4 Players To Help Build Your Best NBA DraftKings Lineup (12/27/19)

Welcome back, everyone.

Tonight, we have a five-game slate.

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

As always, if you need any further lineup advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo (SF/PF, $11,300)

UPDATE: Giannis Antetokounmpo has been downgraded to doubtful for tonight’s game with a sore back. The Milwaukee Bucks implied team total has dropped nearly three points, but they still hold the highest on the slate.

Ersan Ilyasova becomes a primary value at only $3,300. He started in the only other game this season that Antetokounmpo missed, and in 26.9 minutes on the court, he recorded a season-high 36.75 DraftKings fantasy points. Eric Bledsoe was available in that game but is also out tonight with a leg injury.

When Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe have been off the floor this season, Khris Middleton ($7,000) and Brook Lopez ($5,200) have seen the biggest usage rate increases. They also become top values on this slate, along with George Hill ($4,200), who should see at least 25 minutes in a strong matchup against the Atlanta Hawks.

All four of these Bucks are great targets tonight with Ilyasova and Middleton being the strongest values.


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Steven Adams:(C, $6,200)

Last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder were without Danilo Gallinari (ankle) against the Memphis Grizzlies, and they will continue to be without Gallinari for the next three games. In his absence, Steven Adams scored 33.5 DraftKings fantasy points. Overall, the center is producing a team-high 40.3 DraftKings fantasy points per game in the three full contests that Gallinari has sat out this season.

Tonight, Adams is in a perfect spot to continue his success, facing off against the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte has been abysmal at defending centers, allowing the second-most DraftKings fantasy points per game to that position. Adams exceeded 30 DraftKings fantasy points in 7 of his last 10 starts and should absolutely surpass that threshold again tonight.


Devin Booker (PG/SG, $6,900)

Devin Booker recorded two poor outings in his past three games, but there is a justification behind both showings. Monday night, he was in one of the toughest spots for a shooting guard, facing the Denver Nuggets, a team that gives up the third-least amount of DraftKings fantasy points to that position. Last Friday, Booker was also in a very difficult matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team that surrenders the eighth-least amount of DraftKings fantasy points to that position. Additionally, his minutes were limited due to this game becoming an 18-point blowout loss.

In between these two ugly games, Booker scored 37.5 DraftKings fantasy points against the Houston Rockets. Due to an up-and-down game log, Booker is priced at a season-low $6,900. In fact, this is the cheapest the shooting guard has been on DraftKings in nearly three years, and his matchup tonight is one of the best spots possible against the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State allows the seventh-most DraftKings fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. In his first date with the Warriors in 2019, Booker produced 47 DraftKings fantasy points. His current Vegas props have him projected for 24 points and 6 assists.

This tilt has a game total of 224 points. When the total has been 220 points or higher this season, Booker is averaging 40.1 DraftKings fantasy points per game. He should have no issues reaching value tonight.


Willie Cauley-Stein (C, $4,500)

Willie Cauley-Stein has been very consistent. He is contributing 28.3 DraftKings fantasy points per game in his past five contests with over 25 DraftKings fantasy points in four of those starts. The center received over 30 minutes of work in back-to-back games, and these are the first two occasions of the season that Cauley-Stein exceeded this mark. If he continues to see around 30 minutes tonight, the former Sacramento King should return over six times value against the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns allow the eighth-most DraftKings fantasy points to opposing centers, and Cauley-Stein is at home in the Oracle, where he scores 2.9 more DraftKings fantasy points per game. When the game total has been 220 points or higher in the Oracle this season, WCS is generating 25.25 DraftKings fantasy points per game.