NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for December 4 2019

NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for December 4 2019

We have plenty of options to sift through in DFS with 10 games on the NBA schedule Wednesday. Let’s try to narrow things down and discuss a couple of players at each position who could thrive based on their matchups. Don’t forget to sign up for our Newsletter and try our NBA Lineup Optimizer to help build a winning entry on FanDuel and DraftKings.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for December 4 2019

Spencer Dinwiddie, BKN at ATL
FanDuel = $8,700
DraftKings = $8,200

What a luxury for the Nets to have Dinwiddie to fill in at point guard for Kyrie Irving (shoulder). Since Irving went down, Dinwiddie has moved into the starting five and averaged 25 points, 3.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists and one steal across nine games. With the amount of time he has the ball in his hands and the Hawks allowing the third-most points per game in the league, Dinwiddie stands out as one of the best point guards to target.

De’Anthony Melton, MEM at CHI
FanDuel = $4,400
DraftKings = $4,600

With Ja Morant (back) out, the Grizzlies have turned to Tyus Jones as their starting point guard. He’s proven capable of starting in the past and should be a popular option in DFS for however long Morant is out. Along with Jones’ increased upside is Melton now stepping in as the primary backup at the point off the bench. Over the last two games in that role, he’s averaged 12.5 points, eight rebounds and six assists. At this cheap price, he could be well worth the risk in tournament play.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for December 4 2019

Devonte’ Graham, CHA vs. GS
FanDuel = $8,300
DraftKings = $7,700

Graham has been one of the more pleasant surprises in the league. He quickly worked his way into the starting five and has averaged 18 points, 3.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists a night. He’s showing no signs of slowing down and has even dished out at least 10 assists in three of his last six games. With the Warriors allowing the seventh-most points per game in the league, this is a prime spot for him to thrive.

Khris Middleton, MIL at DET
FanDuel = $6,900
DraftKings = $6,100

The Bucks initially brought Middleton off the bench during the first few games since his return from injury, but he rejoined the starting five Monday against the Knicks. He was only needed to play 18 minutes in the blowout win, but he still finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal. With the Bucks playing at the second-fastest pace, Middleton should once again receive plenty of opportunities to provide value.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for December 4 2019

Miles Bridges, CHA vs. GS
FanDuel = $5,800
DraftKings = $5,100

Bridges was expected to take on a more significant role this season and he’s done just that, averaging 31 minutes a game compared to 21 minutes a night last season. However, he’s been a bit inconsistent, evident by the fact that he has scored nine points or fewer in two of his last five games. Still, with his high minutes floor and the Warriors struggling on the defensive end, he’s worth a look at this price.

Joe Ingles, UTA vs. LAL
FanDuel = $4,500
DraftKings = $4,900

The big news for this game is that Mike Conley Jr. (hamstring) has been ruled out. Ingles has been stuck in a limited role of the bench, but he stepped up to play 31 minutes when Conley went down against the Sixers on Monday, recording 13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals. While he’s not a true point guard, he’s a better passer than either Emmanuel Mudiay or Dante Exum, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him start and play well here.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for December 4 2019

Jaren Jackson Jr., MEM at CHI
FanDuel = $7,000
DraftKings = $6,800

Staying on the injury news front, the Grizzlies will be without a key member of their rotation for this game with Brandon Clarke (hip) listed as week-to-week. Even if Jonas Valanciunas returns from a recent bout with an illness that has sidelined him for two games, Jackson is set up for added playing time if he can stay out of foul trouble. The Bulls have allowed the third-most DraftKings points per game and the fifth-most FanDuel points per game to opposing power fowards, leaving Jackson with plenty of upside.

Christian Wood, DET vs. MIL
FanDuel = $4,400
DraftKings = $4,500

This is a risky pick that I’d only consider in tournament play. However, there are a few factors working in Wood’s favor here. First, the Pistons are playing on the second night of a back-to-back set, so they might have some tired legs among their starters. Second, there is plenty of blowout potential against the Bucks, so he could play a lot in garbage time if that comes to fruition. Added playing time would be huge considering he has averaged 17.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks across five games in which he has logged at least 20 minutes.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for December 4 2019

Karl-Anthony Towns, MIN at DAL
FanDuel = $10,600
DraftKings = $10,600

As crazy as this may sound, Towns has taken his game to another level this season. He’s taking three-pointers at will, averaging 8.9 attempts per game compared to 4.6 a night last season. He’s made 42.1 percent of them, which has helped him average 3.8 a night. With his high usage rate and ability to contribute in so many areas, he’s a great option to target most nights, including Wednesday.

Steven Adams, OKC vs. IND
FanDuel = $6,800
DraftKings = $6,300

Has Adams turned a corner? After battling a knee injury at the start of the season, Adams appears to be rounding into form after averaging 14.2 points, 8.8 rebounds. 3.2 assists and 1.4 blocks across his last five games. He has three double-doubles during that stretch despite playing no more than 28 minutes in any of those contests. While not overly cheap, he checks in at a reasonable price and should once again threaten for a double-double, at the very least.

Author Bio:

Mike has been covering fantasy sports since 2007, joining Lineup Lab in 2017. An avid player of both season-long fantasy leagues and DFS, Mike’s work has appeared on numerous sites, including RotoWire, SportsLine and Sports Illustrated. He’s also been featured on DraftKings’ nightly show, The Sweat, and was a finalist for the 2018 FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. Follow Mike on Twitter @rotomikebarner.

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