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NBA DFS Plays: Thursday 12/6

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 6, 2018, 1:39 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.

 

POINT GUARD

 

Chris Paul – Houston (at Utah)

 

This matchup actually isn’t as bad as some may perceive it to be. Utah ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency vs opposing point guards this season, which is a good sign for Paul’s fantasy prospects. On top of that, CP3 comes with a substantial discount compared to other point guards like Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving. He doesn’t have blowout risk to worry about either, something that cannot be said of those other options. Putting it all together, I believe Paul is in a strong bounce-back situation following a subpar showing on Monday.

 

Also Consider: Kyrie Irving, Emmanuel Mudiay  

SHOOTING GUARD

 

Donovan Mitchell – Utah (vs Houston)

 

Mitchell completely shredded Houston earlier this season, posting 52 fantasy points with a sweet 38-5-7 line on October 24. While I’m not necessarily expecting a repeat performance, I can’t deny Mitchell’s upside either. He has posted 45+ fantasy points in two of his past four games, something that was interrupted by a blowout vs San Antonio on Tuesday. He shouldn’t have to worry about that in a competitive game atmosphere against a Houston team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency vs opposing shooting guards.  

 

Also Consider: Damyean Dotson, Nik Stauskas (if McCollum out)

 

SMALL FORWARD

 

Gordon Hayward – Boston (vs New York)

 

This is more of a FanDuel specific recommendation. You can look towards Hayward on DraftKings as well, but multi-position eligibility increases the opportunity cost at small forward. Hayward enjoyed a breakout performance at Minnesota on Saturday, piling up 57 fantasy points with an amazing 30-9-8 line in 29 minutes. This could certainly be an inflection point in his season. Boston hasn’t played since then, so Hayward has had four days of rest heading into tonight’s game. We could see somewhat of an encore against a New York team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency vs the small forward position.

 

Also Consider: Evan Turner, Trevor Ariza

 

POWER FORWARD

 

Josh Jackson – Phoenix (at Portland)  

 

Devin Booker and TJ Warren will continue to miss time, so Josh Jackson will look to step up with more minutes and opportunities. He has been up-and-down in that role lately, shooting just 31% over his past three games. However, he’s seeing quality minutes with plenty of attempts given Phoenix’s need for offensive firepower. He’ll continue to get plenty of looks, and there’s a chance he can post more efficiency against a Portland team that ranks 28th vs power forwards and 24th against frontcourt players in general. Don’t be afraid to utilize Jackson through all formats on both sites.

 

Also Consider: Al-Farouq Aminu, Marcus Morris, Richaun Holmes (GPP)  

 

CENTER

 

Clint Capela – Houston (at Utah)

 

Clint Capela, Rudy Gobert, and Jusuf Nurkic are all quality options at center tonight. However, I’m leaning towards Capela of that group, and here’s why: 1) Utah hasn’t been as dominant in the frontcourt this season. They currently rank 19th in defensive efficiency vs opposing frontcourts. 2) Capela has been on fire with 39+ fantasy points in eight of his last nine games. That includes 68 and 56 fantasy points against the intimidating presence of Andre Drummond. 3) As mentioned earlier, this Houston-Utah game is the only competitive draw of the night. Therefore, I believe in Capela’s minutes/floor/upside combination more than others.

 

Also Consider: Rudy Gobert, Jusuf Nurkic

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