DraftKings NBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheet – December 2, 2019

Welcome to the FC Insights Core Plays and Cheat Sheet Article for DraftKings.

In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays for DraftKings for each night of the 2019-2020 NBA DFS season.

Core Plays

PG-Dennis Smith Jr.-$3,200

Frank Ntilikina left yesterday’s game early with a back injury and is not likely to play tonight. With Ntilikina likely out we should see Smith start and if that is the case he would be the top overall value on this slate. In yesterday’s game, Smith played a total of 38 minutes and had a huge game with 17 points and seven assists on his way to 32.75 fantasy points. That was the second time since his return to the Knicks lineup that Smith has played at least 30 minutes and in his previous game, Smith also was able to produce over 30 fantasy points.

PF/C-Jaren Jackson Jr.-$6,200

Triple-J is coming off a horrible game against the Wolves in which he only played 19 minutes due to foul trouble but had a nice little stretch of games before then. In his previous four games, Jackson played at least 30 minutes in three of the games and averaged 18.5 points, 5.25 rebounds, and 32.94 fantasy points in those games. Tonight assuming that he can stay out of foul trouble I am expecting Jackson to go back to that level of production as the Grizzlies should be shorthanded up front tonight with Brandon Clarke having to leave yesterday’s game early with an injury and Jonas Valanciunas still dealing with the illness that caused him to miss yesterday’s game completely.

C-Robin Lopez-$4,400

Brook Lopez is doubtful for tonight’s game and that means we should see his twin Bigfoot get the start and play similar minutes to his last game that Brook also missed. In that game, Robin played 24 minutes and had 13 points, six rebounds, and three blocks on his way to 33 fantasy points. Now, tonight I don’t expect Robin to have 30 plus fantasy points but I do expect him to produce in the 25 fantasy point range even in a shockingly tough match-up against the Knicks.

PG-Trae Young-$10,500

Young is the stud player I want tonight for two reasons. The first of those reasons is the way he is playing. In his past five games, Young is averaging 36.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 7.8 assists. Young has at least 52 fantasy points in four of those five games and is averaging 56.6 fantasy points during this stretch. The second reason is due to the match-up against the Warriors who are a very bad defensive team. This season the Warriors rank in the bottom eight in points allowed per game, defensive net rating, and fantasy points allowed per game to point guards.

Cheat Sheet

Please note that we can only list a player at one position on the cheat sheets and unless otherwise noted I like the player at both of their eligible positions.

$ TierPGSGSFPFC
High
Trae Young
(10.5k / 50.37)
Giannis Antetokounmpo
(12k / 63.61)
Domantas Sabonis
(8k / 42.65)
Joel Embiid
(10.3k / 50.90)
Malcolm Brogdon
(8.1k / 44.11)
Medium
Terry Rozier
(6.7k / 31.87)
Buddy Hield
(7.1k / 33.55)
Jabari Parker
(6.9k / 38.22)
Richaun Holmes
(6.5k / 31.09)
Jaren Jackson Jr.
(6.2k / 30.68)
Low
Tyus Jones
(5.6k / 24.80)
Dillon Brooks
(5.2k / 26.84)
Dario Saric
(5.9k / 32.99)
Marquese Chriss
(4.9k / 24.80)
Robin Lopez
(4.4k / 19.94)
Ky Bowman
(5.1k / 25.69)
Eric Paschall
(5.6k / 29.72)
Dennis Smith Jr.
(3.2k / 23.21)
Miles Bridges
(5.5k / 25.96)
De'Andre Hunter
(5k / 25.08)

About Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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