DraftKings NBA Sleeper Picks – December 27th

What’s going on everybody. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA sleeper picks for December 27th, 2016. Tuesday night’s slate is a smaller slate with only four games to attack. Be sure to follow all the injury news up until the 7:30 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 or on Twitter. Hunta512.

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PF: James Johnson: (4,600) Johnson has been on a tear averaging 33.6 DK points in his last three games. He is an undersized athletic big man who thrives when playing in faster paced games. Tonight he goes against The Thunder (5th vs PFs) who play at the 5th fastest pace this season. Last week he was in a similar situation vs The Lakers who play at the 4th fastest pace, and he went off scoring 40 DK points in 26 minutes off the bench.

He has also already played this Thunder team back in November, scoring 18 points to go along with six rebounds, two blocks, an assist, and a steal in 25 minutes. (32 DK points) In these last three games he is posting a 24.6% usage rate which is a nice increase from his usual 20%, and is averaging an elite 1.32 DK points per minute. With Josh McRoberts out indefinitely with a broken foot, Johnson’s minutes are rather safe and he should see at least 25 minutes tonight off the bench. He has a solid floor of roughly 20 DK points with a very high ceiling in this matchup vs The Thunder. At $4,600 he is worth the risk and is in play in all formats tonight.

SG: Seth Curry: (3,600) This Mavs team is slowly getting healthier, but Curry has still been very effective off the bench averaging 24.5 DK points in his last six games. Even with J.J. Barea and Devin Harris back in limited roles, he is still playing an average of 26.5 minutes during this span. Tonight he should see similar playing time, in the best game environment of the night, vs The Rockets, with this game having a slate high O/U of 210 points and a spread of six points in favor of Houston.

By the numbers this is a tough matchup with The Rockets ranking 9th vs SGs, but his individual matchup could become a lot easier if Patrick Beverly missed this game. Beverly exited his last game early with a quad bruise and is questionable for tonight. Either way if he is in or out, Curry is underpriced with his role in this offense. At $3,600 he is one of tonight’s best values that gives you exposure to the highest total of Tuesday night.

PF: Domantas Sabonis: (3,000) Sabonis has logged heavier minutes in the last two games scoring 26.25 DK points in 25 minutes vs The Celtics and 13.25 DK points in 20 minutes vs The Wolves. The rookie is a good three point shooter and is shooting 42% from beyond the arc this season. Tonight he takes on The Heat who rank 4th vs PFs this season but have allowed an average of 12 three pointers made by their opponents over their last three games.

He is a very risky play but with only four games to choose from finding a player at $3,000 with any upside is a tough task. If he is hot from outside he will play close to 20 minutes and could return 15-20 DK points depending on his rebounding. Nobody is going to play Sabonis and I think he is a decent shot in the dark for this small four game slate that can help you fit in some studs.

Also Consider: Corey Brewer (if Patrick Beverly is out), Andrew Harrison (if Conley is out, currently questionable), Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk, Amir Johnson, Andre Roberson, Joe Ingles, Troy Daniels, Zach Randolph, Trey Lyles (played 30 minutes last game), Steve Adams/Enes Kanter (both nice values, don’t mind playing both), Jerami Grant, Deron Williams, Joe Ingles, Shelvin Mack, Justice Winslow, Ryan Anderson, Tyler Johnson (better if Dragic out), Eric Gordon (boost if Beverly out), Marcus Smart, and Montrezl Harrell.

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