Daily Fantasy Rundown – December 7 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Monday’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
Top Play: Damian Lillard (POR)/Kyle Lowry (TOR) – Lillard and Lowry project similarly, but neither are strong targets in cash game lineups. Lillard faces a Bucks defense that has defended point guards well, ranking seventh in defensive efficiency against the position and first in the league at limiting points per possession to the pick-and-roll ball handler. His usage remains sky high so the upside is viable in tournaments, but he’s not a cash game target. Lowry is similar but for different reasons. The Raptors are 13 point favorites against a Lakers team on the second night of a back-to-back and playing their seventh game in 10 nights. Toronto’s next game is Wednesday at home against the Spurs and their last game they extended the starters heavy minutes in a narrow loss to Golden State. It would make sense that the Raptors look to reduce the minutes on the starters in this matchup. As a result any big gains in efficiency in a plus matchup for Lowry are likely mitigated by concerns over minutes. The upside for Lowry is there if we’re wrong on minutes that he’s worthy of tournament consideration.