The Best Bang For Your Buck in NBA DFS: 12/20/21

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The Best Bang For Your Buck in NBA DFS- 12:20:21

Point Guards:

1) Reggie Jackson $7,600 vs. San Antonio (26th)
2) Lonzo Ball $7,700 vs. Houston (17th)
3) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander $8,600 at Memphis (10th)
4) Steph Curry $11,800 vs. Sacramento (11th)
5) Dejounte Murray $9,800 at Los Angeles Clippers (24th)
6) Terry Rozier $6,500 at Utah (12th)
7) Mike Conley $6,000 vs. Charlotte (21st)
8) Dennis Schroeder $6,200 vs. Philadelphia (9th)
9) Marcus Smart $5,500 vs. Philadelphia (9th)
10) Desmond Bane $6,100 vs. Oklahoma City (27th)

The Assist: We have not mentioned Reggie Jackson in a while. Jackson may not excite you, but at $7,600, Jackson should give you the most bang for your buck at the point guard position. Lonzo Ball is a value play at $7,700. SGA, off a game-winner his last game, is in play at $8,600.


Shooting Guards:

1) Donovan Mitchell $9,700 vs. Charlotte (29th)
2) LaMelo Ball $9,600 at Utah (18th)
3) Tyrese Haliburton $7,000 at Golden State (20th)
4) Derrick White $6,500 at Los Angeles Clippers (24th)
5) Seth Curry $6,500 at Boston (16th)
6) Lugentz Dort $6,100 at Memphis (15th)
7) Luke Kennard $6,000 vs. San Antonio (6th)
8) Buddy Hield $5,800 at Golden State (2nd)
9) Eric Gordon $5,700 at Chicago (4th)
10) De’Anthony Melton $4,800 vs. Oklahoma City (27th)

The Assist: I would play some of the point guard eligible players in the shooting guard position on this slate. Donovan Mitchell and LaMelo Ball have dual-eligibility–use it to your advantage. With De’Aaron Fox out, I would continue to fire up Tyrese Haliburton at $7,000.


Small Forwards:

1) Jayson Tatum $10,500 vs. Philadelphia (27th)
2) Miles Bridges $8,000 at Utah (1st)
3) Jaylen Brown $9,000 vs. Philadelphia (27th)
4) Josh Giddey $7,200 at Memphis (10th)
5) Dillon Brooks $6,400 vs. Oklahoma City (29th)
6) Kelly Oubre Jr. $6,700 at Utah (1st)
7) Gordon Hayward $6,400 at Utah (1st)
8) Harrison Barnes $6,000 at Golden State (26th)
9) Bojan Bogdanovic $5,000 vs. Charlotte (6th)
10) Terance Mann $5,400 vs. San Antonio (6th)

The Assist: Jayson Tatum makes sense to play at the SF position, given the lack of depth. Keep an eye on the injury report as Tatum has been nursing an ankle injury. The Charlotte trio of Miles Bridges, Kelly Oubre Jr., and Gordon Hayward are all in play. If Jayson Tatum can not play, Jaylen Brown would be automatic play.


Power Forwards:

1) DeMar DeRozan $9,300 vs. Houston (18th)
2) Jaren Jackson Jr. $6,700 vs. Oklahoma City (29th)
3) Tobias Harris $8,700 at Boston (15th)
4) Draymond Green $7,100 vs. Sacramento (7th)
5) Keldon Johnson $5,400 at Los Angeles Clippers (26th)
6) PJ Washington $5,500 at Utah (4th)
7) Jae’Sean Tate $6,100 at Chicago (30th)
8) Kyle Anderson $5,200 vs. Oklahoma City (29th)
9) Darius Bazley $4,300 at Memphis (16th)
10) Chimezie Metu $4,700 at Golden State (13th)

The Assist: DeMar DeRozan is the headliner at power forward, and rightfully so. Jared Jackson Jr. is the sleeper play here. Oklahoma City struggles greatly against front-line scorers, and at $6,700–Jackson Jr. is a steal. Tobias Harris is the steady hand on the 76ers offense.


Centers:

1) Christian Wood $8,800 at Chicago (16th)
2) Rudy Gobert $9,200 vs. Charlotte (26th)
3) Nikola Vucevic $9,100 vs. Houston (13th)
4) Joel Embiid $11,600 at Boston (17th)
5) Jakob Poeltl $6,200 at Los Angeles Clippers (14th)

The Assist: Christian Wood and Rudy Gobert offer you offensive firepower, but also provide you with a defensive presence. If you are looking to save some money, Jakob Poeltl is a cheap play that can pay off.

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