DraftKings daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – December 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 13: Russell Westbrook
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 13: Russell Westbrook /
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High Salary SF

Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL at CHA ($11,100): The Hornets have held Antetokounmpo under value in two out of three contests, including limiting him to 44.75 fantasy points on Friday night. Should you be worried that the Hornets are about the only team that have been able to “contain” Antetokounmpo? Probably not. He’s been too good this season and is too good overall to think that the Hornets can hold him under 50 fantasy points in three straight contests. He had 63 fantasy points against them on Oct. 23, so he’s proven to have success against them. Even when he struggles, he never bottoms out. His floor this year has been 42.5 fantasy points. ****

Brandon Ingram, LAL vs POR ($6,700): Ingram struggled on Friday, contributing just 21.25 fantasy points against the Warriors. I like him to be back over 30 fantasy points this one. The Trail Blazers are 27th against the position in their last 15 games. Ingram still has the highest usage rate of any Lakers player in their last five games. Ingram can do a bit of everything and has been too good in recent weeks to think he’ll be held under 30 fantasy points again. ***

Kevin Durant, GS vs DEN ($11,500): Even with Draymond Green back in the lineup, Durant had 65.25 fantasy points against the Warriors on Friday. His rebounding numbers were slightly down, which as to be expected, but his scoring remained over 30 points, his assist numbers were steady, and he got it done on the defensive end once again. He’s been fantastic during this stretch without Steph Curry and shows no signs of slowing down. He had 48.25 fantasy points in 29 minutes against the Nuggets back on Nov. 4. Denver is a better team at home, but Durant is on a different level right now. *****

HM: Josh Richardson, ($6,400)