DraftKings NBA Sleeper Picks – December 1st

What’s up everyone. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA sleeper picks for December 1st, 2016. Tonight we get a nice slate with six games to attack. Be sure to follow all the injury news up until the 7:00 PM EST lock tonight, to see if any new injury news comes up. As always if any of these picks help you win or if you need any advice, let me know in the comments section below or on Twitter Hunta512.

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C: Greg Monroe: (3,900) Monroe and John Henson have essentially split all the minutes at center for The Bucks this season. But in Wednesday night’s win over The Cavs, Monroe saw five more minutes than Henson, and was a huge part of this win scoring 14 points with six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block in 26 minutes off the bench. He is now averaging 20 minutes off the bench in his last three games, after being basically benched last week, not playing over ten minutes in three straight games.

This win over The Cavs was arguably the biggest win of the season for The Bucks and I don’t see how Head Coach Jason Kidd doesn’t give Monroe similar minutes tonight vs The Nets. This is the perfect match up for him to keep things rolling against this Nets team that ranks 28th vs centers and plays at the second fastest pace in The NBA this season. If Monroe gets his increased minutes (1.3 Dk point per minute), he will easily produce in this match up and is an elite GPP play on Thursday night.

C: Salah Mejri: (3,000) Tonight Mejri is expected to get the start at center with Andrew Bogut resting on the second night of a back to back. Last Monday vs The Spurs Bogut was also out and Mejri started in his place scoring 32.25 DK points in 32 minutes of action. Outside of this lone start he hasn’t seen many minutes off the bench when the team is healthy, but he is always effective when he is on the floor averaging 0.93 DK points per minute this year.

This matchup with The Hornets tonight is an average one with Charlotte playing at the 12th fastest pace and ranking 13th vs centers this season. But Mejri should have no problem returning 6x value at his bare minimum $3,000 price tag. Don’t over think this one, he is the best punt play of the night, and should be locked into all your lineups.

SG: Troy Daniels: (3,000) Last night with The Grizzlies very short handed, Daniels had his best showing of the season, scoring 19 points in 21 minutes off the bench. This was the first game The Grizzlies were without PG Mike Conley (knee) and Daniels took on a much bigger role in offense taking a season high 12 shots and surprisingly leading the team in usage at 30%. Without Conley, Chandler Parsons (knee), Zach Randolph (personal), and Vince Carter (hip) this Memphis team seriously lacks a legitimate scoring option outside of Marc Gasol.

Daniels is the best scoring guard left on this roster and is a player who can get hot quickly from beyond the arc. With all these players remaining out tonight, Daniels should see 20+ minutes and continue to gun up shots off the bench vs The Magic. (10th vs SGs) He should come with a single digit ownership with some many other safer value plays and is a player who could win you a GPP tonight if he gets hot.

Also Consider: Clint Capela (Nene is out), Troy Williams, Sean Kirkpatrick, Cody Zeller, Jarell Martin, Wayne Ellington, Dante Exum (boost if Rodney Hood is out), Bismack Biyombo, James Johnson, Michael Beasley, and Montrezl Harrell (GPP pivot off Capela and a great play if you think this game becomes a blowout).

Alex Hunter / Author

Alex is an experienced and successful daily fantasy sports player that has been competing since DFS began. He specializes in picks for NBA, NFL and PGA. He has been writing for TheSportsGeek.com since 2016. During this time, his picks have won many of his readers big prizes and have helped him become a trusted name in the DFS industry. Not only does he give in depth picks on The SportsGeek.com, but Alex is also an active and reliable Twitter source who gives out updates about his picks and is always there for questions or advice. @Hunta512