Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: DraftKings NBA Optimal Picks for December 25

December 25th, 2015 by Andrew Gould Leave a reply »

The NBA gives hoops fans the greatest gift of all: a full day of basketball. Filling the five-game slate with the league's brightest superstars optimizes the viewing experience, but it also confounds the daily fantasy grind.

A condensed player pool is jam-packed with marquee options, making it incredibly difficult to locate sneaky values. There isn't enough imaginary money in the world to afford Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis. Everybody filling out a lineup before noon E.T. must make tough decisions. 

Have some patience assembling a squad. Prepare to spend five minutes concocting the perfect permutation, only to realize it's $100 over the $50,000 allotment. The following recommendations eschew the previously listed All-Stars, but they're still high-level plays who will cost a pretty penny.


Chris Paul, PG, Los Angeles Clippers ($8,600)

When Curry and Westbrook are present, Chris Paul feels like the equivalent of getting gifted a book instead of a PS4 or whatever else the kids are into these days. But reading is wonderful and kno ...

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