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NBA DFS Plays: Sunday 12/29

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 29, 2019, 9:39 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 6:00 ET on Sunday. 

POINT GUARD

Russell Westbrook - Houston (at New Orleans) 

This Rockets-Pelicans matchup is a gold mine for fantasy purposes. We have a pair of fast-paced, high-scoring teams with subpar defenses lighting up the scoreboard. Westbrook should get in on the action, as he has been playing some confident basketball with a 50 FPPG average over his last six games. The matchup literally doesn’t get any better, as the Pelicans rank dead last in defensive efficiency to point guards. 

Also Consider: Kyle Lowry, Terry Rozier

SHOOTING GUARD

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - Oklahoma City (at Toronto)

The matchup doesn’t look great on paper, but I don’t care. Gilgeous-Alexander has found his groove recently, resulting in 38+ fantasy points in four of his past five games. Dennis Schroder is doubtful to play on Sunday, so that could funnel even more opportunities towards “SGA”. Either way, he’s a strong DFS choice with a considerably cheaper salary than other shooting guards like James Harden

Also Consider: Fred VanVleet, Delon Wright

SMALL FORWARD

Brandon Ingram - New Orleans (vs. Houston) 

Ingram represents the best fantasy option on the other side of this Rockets-Pelicans matchup. As mentioned earlier, this is the highest over/under of the night between two fast-paced teams. Houston ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to small forwards, so there’s an opportunity for Ingram to reach for upside. The Pelicans’ forward has notched 44+ fantasy points in three straight games, and I believe he’ll cross that threshold again tonight. 

Also Consider: Tim Hardaway Jr., Will Barton

POWER FORWARD

Nemanja Bjelica - Sacramento (at Denver) 

Bjelica is a terrific value play on this slate. Marvin Bagley will miss a few games with a foot injury, meaning there are more minutes and usage for Bjelica in Sacramento’s frontcourt. Bjelica came through yesterday with Bagley sidelined, producing 28 fantasy points in 30 minutes. That’s a fair expectation for him, which represents a strong return on his bargain salary. 

Also Consider: Derrick Favors, Jerami Grant (if Millsap out) 

CENTER

Jonas Valanciunas - Memphis (vs. Charlotte) 

I’m having a difficult time deciding between Valanciunas and Steven Adams for a similar price. JoVal gets the nod here in a better overall matchup, as the Hornets rank 26th in defensive efficiency to centers. Valanciunas is averaging 36 FPPG over his last six games, and this is an excellent spot for him to flex his 40+ FP upside. 

Also Consider: Steven Adams

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