Daily Fantasy Rundown – December 11 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Friday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “dinkpiece”, “leonem” and “TheNumbersGuy”. Each day throughout the NBA season our daily NBA scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. Our goal is to bring analysis that will help you build rosters that put you in position to win consistently over the long term.
*Any time a player’s salary is reference as a discount or premium, it is relative to the average cost of a roster spot.
**Usage/Assist/Rebounding Rates courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.
Point Guard – Our featured site for the point guard position is FanDuel
Russell Westbrook (OKC) – We have Westbrook projected slightly ahead of Stephen Curry (GS) (although this would flip-flop if Klay Thompson were ruled out as Curry’s usage rate without Thompson on the floor has climbed from 29 percent to 35 percent since the beginning of last season). Utah is neutral against point guards but we expect a slip in defensive efficiency without the presence of elite rim protector Rudy Gobert. In an earlier meeting this season, the Thunder blitzed a healthy Utah defense for 111 points and Westbrook cleared 40 Fantasy points just 27 minutes of action. This isn’t a matchup to fret so evaluating Westbrook comes down to a combination of price tag, positional scarcity, and projection relative to other top options. Point guard is deep with strong options but few obvious values which makes one of Westbrook or Curry enticing as a solo spend in cash games. Our lean is a more balanced approach currently, but if more values open up; we’d consider point guard a fine place to spend in cash games.