Sep. 26, 2016
DraftKings/FanDuel NBA Sleeper Picks - December 26th, 2016
Hello there my fellow NBA DFS fanatics. DFS specialist CD Hill is here to give you my highly recommended DraftKings/FanDuel NBA Sleeper Picks. These picks will be from NBA games that take place on Monday, December 26th, 2016 & that start between the following times: 7:00 PM EST and 10:30 PM EST. If any of my picks help your lineups today, be sure to let me know in the comments on my Twitter page @cdhill81 & as always, be sure to keep track of whether or not the players you plan on going with today are expected to suit up in their contests. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for my Bargain Bin Player (usually my cheapest buy) of the Day. This is the player that I consider to be the top value pick and make sure you bookmark this blog for FanDuel NBA Sleeper Picks!
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PG - Ricky Rubio (ATL@MIN): (FPPG on DK: 25.7, FD: 24.2 & DK Salary: $6,000, FD Salary: $5,800):
My first pick of the day is Ricky Rubio who has maintained an impressive 36.8 DK FPPG in his past six contests and a 32.1 FD FPPG average in five out of his past six games. He typically doesn't score many points, but Rubio has been a constant source of assists, rebounds and steals for his DFS owners this year, especially in his last five games: 9 APG, 5.8 RPG and 2.6 SPG in that time. He ideally goes up against a Minnesota team next that gives up the 2nd most FPPG in the NBA on DK and FD to opposing point guards at this time. Rubio's very reasonably priced at the moment, so he makes for a solid cash and GPP/tourny league play right now.
PG - Deron Williams (only cheap on DK) - (DAL@NO): (FPPG on DK: 27.9 & DK Salary: $5,800):
In five of his last seven games, Deron Williams has put up a very notable 30+ FPPG on DK and has maintained a 30+ MPG average as well in that time helping his season MPG average stay just over the 30 mark (30.6). He has now owned an 18.2 PPG and a 7.2 APG median in his past five contests and next faces a New Orleans team that gives up the third most FPPG in the league on DK and FD to opposing point guards right now. For the price, Williams come in as an ideal cheap buy with plenty of upside today. He's a formidable choice in both cash and tourny play on DraftKings at the moment.
SG - Eric Gordon (PHO@HOU): (FPPG on DK: 28.5, FD: 25.6 & DK Salary: $5,900, FD Salary: $5,700):
Eric Gordon continues to take up a solid part in the Houston Rockets offense this season sporting a 17.6 PPG average in 30.7 MPG. He's been a monster so far for his squad with the amount of three-pointers he's hit since late October averaging 3.7 3PMPG. He faces a Portland team that does a pretty decent job at keeping opposing shooting guards' FPPG down, but Gordon now has 30+ FP in three out of his past five contests on both DK and FD (with one of those opposing teams being even better vs. opposing SG's), so he's looking like a wise value play at the moment on both DFS sites for GPP/tourny related play and is my Bargain Bin Player of the Day.
Other Sleeper Picks to Consider:
PG: Elfrid Payton, Patrick Beverley and Reggie Jackson
SG: Evan Fournier (GTD), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Gary Harris
SF: Wilson Chandler, Otto Porter and T.J. Warren
PF: Thaddeus Young and Ryan Anderson
C: Marcin Gortat, Jonas Valanciunas and Mason Plumlee