DraftKings NBA picks December 3: Ah, Capela!

Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets high fives the fans after the game against the Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images)
Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets high fives the fans after the game against the Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) /

DraftKings NBA Small Forwards:

Best Bets:

LeBron James ($10,200): LeBron is boring for DFS purposes right now. He’s getting his 50-55 DraftKings points and getting everyone involved and winning games. Everyone is happy. Except DFS players. We bitch about everything. Just go on Twitter. You’ll see. LeBron is a great cash play, but there’s not enough upside in GPP formats, especially when you have to decide between him, Luka, and Harden.

Kawhi Leonard ($8,700): Leonard is getting down to the price range were we can use him an feel pretty good about it. Leonard has between 38 and 46 DraftKings points in every game with PG13. His upside is capped as his minutes seem to be as well, but Kawhi is producing right where you want him for cash game usage.

Honorable Mention:

Jonathan Isaac ($6,900): Honestly, we could probably play every Orlando player tonight. Isaac missed out on the Wizards the first time around and has battled some inconsistency since returning. However, the teams that held him down were Toronto and Detroit. Both teams are strong against forwards. Washington isn’t strong anywhere. Isaac’s upside is as good as everyone else on the team.

Evan Fournier ($6,200): I keep doubting whether Fournier can keep his numbers up with both Gordon and Isaac on the floor, but he’s been far more consistent than either of them. Fournier has filled the vacuum left by Vucevic quite nicely, putting up at least 35 DraftKings points against everyone but Detroit since then. Fournier is the guy we can rely on for around 6x value with Vucevic out.

Will Barton ($6,100): DraftKings is giving us a gift here. Who are we to refuse it? Barton has at least 40 DraftKings points in three straight games and his price is still this low. The Lakers aren’t a great defensive team. They may be good enough to hold Barton under 40, but I would bet that 5x value is the floor tonight. Barton is good for usage in all formats.

Dark Horses:

OG Anunoby ($5,100): OG is back to his normal allotment of minutes after a brief absence with an eye injury. He’s picking up right where he left off in the first couple of weeks of the season. OG is not just a placeholder on offense anymore. He’s not a great scorer, but he’s capable and plays great defense. He has hit value against Utah, Orlando, and Philly over the last few games. Miami is not a team I usually use people against, but OG seems matchup proof because he isn’t reliant on scoring.

P.J. Tucker ($4,600): Tucker was one of the few Rockets that didn’t blow away value in the blowout win over Atlanta over the weekend. That’s precisely why I want him here. Tucker isn’t much of an offensive piece. Just like OG, he’s a defensive guy. Tucker is a strong rebounder, capable scorer, and he’ll pick up a handful of everything else. That gives him a high floor against a Spurs team that’s like a prizefighter.