The Best Bang For Your Buck in NBA DFS: 12/17/21

The Best Bang For Your Buck in NBA DFS: 12/17/21

Point Guards:

1) D’Angelo Russell $7,600 vs. Los Angeles Lakers (30th)
2) De’Aaron Fox $7,500 vs. Memphis (10th)
3) Jrue Holiday $7,900 at New Orleans (27th)
4) Cole Anthony $7,800 vs. Miami (2nd)
5) Terry Rozier $6,800 at Portland (3rd)
6) Kyle Lowry $7,800 at Orlando (24th)
7) Damian Lillard $9,300 vs. Charlotte (23rd)
8) Dejounte Murray $9,700 at Utah (17th)
9) Trae Young $10,200 vs. Denver (26th)
10) Steph Curry $11,300 at Boston (18th)

The Assist: We have bet against the Lakers perimeter defense all season long, and it continues to pay off. D’Angelo Russell should feast at $7,600. De’Aaron Fox has a tougher match-up against Memphis, but at $7,500, he remains a bargain. Jrue Holiday should go nuts against a New Orleans defense that is struggling mightily.

Shooting Guards:

1) Donovan Mitchell $8,400 vs. San Antonio (25th)
2) Tyler Herro $6,900 at Orlando (24th)
3) LaMelo Ball $9,500 at Portland (29th)
4) Anthony Edwards $8,000 vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10th)
5) Jordan Poole $5,700 at Boston (17th)
6) Derrick White $6,700 at Utah (18th)
7) Andrew Wiggins $6,100 at Boston (17th)
8) Will Barton $6,500 at Atlanta (24th)
9) Desmond Bane $6,400 at Sacramento (23rd)
10) Tyrese Haliburton $5,800 vs. Memphis (10th)

The Assist: Donovan Mitchell at the shooting guard position is the strategy to deploy on this slate. Keep an eye on the injury report and whether Tyler Herro can go or not. Same for LaMelo Ball. Ball is coming out of the Covid restriction.

Small Forwards:

1) Miles Bridges $7,700 at Portland (29th)
2) Gordon Heyward $6,800 at Portland (29th)
3) Kelly Oubre Jr. $7,000 at Portland (29th)
4) Khris Middleton $6,700 at New Orleans (10th)
5) Dillon Brooks $6,300 at Sacramento (14th)
6) Brandon Ingram $8,700 vs. Milwaukee (3rd)
7) Jaylen Brown $8,500 vs. Golden State (19th)
8) Norman Powell $6,300 vs. Charlotte (6th)
9) Franz Wagner $6,200 vs. Milwaukee (7th)
10) Aaron Gordon $5,800 at Atlanta (6th)

The Assist: It is odd to see three players from Charlotte represent the top three at the small forward position. All three options will exploit a Trailblazer defense that is horrendous against wing players.

Power Forwards:

1) Jayson Tatum $9,000 vs. Golden State (19th)
2) LeBron James $10,400 at Minnesota (26th)
3) Anthony Davis $9,400 at Minnesota (26th)
4) Wendell Carter Jr. $6,900 vs. Miami (4th)
5) Draymond Green $6,500 at Boston (10th)
6) Josh Hart $5,500 vs. Milwaukee (5th)
7) Jason Collins $6,800 vs. Denver (2nd)
8) Al Horford $6,500 vs. Golden State (1st)
9) PJ Washington $5,800 at Portland (3rd)
10) Keldon Johnson $5,300 at Utah (4th)

The Assist: Jayson Tatum is still the go-to player for the Celtics. If Boston can keep up with the Warriors, Tatum will need to step it up. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both listed as ‘probable.’ Minnesota will have no options to stop the Lakers’ dynamic duo.


1) Nikola Jokic $12,000 at Atlanta (25th)
2) Karl-Anthony Towns $9,600 vs. Los Angeles Lakers (17th)
3) Rudy Gobert $8,300 vs. San Antonio (20th)
4) Wendell Carter Jr. $6,900 vs. Miami (4th)
5) Jaren Jackson Jr. $6,700 at Sacramento (7th)

The Assist: Nikola Jokic is the play at the center position–as long as you can afford him. KAT is always a solid backup option–even against a strong front line from Los Angeles. Rudy Gobert is productive across the board and is a bargain at $8,300.

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