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NBA DFS Plays: Christmas Day

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 25, 2019, 9:48 am ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We’ll take a look at the five-game main slate starting at 12:00 ET for Christmas Day. 


Russell Westbrook - Houston (at Golden State) 

Westbrook finds himself with a little bit of blowout risk, but he’s still a fantastic DFS streamer even with that in mind. The matchup is comfortable against a Golden State team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to point guards. Westbrook has been cruising lately with 50+ fantasy points in six of his last eight, and it’s hard to believe that he’ll be under that threshold on Christmas Day. 

Also Consider: Kyle Lowry, Ben Simmons 


Khris Middleton - Milwaukee (at Philadelphia) 

Middleton is a fine mid-range lift to help offset the expensive plays mentioned in this article. He has been consistently efficient with a strong 34 FPPG average over his last ten games. Middleton’s fantasy range hovers between 28-45 FP, and he should move the needle closer to the latter on Wednesday. The main thing that holds Middleton and his teammates up is blowout risk, and that’s not a concern with Milwaukee favored by three in this matchup of Eastern Conference contenders. 

Also Consider: Lou Williams, Damion Lee (FanDuel) 


Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (at Philadelphia) 

Take the last sentence in Middleton’s write-up and directly apply it to Antetokounmpo. The reigning MVP is simply unstoppable, as the only thing between him and DFS upside is usually playing time in blowout situations. We don’t have to worry about that tonight, as this is a competitive statement game at Philadelphia. The 76ers are one of the best defensive teams in the league, but a lack of efficiency (that may not even be the case) is more than offset by more opportunities/minutes out of Giannis. Target him with confidence on Christmas Day! 

Also Consider: Alec Burks, Will Barton 


Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - Toronto (vs. Boston) 

Hollis-Jefferson is one of the best bargains lifts of the Christmas slate, as he’ll help you pay for guys like Antetokounmpo and Westbrook. The matchup isn’t great with the Raptors hosting Boston, but “RHJ” has been thriving for the shorthanded Toronto frontcourt. Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 33 minutes and 36 fantasy points over his last two games, and he should continue to see starter-like minutes. That would be more than enough for him to offer serviceable fantasy value. 

Also Consider: Anthony Davis, Derrick Favors


Brook Lopez - Milwaukee (at Philadelphia) 

Lopez is another interesting bargain choice who has caught fire with 36+ fantasy points in three straight games. His salary hasn’t fully accounted for that recent uptick, and “BroLo” should flirt with 30 minutes in this competitive affair at Philadelphia. Put it all together, and Lopez is an acceptable value play with legitimate upside on his non-imposing price. 

Also Consider: Joel Embiid, Ivica Zubac (tournaments) 

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.