NBA DFS Starting Five: December 6
Justin Fensterman brings you his top five players to build your lineups around for tonight's NBA DFS main slate.
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A. Caruso - PG
Alex Caruso hit 1-of-3 shots for three points and five assists in Monday's win over the Jazz.
Caruso has been disappointing, despite the absence of Rajon Rondo (thumb), and took a very hard fall on his already tender back tonight. He stayed in the game and might be just fine, but it's not a bad idea to check the Rotoworld Injury Report before deploying Caruso against the Thunder on Wednesday. Not to mention that Caruso hasn't really been worthy of plugging into lineups right now, anyway.
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L. James - SF
LeBron James hit 9-of-16 shots, 2-of-5 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws on his way to 22 points, eight rebounds, nine dimes, two steals and a block in Monday's win over the Jazz.
He was great tonight and really came on late when Anthony Davis was getting some rest on the bench. The Lakers clinched the West tonight so there's not anything left to play for. That means that guys like LeBron and AD could get occasional nights off until the playoffs get here, so be careful and diligent when setting DFS lineups going forward.
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A. Davis - PF
Anthony Davis bounced back from an off game with 42 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block, four 3-pointers and 12-of-15 free throws in Monday's 116-108 win over the Jazz.
Davis hit 13-of-28 shots and LeBron James looked for him early and often tonight. Davis hit just 2-of-9 shots for 14 points on Saturday against the Raptors, but bounced back in a big way tonight. The Lakers list LeBron and AD as questionable or probable for every game and it's important to note the Lakers clinched the West tonight. Look for Davis and LeBron to start getting some occasional nights off until the playoffs get here.
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J. Clarkson - SG
Jordan Clarkson hit just 2-of-13 shots and 1-of-9 3-pointers for six points and not much else in Monday's loss to the Lakers.
Clarkson scored 23 in the bubble opener and had 11 more points on Saturday, but couldn't buy a bucket on Monday. He should bounce back against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, but he was a DFS buzzkill tonight.
Added Yesterday 11:57 pm (EST)
D. Mitchell - SG
Donovan Mitchell hit 9-of-22 shots, 4-of-10 3-pointers and 11-of-12 free throws for 33 points, five rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes of Monday's 116-108 loss to the Lakers.
Mitchell tweaked an ankle late in the game but played through it and it doesn't look like anything to worry about. This was Mitchell's best game in the bubble after scoring 13 and 20 points in his first two games.
Added Yesterday 11:54 pm (EST)
M. Conley - PG
Mike Conley hit 8-of-17 shots, 3-of-9 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 24 points, two rebounds and eight assists in Monday's 116-108 loss to the Lakers.
Conley looks to be back to the form we were hoping for after struggling early in the season. The break served him well and he's averaging 18.7 points and 5.3 assists in his three bubble games thus far. Feel free to roll with him in DFS going forward.
Added Yesterday 11:51 pm (EST)
R. O'Neale - PF
Royce O'Neale started and played through his right foot injury on Monday and had five points, 13 rebounds, five assists, four steals and a 3-pointer on 2-of-7 shooting in a loss to the Lakers.
He was probable so it's not surprising that he played, but it is a little surprising that he had 13 boards and four steals. He should continue to start for the Jazz going forward and is worth a cheap look in DFS action.
Added Yesterday 11:49 pm (EST)
S. Milton - SG
Shake Milton hit 6-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, five rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes and another start on Monday.
Milton missed his only shot and failed to score in 19 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday but looked much better tonight. He hit an incredible game-winning 3-pointer to give the Sixers a one-point lead with six seconds left, but it was anything but ordinary. Shake inbounded the ball to Al Horford and then relaxed, just watching the action and waiting for Joel Embiid or Tobias Harris to get the final look. But Horford clearly startled Milton by passing it back to him and he just kind of fired up the three, which was nearly a swish. Milton should start for the Sixers until further notice and probably gained a lot of confidence tonight.
Added Yesterday 11:01 pm (EST)