Merry Christmas, everyone! What’s better than a five-game Christmas Day slate to get your holiday started? Fortunately, we aren’t taking any days off. Team Awesemo is here doing the heavy lifting getting all our leading tools, data and content ready to bring you the best NBA DFS picks across the industry. Today’s coverage includes a full TWO HOURS of content in the run-up to lock. Our team of experts will break down the full slate of NBA DFS picks to find the best possible options for DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo lineups. The team will make use of site projections, tools and data from our amazing premium to help you succeed in daily fantasy basketball.
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NBA DFS Picks: Christmas Day DraftKings + FanDuel Lineups
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Our NBA DFS projections are managed by Alex Baker and updated throughout the day as more information becomes available up until the last game tips. Projections are an integral part of a winning process for NBA DFS and using Awesemo’s projections provide you a system that’s proven to win money in tournaments over several seasons of action.
These NBA Rankings rankings for fantasy points and value are derived directly from my own fantasy NBA projections. Roster players with solid value rankings and spend most, if not all of your salary to build competitive lineups for your leagues.
In all DFS sports, being able to compare the strength of a player each day versus their popularity is key to success. In NBA, correlations between players are less valuable so the strength of each play can be considered individually. For each player, I calculate the standard deviation based on a variety of factors and use that to calculate the ceiling (75th-percentile performance) the floor (25th-percentile performance) and the probability that they will bust (not meeting value) or boom (value plus 10 points). Combining these metrics, you will be able to gain an edge on everyone by identifying under-owned or over-owned players.
Initial ownership percentages are posted daily by 1:00 p.m. EST and are updated every two hours throughout the day with a final update occurring 30 minutes before lock. Note that last-minute injury reports will impact not only the injured players’ or their replacements’ ownership, but can affect overall roster construction and therefore, every other player on the slate.
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