NBA DFS Picks for Thursday, December 7: Advice, strategy for DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy basketball contests

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Fantasy Alarm's Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook highlights the top NBA DFS picks for Thursday's DraftKings and FanDuel contests.

NBA DFS Picks for Thursday, December 7: Advice, strategy for DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy basketball contests

Fantasy Alarm's Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook highlights the top NBA DFS picks for Thursday's DraftKings and FanDuel contests.

We have a nice four-game NBA DFS slate on tap for Thursday. Each game currently has a 208 total or better, which is rare. With that many points projected to be scored, you know there are plenty of potential picks for FanDuel and DraftKings contests. We have a few significant injuries, as well, so keep a close eye on them all the way up until roster lock.

In terms of pace, each game has a team playing way faster than they normally do: The 76ers are pacing up against the Lakers, the Wizards are pacing up against the Suns, the Thunder are pacing up against the Nets, and the Jazz are pacing up against the Rockets.

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FD $11500 $8300 $7200 SG Alec Burks HOU@ UTA $5000 -- $4800 Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK. $5000 $4500 $11500 $8600 $6800 $3700 $10500 $8100 $6900 $7300 $4800 $4600 $6000 $10800 $6900 $4800 $7600

NBA DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Thursday, December 7

Pos

Player

Matchup

FD

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

PG

Russell Westbrook

OKC @BKN

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

PG

Chris Paul

HOU @UTA

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

PG

Spencer Dinwiddie

OKC@ BKN

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

PG

Jordan Clarkson

LAL @PHI

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SG

James Harden

HOU @UTA

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SG

Bradley Beal

WAS @PHX

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SF

Brandon Ingram

LAL @PHI

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SG

Troy Daniels

WAS@ PHX

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SF

Ben Simmons

LAL@ PHI

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SF

TJ Warren

WAS@ PHX

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SF

Carmelo Anthony

OKC @BKN

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

PF

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

OKC@ BKN

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

PF

Markieff Morris

WAS @PHX

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

SF

Josh Jackson

WAS@ PHX

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

PF

Larry Nance Jr.

LAL @PHI

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

C

Joel Embiid

LAL@ PHI

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

C

Steven Adams

OKC @BKN

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

C

Greg Monroe

WAS@ PHX

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

C

Rudy Gobert

HOU@ UTA

$11500

$8300

$7200

SG

Alec Burks

HOU@ UTA

$5000

--

$4800

Burks value will definitely take a hit when Rodney Hood returns, but if Hood sits again on Thursday we're ready to fire up Burks again. He has three 20-plus actual point efforts over his past four games and is still under $5K on DK.

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