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NBA Fantasy: Boom Bust Tool Projections for DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups Today | 12/5/21

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Awesemo's free NBA fantasy projections for DraftKings & FanDuel lineups today with expert Boom/Bust DFS optimizer picks tonight 12/5/21

We have a tiny NBA fantasy slate to play, with one game early and three on the main slate. Still, there is injury news you will need to pay attention to. The Awesemo NBA Starting Lineups page will give you breaking news when starters are announced as well as a full injury report on players who might be missing in action. Below are some NBA daily fantasy options that stand out for tonight’s slate using Awesemo Boom/Bust Tool and NBA DFS projections.

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Top Boom Candidates

Brandon Ingram: $8,800 DraftKings/$7,700 FanDuel | 21.3% DraftKings Boom/28.6% FanDuel Boom

I wanted to start this off with a player everyone knows and can trust to return a solid performance, because the names may get a bit more obscure after this. Brandon Ingram has had another solid start to the season in New Orleans, and recently he has stepped up his game even more. Over his past five games, Ingram is averaging 23 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Today, he faces a Houston team that shouldn’t provide much resistance. Ingram is an especially good play on FanDuel, where he is $1,100 cheaper. The Boom/Bust Tool gives Ingram the highest “boom” potential on FanDuel today.

Armoni Brooks: $3,700 DraftKings/$4,100 FanDuel | 41.0% DraftKings Boom/24.6% FanDuel Boom

The Rockets go from bad to worse today, due to the number of injuries they have. Rookie Jalen Green remains out with a hamstring injury, and Kevin Porter Jr. will join him with a thigh injury. It seems like the perfect time to show off John Wall to find a trade suitor, however, it doesn’t seem like that will happen. That means a large role for Armoni Brooks today. We have seen him fill it up with an increased workload in the past. At near-minimum, he’s worth taking a look at, considering Awesemo projects him to play 31 minutes. The Boom/Bust Tool gives Brooks the highest “boom” potential on DraftKings today while also have a floor of over 20 NBA fantasy points.

Ish Smith: $4,800 DraftKings/$5,000 FanDuel | 30.9% DraftKings Boom/26.5% FanDuel Boom

In case you didn’t know, Ish Smith plays for the Hornets now. Charlotte is in trouble today, with both LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier out of action. So, clearly, Smith will be playing a major role for him. Awesemo projects 31.5 minutes out of Smith tonight, so the potential is there for a nice performance. The minutes should also be relatively safe, given the lack of available bodies for them today,


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Top Bust Candidates

Christian Wood: $9,600 DraftKings/$8,700 FanDuel | 65.5% DraftKings Bust/56.4% FanDuel Bust

As stated before, the Rockets go from bad to worse today. The absences increase the opportunity for some players, like Brooks. However, Christian Wood isn’t a player that can create his own offense. He must rely on his teammates to help him out a little bit, and it’s tough to trust his teammates can do that today, especially if New Orleans simply denies him the ball. There is also the blowout potential in this spot, and the Rockets would be wise to pull him early and let some younger players get time. The Boom/Bust Tool is suggesting you spend your money elsewhere tonight.

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Zach Brunner is the founder of FlurrySports and a featured sports betting and fantasy sports expert for numerous outlets. With an education in business, coaching and history education, he has taken a little bit from all of his experiences to give him a well-rounded, unique point of view in the sports industry. Follow him on Twitter @FantasyFlurry to keep up with other things he is doing.

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