DraftKings NBA preview: December 29, 2015

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) has five games on tap for Tuesday, December 29 and it’s a great night to play some daily fantasy basketball on DraftKings!

On the schedule tonight (all times eastern):

Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta Hawks at Houston Rockets, 8:00 p.m.
Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Bucks at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets, 9:00 p.m.

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving made his return to action last week, but will miss Tuesday night’s game against Denver as he sits due to the back-to-back games. However, word is that this will be his first schedule scratch for the remainder of the season.

Memphis’ Matt Barnes will miss Tuesday’s game due to his suspension for his role in a physical altercation with Knicks coach Derek Fisher back in October.

Others expected to miss tonight’s action (or have limited minutes and should be avoided) for various reasons are: Josh McRoberts (Miami); Nicolas Batum (Charlotte); David Lee (Boston); Marcus Smart (Boston); and Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver).

Our sleeper tonight is Memphis’ Mario Chalmers. The guard has averaged 18.6 fantasy points per game this season, but we expect he will give at least 24 points for only $3,900.

Tonight’s optimal lineup for DraftKings NBA is as follows:

POS PLAYER TEAM OPPONENT SALARY PROJ. PTS
PG Jeff Teague ATL @HOU $6,300 33.4
SG Gerald Green MIA @MEM $4,500 28.1
SF LeBron James CLE @DEN $9,600 50.7
PF Paul Millsap ATL @HOU $7,700 41.2
C Dwight Howard HOU ATL $6,500 37
G Kyle Korver ATL @HOU $4,000 22.4
F Ersan Ilyasova DET @NYK $4,900 25.7
UTL Al Horford ATL @HOU $6,300 36.6

NBA TV will air Milwaukee at Oklahoma City nationally at 8:00 p.m. eastern.

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