There’s not that many games on the NBA daily fantasy basketball schedule tonight, however guys are either really getting hurt – or they want a few extra days of vacation for the holiday’s. Knowing how lazy many of these NBA players are … I’d bet more on the latter. This often happens around Christmas and the NBA All-Star game, but in the end it helps the daily fantasy grinder who can take advantage of this. Just like last night where James Harden was a must start – there are mid & upper end guys you’ll want to target along with the sleepers I list below.
G – D.J. AUGUSTIN
With Brandon Jennings out – D.J. was already marginally playable, and now he’s nearly a must start.
G – RAMON SESSIONS
He’s listed as probable tonight, and if Darren Collison is ruled out, he’d be a fairly solid starter as Rudy Gay is likely out as well. Here’s a spot where DeMarcus Counsins is a very nice start on the high end.
G – BEN McLEMORE
Risky, but with Rudy Gay and Darren Collison possibly out, Ben could handle more of the scoring load.
G – ARRON AFFLALO
He doesn’t contribute much other than scoring, but if you can get him around average price or below, he’s a 34++ minuet guy and now that Randy Foye boy is out, the Nuggets will rely on him more.
G – KENDALL MARSHALL??
Okay, so if Brandon Knight and Nate Wolters are ruled out – Marshall could be in line for a large boost. However, if either Knight or Wolters play, I’d avoid this.
G – DARIUS MILLER
I think this is a trap-sleeper pick … meaning he’s not really a good choice, but hey, I’ve been proven wrong in the past. I’d like to see him do something before I started him – he’s filling in for the injured Eric Gordon – but I think you can afford to wait because he’ll be a sleeper for over a week even if he blows up tonight.
F – LUOL DENG
Deng!! He lit it up the other night, and with D-Wade out again, the team could rely on him again. This is a spot where Chris Bosh is a good higher end start. You could also look at Mario Chalmers (who was a must start with Norris Cole out) however Cole is back … so it’s tricky to decide which to start. If they both end up starting, you could roll a dice.
C – TIMOFEY MOZGOV
Somewhat hot/cold type player, but could be viable with JaVale McGee out, and J.J. Hickson not getting many minuets.