4 Players To Help Build Your Best NBA DraftKings Lineup (12/3/19)

Welcome back, everybody.

Tonight, we have a seven-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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Luka Doncic: (PG/SF, $11,300)

Luka Doncic’s spectacular season continues tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans. This past Sunday, he went into the Staples Center and snapped the Lakers’ ten-game winning streak with a 59.25 DraftKings fantasy point performance.

Doncic is averaging 65 DraftKings fantasy points per game since the start of November. During that stretch, he tallied six triple-doubles and scored over 60 DraftKings fantasy points in 9 of 15 games.

His matchup tonight is a plus. So far this season, New Orleans ranks 26th in defensive efficiency and fifth in pace.

The Dallas Mavericks are currently the top-rated offense in the NBA, and they have an implied team total of 118.25 points via Vegas. This is the highest implied team total that Dallas has seen all season. In the three other games that they had a team total of at least 115 points, Doncic produced 70.3 DraftKings fantasy points per game.

One final thing to note is that Doncic is now small forward eligible on DraftKings. He could only be used as a point guard or shooting guard for most of November and getting his stud production at a forward spot is valuable if fantasy owners want to build a guard-heavy lineup.


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Lonzo Ball: (PG, $5,400)

In his first game after missing two with an illness, Lonzo Ball started in place of Kenrich Williams (ankle) and scored 31.5 DraftKings fantasy points in 33 minutes on the court. Williams is out tonight, which should keep Ball in the starting five and a 30+ minute role against the Dallas Mavericks.

In the six games this season that Ball has surpassed the 30-minute mark, he is producing 35.13 DraftKings fantasy points per game. He is scoring 37.3 DraftKings fantasy points per game in his last 20 contests with at least 30 minutes.

The Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans have a 232.5 point total, which is second-highest on tonight’s slate. Ball should have no issues providing five to seven times value.

Evan Fournier: (SG/SF, $6,200)

Evan Fournier is the focal point of the Orlando Magic’s offense with Nikola Vucevic sidelined via an ankle injury.  In his last five games without Vucevic, Fournier is scoring 35.6 DraftKings fantasy points per game. He posted a team high 28.8% usage rate during those five contests as well, which is a 3.2% increase from his average for the year.

Fournier is also seeing a boost in playing time during Vucevic’s absence. He logged 35.7 minutes per game in his last five. In his previous five games before Vucevic was injured, Fournier only logged 30.4 minutes per game. With Vucevic officially out again tonight, Fournier will continue to shine in a dream matchup against the Washington Wizards.

The Wizards rank dead last in defensive efficiency, allowing the most DraftKings fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards. This is the best game environment that Fournier and the Magic have competed in this season with a game total of 227 points. In the lone game that Orlando played in with a total north of 220 points this season, Fournier erupted for a season-high 43.8 DraftKings fantasy points. Who was his opponent that night? The same team he faces tonight.

Tim Hardaway Jr.:(SG/SF, $4,600)

Tim Hardaway Jr. struggled Sunday in a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers, but he should bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. Since entering the starting lineup six games ago, Hardaway Jr. has been a solid value, generating 28.7 DraftKings fantasy points per game. With each of the Dallas Mavericks’ last four contests staying competitive, Hardaway Jr. is seeing 33.5 minutes per game.

Tonight, the spread via Vegas is only four points in favor of Dallas. Hardaway Jr. should continue to see 30 to 35 minutes on the court.

The Pelicans are a very soft defense, and Dallas currently possesses their highest implied team total of the year. Hardaway Jr. attempted 6.7 three-pointers per game as a starter and is succeeding at a 57% clip. New Orleans’ defense gives up the eighth-most made three-pointers per game this season, and their opponents are shooting a combined 37.2% from beyond the arc, which is the sixth-highest rate in the league.

At only $4,600, Hardaway Jr. is underpriced for his matchup.