Here are a few of my core DraftKings players for tonight’s NBA daily fantasy contests, Tuesday 1/27/16.
I. Thomas – $7,800
Nice point total in this game at 210, Thomas playing at home vs Nuggets who are a weak defense and 24th vs the PG. Pretty consistent 40 point scorer and has high ceiling potential.
M. Dellavedova – $4,000
He will get at least his usual 25 minutes and 23 fantasy points, but if Cavs find themselves in a blowout (they are 15.5 point favorites), expect him to get 30-35 minutes.
A. Goodwin – $4,500
He was a ridiculously popular value play last night, and he came through big time with 45 fantasy points. He will be a great play again tonight due to Phoenix’s injuries and will play the 4th even if down huge. Expect him to be high owned.
D. Waiters – $3,900
It’s hard to pass up this guy not that he’s been playing 30-35 minutes and shoots 10+ shots on the high scoring Thunder. If he can get hot then he will be a very low owned steal.
K. Leonard – $8,200
Great matchup for Leonard tonight who is home vs Rockets in a high point total game. I expect him to have no problems bouncing back from the GS loss vs this travesty of a defense who is also 30th vs the SF position.
P. Millsap – $8,300
This is my attempt to differentiate tonight, and get a low-owned superstar who goes off. He has a tough OPRK vs the Clippers, but that probably at least slightly influenced by Griffin who is still out. Pretty high total tonight at 208, Millsap can be very matchup proof, and Clippers super weak on the boards.
T. Chandler – $5,000
His price is getting high quick, but still good value here for his floor and potential. Needs to get you 30+ pay for himself, and got 40 and 60 in 2 of the last 3 games.
S. Hawes – $4,600
Great value here as he’s averaging 32 minutes and 32 fantasy points in his last 3 games, easily paying for his cheap price tag. However he does have a pretty tough matchup at Utah who is 1st vs the center.
A. Baynes – $3,200
Good value for this gamble as his minutes look like they are on the rise, playing 25-30 in the last couple. Great matchup as well vs 76ers.