, going 3 for 12 through those four games. He's a viable threat to get it going tonight, and our model projects Middleton with 17.7 points and 2.2 made three-pointers tonight.
Domantas Sabonis ($8,300) -- Even with Myles Turner ($6,000) back, Sabonis continues to dominate -- as he's riding a five-game double-double streak. Sabonis is fifth in the league rebounding with 13.1 per game and has had 10 or more rebounds in 15 of 18 games this season. In the middle of a five-game road trip, Sabonis has his most favorable matchup in the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Eric Paschall ($6,500) -- Paschall continues to remain one of the best low-value picks. He posted 43.75 fantasy points in his last game and had 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. The Warriors star players remain out and Paschall is the number one beneficiary. His 27.9 fantasy points per night is nothing to gloat about, but he's a 20-point scoring threat every night for the depleted Warriors.
Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,600) -- Towns has transformed his game, and it's been obvious on the court this season. Towns has attempted at least seven three-pointers in each of his last six games and has grabbed 12 rebounds in each of them. He's averaging career-highs with 25.9 points and 12.6 rebounds while shooting 42.1 percent from deep. The Timberwolves are on the road in Dallas tonight, facing a Mavs team that is on a second night of a back-to-back. Our model projects Towns at 25.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 3.0 made triples tonight.
Jarrett Allen ($6,000) -- Allen has grabbed 9 or more rebounds in each of his last eight games for the Nets, as well as 10 or more points in seven of the last eight. He's played at least 24 minutes in each of those eight games, and he's averaging a double-double at 11.6 points and 10.5 rebounds. He's 12th in rebounding and 25th in PER (21.57) this season and has been instrumental without Kyrie Irving in the lineup.
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