DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Tuesday 12/3/19
With seven games to choose from on tonight's NBA slate, let's take a look at how to utilize the many DFS possibilities. Here are some of the top plays and sleepers on DraftKings. As always, good luck.
Luka Doncic ($11,300) -- Doncic was dominant in November, averaging 32.4 points, 10.4 assists and 10.3 rebounds for the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs have won seven of their last eight, including a two-game winning-streak in which both wins came over the Los Angeles Lakers. Doncic is averaging 62.2 fantasy points per night, and triple-doubles are now a weekly thing. He's in play every night.
Derrick Rose ($5,500) -- Rose posted a double-double in 19 minutes last time out in blowout win over the Spurs and is back in Cleveland, where he spent some time as a Cavalier. For a low $5,500, he has good value and is a low-risk option to pair with Doncic or another superstar at guard. Rose has scored double-digit real-world points in three straight games.
James Harden ($12,500) -- The Spurs had no answer for the Pistons, and now they face Harden and the Rockets. Harden is coming off a 60-point game against the Hawks, and he sat the entire fourth quarter. He took 24 shots (16 of 24), 14 threes (8 of 14) and 23 free throws (20 of 23) in an 85.25-point fantasy night overall. He and Doncic are becoming players you must own on a nightly basis, and Harden could go for 40 on the Spurs tonight. Our model projects Harden as the leading scorer on tonight's slate.
Bradley Beal ($8,600) -- If you can't afford Harden or don't want Harden and Doncic in the same lineup, Beal is a strong alternative. The Wizards welcome the Magic to town, and Beal has cooled off after scoring 20 or more points in 11 straight games. Tonight the Wizards return home after a four-game road-trip, and they could use home-court after a 150-125 loss in L.A. Beal had 23 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds in the blowout and should be due for a big scoring night. This looks like a favorable matchup.
Brandon Ingram ($8,100) -- Ingram has 10-straight games of 20 points or more, and he's now 12th in the NBA in scoring at 25.5 points per game. Ingram has played 40 minutes in two of the last three games as the Pelicans continue to deal with injuries. In the Pels-Mavs game, Ingram and Doncic should be the two leading scorers in what is expected to be a high-scoring game.
Luke Kennard ($5,900) -- Kennard has scored 20 or more points in three of his last four games and has shot above 40 percent from the field in all four games. He's cheap and averages 31.6 fantasy points over his last four games, including a 40.5-fantasy-point game versus the Magic. The Cavs struggle defending small forwards, and Kennard should get his fair share of looks tonight for the Pistons.
Pascal Siakam ($8,500) -- Siakam has scored 25 or more points in four of his last five games, including three nights of 30-plus points. The Raptors are unbeaten at home, and the Miami Heat are in town tonight. At home, Siakam is averaging 48.3 fantasy points per night and a near double-double of 26.7 points and 9.3 rebounds across nine games.
Kevin Love ($7,000) -- Love has come back down to Earth rebounding the ball as he averaged 9.3 per game in November and 11.1 on the season. He's ranked 10th in rebounding but only he and Andre Drummond were grabbing 14 or more boards a night for the first three weeks of the season. Love returned from a short-absence because of a sore back, and in Cleveland's third consecutive home game, we should expect him to be active on the boards. Per our models, Love is projected to put up 19.8 points and 10.0 rebounds in this one.
Andre Drummond ($9,100) -- In the blowout over the Spurs, he had 16 rebounds and 9 points in 26 short minutes. His mark of 17.1 rebounds per game leads the league, and he's averaging 17.1 points a game, as well. He's posted 14 or more rebounds in eight straight games, and our models project that to continue with 15.6 boards tonight as the leading board man on the slate.
Clint Capela ($7,800) -- Capela is expected to return tonight tonight versus the Spurs, and his presence on the boards has been amazing as he gives us his best Drummond impression. Capela grabbed 19 or more rebounds in seven straight games before going on the shelf, including six games of more than 20 boards. On top of that, he has scored in double-digits in nine-straight games. He's now second behind Drummond with 14.7 rebounds a game and is projected to grab 13.4 tonight and score 15.4 points against the Spurs.
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