NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball – Sleepers + Cash Game Picks 12/16

Very eventful daily fantasy basketball contests last night filled with late scratches and some surprise performances by some reserves. Tonight we’ve got a TON of games to pick from – so if you love big slates this is for you! I might end up playing some of the partial slates as well tonight to give me some ‘short-slate’ action as well.

Here are the target scores for the full slate. Expect these to be a higher once the day wraps up. Winning scores should be well north of 360 I’d imagine.

Draftkings: 265
Fanduel: 300
Yahoo: 240

Here are some cash game targets. Might be a good day to play cash games since there’s some enticing names.

Draftkings: Thad Young, Pau Gasol, Blake Griffin
Fanduel: Thad Young,
Yahoo: Bazemore, Barnes, Jeff Green

Here are some value plays – expect this list to grow as the day goes along.

G – Ramon Sessions
$3,900 Draftkings

G – Gerald Green
$12 Yahoo

F – Matt Barnes
$14 Yahoo

F – Cody Zeller
$3,900 Fanduel
$11 Yahoo

F – Lavoy Allen
$3,700 Fanduel

C – Gorgui Dieng
$14 Yahoo

12/15 Recap: Last night was actually decent despite it essentially being another break-even night playing GPPs. On short slate nights, typically you’re going to whiff – or do about what I did, so don’t be too concerned if you lost a large percentage of your games last night. That’s why I cut back on the number of lineups I had – which in reality probably wasn’t a great idea since I had the right core of players to build around … but in the long run I like playing a light schedule on these 4 game slates since you can easily brick 100% if you don’t have the right combo of players.

Here are my results:

Fanduel NBA DFS GPP Results 12-15

Fanduel NBA DFS GPP Results 12-15 2

Draftkings NBA DFS Results 12-15

The most eventful news came really late in the day when Greg Monroe was ruled out shortly before the Lakers game started. Unfortuently I had Moose in all 3 of my Draftkings lineups since he was the play last night on DK based on salary/matchup. It’s too bad the news didn’t come before the Sacramento/Houston game tipped off – otherwise I probably could have pivoted to DeMarcus Cousins in this lineup too – since I had over $4,000 left in salary after swapping Monroe for Hibbert – essentially the only move I could make. Still pulled out a cash, since Hibbert did about what Monroe was expected to do, however I would have been able to pivot to a really strong lineup if the Monroe news broke just a bit earlier.

Draftkings NBA DFS Lineups 12-15

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