Sep. 26, 2016
DraftKings/FanDuel NBA Sleeper Picks - December 29th, 2016
Greetings my fellow NBA DFS fanatics. DFS authority 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 Thursday, December 29th, 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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SF (only cheap on FD) - Harrison Barnes (DAL@LAL) - (FPPG on FD: 29.6 & FD Salary: $6,300):
This pick comes in at a just reasonable enough price on FanDuel today to be considered a value play on that site. Harrison Barnes hasn't been at his best of late offensively and defensively, but he has managed to sport 30+ FPPG in five out of his last eight games. He also has an ideal matchup against a Lakers team next that has allowed the most FPPG to opposing small forwards when compared to all other NBA teams this season against players at that position. Barnes is a wise play in both FanDuel cash games and tourny related contests on Thursday.
SG (only cheap on DK) - Avery Bradley (BOS@CLE) - (FPPG on DK: 34 & DK Salary: $6,100):
Avery Bradley has a pretty solid matchup coming up. He goes up against a Cleveland team next that looks great on paper, but their D is currently one of the top 10 worst in the NBA right now in terms of the amount of FPPG they've given up to opposing shooting guards this season. Bradley has been solid thus far this year averaging 17.8 PPG and 7.2 RPG in 30+ MPG. He can also be a decent 3-point contributor when his shot from behind the arc is on point and right now is looking like an ideal time to give this shooting guard a start since he's also coming off of a huge 40+ fantasy point night on both DraftKings and FanDuel thanks to the following totals he put up in 34 minutes of action against Memphis on Tuesday: 23 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL and 1 BLK. Bradley's locked in right now on both ends of the floor, so he makes for a very smart play at this time in both cash and GPP/tourny play on DraftKings.
C - Jonas Valanciunas (TOR@PHO) - (FPPG on DK: 28.1, FD: 26 & DK Salary: $5,300, FD Salary: $5,700):
Jonas Valanciunas has just about averaged a double-double on the year now (12.4 PPG/9.8 RPG) and has maintained 1 BPG in his last five contests while doing all of this with a MPG average under 30 for most of the season. He has a solid matchup against a Suns team next that has allowed the 5th most FPPG to opposing centers this year on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Valanciunas should be able to exploit a weak Phoenix front court later this evening, so be sure to give him a roster spot at the center position in any GPP/tourny league play right now on the DFS sites I'm covering today. He's my Bargain Bin Player of the Day.
Other Sleeper Picks to Consider:
Deron Williams (only cheap on DK), Marcus Smart, Shelvin Mack (if George Hill sits), Andrew Harrison (if Mike Conley sits), Wesley Matthews, Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, T.J. Warren, Luol Deng, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Zach Randolph, Enes Kanter (if Victor Oladipo sits), Nerlens Noel and Cody Zeller.