NBA DFS Example Lineups - December 9
Adam Ronis pores over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS NBA players for today's contests
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A. Caruso - PG
Alex Caruso left Monday's game early and headed to the locker room after a collision that may have tweaked his gimpy neck or back.
He finished with zero points, four assists and two steals, and has had trouble keeping his neck and back healthy. He also hasn't been crushing it in the bubble and we're guessing that LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Dion Waiters will spend a lot of time running the point once the playoffs start. At this point it would be surprising to see Caruso play in Thursday's regular-season finale for the Lakers since there's nothing to play for.
Added 12:05 am (EST)
L. James - SF
LeBron James played 38 minutes in Monday's meaningless game against the Nuggets and helped his team get a much-needed win, finishing with 29 points, one rebound, 12 assists, two blocks and five 3-pointers in the 124-121 win.
We're guessing Frank Vogel rolled with his guys late in this one since they weren't able to do it when LeBron sat out with a groin injury a couple days ago. There's a decent chance they'll rest their stars on Thursday against the Kings, but that's not set in stone. It was weird to see Bron grab just one rebound tonight, but his 3-point shooting kept his team in the game and allowed Kyle Kuzma to hit the big game-winner. The Lakers will enter the playoffs on Monday as the No. 1 seed in the West.
Added 12:01 am (EST)
A. Davis - PF
Anthony Davis played 38 minutes and hit 9-of-15 shots and 9-of-12 free throws for 27 points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's 124-121 win over the Nuggets.
The Lakers rolled with AD and LeBron James for most of the fourth quarter and they made a comeback and won the game. The Lakers may choose to rest their studs in their final regular-season game on Thursday against the Kings, so don't plan on being able to count on them in that one. This was a game they wanted to win for some momentum heading into the playoffs, and they did it against a Nuggets team resting all of its starters for the entire fourth quarter.
Added Yesterday 11:58 pm (EST)
P. Dozier - PG
P.J. Dozier came to life in the fourth quarter, when Denver benched its starters, and finished with a career-high 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, a block and two 3-pointers on 5-of-7 shooting in Monday's tough 124-121 loss to the Lakers.
Dozier was awesome but his good game was probably lost in the fact that the Nuggets had all their DFS studs, including Michael Porter Jr., Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap on the bench for the entire fourth quarter. Once the playoffs start, Dozier will become an afterthought. But if the Nuggets bench their studs again in one of their last two regular-season games, Dozier and Monte Morris (14 points, four assists, three 3-pointers) will be popular DFS plays. The Nuggets get the Clippers on Wednesday and the Raptors on Friday, and may not want to show their cards.
Added Yesterday 11:54 pm (EST)
K. Kuzma - PF
Kyle Kuzma started in place of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ribs) on Monday and ended up hitting the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left on the clock in an intense game against the Nuggets.
Kuzma finished with one of his best games of the year, hitting 10-of-15 shots and 2-of-4 3-pointers to finish with 22 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. His final shot was impressive and happened with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the floor, and was over the outstretched arm of Bol Bol. The Lakers ran their starters the whole night even though the Nuggets didn't play their starters in the final quarter. This might have been the Lakers' last hurrah as far as trying to gain some chemistry going into the playoffs, so you'll want to check the newsfeed closely to make sure the starters are going to play in their final regular-season game against the Kings on Thursday. The Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak with the much-needed win. It will also be interesting to see if the Lakers might consider starting Kuzma over KCP in the playoffs after tonight's performance, although we'd guess the starting job is still KCP's.
Added Yesterday 11:47 pm (EST)
M. Porter - SF
Michael Porter Jr. started and played 24 minutes, hitting 6-of-6 shots and 3-of-3 3-pointers for 15 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in Monday's 124-121loss to the Lakers.
The Nuggets chose to rest its starters for the fourth quarter and it was frustrating to watch for those of you who rostered guys like MPJ, Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. But this was essentially a meaningless game, other than prepping for the playoffs, and Michael Malone chose to play it safe with his studs. Regardless, the legend of MPJ grew a little more tonight, as he was perfect in a tough loss to the West's best team.
Added Yesterday 10:33 pm (EST)
J. Crowder - SF
Jae Crowder hit 5-of-8 shots and 4-of-6 3-pointers for 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in Monday's 114-92 win over the Pacers.
Crowder has scored in double figures in three straight and four of his six bubble games thus far, and has shot it lights out from downtown. He's hit 21-of-35 shots (60 percent) from beyond the arc in his six bubble games and has become an important Heat starter down the stretch.
Added Yesterday 10:30 pm (EST)
D. Jones - SF
Derrick Jones Jr. hit 9-of-11 shots for 18 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block in Monday's easy win over the Pacers.
Jones moved back to the bench after starting for Jimmy Butler recently but didn't miss a beat. He won't shoot it this well on most nights but could be an X factor against the Pacers in Round 1 of the playoffs. The matchup isn't set in stone yet, but if the season ended tonight, they'd face off in the first round of the postseason.
Added Yesterday 10:28 pm (EST)