Spectre’s NBA DFS Breakdown: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Three games.  Sean’s on NFL week 14 duty today, so we’ll rock a free breakdown. As a reminder, for just $10, you’ll get access to these same cash and tournament picks for the big Monday, Wednesday, and Friday slates, alongside the picks from Sean (@heymrkane), Josh (@joshfern), and Scott (@dfskingsguard) in our NBA and NFL cheat sheets.  $10 for the rest of December.  Everyone should also make sure to check out the incredibly helpful new NBA worksheet that Josh is rolling out.  There are incredible stats and very simple sorting techniques you can use with it.


I need to lay this out there.  As many of you have probably also noticed, this slate is absolutely gross.  We have the Raptors (not always our favorite team from which to target players) implied to score the most points against a Suns team on the second leg of a back-to-back.  We could see Tyson Chandler get rested, Alex Len has the ankle thing, and Greg Monroe occasionally won’t play at all.  As a result, we see a rotation at the center position with one man usually resting each night.  I will say, Monroe is looking like the best option, here.  Fortunately, we should get information on all of this before lock, as this game starts at 7:30 (today’s lock time).  We have Portland with their clogged, mostly boring front court and a very cheap Jusuf Nurkic going up against a John Wall-less Wizards team being led by a recently unproductive Bradley Beal and Tim Frazier who apparently forgot how to play basketball.  Finally, we have the Utah Jazz going over to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder, and these two teams are ranked in the top 6 in defensive efficiency…woo.


Let’s do this using the cheat sheet format, with preferred players (in all formats) in GREEN and preferred tournament options in GOLD.  These are the players I’ll have nearly locked in my lineups, with the non-highlighted names being peppered in here and there.


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Damian Lillard
Kyle Lowry
Tyler Ulis

Russell Westbrook
Tomas Satoransky
Fred VanVleet
Mike James



DeMar DeRozan
Bradley Beal
C.J. McCollum
Devin Booker
Donovan Mitchell
Alec Burks
Norman Powell
Pat Connaughton



T.J. Warren
Paul George
Otto Porter Jr.
Joe Ingles
Kelly Oubre Jr.

Evan Turner



Serge Ibaka
Pascal Siakam
Marquese Chriss
Jerami Grant
Al-Farouq Aminu



Jusuf Nurkic
Steven Adams
Alex Len
Jakob Poeltl
Greg Monroe


This post will be updated as news/lineups emerge, and as I continue to research the slate.  Come back frequently to check for updates! 

Good luck.

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