NBA DraftKings & FanDuel DFS Primer: January tenth | Jobi Cool

That Monday card did not actually work for me. My picks labored out properly, however I simply could not full my lineup for some cause. It occurs sometimes, but it surely motivates me to come back again and have an enormous night time right here. As we talked about yesterday, we now have one other good slate to interrupt down, six video games in whole. Let’s go forward and see the schedule and odds!

Harm report

  • Cade Cunningham (shin) is OUT
  • Jalen Duren (ankle) Questionable
  • Joel Embiid (foot) Questionable
  • Aleksej Pokusevski (leg) OUT
  • Gordon Hayward (hamstring) OUT
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (hand) OUT
  • Collin Sexton (hamstring) OUT
  • Devin Booker (groin) is OUT
  • Chris Paul (hip) OUT
  • Stephen Curry (shoulder) Questionable
  • Bol Bol (Protocols) Questionable
  • Luka Doncic (ankle) Questionable
  • Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor) OUT
  • Paul George (hamstring) Questionable
  • Tyler Herro (foot) Questionable
  • Bam Adebayo (wrist) Questionable
  • Kyle Lowry (outdated) OUT

Core performs

James Harden (PG/SG – PHI): $10,400 DraftKings, $10,300 FanDuel
Many individuals could not keep in mind this, however Harden was a $13,000 participant on the Rockets. That might be vital as a result of we consider he’ll play an identical function in Joel Embiid’s absence. When the large man is off the ground, James is flirting with a 40 p.c utilization fee whereas averaging 1.5 DK factors per minute. That quantity makes him powerful to lose towards the Pistons, as Detroit ranked twenty ninth in each factors allowed and defensive effectivity.

Pascal Siakam (PF/C – TOR): $10,100 DraftKings, $9,500 FanDuel
Siakam does not get the credit score he deserves. This is without doubt one of the most developed gamers within the NBA, averaging 49 DraftKings factors per sport. His expanded function has made him so good that he took over this Toronto offense. The matchup is the perfect a part of this one, with Charlotte giving up probably the most fantasy factors to opposing energy forwards.

Donovan Mitchell (PG/SG – CLE): $9,600 DraftKings, $8,900 FanDuel
Mitchell simply pulled off the Jap Convention Participant of the Week, and it is scary that he’ll carry that kind right into a matchup together with his former staff. Utah’s protection has been horrible since he left. He ranked twenty third in factors allowed and twenty seventh in defensive effectivity. That is scary for Utah as a result of DM has averaged 59 DK factors per sport during the last three video games. We additionally did not point out that Utah permits fantasy factors to opposing taking pictures guards as properly.

Issues to think about for money video games

Luka Doncic (PG – DAL): $12,600 DraftKings, $12,400 FanDuel
Luka is the perfect participant in fantasy. The Slovenian has a league-leading 38 p.c utilization fee, resulting in an NBA-best 64 fantasy factors per sport. There aren’t many gamers who common half that and it is superb how good this child has grow to be. He is additionally scored at the least 52 fantasy factors in all however two video games this 12 months and shouldn’t have any downside towards an LA protection that owns the twentieth OPRK towards opposing level guards. In his final sport, Doncic dropped 63.3 DK factors!

Jimmy Butler (SF/PF – MIA): $8,900 DraftKings, $9,000 FanDuel
This Miami staff has handled accidents all 12 months. Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo are all on the report right here, which may power Jimmy to have an enormous night time. It does not matter if these guys play or not as a result of Butler continues to be averaging 43 DK factors per sport. Even when one among them is gone, Butler ought to take into account an expanded function, and we’re not fearful about him going through the Twenty fifth-ranked OKC protection.

Tobias Harris (SF/PF – PHI): $6,800 DraftKings, $7,400 FanDuel
We simply talked about how we love Harden and we love Harris for all the identical causes. The massive man performs significantly better with Embiid off the ground and can see an enormous increase in minutes, shot makes an attempt, rebounds and utilization with out Embiid. He is additionally tallied at the least 40 DK factors in 4 of the final 5 video games Embiid has missed, which is a superb whole for a $7,000 participant. We additionally do not care that Detroit has the second worst protection within the NBA.

