FanDuel & DraftKings NBA Daily Picks: Fantasy lineup & advice 12/6/17
Following a string of recent ejections, Kevin Durant could potentially channel his anger toward having a monster fantasy night tonight.
PG – Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets
Jrue Holiday’s terrific run of late continued as he poured in a season-high 34 points with six rebounds, four assists, and four 3-pointers in a losing effort against the Golden State Warriors. The Pelicans guard is now putting up 22.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and nearly three 3s over his last five games. With Anthony Davis still unlikely to play tonight against the Denver Nuggets, Holiday has plenty of upside as he figures to have a good share of looks as the secondary option behind DeMarcus Cousins.
SG – Tyreke Evans, Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks
After experiencing a bit of a lull, Tyreke Evans has bounced back in a big way in fantasy terms. He followed up his terrific 31-point, seven-rebound, 12-assist line against the Cleveland Cavaliers with 16 points, five boards, nine assists, and three blocks against the Minnesota Timberwolves to help the Grizzlies finally snap their 11-game losing skid. Following that morale-boosting win, Evans could have another strong night against the struggling Knicks, who are among the top teams in giving up fantasy points to opposing point guards this season.
SF – Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors @ Charlotte Hornets
Tonight could be the perfect storm for Kevin Durant in terms of fantasy. The Warriors superstar will want to play well and cast aside the two ejections he’s already had in just three games this month. He’ll have the perfect opportunity to do so against a Hornets team which is right up there in the top three in terms of allowing fantasy points to opposing small forwards. And to top it all off, Stephen Curry will be out for a few weeks, which should give Durant even more opportunities to try and go off for a big game.
PF – Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks
Aaron Gordon has been a major disappointment over his last couple of games. He had just ten points against the New York Knicks despite the absence of Kristaps Porzingis and was limited to 14 points and six rebounds in a loss to the Charlotte Hornets. However, tonight will be the perfect matchup for the Magic star to bounce back and potentially return to the heights he reached last week when he dropped 40 points and 15 boards against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Gordon will get to go up against a banged-up Hawks frontcourt which is giving up the second most fantasy points to power forwards this season, so expect him to feast.
C – Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks
If Gordon somehow doesn’t go off for a big game against the Hawks, chances are his frontcourt partner Nikola Vucevic will at least produce solid value. Vooch has been fairly consistent over the last few weeks, scoring at least 37 fantasy points in six of his last nine games. He’s also good for the odd eruption like the 34-point, 12-rebound outing he recently had against the Knicks. The Hawks are allowing the fifth most fantasy points to centers, so Vooch has a strong chance of maintaining his impressive run of consistent fantasy production.
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