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DFS - Fantasy Basketball - NBA DraftKings Initial Lineup - 1/2/19
We had another solid night as with some very last minutes adjustments to get both Ben Simmons & Eric Bledsoe in the lineup, our squad cashed in both our 50/50’s & GPP’s with a 339.25-point performance.
Let’s keep the winning going as we take a look at tonight’s FanDuel 6-game “Main” slate that starts at 7:00pm.
Derrick Rose (PG) came back from a 6-game absence to post a solid 34.1 FanDuel point performance (21 pts, 3 reb, 5 ast, 1 blk) in 27 minutes of action. Rose looked healthy last night which makes me confidence he will be back on the court seeing 25-30 minutes tonight and has been a great source of offense for Minnesota this season, averaging 18.9 ppg, 4.8 apg, & 2.8 rpg this season. We’ll have to keep an eye to make sure Rose does play tonight, however, if Towns (who is also questionable with an ankle injury) is out, the Timberwolves will need a big offensive night from Rose.
We’ll have to keep an eye on Garry Harris injury status, however, if he not a go, I’m perfectly happy going with Malik Beasley (SG) for the Nuggets in their solid match-up against the Phoenix Suns tonight. Beasley is seeing 30+ minutes of action when Harris has been out and has been a solid source of offense for the Nuggets, which included a solid 31.25 DraftKings point performance agianst the Clippers on Thursday night.
I’m currently going with a 4-player stack of the Jazz in their matchup against the Chicago Bulls. There is a bunch of value and opportunity with the Jazz as they are missing all three PG’s in Rubio, Exum, and Neto and we saw the benefits last night with deploying the Utah stack against the Lakers. As of right now, I’m going with Donovan Mitchell (SG), Royce O’Neale (SF), and Rudy Gobert (C). This stack combined for an incredible 136.75 DraftKings points last night and there is upside with their match-up tonight agianst a Bulls team that ranks 16th vs. SG’s, 22nd vs. SF’s, and 28th vs. Centers. This stack has some risk due to the fact that the Bulls are awful, and the Jazz could blow them out of the water, however, it’s going to be hard to get away from the value the Jazz offer tonight and if the Bulls keep this game close, the winning teams tonight will have at least 3 Jazz players in their lineups.
I’m going with some value with the Suns Richaun Holmes. Most people have been getting value with Josh Jackson, which has been a solid play, but I like Holmes better and have a hard time understanding why his price is still at $3,800 after posting back-to-back performances of 37.0 & 30.0 DraftKings points. Holmes does an outstanding job up racking up defensive stats, and as the Nuggets are below average agianst PF’s on the season, I think Holmes has some of the best value tonight.
I’m paying up for Anthony Davis in his match-up agianst the Minnesota Timberwolves and although I’m still bitter from his late scratch last time New Orleans was matched up agianst the Pelicans, I’m going back with him tonight as the match-up is outstanding. Davis is averaging an incredible 28.9 ppg, 13.2 rpg, 4.4 apg, 2.7 bpg & 1.8 spg on the season and looks like he is in great form right now after coming off an incredible 78.25 DraftKings point performance (38 pts, 13 reb, 7 ast, 4 blk, 2 stl) against the Cavaliers this past Wednesday.
Rounding out the team tonight, I think we can get some solid value in the Pelicans Darius Miller if E’Twaun Moore sits. Miller’s value has taken a bit of a hit with Nikola Mirotic back in the lineup, however, Miller saw an impressive 36 minutes agianst Cleveland on Wednesday. Miller is shooting an impressive 48.8% from the field & 48.1% from beyond the arc over his last 5 games and had a solid 21 point, 3 rebound, 3 assist, 1 block performance agianst the Timberwolves earlier this season.
Check back later for updates!