What’s up everyone. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA sleeper picks for December 3rd, 2016. Tonight we get a nice slate with eight 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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PF: James Johnson: (4,900) Johnson couldn’t be stopped in Thursday night’s win over The Jazz, scoring a season high 24 points, six rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal in only 24 minutes off the bench. (40.5 DK points) This Heat team has been very banged up the last week, and Johnon has taken full advantage of the extra opportunities, now averaging 26.6 DK points in his last five games. This team is already without Dion Waiters (groin), Josh Richardson (ankle), Justice Winslow (wrist), and now possibly Derrick Williams (back) and Luke Babbit (hip) who are both questionable tonight.
Williams and Babbit have been starting the last two games and if either were to miss tonight, Johnson would have to start and play as many minutes as possible. Even if he doesn’t enter the starting five, he will still produce value off the bench, as he is averaging 0.9 DK points per minute this season. Johnson is a good value right now, but if either of these players are ruled out, he enters must play status on Saturday night.
PG: Deron Williams: (4,600) Dallas is another team that is very banged up. Williams did all he could do in Thursday night’s loss to The Hornets, scoring 14 points, eight assists, and three rebounds in 30 minutes. (29.25 DK points) With Seth Curry (knee, questionable) being added to the long list of injured players for this Mavs team on Thursday, Williams had to play more minutes and take on a bigger workload, posting a 25.4% usage rate and a ridiculous 57.1% assist percentage.
Tonight Williams takes on The Bulls who have been strong vs PGs this season ranking 5th best, but this matchup with PG Rajon Rondo isn’t something I would worry about. Williams will have to play 30 minutes or more tonight and I think his minutes are rather safe with this being an island game for The Mavs. I think he will be very low owned just because people think he is old and washed up, but Williams is way too cheap with this expected work load and is a strong value at only $4,600 on DraftKings.
PG: Andrew Harrison: (5,200) Harrison has stepped up recently with all The Grizzlies injuries, scoring 36.5 DK points and 29 DK points in his first two starts at PG in place of Mike Conley. He has averaged 1.0 DK points a minute as a starter with a 20% usage rate and a team high 32.4 assist percentage. Tonight he gets a nice up in tempo matchup with The Lakers play at 5th fastest pace in the league.
He will play 30+ minutes again and 30 DK points with upside is a fair expectation in this matchup. His price has increased after his last two games, but he is still a very good value at $5,200. It’s hard to say how highly owned he will be, but I think he is a great play that has a chance to have his best game of the season tonight vs this Lakers team.
Also Consider: Taj Gibson, Troy Daniels, Jonathan Gibson (if Curry is out), Andrew Bogut, Dennis Schroder (still only 6,000, Milsap is out again), Kris Humpries, John Henson, Joe Johnson (great value if Rodney remains out), Jarell Martin, and Mason Plumlee.