NBA DFS First Look For DraftKings And FanDuel – 12/10/2021

NBA DFS First Look For DraftKings And FanDuel - 12:10:2021

DAL (105.25) @ IND (107.25)

From a points-per-dollar perspective, Kristaps Porzingis and Dorian Finney-Smith look like solid plays for Dallas here on DraftKings. Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson aren’t far behind, and Luka is always an option for his immense upside in tournaments. Doncic is the best play on FanDuel, while Porzingis is in borderline consideration.

On the Pacers’ side of the ball, we have a lot of value on DraftKings. Myles Turner, Chris Duarte, Oshae Brissett, Jeremy Lamb, Malcolm Brogdon, and Caris LeVert are good plays. Duarte and Turner especially stand out in consideration of their more solidified minutes. Domantas Sabonis can be played in GPPs but isn’t an excellent value at $9,700 here. On FanDuel, we have a bit less value. Malcolm Brogdon is the best piece, with Sabonis, Levert, and Turner right behind.

SAC (116.25) @ CHA (115.25)

This game has an immense total, a tight spread, and a lot of good value. We have Richaun Holmes out for Sacramento with an eye injury, which opens up minutes for Alex Len, Tristan Thompson, and Marvin Bagley. Davion Mitchell, Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison Barnes, and Terence Davis are great DraftKings plays. Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox are the only Kings not projecting particularly well, but both could be played in GPPs. FanDuel’s best plays are Len and Bagley, with Haliburton and Fox right behind.

On the Hornets, Cody Martin, Gordon Hayward, Kelly Oubre, and Miles Bridges are the best DK value plays. PJ Washington is now doubtful, and some more value would open up in his stead. On FanDuel, we’re looking at Martin, Oubre, and Hayward, and you could sprinkle in some Bridges.

BKN (112) @ ATL (113.5)

We’ve got an excellent total here and a tight spread, so this should be a good game for DFS. James Johnson is offering some decent DraftKings value for Brooklyn, while Kevin Durant and James Harden are always in play. On FanDuel, I’d mostly just go with Harden or Durant, but you could also give LaMarcus Aldridge some consideration.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot stands out as a good value on both sites for Atlanta. No one else is a particularly great play for their price on either DFS site. Still, you could always consider the main Hawks cogs in Trae Young, Clint Capela, and John Collins.

NYK (103.25) @ TOR (104.25)

This game has one of the lower totals on the slate and may not be the best for DFS. We do still have some decent plays. For the Knicks, RJ Barrett and Alec Burks are the best values on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Julius Randle always has tournament upside and could be fired up at likely low ownership.

For the Raptors, Precious Achiuwa is questionable. If he plays, he will be the best Toronto option on DK and FD alike. Chris Boucher would be the biggest beneficiary if he sits and become a great play on both sites. Gary Trent Jr. is a solid play on DK and FD, while Fred VanVleet stands out on FanDuel.

MIL (117.5) @ HOU (109.5)

For Milwaukee, Khris Middleton’s price is down enough at $7,300 to be a decent value on DraftKings. Giannis Antetokounmpo is firmly in play at a reasonably low (for him) $10,900. On FanDuel, Giannis is the only play in serious consideration.

Houston presents some value on DK in Garrison Mathews, Armani Brooks, and D.J. Augustin. Eric Gordon, KJ Martin, and Jae’Sean Tate are also tournament options. Mathews and Brooks stand out on FanDuel as well.

CLE (106.25) @ MIN (106.75)

Here we have another low total game that may not be optimal for DFS scoring. For the Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio, Isaac Okoro, Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland, and Kevin Love are nonetheless good values. No one stands out on FanDuel, but Rubio and Allen would be the best choices if going there.

For Minnesota, D’Angelo Russell has been reported as unlikely to play. This will make Anthony Edwards a powerful option as he eats up the usage when Russell is off the court. Patrick Beverley and Malik Beasley’s outlooks will be improved as well. As of the moment, with projections reflecting Russell in, our best DraftKings plays are Jarred Vanderbilt and Beverley. Karl-Anthony Towns is not projecting well for the cost, but he’s always a GPP option, particularly with Russell out. Vanderbilt is the only play standing out on FanDuel.

LAL (111.5) @ OKC (106.5)

The Lakers studs rarely project well for their respective costs. Unusually, LeBron James is an excellent value tonight at $9,800 on DraftKings. Anthony Davis is not looking bad either at $9,600. It seems pretty consistent that Russell Westbrook is the odd man out here, and Davis and James are becoming more reliable plays. The value isn’t as good on FanDuel, but Davis and James could always be considered, and Westbrook’s price is a lot better than on DK. There’s always a chance he comes out with a surprise smash game at any time. I wouldn’t consider ancillary Lakers pieces on either site outside of possibly Talen Horton-Tucker on FanDuel.

We have a lot of DraftKings value on the Thunder. Kenrich Williams, Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley, James Robinson-Earl, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander look solid. Josh Giddey is a standout FanDuel play at $5,500, and you could always consider SGA as well at $8,700.

DET (102.25) @ NOP (108.75)

Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, Jerami Grant, and Hamidou Diallo look like solid DraftKings values for the Pistons. On FanDuel, it is just Cunningham, Bey, and Stewart.

There is a lot of value on the Pelicans on DraftKings as well. Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Josh Hart, Devonte’ Graham, Jonas Valanciunas, and Herbert Jones qualify. Brandom Ingram can always be considered in GPPs. Hart, Valanciunas, and Ingram are the plays based on FanDuel pricing.

BOS (104.5) @ PHX (109.5)

On DraftKings, Dennis Schroder, Marcus Smart, Josh Richardson, and Al Horford are our most viable Boston pieces. We can always look at Jayson Tatum, particularly with Jaylen Brown out. Marcus Smart is the best FanDuel play here as Dennis Schroder’s price has crept up in Brown’s absence while Smart sits at $5,800.

For Phoenix, Devin Booker remains out, which gives us some value. On DraftKings, Jae Crowder, Landry Shamet, and JaVale McGee are projecting well from a points-per-dollar perspective. Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton, and Cameron Johnson fall just a tad behind and are perfectly playable. On FanDuel, I’d look mostly at Cameron Johnson, Mikal Bridges, and Deandre Ayton.

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