FanDuel NBA Expert Survey: Thursday, December 7th

Want to know who Notorious is definitely paying up for in NBA DFS today? Wondering which value play STLCardinals84 is eyeing most? You’re in luck. Our daily fantasy sports experts will answer a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup building decisions for tonight’s contests.

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Thursday, December 7th

# NBA Expert Survey Questions (Thursday, December 7th) Notorious STLCardinals84 Stevietpfl TheSeige
1 Who is your must-play stud in cash games? Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook
2 Who is your must-play stud in tournaments? Carmelo Anthony Bradley Beal Bradley Beal Bradley Beal
3 Who is your favorite salary saver on the board? Markieff Morris Tyler Ulis Tomas Satoransky Larry Nance
4 Which bench players (if any) are you considering playing in tournament lineups? Jordan Clarkson Alec Burks Mike James Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
5 Which stud play are you fading in tournaments? None James Harden None James Harden
6 Who’s your top contrarian play on the board? Julius Randle Spencer Dinwiddie Brandon Ingram Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
7 Which NBA team are you targeting players from the most? PHI WAS LAL PHI
8 Which NBA team are you looking to avoid? None HOU None HOU
9 What is the most “stackable” game? LAL/PHI WAS/PHX LAL/PHI WSH/PHX
10 What’s the best position to spend up on tonight? PG PG PG PG
11 What’s the best position to save salary on? PF SG SG SF
12 Which player are you afraid of being underweight on compared to the field? James Harden Joel Embiid James Harden Joel Embiid

Which useful trend or statistic stuck out most during your research?

Notorious: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has played at least 34 minutes in eight of his last nine games, topping 25 fantasy points eight times during that stretch. That’s a high floor for a player priced below $6,000 on FanDuel.

STLCardinals84: It’s rare that we see this, but the Rockets are playing in a game that has the lowest total on the slate. There are three other high-scoring projected games on the slate tonight, making this one of the rare nights where it might be worthwhile to fade James Harden and his Houston teammates to some degree.

Stevietpfl: On November 26th against the Timberwolves without Booker, the Suns started Chandler, Monroe, Warren, Ulis, and Jackson. Troy Daniels and Mike James ended up playing 30+ minutes off the bench, and Mike James finished with 26 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.

TheSeige: With no Devin Booker, the Suns are going to be heavily reliant on TJ Warren for offensive production, but the real winner is Mike James, who gets a 3.1% usage bump with no Booker on the floor since the Bledsoe trade.

What’s your hot take of the day?

Notorious: The Lakers-Sixers game goes into double OT and a stack of this game wins the slate.

STLCardinals84: Russell Westbrook posts a triple-double with 30 points and 15+ assists.

Stevietpfl: Larry Nance and Brandon Ingram combine for 80 FD points.

TheSeige: Luwawu-Cabarrot puts up 10-7-3-1-1 and mashes his price tag tonight.

Who will you be most overweight on compared to the field and why?

Notorious: Westbrook, Anthony, and Adams – With Paul George and Jerami Grant out tonight, this is a perfect opportunity to load up on the Thunder in both cash games and tournaments. It reminds me a lot of last night with the Pelicans’ stack.

STLCardinals84: Tyler Ulis and Josh Jackson – There is going to be value on the wings for the Suns with Devin Booker sidelined, with plenty of usage to go around. Tyler Ulis should be looking at minutes at both guard spots, while Josh Jackson might play quite a bit next to T.J. Warren. Both guys are nice values on a short slate and should be worth a look as salary-saving options with some upside.

Stevietpfl: Russell Westbrook and Tomas Satoransky – I’m not getting cute tonight on a 4-game slate, I’m playing Westbrook in 100% of my lineups. Tomas Satoransky is my sneaky value play tonight, and I don’t expect a lot of people to play him on a 4-game slate with a lot of value on the Suns. He’s playing solid minutes without John Wall, and I like his upside in this matchup.

TheSeige: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Mike James – With Mike James on a fully guaranteed contract now, look for the minutes to rise, especially with Booker out for a while. TLC is going to soak up the minutes and usage for Saric if he misses.

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