0 NBA Player Breakdown 12/23/2015 | DFS Karma

NBA Player Breakdown 12/23/2015

NBA Player Breakdown 12/23/2015

Guards

 

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (at LAL, DK - $10,400, FD - $10,400) – Westbrook has been a bit up and down recently, but that can be expected when he is sharing the limelight with a player like Kevin Durant. Over the last 10 days, Westy is averaging 22.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.2 steals per game. He’s a triple double threat every time he steps on the court, and he gets a tremendous matchup against the Lakers tonight. The Lakers love pushing the pace to game, but they have really struggled defensively. Westbrook’s price isn’t very high for his talents, and he can be used in all leagues tonight.

 Khris Middleton

Khris Middleton (vs PHI, DK - $5,900, FD - $6,200) – Middleton has been playing huge minutes for the Bucks, and he is essentially guaranteed at least 35 minutes per night. He has also been playing extremely well over the last 10 days, as he’s averaging 17.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He gets a great matchup against the Sixers tonight, who have struggled defensively, specifically while guarding the three-point line. Middleton has already dominated Philly once this season, and he makes a great play in all leagues again tonight.

 Tim Frazier

Tim Frazier (at NO, DK - $3,600, FD - $3,800) – Damian Lillard has been ruled out tonight, which means Frazier will likely draw the start again tonight. If C.J. McCollum is also ruled out, Frazier would play nearly every minute tonight, and he’s essentially a must start. He gets a great matchup against the Pelicans, who have been one of the worst teams in the NBA against point guards this season. Frazier is also coming off a great game, in which he scored 12 points with 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals. Frazier can be used in all leagues tonight.

 

Forward

 

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (vs POR, DK - $10,300, FD - $10,400) – This could be as low as we see Davis’ price all season, and he gets a great matchup tonight. The Blazers have really struggled against big men this season, specifically big men that can rebound. Davis is one of the best rebounders in the NBA, and he has already dominated the Blazers twice this season. Davis only played 20 minutes in his last game due to an illness, but he still managed 27 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 4 blocks. This game should be fast paced and high scoring, which means Davis can be used in all leagues tonight.

 Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward (at GS, DK - $7,200, FD - $7,200) – Hayward doesn’t get much respect in the fantasy circles, as he has been on fire aside from a blowout against the Spurs since Rudy Gobert has been injured. The Warriors have a great defense, but they always seem to allow one or two players to dominate because of the fast pace they play at. Hayward is the focal point of the Jazz team, and he has the ability to contribute in four categories each night. The Jazz are really going to rely on his scoring tonight if they want to stay in the game with the Warriors, and Hayward makes a great tournament option tonight.

 Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes (at WAS, DK - $5,700, FD - $4,900) – Barnes is another player that gets no respect, and his price tag on each site, especially FanDuel, is beyond confusing. Since joining the starting lineup, Barnes has been easily exceeding value, aside from in game in which he was in early foul trouble and was forced to play limited minutes. He gets a great matchup against the Wizards, who have been struggling with injuries in their frontcourt. Barnes is one of my favorite plays on the entire slate, and he can be used in all leagues tonight.

 

Centers

 

Nikola Vucevic

Nikola Vucevic (vs HOU, DK - $7,300, FD - $7,700) – As is the case every night, Vucevic is underpriced here. Over the last 10 days, Vucevic is averaging 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.7 steals per game. He gets a great matchup against the Rockets, who love pushing the pace, which is the type of game Vucevic thrives in. Vucevic is one of the best fantasy centers in the NBA when he’s fully healthy, and he has played big minutes in each of his last three games. Vucevic makes a great option in all leagues tonight.

 Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee (at NO, DK - $5,200, FD - $5,300) – Plumlee continues to be a bit underpriced, especially if Lillard and McCollum are out again tonight. Plumlee saw his usage increase a bit in his last game, and he posted a well-rounded line. He gets a great matchup against a fast paced New Orleans team tonight, which is the type of game Plumlee plays best in. He’s an athletic center that can run the court, and he’s averaging 11.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.0 block in his two games against the Pelicans this season. He isn’t safe enough for cash games, but he’s a great GPP option.

 

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