DraftKings NBA Sleeper Picks – December 2nd

What’s going on everybody. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA sleeper picks for December 2nd, 2016. Friday night’s slate is a big slate with nine games on tap. 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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PG: Dennis Schroder: (6,000) Schroder went off on Wednesday night against The Suns, scoring a career high 31 points to go along with nine assists, four rebounds, and a block in 36 minutes. (50 DK points) He has been outstanding in his last three games averaging 39.75 DK points in 34 minutes a night. Wednesday night he had to carry a much bigger load with PF Paul Milsap out with a hip injury. Even though it was in a losing effort, Schroder saw his usage rise to a team high 34.3% and his assist percentage increase to 39.1%. These are huge bumps for the PG who normally posts a 26.8% usage rate and 32.4% assist percentage this season.

Tonight Milsap is currently listed as questionable to play vs The Pistons, but sounds closer to doubtful with this hip injury that has been bothering him for the past few weeks. If Milsap did play, Schroder would still be a very solid value at a price of only $6,000 tonight. But if the big man misses his second straight game, he would become a must play in all formats at this current price tag.

SG: Avery Bradley: (6,000) Bradley’s price tag has dropped to a very affordable $6,000, which is the cheapest we have seen him in almost a month. He had an off night in Wednesday’s loss to a very good defensive Pistons team (4/11 from the field) only scoring 25 DK points, but before this he was on a roll averaging 35.25 DK points in prior three games. He is still averaging a very healthy 36.7 minutes in the past week  and should bounce back tonight against The Kings who rank 19th vs SGs in 2016.

His numbers have slightly dropped with Al Horford and Jae Crowder back, but he still has a very solid 20.7% usage rate and 8.8% rebound percentage with the two players in the lineup. This Celtics Kings game could be a very high scoring affair with Vegas giving this game the third highest total of the night at 211.5 points. He isn’t going to be this cheap again this season, and he is my favorite way to get exposure to this Kings Celtics game tonight.

SF: Sam Dekker: (3,000) The second year man out of Wisconsin has been a spark off the bench for The Rockets the past two games scoring 22 DK points vs The Jazz and 28 DK points vs The Warriors last night. He was a big part of The Rockets double OT win over The Warriors playing most of his minutes in both overtimes over starting center Clint Capela. This was a great sign for Dekker who has obviously has proven to Head Coach Mike Dantoni that he needs to see more minutes for this Rockets team.

He is a very versatile player who can rebound and shoot well hitting 60% of his three pointers in his last two games. I don’t know if he will see these kind of minutes again tonight, but if he does, he would be an immense value at his bare minimum price. You will want a piece of this Rockets Nuggets game tonight with its slate high 218 point total, and I think Dekker is a nice GPP flier that could pay off, if the trend continues of minutes increasing.

Also Consider: Ish Smith, Mike Muscala (if Milsap is out), Norman Powell (starting for DeMarre Carroll), Bradon Jennings (boost with Courney Lee out), Sergio Rodriquez (elite value), Marcin Gortat, Nikola Jokic, Jonas Valanciunas, and Eric Gordon.

 

 

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