Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook – 1/2

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Myself and the rest of the FakeRoundball crew would like to wish everyone in the daily fantasy basketball community a very happy new year. I’m sure most of you are like me and would love nothing more than to bring in this new year with some extra cash in our pockets. With eleven games to choose our lineups from tonight, there is an abundance of opportunity to do so. Let’s get right it then. As always, my pricing is according to DraftKings. Good luck!

Point Guard

Tony Wroten ($5,800) – I like Wroten a lot tonight, mostly as a gut feeling and contrarian play in the sense that I would rather pay up for other guys tonight. Carter-Williams hasn’t been playing his best ball, and Wroten has proven he should be getting more minutes. He should out produce his price tag tonight.

Rajon Rondo ($7,900) – I love revenge games and I think this is one to watch. I want a piece of that cake tonight even thought he will probably be highly owned.

Patrick Beverly ($5,200) – I love Beverly for his price tag tonight. If I am not going Harden, I’m most definitely putting Beverly in my lineups.

 

Shooting Guard

James Harden ($11,700) – I will continue to stand by my point that it is James Harden’s world and we are all living in it. He’s expensive, but he has yet to disappoint at this price range. He’s my guy I’m willing to pay up for in the top tier tonight.

Gerald Henderson ($4,600) – Henderson has had a solid past two games, and should be getting similar minutes tonight. With Lance Stephenson still out and Gary Neal banged up, Henderson seems to be the Hornets only reliable two guard.

Jodie Meeks ($4,900) – Most people will be all over Meeks tonight in DFS, but it really is hard to fade the guy at such a low price tag. I have been rostering him for a couple games now, and I knew it was only a matter of time until he blew up. Don’t expect a similar outburst tonight, but I definitely want to ride the hot hand at low risk.

 

Small Forward

Mike Miller ($3,800) – Miller go the start for LeBron and made the most of his opportunity. He should be back in the starting rotation again for the Cavs, and Charlotte is terrible at defending his position. I know he will be in a ton of lineups tonight, but his potential return is too high to fade this evening. Plus, you can always use the extra cash elsewhere.

Terrence Ross ($4,600) – Ross has hit 20+ fantasy points in five of his last six games. He has been shooting really well lately too. I know he’s a riskier play than I may like, but there is not denying he will need to score points tonight for the Raptors to keep up with the Warriors. I’d rather save money and go cheaper with Miller, but Ross will be a solid GPP play.

Draymond Green ($7,800) – As soon as DraftKings puts his price over $8,000, then I will stop recommending him. Until them, it’s hard to shy away from a guy who does so much to help your fantasy team.

 

Power Forward

Greg Monroe ($7,500) – No Josh Smith has meant wonderful things for Monroe. Amar’e has been resting for the Knicks, and their aren’t the best rebounding team anyway. I’d gladly pay up for Monroe tonight.

Kevin Love ($9,200) – No LeBron means that KLove should get his scoring on track sooner than later. If he plays tonight, I’d try to fit him in.

Anthony Davis ($11,600) – Davis will be salty after the Spurs loss, and will look to take it out against the Dwight Howard and Co. He’s expensive, but he has done nothing to warrant a price drop. The Brow can carry any team to some cash tonight.

 

Center

Zaza Pachulia ($4,100) – Every time I have recommended Pachulia lately, he’s done very well in daily. I’m sticking with that trend tonight and hoping that the streak continues.

Marc Gasol ($9,000) – Starting anyone against the Lakers is always a good idea. Starting Gasol, who’s been one of the best big men all season, against the Lakers is a great idea.

Al Horford ($7,100) – If you don’t want to pay up, but don’t want to take to big of a risk, than Horford is your guy. He hasn’t been up to full speed this season, but he’s still averaging over 33 fantasy points over the past ten games.

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