December 26

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (December 26)

FANDUEL

Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $11,200

  • Hope everyone had a great Christmas as it’s time to get back to DFS mode. There aren’t a lot of superstars to spend up but my favorite one is the Joker. He has been a monster all season long and he gets to face an injured Clippers team. For 11.2k, he is too cheap in my opinion.

Saddiq Bey (DET) (SF) – $5,600

  • Bey is way too cheap on FD and is a lock for me, no question. He is in a prime spot to smash and if Jokic wasn’t on the slate, Bey would definitely be my next favorite play.

Willy Hernangomez (NO) (PF/C) – $4,600

  • Willy got the started and played over 30+ minutes instead of Hayes. This is a good sign that he should do the same again here and for 4.6k, he is simply too cheap. Joval is out and Willy should beast again.

DRAFTKINGS

Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $12,100

  • 12.1k is a lot of money but Jokic will pay this off if the game stays close. He is an elite play in all formats.

Saddiq Bey (DEN) (SF/PF) – $7,500

  • He is priced up but the Pistons have no one and will depend on him today. I wouldn’t blame you if you fade him in cash games but as of now, he is in my optimal team on DK.

Dalano Banton (TOR) (PG) – $3,200

  • When given minutes, Banton is a solid player and the Raptors are shorthanded. For 3.2k, you get a really good salary relief play.

CASH PLAY CONSIDERATION

FD

  • Hamidou Diallo (DET) (SG/SF) – $4,800
  • Brandon Ingram (NO) (SF) – $8,700

DK

  • Chris Boucher (TOR) (PF/C) – $

KEY INJURY NEWS

  • Domantas Sabonis – questionable
  • Malcolm Brogdon – questionable

Rajon Rondough

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Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.

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