Sep. 26, 2016
DraftKings/FanDuel NBA Sleeper Picks - December 27th, 2016
Hey there my fellow NBA DFS contestants. DFS authority CD Hill is here to give you my suggested DraftKings/FanDuel NBA Sleeper Picks. These picks will be from NBA games that take place on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 & that start between the following times: 7:30 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 - Deron Williams (only cheap on DK) - (HOU@DAL): (FPPG on DK: 28.5 & DK Salary: $5,600):
Deron Williams is just coming off of a spectacular 42.5 fantasy point game on DK finishing with 24 points scored, nine assists, three three-pointers, two rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes of action against New Orleans on Monday. He now has an eye-opening average of 37.3 fantasy points on DK in his last four games and next faces a Houston team that has been one of the top five teams in all of the NBA against opposing point guards in terms of the amount of FPPG they've given up this year. Williams' matchup won't be an easy one by any stretch of the imagination later this evening, but he's worth taking a chance on today in hopes he performs well due to his very low price tag on DK combined with his solid play of late.
PF - Ryan Anderson (HOU@DAL): (FPPG on DK: 26.7, FD: 24.5 & DK Salary: $5,300, FD Salary: $6,200):
This pick has been playing more like a center in recent contests since Houston starting center Cliff Capela (fibula) went down with an injury. Most of Ryan Anderson's worth comes from his ability to score points, hit three-pointers and grab a semi-decent amount of rebounds and he's really seen his offensive use go way up since he's been getting starts from his squad instead of coming off the bench for them. Anderson scored an awesome 31 points (hit eight three-pointers) against Memphis on Friday and now has a very solid 21.7 PPG average and plenty of three-pointers made in six out of his last eight games. He goes up against a Mavs team next that has been a mid-level team against opposing power forwards this season in terms of the amount of FPPG they've given up this year against them in their last five games and have been pretty bad overall against opposing centers in the same stat category. Overall, this is a doable matchup for Anderson (who's recently been averaging minutes just over 30 a game) no matter what position he plays, but I'd only recommend using him in GPP/tourny league play on DraftKings and FanDuel today.
PF/C (only C eligible on DK) - Enes Kanter (OKC@MIA): (FPPG on DK: 24, FD: 22.6 & DK Salary: $4,900, FD Salary: $5,500):
Enes Kanter will once again have to step it u on the offensive end for his squad due to starting SG Victor Oladipo (wrist) being out of action for the Thunder. Kanter has been rock solid of late averaging FPPG in the 30's on both DK and FD thanks mostly due to his respectable PPG (18) and RPG (8) averages in that time (in only 28.7 MPG). He faces a Miami team next that has done a formidable job against power forwards in terms of the amount of FPPG they've given up to players at that position but they've struggled immensely against opposing centers in that same stat category, so obviously Kanter is a better option if he starts at center and defends the center position. However, his very low price tag at this time combined with his notable play of late make him an ideal value play no matter what position he starts at and defends on the floor and that's what makes him my DraftKings/FanDuel NBA Sleeper Picks Bargain Bin Player of the Day.
Other Sleeper Picks to Consider:
PG: Tyler Johnson and Shelvin Mack
SG: Avery Bradley, Eric Gordon, Wesley Matthews and Rodney Hood
SF: Trevor Ariza, Justise Winslow and Luol Deng
PF: Julius Randle (also C eligible on DK), Zach Randolph and Montrezl Harrell (also C eligible on DK)
C: Steven Adams