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NBA DFS Sunday Night Positional Breakdown with BCW



The NBA DFS Sunday Night Positional Breakdown has four games to work with, so if your Fantasy football luck fell through, then this slate offers the chance to close out the weekend with a shot at the long green.

IMPORTANT: NBA DFS is completely different than any other sport. Players get ruled out five minutes before games and you HAVE TO BE READY to pivot. I will update this article as close to lineup lock as possible with any big news, but play it safe and stay on top of the news yourself.

I refer to FanDuel pricing today.

12/15 NBA DFS Point Guard

  1. Ben Simmons ($8600) Hit 50-plus FDP for the second time this month on Friday, scoring 58.4 against the defensive-challenged Pelicans. The Nets are 25th in Fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards, setting Simmons up for another monster outing.
  2. Trae Young ($9600) Scored 43.1 FDP in his first meeting against the Lakers on November 17. High usage rate should at least keep Young near his 44.57 FDP average.
  3. Spencer Dinwiddie ($7700) He’s scored at least 35 FDP in 14 straight games, including seven games of better than 40 FDP. Nets are 10th in pace, so Dinwiddie will get his share of touches against the Sixers.
  4. Jamal Murray ($6800) Looks to be past the injury that took him out early against the 76ers on Tuesday. Facing a Knicks team ranked 29th in Fantasy points versus opposing PGs makes him a good pivot from Simmons and Young.

12/15 NBA DFS Shooting Guard

  1. Buddy Hield ($7800) Buddy Buckets has dialed it up, scoring a combined 91.3 FDP in his last two games. He’s not an anchor, but Hield is a solid play against the Warriors’ 26th rated defense.
  2. D’Angelo Russell ($8400) There’s not a lot of viable options at the position. Russell is the safest play on a Warriors team sorely lacking in NBA DFS options.
  3. Gary Harris ($4800) The Nuggets could sit Murray for load management reasons. If so, I’d give Harris a strong recommendation.
  4. RJ Barrett ($6000) He’s a roll of the dice. Both the Knicks and Nuggets are in the bottom five in pace, so I can’t feel too good about him establishing a high usage rate.

12/15 NBA Small Forward

  1. LeBron James ($10,900) Proceed with some caution as James is dealing with a sore elbow. Be ready to pivot if the Lakers choose to sit him down for the first time this season.
  2. Tobias Harris ($8200) Here’s your pivot if James is out. Harris has five games of at least 40 FDP this month, and the money saved from not playing James will add some flexibility to your roster.
  3. Will Barton ($6600) This has been a good week for Barton, highlighted by a 54.9 FDP against the 76ers.
  4. Alec Burks ($6200) Like Barton, Burks has put together a good run recently, recording three straight games of at least 30 FDP.

12/15 NBA DFS Power Forward

  1. Anthony Davis ($11,300) Anchor Don’t worry about the GTD next to his name. Davis will play and eclipse 50-plus FDP for the 12th time in his last 15 games.
  2. Jarrett Allen ($7100) Somewhat under the radar, Allen has 10 double-doubles in his past 13 games while also yanking at least 10 boards 11 times in that span.
  3. Julius Randle ($6900) Looking like his early season self, Randle has back-to-back 40 FDP outings for the first time this campaign.
  4. Marquese Chriss ($4500) Good punt play here, as Chriss comes off a season-best 43.1 FDP in Friday’s loss to the the Jazz. The talent has always been there, but it’s seems the light has finally come on for Chriss.

12/8 NBA DFS Center

  1. Joel Embiid ($10,700) Anchor Will likely be without Al Horford again, so don’t be surprised if Embiid spends much of the night on the free throw line.
  2. Nikola Jokic ($9800) Dropped 62.8 FDP on the Thunder Saturday night, a strong sign that Jokic is finally shaken off his early season malaise.
  3. Mitchell Robinson ($6800) The Nuggets are a surprising 28th in Fantasy points allowed to opposing centers. Even in his current role as a reserve, Robinson should put up good numbers, especially if the game is a Denver blowout.
  4. Dwight Howard ($4200) Another low-end play. He is playing in front of family and friends in Atlanta, so perhaps a vintage D12 is in the offing.

Brandon C. Williams has covered Fantasy Sports since 2013 when he was selected as a finalist for the FSWA Newcomer of the Year. He is an award-winning writer/editor who has been in sports media for 30 years, having worked with likes of the Houston Chronicle, Fox Sports Net,, and Brandon is a Fantasy Content writer for the Canadian Football League and will begin his second season as a Fantasy Football Columnist for the Associated Press.

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