UPDATE (6:17 PM) - Going with more of a balanced lineup tonight! Image is updated. Good Luck!
DFS – Fantasy Basketball – NBA DraftKings Lineup – 1/29/19
Hope everyone had a solid start off to their weeks!
We have an exciting 7-game NBA slate that starts at 7:00pm tonight and let’s check out our initial DraftKings lineup for tonight!
We’re going to start off with Tomas Satoransky of the Wizards tonight as we love his match-up against the Cleveland Cavaliers who have struggled against the PG position all set. Satoransky has been a solid fill-in for the Wizards since they lost John Wall for the season and has plated well as of late, as he is averaging 14.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 7.8 apg, & 1.8 stl. Satoransky has seen 36+ minutes in each of his last 4 games and has really produced as of late as he has two 46.75 DraftKings point games over his last three games. Cleveland ranks 30th in DEFF & DRPM and as the Wizards have a solid 113.0 implied scoring total tonight, I have no problem paying a mid-range price for Satoransky.
I’m going to have plenty of action in the PHO/SA game tonight and I think we have to take a look at Derrick White who we know we’ll see plenty of minutes with DeMar DeRozan already ruled out for this game. White is averaging 13.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.0 apg, & 1.4 spg in 32.0 mpg over his last 5 games has been incredibly efficient on the offensive end as in that span, he is shooting 63.4% from the field & 50.0% from beyond the arc. White couldn’t ask for a better match-up against a Phoenix backcourt that has really struggled against opposing backcourts all season and if White is able to get up double-digit shots tonight, I think he can get us 40+ DraftKings points.
We’re paying up for Paul George tonight as he is putting up some incredible numbers this season as he comes into this game averaging 27.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 4.0 apg, & 2.3 spg. George is averaging 56.8 DraftKings points over his last 5 games which includes two 60+ DraftKings point performances over his last three games. Orlando ranks just 29th in DEFF & 19th in DRPM against SF’s on the season and as George and the Thunder have a solid 113.3 implied scoring total tonight, I think George will be able to once against top 60+ DraftKings points.
Richaun Holmes came back after a 4-game absence due to injury and looked incredible as he put up a 37.5 DraftKings point performance (12 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast, 4 blk, 1 stl) in 26 minutes against the Lakers on Sunday. Holmes has shown on multiple occasions that he can put up big stat lines with his ability to pile up blocks and with the Suns with DeAndre Ayton looking doubtful tonight, Holmes should once again see 25-30 minutes. Holmes has too much value and upside at his current $4,700 price and I just don’t see how you don’t get him in your lineups tonight.
Luke Walton finally gave Ivica Zubac the majority of minutes over JaVale McGee and Zubac came through with a monster double-double (24 pts, 16 reb, 4 blk) in an impressive 35 minutes of action. Zubac is averaging 19.0 ppg, 9.4 rpg, & 1.2 bpg over his last 5 games and if he is going to be starting and seeing 30+ minutes going forward, get him in your lineups now before his price goes up.
Kelly Oubre Jr. continues to produce for the Suns as over his last five games, Oubre Jr. is averaging 15.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.8 bpg, & 1.2 spg. Oubre Jr. has been seeing about 30 minutes a game as of late and I image he’ll continue to see those types of minutes with TJ Warren & Deandre Ayton looking like they are going to be out again tonight. Oubre Jr. is averaging 32.8 DraftKings points in his last 10 games and as he has upside of 45-50 DraftKings points with his ability to contribute in all categories, I like him tonight at a reasonable price of $6,300.
We’re staying in the PHO/SA match-up and going to pay up for LaMarcus Aldridge who is in a great sport tonight against the Suns. Aldridge comes into this game averaging 20.9 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.6 apg, & 1.2 bpg and has been even better as of late as over his last 5 games he is averaging 25.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 4.0 apg, & 1.8 bpg. Aldridge currently has a solid usage rate of 24.9% and I expect that will be even higher tonight as we already know DeMar DeRozan has already been ruled out due to a knee injury.
Rounding out the team tonight, we’re going with some value with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of the Nets. Hollis-Jefferson got the start last night against the Celtics with Treveon Graham out due to a back injury and put up a very solid 33.25 DraftKings point performance (14 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 2 blk) in 27 minutes. Hollis-Jefferson and the Nets bigs have a great match-up against the Bulls tonight that have really struggled against opposing front-courts and if we can confirm that Hollis-Jefferson is going to get another start tonight, I love his value on this slate.
Check back later for updates.