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NBA DFS Plays: Saturday 12/15

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 15, 2018, 2:30 pm ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings 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.

 

Keep in mind that we are looking towards the main slate at 7:00 ET with six games.

POINT GUARD

 

Kemba Walker – Charlotte (vs LA Lakers)

 

This Lakers-Hornets matchup is unsurprisingly the best fantasy environment of the night. We have a tight, two-point spread (LAL favored) with a strong 228 over/under. There are plenty of fantasy plays within that, but Kemba Walker stands out as an excellent “per dollar” commodity. The Lakers have defended the point guard position pretty well this season, but Walker is a different caliber player who has become immune to that notion. Not having Brandon Ingram on the Lakers helps too. Kemba and the Hornets will be playing up in pace tonight, and we could see a high-upside box score from the Charlotte point guard.

 

Also Consider: Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose (better on FD), Lonzo Ball (better on DK),

 

SHOOTING GUARD

 

Justin Holiday – Chicago (at San Antonio)

 

I’m hoping Holiday will slip through the cracks tonight. I believe he’s a fine mid-range pick through all formats, and here’s why: 1) Zach LaVine is doubtful to play tonight. This will help secure more minutes and offensive opportunities for Holiday. 2) Holiday has been seeing heavy playing time lately with 27+ fantasy points in four of his past six. I’ll consider that his baseline with room for much more while considering LaVine’s absence. 3) San Antonio ranks 25th in defensive efficiency vs opposing shooting guards.

 

Also Consider: DeMar DeRozan, Jeremy Lamb, Andrew Wiggins

 

SMALL FORWARD

 

T.J. Warren – Phoenix (vs Minnesota)

 

Devin Booker will continue to miss time, and Josh Jackson is questionable. I believe Warren is a strong DFS selection regardless of Jackson’s status, but there’s obviously a chance for more upside if Jackson sits. The Suns need Warren to hold things down with Booker sidelined, and he has done that with 68 fantasy points over 59 minutes over his past two games. The blowout risk is always a problem with Phoenix, but playing a home game against a Minnesota team that constantly plays down to competition should keep things relatively close. In turn, Warren should see a full helping of minutes to take advantage of a Wolves’ defense that ranks 25th vs opposing small forwards.

 

Also Consider: LeBron James, Paul George, Robert Covington  

 

POWER FORWARD

 

Dario Saric – Minnesota (at Phoenix)

 

Taj Gibson has been ruled out tonight, which should give Dario Saric some extended minutes. His playing time was already on the rise, seeing 30 and 31 minutes for 25 and 33 fantasy points respectively over the last two. Consider Saric’s baseline around 30 minutes, but there’s a real chance he plays somewhere in the neighborhood of 36 while filling in for Gibson. Saric is a capable fantasy player with 20 point 10 rebound upside, especially when considering the matchup potential against a Phoenix team that ranks 26th vs frontcourts and 23rd in rebound rate.

 

Also Consider: Kyle Kuzma, Marvin Williams, Josh Jackson (if playing), Lauri Markkanen (GPP)

 

CENTER

 

Steven Adams – Oklahoma City (vs LA Clippers)

 

I love Karl-Anthony Towns in a dream matchup at Phoenix, but it may be difficult to blend him alongside Kemba Walker, LeBron James, and/or Paul George. For that reason, I’m looking towards Steven Adams as a cheaper option. Adams could realistically reach the same fantasy output as Towns, as he proved last night with a dominant 26 point, 14 rebound, and 54 fantasy point performance at Denver. Adams is looking at a promising matchup against a Clippers team that ranks 26th in defensive efficiency vs opposing centers.

 

Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns, Cody Zeller

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