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Max’s Picks for DraftKings Monday Dec 16th

With both the Lakers and Philadelphia playing tonight, my lineup is practically setting itself. There’s some low salary players with great match-ups and so using a couple of these guys will be essential to winning tonight.

Deron Williams $6200

Williams has been back for 3 games now averaging over 30 fantasy points a game in those contests. DraftKings salaries shrink when someone misses time, so Williams is already a bargain at $6200. Factor in an absolute dream match-up vs Philly, a team who allows a ton of fantasy points to guards and runs at blistering pace, and Williams is a must-start. I also like Williams’ upside as the go-to scorer on the team, he’s capable of getting 50+ fantasy points but I expect 35 here on average.

Al Horford $8100

We know Horford is capable of putting up a big game (he scored 60 fantasy points against Washington a couple of games ago) and he has an amazing matchup against LAL. Horford is the go to low-post scorer and rebounder on Atlanta which is exactly the type of guy you want to be playing when you’re picking someone vs the Lakers. While I don’t expect him to put up many 50+ fantasy games he is a very safe choice that is hard to pass up.

Trevor Booker $4700

Booker’s salary has finally moved to a more reasonable level but he’s still undervalued. NY has a small front court and struggle with rebounding, and a tenacious and aggressive rebounder like Booker will take advantage. Another positive is Bradley Beal looks like he’s coming back tonight and he’s a much worse rebounder than Martell Webster. Some of those lost rebounds will go to Booker. Lastly, this game probably won’t be a blowout on either side which means Booker will be getting a lot of minutes. I think he’s a great play at PF.

Nightly Gamble

Louis Williams $4600

Lou has been limited all season coming of an injury. Prior to two nights ago, Williams hadn’t played in back-to-back games all season. But it looks like they’re raising the limits on Lou’s minutes. Against the Knicks, he exploded for 27 points and it was a 2nd game of a back-to-back. Although it’s hard to measure it, I think the consistent play will have a big effect on Williams’ game and make him play better. This is on top of the fact the LAL plays at a fast pace and will substitute out entire units at a time. I expect Lou to get 25+ minutes and with his great game against a poor fantasy matchup in NY I can’t wait to see how he does in a fantastic matchup against LA. I suspect he’ll be heavily used but I think it’s worth the gamble.

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Max J Steinberg Max Steinberg is a professional poker player and a top Daily Fantasy player who uses his creativity and mathematical abilities he cultivated as a poker player to win money on both DraftKings and FanDuel. He already has several big tournament scores to his name including the Victiv Bowl and countless MLB Monster wins. Follow him on twitter @maxjsteinberg.

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