The final countdown to the end of 2016 continues leaving Fantasy Basketball Owners just two days left to cash out before the New Year. Tonight’s NBA Slate delivers a seven game slate for NBA FanDuel owners to cash in on.
At the top of that slate we are paying a close attention to features the Los Angeles Clippers traveling to Houston to take on the Rockets. Out of the seven game slate this contest features the highest Over/Under line at 220.5 while delivering a ton of fantasy value.
One of those Fantasy Basketball options tonight that stands out in this contest is James Harden who will look to lead his Rockets to a win at home. Entering tonight, Harden has delivered at least 50 fantasy points in five of his last seven games. This type of production makes Harden the top fantasy option tonight at the shooting guard position.
Along with Harden we also like DeAndre Jordan and Jamal Crawford both for the Clippers in this matchup. Jordan should benefit from the lack of big man depth of the Rockets while Crawford should see added minutes to his total as both Chris Paul and J.J. Redick are expected to miss this contest.
With all that said here is our top Daily Fantasy Basketball Options for Friday December 30th, 2016.
Point Guards – Austin Rivers & Emmanuel Mudiay
If you are looking to go with the top tier fantasy options like Harden and Anthony Davis the point guard position is one that you could find some solid sleepers at. Two of those options are Rivers of the Clippers and Mudiay of the Nuggets as both will be features in some of the higher scoring contests of the night. For Rivers he should continue to see the additional minutes as reports have indicated that Paul will miss tonights contest. Meanwhile, Mudiay will look to take advantage of his fast pace matchup with the 76ers.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Steph Curry
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Reggie Jackson & Ricky Rubio
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Patty Mills
Shooting Guards – Tyreke Evans & Zach LaVine
For me LaVine as well as his teammates Rubio and Andrew Wiggins are always strong fantasy options based on their minutes played. Over his last six games, LaVine has posted at least 31 minutes in each contest while posting over 38 in three of those games. Meanwhile Evans will look to take advantage of a Knics defense that ranks third among teams in action tonight in fantasy points allowed to the shooting guard positon.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: James Harden
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: C.J. McCollum & Will Barton
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Nik Stuaskas
Small Forwards – Kevin Durant & Andrew Wiggins
With the lack of top tier fantasy options at the point guard and shooting guard position it opens the door up for a combination of Durant with one of the other big fantasy options. Durant has posted over 40 fantasy points in four straight games for his fantasy owners. Along with the minutes Wiggins will get to take advantage of a Milwaukee Bucks team that ranks first among teams in action in fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Carmelo Anthony & Kawhi Leonard
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Harrison Barnes
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Justin Anderson
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Power Forwards – Anthony Davis & Kristaps Porzingis
For Davis tonight he is more of a cash option type of play for us but his ability to drop 70 fantasy points nearly every night of the week makes him a great GPP play tonight with a very strong group of power forwards. For Porzingis he has the second best fantasy matchup of the night at the power forward position despite his matchup against Davis.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Anthony Davis
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Draymond Green & LaMarcus Aldridge
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Marreese Speights
Center Option – DeAndre Jordan
Depending on the moves you made at the other slots you might have to go with a deep fantasy sleeper here or an option that might be a little cheaper. Now if you elected to stay away from the likes of Davis, Harden and Durant you will be able to fill this slot with Jordan who should have a chance to put up some fantasy numbers. We also like Paul Gasol as more of a mid-tier option that could play nicely in a lineup that can’t afford the top notch price point.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Karl-Anthony Towns
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Pau Gasol & Greg Monroe
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Kyle O’Quinn