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NBA DFS Plays: Tuesday 12/18

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 18, 2018, 2:44 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 four games.

 

POINT GUARD

 

Tomas Satoransky – Washington (at Atlanta)

 

The Washington Wizards currently have a thin rotation after trading away Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre Jr. It doesn’t help that Otto Porter Jr will continue to miss time with a knee issue, and Markieff Morris is trying to play through a neck injury. Even if the newly acquired Trevor Ariza makes his Washington debut, there should be plenty of minutes for Satoransky in the Wizards’ backcourt. He should see somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-34 minutes in a fantastic draw against a fast-paced Atlanta team that has one of the worst defenses in the league. In other words, Satoransky makes for an easy value filler through all formats on both sites.

 

Also Consider: John Wall, Spencer Dinwiddie

SHOOTING GUARD

 

Bradley Beal – Washington (at Atlanta)

 

I’ll be looking to stack this Washington-Atlanta game, as it carries a lofty 237 over/under with optional defense. The Hawks hold the fastest pace in the NBA (109.3 possessions/game) while Washington ranks fifth at 106.8. Take those numbers and combine them with the fact that Atlanta ranks dead last in team defensive efficiency with Washington checking in at 28th. Needless to say, this is the perfect storm of fantasy opportunity. Bradley Beal has notched 38+ fantasy points in six of his past seven games, hitting 52+ FP in two of those. Consider that his range of outcomes while seeing a ton of minutes in this beautiful draw.

 

Also Consider: D’Angelo Russell, Monte Morris, Kent Bazemore

 

SMALL FORWARD

 

Jeff Green – Washington (at Atlanta)

 

Stack the Washington-Atlanta game tonight! I wasn’t joking when I mentioned that earlier, as we’ve started the article by highlighting three straight Wizards. Otto Porter Jr is out tonight, and Trevor Ariza is questionable to make his debut. I believe Jeff Green is a strong DFS value regardless of Ariza’s status. Obviously he would have a clearer path to heavy minutes if Ariza doesn’t play; however, the Wizards could continue to roll out small-ball lineups with Green and Ariza playing alongside each other. Green has been a beneficiary of that lately while hitting 33+ fantasy points in two of his past three. He has a chance to secure a positive fantasy return in this elite game environment against an Atlanta team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency vs opposing frontcourts.

 

UPDATE: Trevor Ariza will play and start tonight.  

 

Also Consider: LeBron James, Joe Harris (better if Crabbe out)  

 

POWER FORWARD

 

Rodions Kurucs – Brooklyn (vs LA Lakers)

 

Kurucs has seen a boost in playing time with Allen Crabbe out the last two games, averaging 29 minutes and 23 fantasy points over that span. Crabbe is questionable tonight, but the coaching staff mentioned that Kurucs will continue to see adequate playing time even after Crabbe’s return. That makes him a solid DFS bargain through all formats on tonight’s brief four-game slate. This LA Lakers-Brooklyn matchup is another high-scoring, competitive affair with a 227 over/under.

 

Also Consider: John Collins, Kyle Kuzma  

 

CENTER

 

Dewayne Dedmon – Atlanta (vs Washington)

 

On DraftKings, I’ll be giving a close look to John Collins at center with multi-position eligibility. We don’t have that luxury on FanDuel. Nikola Jokic is too pricey, Myles Turner has blowout risk, DeAndre Jordan is in a tough matchup, and the other options are somewhat underwhelming. That leads me to seriously consider Dewayne Dedmon, who has been a beast with 34+ fantasy points in four of his past six games. He has successfully wrestled the starting job away from teammate Alex Len, who has been demoted to around 10-12 per contest lately. Dedmon and Collins have been thriving together in the Atlanta frontcourt, and there’s room for that to continue against an undersized Washington squad (with Dwight Howard) that ranks 22nd vs opposing centers.

 

Also Consider: Myles Turner, Mason Plumlee, Tyson Chandler (only if McGee out)  

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