4 Players To Help Build Your Best NBA DraftKings Lineup (12/2/19)

Welcome back, everybody.

Tonight, we have a six-game slate.

Below are four players to help build your best NBA DraftKings lineup.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo (SF/PF, $12,000)

The blowout concerns are real tonight with the Milwaukee Bucks favored by 16.5 points against the New York Knicks, but Giannis Antetokounmpo is still the top overall play for tonight’s six-game slate.

The Knicks currently rank 22nd in defensive efficiency, and Milwaukee has the highest implied team total of the night at 118.5 total points.

In the 14 games this season that Antetokounmpo played behind a team total of 115 points or more, the 2017-2018 MVP is averaging 63.9 DraftKings fantasy points per game.

He will be on his home floor, where Antetokounmpo is scoring 2.04 more DraftKings fantasy points per game over his career.

This season, he is producing 64.3 DraftKings fantasy points per game in Milwaukee. Regardless of the large spread, the “Greek Freak” is a strong bet for 60+ DraftKings fantasy points this evening.


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Ky Bowman (PG, $5,100)

The Golden State Warriors finally get Kevon Looney (hamstring) back tonight, but they are still without D’Angelo Russell (thumb), Steph Curry (hand), Damion Lee (hand) and Draymond Green (rest). Bowman is expected to start at point guard and should play 30+ minutes against the Atlanta Hawks.

In the six contests this season that the Warriors played without Green, Curry, and Russell, Bowman has been an immense value, scoring 31.13 DraftKings fantasy points per game.

In the three games that Golden State was without the above-mentioned three starters and Lee, Bowman led the team with 35.2 DraftKings fantasy points and 35.6 minutes per game.

Atlanta is one of the best defenses to attack this season. They are the third-worst rated defense in the league and have allowed the second-most total DraftKings fantasy points per game. Bowman saw his salary elevate all the way to $6,400 this past week, but he is a steal tonight at $5,100.


Bogdan Bogdanovic (SG/SF, $6,200)

Bogdan Bogdanovic failed to return value this past Saturday in a tough matchup against the Denver Nuggets, but he should be considered tonight at his reasonable price point. De’Aaron Fox (ankle) will miss another game, and in the past eight without him, Bogdanovic is scoring 36.9 DraftKings fantasy points per game.

He’ll come off the bench, but Bogdanovic sees starter-like minutes and is the Kings’ primary playmaker with Fox sidelined. In the eight contests without Fox, Bogdanovic’s usage rate increases by 2.6% and his assist rate increases by 4.8% to a team-high 34.4%.

He scores a team-best 1.12 DraftKings fantasy points per minute with both Fox and Marvin Bagley (thumb) off the floor.

While his matchup is average tonight against the Chicago Bulls, who are 13th in defensive efficiency, Bogdanovic will be at home, which has made a big difference for him this season. In his eight home games this year, he is scoring 5.9 more DraftKings fantasy points per game than on the road.

Bogdanovic has a ceiling above 40 DraftKings fantasy points and is a player that could end up being under-owned.


Kevon Looney (PF/C, $3,400)

This slate lacks viable punt plays, but Kevon Looney is only $3,400. He hasn’t played since October 24th due to a hamstring injury, but is expected to return tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Looney is slated to face a minutes restriction, but with the Golden State Warriors down three starters, he should see close to 20 minutes on the court.

He scored 0.9 DraftKings fantasy points per minute last season, and the Hawks gave up the fourth-most rebounds per game in their last three contests.

In two meetings with Atlanta last season, Looney scored 25.9 DraftKings fantasy points per game. Unless he is severely limited, Looney should outproduce his current salary. The last time he suited up, he was $5,100.