NBA DFS – 1/23/2019

Happy Hump day, let’s get into this 10 game slate.

Point Guards:

Darren Collison $5200 vs TOR – Collison has been playing well of late and yet still is priced around the 5k range. This game is largely unappealing so that should also keep his ownership low.

Kris Dunn $6300 vs ATL – Pace up spot in a very favorable matchup against Trae Young. Even if he isn’t scoring a lot, the pace bump should be enough to give him a few extra peripheral stats

Terry Rozier $4000 vs CLE – going to be hard not to lock and load Rozier here against the Cavs. Chalk play for sure, but good chalk at that versus a team that consistently has let point guards outperform against them

Shooting Guards:

James Harden $13400 @ NY – With the 10 game slate it shouldn’t be too hard to find value and fit Harden in your lineups. He had a “bad” game last time out and still put up 55 fpts…

Justin Holiday $3700 vs CHA – he has worked his way into 30+ minutes a game now and is just too cheap for that role. Definite upside here at this price tag

D’Angelo Russell $8000 vs ORL – It slightly feels like chasing points, but he keeps proving the upside is real. He has been on an absolute tear and just dropped 40 real points against these same Magic 2 games ago. On top of that he’s topped 55 fpts in 3 of his last 4. I’ll definitely have some exposure to the hot hand here again.

Small Forwards:

DeAndre Bembry $5300 / Taurean Prince $4900 @ CHI – Huerter is doubtful so Prince should see another spot start. Prince is also in play, but to me Bembry is the safer option right now. Bottom line is the Bulls are one of the worst defensive teams in the league right now so that alone gives them upside. If Huerter ends up playing then for sure go with Bembry as his minutes are more secure.

Nicolas Batum $4500 @ MEM – GPP play here that I am basing almost solely on his history against Memphis. For some reason he plays well against them so I have a bit of interest.

Dion Waiters $4300 vs LAC – Waiters can still catch fire and as he gets into better shape and can play more minutes I become more interested in rostering him. If he gets closer to the 25 minute mark he should be able to reach value with the nice pace bump

Power Forwards:

Kenneth Faried $4400 @ NYK – Faried gets a favorable matchup here against the Knicks after seeing 23 minutes against the Sixers. As long as he gets the minutes he has the upside.

Robert Williams $3100 vs CLE – GPP play here only. The potential blowout helps him here, and even if it stays close I think he should at least get 10+ minutes. Theis is also intriguing in this spot, but after the last couple games I am starting to think the Time Lord may jump Theis in the rotation.

Julius Randle $8400 vs DET – Blake doesn’t play much defense so without AD in the picture it is hard not to like Randle in this spot.

Centers:

Enes Kanter $5000 vs HOU – no Kornet so Kanter should be able to see around 25+ minutes  in this one. Minutes = production for him most of the time so even though he will be chalky, I will be eating it

Hassan Whiteside $6000 vs LAC – Clippers have been a great team to target centers against. Minutes are always a concern, but if he can get closer to the 25+ mark this is a great spot for him to dominate

Jahlil Okafor $4600 vs DET – with no AD, against bigger teams Jahlil should get extended run. He saw 35 minutes against Gasol and played well. Here he is in a better spot against Drummond and should see close to 30 minutes.

Good talk and good luck

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