The Best Bang For Your Buck in NBA DFS: 12/23/21

The Best Bang For Your Buck in NBA DFS- 12:23:21

Point Guards:

1) Ja Morant $8,600 at Golden State (19th)
2) D’Angelo Russell $8,000 at Utah (17th)
3) Shai-Gilgeous Alexander $8,700 at Phoenix (7th)
4) Jrue Holiday $8,300 at Dallas (8th)
5) Chris Paul $9,100 vs. Oklahoma City (2nd)
6) Kyle Lowry $8,500 vs. Detroit (6th)
7) Jalen Brunson $8,500 vs. Milwaukee (28th)
8) Steph Curry $11,900 vs. Memphis (11th)
9) Dejounte Murray $10,300 at Los Angeles Lakers (30th)
10) Russell Westbrook $10,700 vs. San Antonio (25th)

The Assist: Ja Morant is back, and it is time to get him right back in your lineups. D’Angelo Russell is a value play at $8,000 against the Jazz. Shai-Gilgeous Alexander is a nightly recommendation and should pay off at an $8,700 price tag.

Shooting Guards:

1) Tyler Herro $6,800 vs. Detroit (6th)
2) Devin Booker $8,600 vs. Oklahoma City (28th)
3) LaMelo Ball $9,900 at Denver (24th)
4) Bradley Beal $9,800 at New York (19th)
5) Donovan Mitchell $9,500 vs. Minnesota (20th)
6) Seth Curry $7,000 vs. Atlanta (23rd)
7) Caris LeVert $7,700 vs. Houston (22nd)
8) Alex Burks $7,800 vs. Washington (1st)
9) Derrick White $6,700 at Los Angeles Lakers (30th)
10) Terry Rozier $6,100 at Denver (25th)

The Assist: Tyler Herro is still grossly underpriced at $6,800. Herro offers the most bang for your buck at any position. Devin Booker is back and is already back into form. You can trust Booker at $8,600. LaMelo Ball has also returned and is showing no ill effects from an extended break following Covid-19. Ball is a bit of a discount at the moment–take full advantage.

Small Forwards:

1) Miles Bridges $7,700 at Denver (2nd)
2) Brandon Ingram $9,600 at Orlando (20th)
3) Khris Middleton $8,000 at Dallas (12th)
4) Josh Giddey $7,500 at Phoenix (7h)
5) Will Barton $6,400 vs. Charlotte (27th)
6) Dillon Brooks $6,800 at Golden State (24th)
7) Gordon Hayward $6,600 at Denver (2nd)
8) Josh Hart $6,200 at Orlando (30th)
9) Kelly Oubre Jr. $5,900 at Denver (2nd)
10) Lugentz Dort $5,900 at Phoenix (15th)

The Assist: Miles Bridges is underpriced compared to his contemporaries at the small forward position. Bridges has taken over as the primary scoring option in Charlotte. Brandon Ingram is a bit more expensive, but he offers as much upside as anyone at the small forward position. Khris Middleton is being asked to do more in the absence of Giannis Antetokounpo, which benefits Middleton and his fantasy bottom line.

Power Forwards:

1) Julius Randle $10,500 vs. Washington (5th)
2) Domantas Sabonis $10,100 vs. Houston (15th)
3) Kyle Kuzma $6,800 at New York (22nd)
4) Tobias Harris $9,200 at Atlanta (9th)
5) Draymond Green $7,700 vs. Memphis (20th)
6) Jaren Jackson Jr. $6,900 at Golden State (14th)
7) Franz Wagner $7,400 vs. New Orleans (9th)
8) Aaron Gordon $5,800 vs. Charlotte (16th)
9) Keldon Johnson $5,700 at Los Angeles Lakers (13th)
10) John Collins $7,300 at Philadelphia (18th)

The Assist: The power forward position is the thinnest on this slate. Take a rock-solid Julius Randle, and don’t look back. I recommend playing Domantis Sabonis down at power forward rather than center given the lack of depth. If you need to save money, Kyle Kuzma is a play here at only $6,800.


1) Nikola Jokic $12,200 vs. Charlotte (28th)
2) Karl-Anthony Towns $10,600 at Utah (21st)
3) Rudy Gobert $9,700 vs. Minnesota (5th)
4) Joel Embiid $12,000 vs. Atlanta (24th)
5) Christian Wood $8,600 at Indiana (2nd)

The Assist: You know the drill by now–do what you can to fit Nikola Jokic in your lineup, he is a game-changer. KAT is an option every night. Rudy Gobert could give Karl Anthony-Towns some pause in the paint.

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