If you're anything like me, you're a last minute Christmas shopper.
Some habits are hard to break.
We've got a bit of time before games start today, so let's look for some DFS deals...
Kendall Marshall, PHI, PG ($3500)
Kendall Marshall feels like a veteran - and he sort of is - but it should be noted he's still only 24 years old. There is plenty of upside here. While the big numbers haven't started coming in Philly yet, he's still getting decent assists totals. In games, he's been averaging 4.4 AST. While that likely won't win your day, he is capable of more. A breakout game could be coming soon, and for the price, you likely can't get more production...
Gerald Green, MIA, SG ($4000)
He's got 37 points and 9 3PM combined the last 2 games. He's really in the zone right now, and this is definitely a player you want to roster if you're looking for a bargain. Pretty much a lock to score 15+ with a couple 3-balls right now, $4000 is as good as it gets for consistent production... Plug him in tonight. One of the safest plays all day.
Matt Barnes, MEM, SF ($4900)
Barnes isn't the cheapest play today, but he's white hot. It's a good balance of price and production. Coming off a 15 & 10 game (with lots of other counting stat goodies), Matt Barnes is one of the hottest players in the league. Definitely somebody I would roster - who likely fits into ANY DFS budget. Barnes is streaky historically - so this hot streak will end at some point - but he should keep it going for awhile... I wouldn't hesitate to add Barnes tonight.
Julius Randle, LAL, PF ($5700)
He's the most expensive guy on this list, but also has the most upside. While he's been a little inconsistent lately, he is generally trending upwards... He was absolutely terrible against OKC (2 points on 1/7 shooting), but went 18 & 10 the game before. For a rookie averaging 11.6 PPG and 9.4 RPG, a double double is virtually a guarantee. Bigger games are coming in the future, so he's definitely somebody you want to take a long look at tonight... Not super cheap, but reasonable.
Bismack Biyombo, TOR, C ($4600)
The Bismack Biyombo party is almost over - as Jonas Valanciunas is nearing a return to action - but B2 will continue to be a defensive counting stat beast until then. 3 games ago, he scored 8 points with 18 rebounds and 7 blocks. That's obviously not going to happen every night, but it shows you just how vast his potential is right now. His season numbers are 5.2 PPG, 8.6 REB & 1.3 BLK. He's a lock for that every night. And those are useful numbers...
So Christmas is in 3 days.
What did you get me?
Don't go all Grinch again this year.
Green isn't my color.