NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball – Sleepers + Cash Game Picks 12/30

I’m back on the NBA grind today!!! Sorry for no picks yesterday, I was simply too focused on CFB. When I can’t give my best effort playing DFS I simply don’t play because competition is pretty tough these days. Today we have a smaller slate that sets up better on Fanduel/Yahoo than Draftkings for whatever reason. Not saying you can’t win on DK – I just found my lineups look different on that site … so we’ll see which comes out on top.

Here are the target scores.

Draftkings: 275
Fanduel: 300
Yahoo: 265

Some guys I’ll target in cash game H/H lineups:

Draftkings: Draymond Green, Vucevic
Fanduel: Ish Smith, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan
Yahoo: DeAndre Jordan, Ish Smith, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green

Not a ton of value, but here are a few guys I probably will play

G – Shaun Livingston
$3,500 Draftkings
$3,600 Fanduel
$10 Yahoo

F – Bobby Portis
$3,700 Draftkings

F – Paul Pierce
$3,800 Draftkings
$10 Yahoo

F – PJ Tucker
$3,900 Fanduel
$10 Yahoo

12/29 Recap: I didn’t play last night, I had my hands full with CFB research, lineup building … ect. Tonight I’m going to play in at least one $5 contest on Fanduel since they have a daily challenge thing going and I’ve played in each one. So far I’ve been dead money … I got crushed in the NFL 50/50 since I had Roethlisberger/Bryant. I played the NHL 50/50 for the first time last night and finished in the bottom 40%. Today, I have a shot of at least competing and getting some of my $$ back!!

The last time I played – I was having a great night until DeMarcus Cousins got ejected! I had one lineup that cashed in a GPP despite having Cousins … so I would have probably finished in the top 10% if he played the entire game. I’m still feeling really good about my NBA DFS lineup building process – and I’m actually looking forward to college football to be over (until next week when I miss it again).

Here’s the lineup that cashed in a GPP despite Cousin’s getting ejected. I wasn’t on tilt too much when he got ejected honestly. Remember that you should be focused on the process of building lineups – not the results. My process lead me to a killer lineup …. the result of Cousins getting ejected is simply part of the result process I can’t control. If I play NBA DFS long enough – ejections and such will end up helping me another time, so I’m happy with how things turned out.

Cousins Got Ejected Lineup

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