NBA DFS 12-28-21 Yahoo Breakdown

by Cody Cook
NBA DFS 5-3-22 Yahoo Breakdown

Welcome to the NBA DFS 12-28-21 Yahoo Breakdown!

My name is Cody aka @DProdiogy and I will be breaking down today's Yahoo NBA DFS eight-game main slate!

It is the holiday season and I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Christmas!

We have reached an interesting point in the NBA season with COVID taking over some teams, making for some interesting lineup builds!

Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, D'Angelo Russell and the rest of the Minnesota Timberwolves team are currently listed as cleared to play off the COVID list - keep an eye on that situation!

UPDATE - So it looks like while the majority of the Minnesota Timberwovles have been cleared, many of them will still be out tonight against the New York Knicks, including Anthony Edwards. - @DaneMooreNBA

Eight Game Main Slate

  • Bucks @ Magic
  • Sixers @ Raptors
  • Wizards @ Heat
  • Lakers @ Rockets
  • Knicks @ Timberwolves
  • Cavs @ Pelicans
  • Thunder @ Kings
  • Nuggets @ Warriors

Injury Updates:

Out - Darius Garland, Fred VanVleet, Cole Anthony, Draymond Green, Jarrett Allen, Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby, Jordan Poole, Rui Hachimura, Mo Bamba, Scottie Barnes, Andre Drummond, Jae'Sean Tate, Terrence Ross, Kenyon Martin Jr., Davion Mitchell, Bol Bol

Doubtful - Brandon Ingram

Questionable - Bradley Beal, Evan MobleyAaron Gordon, Josh Hart, Isaac Okoro

Probable - LeBron James, Andrew Wiggins, Jonas Valanciunas, Pascal Siakam, Gary Trent Jr.

NBA DFS 12-28-21 Yahoo Breakdown

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Point Guard - Kemba Walker, $22, New York Knicks

Starting off at the Point Guard spot, I am loving Kemba here especially in a rejuvenated role. Walker is a new man after these past two games. The benching did Kemba Walker so much good and I love seeing him motivated.

In the past four games, he has hit over 30 Fantasy points and on Christmas day he notched a triple-double. Kemba is cheap enough to easily eclipse another 30-point game against an awful Wolves team. Lock and load motivated Kemba!

Other options - Ricky Rubio and Spencer Dinwiddie

Shooting Guard - Tyrese Haliburton, $30, Sacramento Kings

I understand the price tag is not appealing at first glance but hear me out. Fox struggled last game and looked awful coming back but guess who shined, Tyrese Haliburton. This man is on another level despite the Kings' struggles.

Tyrese has hit 40+ Fantasy points in six straight games and hasn't looked back. The minutes are there, the motivation is there, and the matchup looks great.

Other options - Tyler Herro 

Shooting Forward - Lauri Markkanen, $15, Clevland Cavaliers

Okay stay with me here and I know the name scares you but take a peek at the last game he had. Lauri looked great hitting 30 Fantasy points and snapped out of his shooting slump. At only $15 I don't see how to get away from it.

Other options - Jimmy Butler and Yuta Watanabe

Power Forward - Jaden McDaniels, $18, Minnesota Timberwolves

I know I know, not another household name but the man has stepped up at the forward position for this team that is lacking because of COVID. In the past three games, he has seen close to 40 minutes! The position is lacking options, but McDaniels has upside and I think he can hit at least 20 Fantasy points here.

Other options - Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyle Kuzma

Center - Nikola Jokic, $56, Denver Nuggets

How can you not play Jokic in this matchup? You have to love him here against a Golden State team that is lacking a big man. Jokic should smash and has 70-point upside here. The price tag hurts but there is enough value for us to fit him in.

Other options - Kevin Love and Richaun Holmes


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