Daily Fantasy Basketball Notes – 1/23

Tyreke Evans

Point Guard

Steph Curry ($10,100) – There is a ton of value tonight at the point guard position. I personally wouldn’t pay up for one, but I understand that a lot of people love getting the points and assists combo. Curry is the guy that I am paying up for out of the big dogs.

Mo Williams ($6,000) – Mo is my guy tonight at the position. He’s at a great price tonight and the Pelicans will still be without Jrue Holiday for the next couple weeks. They’ll need outside shooting to stay away from AD, and Williams will be shooting the rock all night long.

Patrick Beverly ($5,100) – One of the best kept secrets about daily fantasy basketball is defense mattes. That is exactly why I am so high on Beverly tonight. I know it’s not the best matchup in the world, but the Rockets will be relying on Beverly big time tonight to guard the three-headed monster of the Phoenix backcourt. They simply cannot allow James Harden to play defense (I kid, he wouldn’t play regardless). It won’t take much for Beverly to hit value, so I’ll be using him if I am looking to save some cash.

 

Shooting Guard

Tyreke Evans ($8,300) – Much like one spot, I think there is a ton of value tonight at the position. If I am paying up for a big dog, it’s Evans. The Wolves don’t have a physical enough presence to slow him down in the backcourt, and he handles the ball a lot when Holiday is out. He should return a nice value, and could even put up close to 50 points if this game goes the way I think it will.

Evan Turner ($5,300) – Turner has been a stat stuffer lately, and it has been swept under the rug like it never happened. I know the Celtics are in rebuilding mode since the Rondo trade, but Turner can do a little bit of everything. I love that about him, and it’s a win in DFS because it doesn’t take much for him to return value. Especially with Ty Lawson out, Turner should have more ability to take it in the paint for higher percentage shots.

Nick Young ($4,200) – One day I’ll be able to quit Swaggy P, but today is not that day. Swaggy loves to show up in big moments, and playing the Spurs are about as big as it gets. Plus, with Kobe being out for the foreseeable future, the Lakers will need to replace that scoring somehow. I wouldn’t go out rostering him into my cash games, but he’s worth a look in GPP.

 

Small Forward

Chandler Parsons ($5,900) – Much like I said last night, I don’t need the guys to put up the most points every night. I just need steady guys that I can rely on every night. Parsons has been that guy lately and I know he’ll get me around 25-30 fantasy points. I will gladly take that at this price tag.

Carmelo Anthony ($8,900) – I think it’s safe to say that Melo has finally hit his groove over the past couple games. The Knicks are still terrible, but he has been playing really well across the board, well on the offensive end at least. His price tag isn’t as high as other guys, and I am more than willing to pay up for him against a Magic team that is far worse at playing defense than people realize.

Wilson Chandler ($5,500) – Much like Chandler Parsons, Wilson Chandler is a guy that I know that will be steady for me every night. The difference with tonight is that Chandler will need to step up with Lawson being out. I like taking a flyer on him because his ceiling is trending in the right direction with the needed increase of offense.

 

Power Forward

Taj Gibson ($6,100) – I was fading Gibson last night and that wasn’t the best move. I won’t make that same mistake tonight. Between the solid minutes and his all-around hustle, Gibson does everything you would want in a DFS player. His price tag is a little higher than I would like, but he should still be solid enough to his value.

Anthony Davis ($11,100) – The toe seems to be feeling fine for AD. I have a rule about using a guy the second night after injury and I plan to abide by that tonight. If I am not going with Evans, I’m finding a way to put in Davis. Still, there is great value tonight at the position that I can understand fading him tonight.

Brandon Bass ($3,300) – Remember how I just talked about value at the position? Well here he it is. I wouldn’t go crazy with Bass in my lineups, but I like him tons more than anyone else close in that price rage. Bass made the most of his start last game, and I see no reason why that shouldn’t continue.

 

Center

Dwight Howard ($7,800) – I don’t know who Howard pissed off at DraftKings, but I will gladly take him for this price in my lineups. I mean, it’s not like the Suns have a great presence down low to battle with Dwight. Just smile, be happy, and insert him into your lineups.

Jordan Hill ($5,700) – Honestly, I’m making sure to get Howard in just about everywhere. I’ll take a flyer on Hill in a GPP just to be different.

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