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DFS – Fantasy Basketball – NBA DraftKings Initial Lineup – 1/28/19
We have a 5-game NBA Slate tonight that starts at 7:00pm!
Let’s check out who we have going in our initial DraftKings lineup.
We’re going to be starting off with some value at the PG position tonight and go with New York’s Trey Burke. Burke should be in line for a bunch of minutes tonight as Emmanuel Mudiay is currently out with a shoulder injury and Frank Ntilikina is currently a GTD due to a groin injury, however, looks like he isn’t going to be available tonight. Burke comes into this game averaging 11.7 ppg, 2.8 apg, & 1.9 rpg, however, does have some solid upside as he has shown in the past that he can put up some impressive offensive numbers. Burke has shot the ball 35 times in a combined 36 minutes over his last two games and as I expect him to see 30+ minutes tonight, he has too much value to pass up on tonight.
The LA Clippers/Hawks game is a game that we’re going to target a bit tonight and it starts with the Clippers Lou Williams. I’m going to monitor the status of Danilo Gallinari as I’ll probably go a different direction than Lou Williams if Gallinari is a go, however, if he is now, you have to love Williams in this spot against the Hawks who rank 30th vs. opposing SG’s. Williams doesn’t’ generally see 30+ minutes, however, that has stopped Williams in having another productive year as he is currently averaging 18.6 ppg, 5.2 apg, & 3.0 rpg. Williams is averaging 17.8 ppg, 7.5 apg, 5.5 rpg & 1.0 spg and recently should his tremendous upside recently after posting a triple-double (31 pts, 10 reb, 10 ast) against the Bulls last Friday.
I’m staying with the Clippers for our SF spot and going with the talented Tobias Harris. Harris is having an outstanding season with the Clippers and comes into this great match-up against the Hawks averaging 21.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, & 2.5 apg. Harris is the clear-cut top offensive option of the Clippers, especially if Gallinari is out again tonight, and should be in for a good night against a Hawks team that ranks just 28th vs. opposing SF’s. Harris put up a 42.0 DraftKings point performance against the Hawks earlier this season and I think he could do even better tonight.
John Collins continues to show everyone that he is one of the better up and coming players in the NBA this season as the 2nd year man out of Wake Forest comes into this game averaging 19.4 ppg, 10.2 rpg, & 2.3 apg. Collins has been outstanding as of late as over his last 5 games, he is averaging 22.2 ppg on an incredible 72.1% shooting from the field. Collins only saw the court for 21 minutes against the Clippers earlier this season due to foul trouble, however, still was very productive as he put up 18 points, 3 rebounds, & 6 assists. Collins should be seeing 30+ minutes tonight and as the Clippers rank just 28th vs. opposing PF’s and are on the 2nd half of a back-to-back, I like Collins to have a big game tonight.
Al Horford is no longer on a minute’s restrictions and I think tonight is a great opportunity to get him in your lineups as he has a great match-up at home against the Brooklyn Nets who have struggled defensively against opposing bigs all season. Horford has been great in his last two games as he is averaging 19.0 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.5 bpg, & 1.0 spg in a solid 33.5 mpg and I don’t see any reason why he can’t continue to put up these types of numbers again tonight against the Nets.
I’m going back to the Clippers and getting Patrick Beverly in our lineup as over his last 5 games, he is averaging 11.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.6 apg, & 1.4 spg in an incredible 36.8 mpg. Beverley has one of the better match-ups of the night as he is facing an Atlanta Hawks team that rank just 26th defending opposing PG’s. Beverley has put up 35.25+ DraftKings point performances in 3 of his last 5 games and as this should be a high-scoring game tonight, I have no problem playing him at his current price of just $4,500,
Draymond Green continues to put up solid DFS lines despite his lack of scoring as although he is avenging 37.7 DraftKings points over his last 5 games, which included a 52.25 DraftKings point performance against the Pelicans in mid-January. Green is averaging 8.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 9.0 apg, & 1.8 spg over his last 5 games and although it’s a tough match-up against the Pacers, I think Green will once again be able to put together a solid all-around stat line tonight and hit at least 5x value.
Rounding out the team tonight will be the Hornets Nicolas Batum who has a solid match-up against the New York Knicks tonight. Batum hasn’t had his best season as he is currently averaging just 9.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, & 3.4 apg on the season, however, the 10-year veteran has starting to see some significant playing time as of late as he is averaging 33.2 mpg over his last 5 games. Batum has the ability to stuff a stat sheet and as the Knicks rank just 27th vs. opposing SF’s.
Check back later for updates!