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Fantasy Basketball: Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for DraftKings and FanDuel – 12.14.16


Written by: Kyle Dillard – Staff Writing Intern (@TheGrandstandKD)

| Point Guards

John Wall – Washington Wizards

As of late, John Wall has been quite the star. Today, with a matchup against Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets, and with the seemingly discount price on both FD and DK, John Wall is my top pick at point Guard.

Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors

Energy cannot be created nor destroyed, a very smart scientist once said….and DeMar Derozans energy seems to have been transferred to Kyle Lowry. He’s been very consistent lately and against a weak Philadelphia backcourt, I have Kyle Lowry going for 50 Fpts tonight. Sergio Rodriguez is coming back from Gastroenteritis and will have to guard either Derozan or Lowry, and that bodes well for the Toronto Tandem. lock in Kyle Lowry and J Wall.

| Shooting Guards

James Jones – Cleveland Cavaliers

So Tyron Lue has made an interesting, and very cocky decision resting his big three tonight in their one game road trip to Memphis. You could pick, Jones, Shumpurt, JR Smith, hell even Jordan McRae if he Starts. (IF HE STARTS LOCK IN MCRAE SCRAP JONES). But on to the analysis. James Jones is an established shooter in the NBA and has multiple championships to go along with it. Granted, they were mostly with Lebron, but hes cold blooded. At his minimum price it will only take 20 Fpts for this to pay off. I like him as a value SG play

Eric Gordon – Houston Rockets

When you hear Houston rockets, you automatically assume, it’s all James Harden; However, these assists James get, have to be going somewhere. And that’s where Eric Gordon comes into play. Averaging 17.3 ppg and about 28 Fppg, he’s a solid choice especially on DK. Where he costs $5.6k and plays against the Sacrementockings who are dealing with some injuries of their own.

| Small Forwards

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – Brooklyn Nets

I have a feeling Hollis-Jefferson will return to form tonight , especially against the Lakers. They’re not a bad team, but with the way the Nets put up points , RHJ I think exploits the lack of defense that Ingram plays. Look for this value play, and potential starter to pay off.

Jae Crowder – Boston Celtics

Playing San-Antonio, to the naked eye, seems like a difficult task for any small Forward. With the claw locking up other positions rather than SF, especially against this scrappy Celtics team,

Jae Crowder is looking like the money pick of the night. Perhaps 6-7X value from him.

| Power Forwards

Julius Randle – LA Lakers

Julius Randle is dominant, and when dominant low price players play under sized teams, they go for 20-20. Now is that logical tonight? No, but he is indeed in line fore a great night. His usage and minutes are rising and that bodes well for the multitalented PF.

Channing Frye – Cleveland Cavaliers

Same thing here with James Jones, except there’s even more Usage given to Frye with two players he plays behind both being out. There’s not much to breakdown here. It’s should be a no trainer value pick.

| Centers

Joel Embiid – Philly 76ers

TRUST THE PROCESS, also, Nerleans Noel is out which leads me to believe it’ll be the time to really trust Joel. With a 28 minute restriction, it’s fame time. He had amazing Per 36 and Per 48 minutes. So I’ll trust the 28 minute upside Embiid will provide

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