NBA DFS Picks Breakdown on DraftKings and FanDuel 2023

NBA DFS Picks Breakdown on DraftKings and FanDuel

The NBA features an 11-game DFS slate a week before the Christmas Day showcase. The Rockets and Wizards play back-to-back, with the Grizzlies set for Tuesday. Regular rotations are expected due to fewer back-to-backs. Monitor injuries and updates on the news hub for real-time changes.

Top Plays using FantasyLabs Tools:

Note: Projections may change; consult NBA Player Models for updates.

NBA DFS Point Guard Picks:


  • Trae Young (Hawks): High Projected Plus/Minus, elite upside, favorable home matchup against the Pistons. Increased workload without Bogdan Bogdanovic.


  • Spencer Dinwiddie (Nets): Top Projected Plus/Minus, favorable matchup vs. injury-depleted Jazz. Strong performance recently with high minutes.

Fast Break:

  • De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton (Kings): Good plays if available, excellent matchups. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder) in great form. Tyus Jones (Grizzlies) hot after recent triple-double. Jacob Gilyard (Grizzlies) as a high-upside punt play at a low salary.

NBA DFS Shooting Guard Picks:


  • Donovan Mitchell (Cavs): Highest ceiling, median, and floor projection. Under-priced, increased workload without Evan Mobley and Darius Garland.


  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (Mavs): Kyrie Irving out, Hardaway steps up alongside Luka Doncic. Exceeding salary-based expectations, high usage, and scoring.

Fast Break:

  • James Harden and Paul George (Clippers) strong plays against the Pacers. Desmond Bane (Grizzlies) to lead offense one more game. Kevin Huerter (Hawks) with increased usage if De’Aaron Fox misses, bounce-back potential.

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