GPP objectives

Jusuf Nurkic (C – POR): $6,100 DraftKings, $7,900 FanDuel
This DraftKings worth is foolish, however the FanDuel worth makes Nurk a terrific GPP choice. The massive man is averaging 35 DraftKings factors per sport this season and has scored at the least 46 fantasy factors in three of his final 4 video games. He is additionally put up 68 factors in that span, and it is clear that he is one of many focal factors of this Portland offense. Orlando can be a superb matchup, because the Magic ranked twenty second in defensive effectivity.

Jalen McDaniels (SF/PF – CHA): $5,300 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
We’re not so positive McDaniels is a superb fantasy choice, however he is exhausting to move up with Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges and Kelly Oubre all sidelined. That ensures McDaniels a 30-minute function and at the least 29 DK factors in 4 video games. That is all you possibly can ask for a participant this inexpensive, particularly when he is scored at the least 29 fantasy factors in 13 of the 14 video games he is performed at the least 29 minutes.

Ivica Zubac (C – LAC): $5,200 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
Zubac is a dangerous choice, however this pricing is approach too low-cost. The massive man had 47 DK factors in his most up-to-date outing and has collected at the least 46 fantasy factors six instances this 12 months. There might not be one other participant at this worth level with such constant upside, and we’re not fearful about him going through this weak Dallas frontcourt. In his final two video games, Zubac has averaged 30 fantasy factors per sport!

Worth video games

OG Anunoby (SG/SF – TOR): $6,400 DraftKings, $6,900 FanDuel
I do not perceive why OG stays under $7000. This man performs near 40 minutes an evening and is without doubt one of the most secure bets for 30-40 DK factors. The defensive stud has scored at the least 27 DraftKings factors in 12 straight video games, averaging 34 factors over that span. A kind of ceiling video games may occur right here, with Charlotte sitting at twenty fourth in defensive effectivity and twenty eighth in factors allowed.

Wendell Carter Jr. (C – ORL): $6,400 DraftKings, $6,400 FanDuel
Carter noticed a drop in worth as a result of his diminished return after harm, however this heart is a beast. WCJ is again in a full-time function, incomes at the least 29 DK factors in 4 straight video games. He has additionally averaged as much as 33 DraftKings factors per sport on the season and will proceed to rise as Portland makes twenty fourth towards OPRK opponents.

Duane Washington (PG/SG – PHX): $4,200 DraftKings, $4,700 FanDuel
This Suns harm report is ridiculous. Six of the highest eight scorers on this staff are on the harm report, and it is unclear who can match up towards Phoenix. One factor we do know is that Washington is an effective match and can seemingly play 25-Half-hour with so many gamers lacking. This man has performed at the least 24 minutes thrice within the final two weeks and is averaging 35 DK factors per sport. That will be absurd for a sub-$5,000 participant, and it appears extra seemingly since Golden State ranks twenty sixth in factors allowed whereas proudly owning the twenty seventh OPRK towards opposing guards. I’ve saved the perfect for final as a result of that is my favourite dollar-wise!

Inexpensive pricing

  • Jusuf Nurkic (C – POR): $6,100 DraftKings, $7,900 FanDuel
  • Killian Hayes (PG – DET): $5,700 DraftKings, $7,100 FanDuel
  • Montrezl Harrell (PF/C – PHI): $4,800 DraftKings, $5,900 FanDuel
  • Jalen Williams (SG/SF – OKC): $5,000 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel
  • Orlando Robinson (C – MIA): $3,100 DraftKings, $5,700 FanDuel
  • Scottie Barnes (SF/PF – TOR): $6,600 DraftKings, $7,700 FanDuel
  • Lauri Markkanen (SF/PF – UTA): $9,700 DraftKings. $8,200 FanDuel
  • Jarrett Allen (C – CLE): $6,200 DraftKings, $7,500 FanDuel
  • Stephen Curry (PG – GSW): $10,600 DraftKings, $9,400 FanDuel
  • Anthony Lamb (SG/SF – GSW): $4,500 DraftKings, $5,600 FanDuel
  • Markelle Fultz (PG – ORL): $6,100 DraftKings, $7,600 FanDuel


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