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NBA DFS Plays: Monday 12/23

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 23, 2019, 11:58 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 11-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Monday.  

POINT GUARD

Russell Westbrook - Houston (at Sacramento) 

Westbrook has been playing much better lately, hitting 49 or more fantasy points in eight of his last nine games. There’s a good chance he’ll keep that pace tonight against a Sacramento team that ranks middle-of-the-pack in overall defensive efficiency. This 231 over/under is the highest of the night, and this should be a competitive tilt that requires Westbrook to push for 36-40 minutes. 

Also Consider: Damian Lillard, Ish Smith, Tim Frazier (if Rose out) 

SHOOTING GUARD

D’Angelo Russell - Golden State (vs. Minnesota) 

You could argue that Russell is underpriced across all DFS sites. A few subpar outings while coming off an injury (mixed in with a blowout vs. Sacramento) is keeping his salary artificially low. However, “D-Lo” is looking good with 42+ fantasy points in each of his last two games. He should surpass that threshold against a fast-paced Minnesota team that ranks 26th in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts. If you recall, Russell posted 82 FP (!) against the Wolves in November, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he came through with another 45-50 FP showing.

Also Consider: DeMar DeRozan, Bruce Brown (if Rose out) 

SMALL FORWARD

Brandon Ingram - New Orleans (at Portland) 

This Pelicans-Blazers matchup is very intriguing from a fantasy point of view. The 230.5 over/under contends for the highest of the night, and there should be plenty of opportunities in this strong game atmosphere. That includes Brandon Ingram, who will look to lead New Orleans once again. Ingram posted 43 FP against the Blazers in their last meeting, and he’s a fine candidate to top his 41 FPPG average on the season. 

Also Consider: Jonathan Isaac, Joe Ingles

POWER FORWARD

Julius Randle - New York (vs. Washington) 

Randle may seem overpriced at first glance, but tonight’s matchup potential more than offsets that. His opponent, Washington, has one of the worst defenses in the league, and they’ll be shorthanded in the frontcourt without Thomas Bryant, Moritz Wagner, Rui Hachimura, and Davis Bertans. In other words, Randle could absolutely dominate the paint tonight, and he’s a legitimate threat for 40+ FP. 

Also Consider: Domantas Sabonis, Chris Boucher

CENTER

Hassan Whiteside - Portland (vs. New Orleans) 

As mentioned earlier, this Blazers-Pelicans game is one to target. That especially holds true for the Portland side, as they’ll be playing up in pace against a bad defense. New Orleans ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to centers, opening the door for Whiteside to post another excellent performance. The Portland big man is averaging 50 FPPG over his past nine, and this is a great spot for him to extend that mark. 

Also Consider: Andre Drummond, Gorgui Dieng (if Towns out) 

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