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Fantasy Basketball Picks Today: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Targets, Values for December 6

Alex Hunter gives his top studs and value plays at each position for Wednesday’s fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings, which starts at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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After two-game slates on both Monday and Tuesday, the NBA delivers an 11-game slate on Wednesday. DraftKings continues to offer huge tournaments for DFS players and below are some of my favorite targets at each position.

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Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets, $10,300

Young has been magnificent recently, producing 57 DDKFP per game in his last seven starts, including a season-best 76.5 DKFP vs. the Spurs last Thursday. For the season, the guard is averaging a 31.1% usage rate, a 43.2% assist percentage and 1.4 DKFP per minute. For Wednesday, Young meets a Nets’ defense that ranks 18th in efficiency and that he erupted for 67.5 DKFP against last month.

This game’s total is the highest of the night at 241 points on the DraftKings Sportsbook and the Hawks boast a huge implied team total of 122.5 points. Young’s impressive play should continue in this spot and he is worth rostering in all formats despite the season-high salary.

Other Options: Luka Doncic ($11,700, if Kyrie Irving is out), Tyrese Maxey ($9,400), Anthony Edwards ($9,100, if he plays), Terry Rozier ($8,100)


Coby White, Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets, $6,900

Zach LaVine (foot) will miss his third straight Wednesday and with him sidelined for the last two, White has supplied 49.4 DKFP in 40 regulation minutes per game and has led the Bulls to two wins in a row. During this time, no player on Chicago has logged more minutes than White and he has ranked third on the team in usage at 22.9%. The guard contributes 1.1 DKFP per minute with LaVine off the floor this season and White’s role should remain huge on Wednesday, considering his positive results sans LaVine.

To put a cherry on top, White gets a beautiful matchup vs. the Hornets, who rank dead last in defensive efficiency and 11th in pace. In this spot, the 23-year-old brings a huge ceiling near 50 DKFP and he could get slightly overlooked in GPPs, given this is the highest White has been priced on DraftKings this season and that this a large 11-game slate.

Other Options: Keyonte George ($6,700), Reggie Jackson ($6,100, if Jamal Murray is out), Anfernee Simons ($5,500, if active and not severely limited), Seth Curry ($4,400, if Irving and Tim Hardaway Jr. are both out)



Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons, $8,900

Bane is an appealing spend in this prime matchup vs. the Pistons, who rank 25th in defensive efficiency. With the Grizzlies extremely shorthanded this season, Bane is leading the team with a career-high 29.4% usage rate and 1.24 DKFP per minute.

The 25-year-old has recorded at least 44 DKFP in three straight starts coming into Wednesday and the Grizzlies are one-point favorites for this meeting with Detroit on the DraftKings Sportsbook, which is very notable for Bane. For the eight occasions Memphis has been favored this season, the sharpshooter has responded with 50.7 DKFP per game.

Other Options: Scottie Barnes ($8,800), Mikal Bridges ($8,600)


Vince Williams Jr., Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons, $4,200

Williams Jr. has been a nice spark off the bench for the Grizzlies, providing 24.8 DKFP per game in his last three. The second-year player’s time has increased in each of these last three games, peaking at a season-high 30 minutes Saturday and he has shot an efficient 58% from the field during this stretch.

Williams Jr. is amassing 0.93 DKFP per minute this season and assuming his new role off the bench continues Wednesday, the 23-year-old should surpass five-times value against this Pistons’ team that has lost 17 straight.

Other Options: Saddiq Bey ($5,600), Tim Hardaway Jr ($5,600; if active and Irving is out), Derrick Jones Jr. ($5,000, if Hardaway Jr. is out), Mattise Thybulle ($3,900)



Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards, $11,600

Embiid (illness) will return Wednesday after missing the last two and finds himself in a gorgeous spot vs. the Wizards. On top of ranking second in pace and 29th in defensive efficiency, Washington is giving up the second-most rebounds and second-most points in the paint. Embiid erupted for 75.8 DKFP in his first matchup of the season with the Wizards a few weeks ago and had scored at least 64 DKFP in four consecutive starts before missing these past two with illness.

The reigning MVP leads the NBA with a massive 35.8% usage rate and should feast tonight, with the 76ers boasting a slate-high implied team total of 124.25 points on the DraftKings Sportsbook.

Other Options: Nikola Jokic ($12,500, better if Murray is out), Nikola Vucevic ($8,400), Rudy Gobert ($7,200)


Doup Reath, Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors, $3,200

While the Blazers may get Anfernee Simons (questionable, thumb) back, they have already ruled out Jerami Grant (concussion) and Deandre Ayton (knee) is doubtful. Reath started in the only game Ayton has missed this season and will likely start again on Wednesday. In that one spot start for Reath, the 27-year-old posted 17 DKFP in 20 minutes vs. the Jazz. Now, with both Ayton and Grant expected to be unavailable, Reath should see close to 25 minutes, giving him a great chance to out-produce this near-minimum salary.

This season, the big man is averaging 0.95 DKFP per minute and 21.3 DKFP per game for the three times he has logged a minimum of 15 minutes.

Other Options: Nic Claxton ($6,800), Jalen Duren ($6,600), Walker Kessler ($6,300), Naz Reid ($5,100), Orlando Robinson ($5,000) and Nick Richards ($3,700, if Mark Williams is out)

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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is Hunta512) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and do not constitute a representation that any particular strategy will guarantee success. All customers should use their own skills and judgment in building lineups. I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.