FanDuel NBA Lineup Picks, Advice & Analysis for December 27


After Monday's NBA schedule included 11 games there are only four on the slate for Tuesday, and as one would expect the pickings are slim. So slim that FanDuel players would be wise to build their team around a Russell Westbrook ($13,000) or James Harden ($11,400). The only players in action with five-figure salary cap numbers, Westbrook and Harden are both averaging at least 52.7 points per game. But once you decide which of those two guards to build your team around, who should be the next selection? Miami center Hassan Whiteside ($9,200) is one option, as he's averaging 41.2 FanDuel points per game on the season.


Whiteside's scored 37.6 FanDuel points or more in eight consecutive games, posting a double-double in seven of those games. Whiteside currently leads the NBA in rebounding with an average of 14.9 per night, and during the aforementioned eight-game run he's grabbed 15 boards or more in six outings. Given the losses of both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and his breakout 2015-16 campaign, Whiteside was expected to be a major building block for the Heat and he's held up his end of the bargain in the post. Using at least a third of your $60,000 salary cap on two players, which would be the case if pairing Whiteside with either Westbrook or Harden, can be a risk. But given the lack of options on this night, it may not be a bad idea to do just that.


Here are our FanDuel picks for Tuesday's games, using the rules of a $60,000 salary cap and a nine-player roster. (Getty)

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