DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Wednesday 12/11/19
With 11 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.
Russell Westbrook ($9,800) -- Westbrook had three-straight triple-doubles before posting 34 points and 8 rebounds in Houston's last-second loss to the Kings on Monday. Westbrook is averaging 22.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 9.6 assists over his last five games while shooting 41.7 percent from the field. Versus the Cavaliers tonight, he and James Harden ($12,900) should dominate from start to finish. Our model projects Westbrook to post 22.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 8.3 assists tonight.
Ja Morant ($7,300) -- Ja and the Grizzlies got their first win in seven tries as they defeated the Warriors on Monday, behind his 26 points and 7 assists. Morant is averaging 35.1 fantasy points per game and will likely carry the scoring load against the Suns in Phoenix. Both Grizzlies are good options tonight, but Morant had success against the Suns in their first meeting scoring 24 points and 7 assists in a 114-105 loss.
James Harden ($12,900) -- Harden is perhaps the most dangerous offensive player in the league, and not many expect the Cavs to have an answer for him. Harden is averaging 38.0 points and 7.5 assists per game but hasn't had a 40-point game in three contests. If Harden plays in the fourth quarter tonight, he could eclipse that 40-point mark once again.
Spencer Dinwiddie ($8,100) -- Dinwiddie has quietly been getting buckets -- throughout November, he averaged 20.9 points and topped 30 or more three times. Through four games in December, Dinwiddie is averaging 22.5 points and 7.3 assists. He's filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving, and doing so impressively. He's shooting 47.3 percent from the field in his last five games and has scored 24 or more in four of the last five.
P.J. Tucker ($5,300) -- Tucker has been on a rebounding kick for the Rockets, as he's averaging 10 points and 12 rebounds over his last four games. He's recorded two double-doubles in his last four games and is shooting at a 41.9-percent clip during that stretch. Tucker has knocked down nine three-pointers in his last four games, including 5 of 10 against the Raptors. He's cheap value and could play extensive minutes if the Cavaliers struggle to keep up with Houston.
Kawhi Leonard ($8,700) -- Leonard sat out last game against the Pacers as teammate Paul George ($8,400) returned to Indiana and didn't seem to need his star counterpart. Leonard is back in Toronto tonight after winning the Championship with the Raptors last season. It'll be a special night for Raptor fans, and Leonard should be welcomed back with cheers. It's Leonard's turn versus his former team to have a big night.
Anthony Davis ($10,400) -- AD has averaged 33.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in his last five games, as the Lakers have won four straight. He scored 50 points on Sunday, going 20 for 29 from the field. He's been an on a tear all season and it's safe to throw his name in the MVP and DPOY race. Against the Magic without Nikola Vucevic, Davis is in line for another huge night -- if the Lakers don't blow them out by the start of the fourth quarter.
Domantas Sabonis ($8,200) -- Sabonis recorded a career-high 22 rebounds in his last outing, and he's now riding a nine-game double-double streak. He's averaging 18 points and 15.4 rebounds over the last five games and is currently fourth in the league in rebounding at 13.5 per game. Our model projects Sabonis at 19.4 points and 12.1 rebounds, stretching his double-double streak to double-digits.
Jonas Valanciunas ($7,000) -- Valanciunas has been feasting over his last five games, averaging 21.4 points and 12.4 rebounds. He's double-doubled in four of those five games and is shooting at a 55.5 percent clip from the field on the season. He's been one of the most productive big men over the last two weeks and has recorded three games with more than 53 fantasy points in his last five.
Jarrett Allen ($6,800) -- Allen has recorded three straight double-doubles for the Brooklyn Nets and well as 10 in his last 13 games. Allen has recorded at least 10 points in 11 of the last 12 and nine or more rebounds in all 12. Against the Hornets, who are among the NBA's worst in rebounding, Allen is in line for another double-double.
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