NBA DFS Dec. 23, 2018– Players To Own And Avoid

Who To Own

Anthony Davis, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans

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Davis’ salary can be crippling but with a nine-game slate, it’s easier to find production at a discount. I mean, how can you go wrong on picking someone who dropped over 60 fantasy points after leaving the pre-game warmups to vomit? The Pelicans will be playing Sacramento, another ultra fast-paced team, making this a very fantasy-friendly matchup.

Fanduel: $12,500

DraftKings: $11,500

Yahoo: $58

Lou Williams, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers

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Lou Will missed four games until he returned against Dallas with a bang. He dropped 26 points against the Mavs, along with eight rebounds and two assists. The flop next game was understandable because they were blowing out the Nuggets (132-111) and if anything, that’s even a positive for Williams because he is well-rested, ready to go for the second night of a back-to-back against the Warriors.

Fanduel: $5,200

DraftKings: $6,400

Yahoo: $20

Larry Nance, Jr., PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers

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LNJ is in my must-play list for the second time in a row, but can you blame me? He filled it up yet again against Toronto no less with 16 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, a steal, and two blocks. Thing is, that was even his worst outing over the past three games. Bite me.

Fanduel: $7,300

DraftKings: $7,500

Yahoo: $26

Who To Avoid

Devin Booker, PG/SG, Phoenix Suns

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Saying Booker is on a roll as of late is an understatement, but seeing the Suns play a triple-overtime game in the front end of a back-to-back with their best player logging over 54 minutes is too much. Brooklyn is not much of a defensive team and Booker is still a young guy but I’m not betting on it.

Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers

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With Rajon Rondo back and eating into his playing time is not good for Ball. He fell back to earth with less than a 20-FP performance vs the Pelicans. His minutes were the lowest he had over the last six games and since Lonzo will never be counted upon to score in bunches, he really needed the minutes to pile stats in other areas. Without a 30-minute plus playing time, he could not be trusted to produce.

Paul George, SF, OKC Thunder

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PG has just dropped an 80-fantasy point game and a second consecutive game with 43 points. Can he do it again in the second game of a back-to-back? My answer would be no, so I’m going to look elsewhere.

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