|Date & Time||Wednesday January 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
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DFS – Fantasy Basketball – NBA DraftKings Lineup – Wednesday GPP Special – 1/9/19
We have a great 10-game NBA slate tonight that starts at 7:00pm and I’ve decided to do a special GPP lineup for tonight.
Leading off for us tonight, we’re going to roster Jeremy Lin of the Atlanta Hawks who put up a solid 36.5 DraftKings point performance (20 pts, 4 reb, 9 ast) last night agianst the Toronto Raptors. Lin got a spot start with Kevin Hurter being out due to a back injury and as he is still currently a GTD for tonight, you have to love the upside Lin brings if he sees another start against his former team, the Brooklyn Nets, who rank just 25th against opposing PG’s on the season.
I’m paying up for James Harden tonight as the Rockets have one of the highest Over/Under totals on the slate currently at 226.0 and I’m expecting a duel between Harden & Antetokounmpo. Harden comes into this game averaging 33.7 ppg, 8.7 apg, 5.9 rpg & 2.0 spg and has been playing at an unreal level since losing Chris Paul & Eric Gordon to injury.
As I mentioned above in my Harden write-up, I think we’re going to see a duel between Harden & Antetokounmpo tonight and I want both of them in my lineup tonight. Antetokounmpo is coming off two incredible games agianst Utah & Toronto in which he averaged 36.5 ppg, 14 rpg, 3 apg, 1 bpg, & 1 spg and as I expect him to put up another 25+ shots tonight, I think Antetokounmpo has 70+ DraftKings point upside tonight.
DeMarre Carroll looks like he is more probable to play tonight and if so, I think he has some of the best value on the slate tonight. Carroll was playing some of his best basketball as of late before missing Monday’s game agianst the Celtics, as in his previous 5 games he was averaging 18.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, & 2.8 apg. Carroll saw 31 minutes of action against his former team earlier this season and as you know he’ll have some extra motivation to perform well tonight, I think he can certainly hit value at his current price point.
We all the money we’ve spend up on with Harden/Antetokounmpo, this is where the value will need to start and I’m really going to reach with our Center position with Jahlil Okafor. Okafor has become a part of the rotation for the Pelicans and although he is not seeing major minutes, he has seen 19+ minutes in each of his last two games. Okafor has never been able to get on the floor due to his inability to play any defense, however, the good news is that he is actually a decent offensive player and can put up stats in a hurry. In 19 minutes agianst the Cavaliers last week, Okafor put up 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 blocks for a 20.5 FanDuel point performance and I think if he sees 20-25 minutes tonight, he can get us 25+ DraftKings points.
It’s hard at times to roster Jordan Clarkson as he is so scoring dependent and can see inconsistent minutes, however, I’m a fan of rostering Clarkson tonight in his match-up agianst the fast-paced Pelicans. Clarkson saw an impressive 32 minutes in his last outing against the Pacers and has put up a combined 37 shots over his last two games. Clarkson is coming off back-to-back performances of 35.0 & 37.0 DraftKings points and if he sees the floor for 25+ minutes tonight, I think he can hit those totals again.
Richaun Holmes is perfect for a GPP roster as although it’s tough for him to see much more than 20 minutes a game, Holmes has the ability to stuff a stat sheet and pile up some points with blocks & steals. In his last 4 games, Holmes is averaging just 17.5 mpg, however, has put together averages of 11.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.8 bpg, & 1.5 spg. Holmes has posted two 30+ DraftKings performances of his last three games and as I think he’ll see some time tonight, I’ll take my changes with him at this price.
At the Utility spot, we’re going back to the Cleveland/New Orleans match-up and rostering Alec Burks. Burks is seeing a bunch of time with Rodney Hood out of the lineup and has put up decent numbers as over his last 5 games, he is averaging 14.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, & 0.8 spg. Burks went off for a 46.75 DraftKings point performance agianst another fast-paced team in the Kings earlier this season and as I think he he’ll be able to at least 30+ DraftKings points tonight, I like him in my lineup with Clarkson.
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