NBA Christmas DFS Picks & Sleepers

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2022

Merry Christmas, NBA fans! The NBA Christmas Day DFS slate is my favorite of the year. It’s always filled with intriguing matchups.

This year, we’ve got five games to choose from, including the Sixers-Knicks, Lakers-Mavs, Bucks-Celtics, Grizzlies-Warriors, and Suns-Nuggets.

In this article, we’re going to focus on Jock MKT, where players can see their stock price rise or fall depending on what happens in the game.

While the prices are not yet available as of Dec. 23, we’re going to be targeting under-the-radar players who could see an increase in value.

With that in mind, let’s dive right into the daily fantasy basketball Christmas Day slate.

Jock MKT NBA Christmas Picks

Thomas Bryant, Center, Los Angeles Lakers

Bryant has been terrific while filling in for the injured Anthony Davis, averaging 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in his last four games.

We can project 25+ minutes against the Mavs. There’s a good chance that Bryant approaches a double-double in this one.

James Wiseman, Center, Golden State Warriors

Wiseman is coming off a breakout game against the Nets, where he put up 30 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes. He shot 12-of-14 from the field and added a three as well.

The Warriors are dealing with injuries right now as Steph Curry is out, while Andrew Wiggins is a game-time decision.

Moses Moody, Guard, Golden State Warriors

Moody is another Warrior to target in light of their injury issues. He dropped 17 points against the Nets, knocking down three from beyond the arc.

While it’s a tough matchup against the Grizzlies, Moody has scored in double figures in consecutive games, playing 30+ minutes in each one.

Landry Shamet, Guard, Phoenix Suns

Shamet had a big game against the Wizards, going off for 31 points while knocking down an impressive nine threes.

Devin Booker has a chance to miss this game, which would allow Shamet to see increased playing time off the bench.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Guard, Denver Nuggets

Caldwell-Pope has scored in double figures in four of his last five games, including 20 points against the Hornets on Dec. 18th.

He’s always a threat from beyond the arc and should continue to eclipse 30 minutes of playing time, especially if Jamal Murray is out for this game.

Bruce Brown, Guard, Denver Nuggets

Brown has really stepped up in Murray’s absence, dropping 16 points with five rebounds and four assists in his last game.

If Murray is out again, Brown would continue to see increased usage, giving him more opportunities to rack up points, rebounds, and assists.

MarJon Beauchamp, Forward, Milwaukee Bucks

Beauchamp has scored in double figures in three of his last four games, averaging 2.5 threes per game during that span.

While he’s unlikely to see more than 20 minutes in this one, he’s worth a look for his cheap price. You just have to hope that he gets hot from beyond the arc.

Jock MKT NBA Christmas: Strategies

  • Target under-the-radar players who will see increased minutes and usage due to injuries.
  • If you’re targeting a star with a high price, be sure to pick one with a great matchup that gives them an opportunity to see a bump in value.
  • Focusing on players with cheaper prices can give you a chance at a better return on investment.


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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