FanDuel NBA Lineup Picks, Advice & Analysis for December 31

One question worth considering when it comes to assembling a FanDuel roster is whether or not you should focus on one team with good matchups. In the case of Saturday's schedule, with just five games being available for "main" leagues, the Houston Rockets are a team to take a serious look at. Houston hosts a New York team that has struggled defensively, and in their first meeting the Rockets tallied 118 points in a 19-point victory. Mike D'Antoni's system has benefitted star (James Harden) and role players alike thus far, with Harden serving as the focal point of the offense.

Harden ($11,300) is averaging 53 FanDuel points per night, a mark he's managed to exceed in five of the last ten games, and he's failed to score at least 50 FanDuel points just three times during that stretch. Harden's never had trouble generating looks for himself; he's simply gotten better at creating looks for his teammates and they've managed to take advantage. With shooters all around the perimeter and big men who work well in pick and roll actions and finish around the basket, Houston has been an incredibly difficult team to defend. And with the Knicks having their issues, Saturday is a night where strong consideration is given to loading up on Rockets.

Here are our FanDuel picks for Saturday, using a salary cap of $60,000 to fill the nine-man roster. (Getty)

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