DraftKings daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – December 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 23: De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings looks on after play against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 23, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 23: De'Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings looks on after play against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 23, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – MARCH 31: Serge Ibaka
BOSTON, MA – MARCH 31: Serge Ibaka /

High Value PF

Players costing $6,250 or under

Serge Ibaka (vs CHI – $5,700): Needs 26.7 fantasy points. Ibaka had 39 fantasy points against the Magic on Dec. 28. The Raptors laid a dud in that game, but they have a big opportunity to bounce back on Sunday because they get the Bulls. This should be another strong game for Ibaka. He’s always been streaky and the hope is that he’s hot again after playing the Magic. Diagnosis: A bit inconsistent, but a high ceiling.

Nemanja Bjelica (at LAL – $5,300): Needs 24.5 fantasy points. Bjelica has been good over the last two games, going over 30 fantasy points in both contests. Minutes are not an issue for him and he can do a bit of everything. His salary has jumped up a bit, which makes him slightly less desirable, but the matchup is good and he’s fairly reliable. Diagnosis: Reliable with a good ceiling.

Jerami Grant (at DAL – $5,000): Needs 23.3 fantasy points. Grant has been over 32 fantasy points in his last two games. Much like Bjelica, he gets plenty of minutes and opportunities and has a good ceiling with his rebounding and defense. He’s also at a very nice salary. I continue to love Grant’s overall game and he’s been one of the sneakier reliable options this season. Diagnosis: Fairly reliable with a good ceiling. If DeAndre Jordan is out, that will help his game.