Top NBA DFS Picks and Advice for Wednesday, December 1, 2021

| December 1, 2021 7:38 am PDT

I didn’t hand out any NBA DFS picks last night, but that was for the best. The Tuesday daily fantasy basketball slate was perhaps one of the worst I have ever seen.

My heart goes out to you if you actually bet on the NBA last night, too.

The good news? Wednesday is a new day. There are nine games to work with, and logic suggests a slate that horrid can’t replicate itself again this soon.

If you plan on placing any bets, be sure to use the most trustworthy NBA betting sites. For the fantasy side of things, I’ll point you to my favorite NBA DFS picks, some sleepers, and my top lineup for December 1, 2021.

NBA DFS Picks for Wednesday

  • Kevin Porter Jr., PG, Rockets ($7.4k)
  • D’Angelo Russell, SG, Timberwolves ($8.4k)
  • Jayson Tatum, SF, Celtics ($10.3k)
  • Paul George, PF, Clippers ($10.2k)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Timberwolves ($9.5k)

There is a lot to like up top on this slate. I don’t think you need to pay for the major studs like Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, or Giannis Antetokounpo, though.

KAT is probably my favorite elite option, and D’Lo is also in play. Minnesota has a flu bug working through the team, and it could cost Anthony Edwards a game here.

Other T Wolves could be out, which would bump the usage for both Russell and Towns. I much prefer the latter when looking at pricing and upside, of course.

PG-13 is in a smash spot against the Kings and is an elite hammer to wrap up this slate. If he’s owned, I’ll fade and bank on a blowout. However, due to the other studs on this slate, I think you can get him as a contrarian play to close this slate.

Tatum is also a great option, but only if Jaylen Brown takes a seat.

Tatum just has a much higher ceiling without his teammate. He’d take on a monster workload against the 76ers if Brown were to miss this game.

KPJ’s price has gone up, but he’s still my favorite point guard option tonight. He’s been heating up lately, and many will recall his epic performance two games ago versus the Hornets.

Porter Jr. has a huge role and Jalen Green is still out, while a date with the Thunder rarely turns anyone away.

Fantasy Basketball Sleepers for 12/1

  • R.J. Hampton, PG, Magic ($3.6k)
  • Malik Beasley, SG, Timberwolves ($4.5k)
  • Max Strus, SF, Heat ($4k)
  • Maxi Kelber, PF, Mavericks ($4.3k)
  • Omer Yurtseven, C, Heat ($3k)

Hampton has seen his minutes go down and he hasn’t played all that well lately, but he should be back in Orlando’s good graces tonight.

The question is how he gets there. Most NBA betting sites have the Magic coming in as 7.5-point underdogs to the Nuggets, but I’d say the line is a bit light.

He could see more playing time due to a possible blowout, but I think he’s a great bet simply due to Jalen Suggs being out.

Malik Beasley could also be a smash play on this slate. He’s already getting minutes thanks to Patrick Beverley being sidelined, but D’Lo and other Timberwolves possibly being out opens things up even more for him.

These two NBA DFS sleepers are potentially going to be extremely high-owned, but they could also be necessary building blocks for NBA DFS lineups on Wednesday.

I’d keep an eye on what happens with the Heat, also. Tyler Herro is due back, but Jimmy Butler is still listed as questionable. If he’s out, someone like Max Strus could again be worth a look.

Kleber also stands out in the event Kristaps Porzingis (Q) can’t go, while Omer Yurtseven is worth monitoring. Miami has both of their top two centers pegged as iffy for tonight.

My Top NBA DFS Lineup for December 1

  • PG: Kevin Porter Jr. – Rockets ($7.4k)
  • SG: R.J. Hampton – Magic ($3.6k)
  • SF: Max Strus – Heat ($4k)
  • PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo – Bucks ($12.1k)
  • C: Karl-Anthony Towns – Timberwolves ($9.5k)
  • G: Malik Beasley – Timberwolves ($4.5k)
  • F: Garrison Mathews – Rockets ($4.3k)
  • UTIL: Maxi Kleber – Mavericks ($4.3k)

An insane amount of news needs to drop to really get close to finalizing your NBA DFS lineups for Wednesday night.

I’ll mostly be interested in what happens with Minnesota, Miami, Dallas, and Boston. Keep tabs on those situations, and adjust as needed.

Luckily, you have a nice starting point with today’s NBA DFS picks and sleepers. I like all of these plays as things stand, but I’d remain as open-minded and flexible as possible based on what news could trickle down.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

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