NBA DFS picks December 27: Beal is a steal

Bradley Beal, #3, Washington Wizards, (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Bradley Beal, #3, Washington Wizards, (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
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Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets. (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA DFS Point Guards:

Russ is resting and despite the great matchup for Steph Curry against the Bulls, I’m walking away from it in GPP’s. The upside for Curry just isn’t there with the team playing terrible all around him. He’s not Harden. Curry is at his best when creating for others enough that the defense sags off him.

It has been a great start for Kyrie Irving and the Nets. That’s not going to end against Charlotte. There is blowout potential for the Nets here, but it doesn’t matter. Kyrie has smashed value in blowouts and otherwise. He’s a lock for cash games and has enough upside for GPP as well.

If this is another night like last night, I’m not sure De’Aaron Fox will do enough to land you above the cash line. There are value plays that are obliterating value right now. Fox is fine, but he’s not going to be the guy that puts you over the top.

The Indiana guards looked great last night against the Bulls, but it’s going to be a different story against Boston. Still, I like Malcolm Brogdon here more than CP3 or Sexton. Although I don’t mind using Paul in GPP formats. Brogdon is just more of a sure thing.

The Bucks are firing on all cylinders, but aside from Middleton, they haven’t really been fantasy monsters. I really do like Jrue Holiday against the Knicks though. He’s a good way to get a piece of this action at an affordable price.

The matchup doesn’t look great for Dejounte Murray, but the usage is going to be very high again with White still out. Still, Murray was a disappointment last night and could be again. Marcus Smart and Devonte’ Graham are far safer options.

Markelle Fultz had a nice game against the Wizards last night. He should do it again tonight against the same team. Dennis Schroder is very nice at this price as well, but the matchup for Fultz is much better.

It thins out quickly at the bottom of point guard. Jeff Teague is a good option on the cheap with Kemba still out, but he was a disaster on Christmas Day. I’d much rather roll the dice with Patty Mills since he can score at will.