FanDuel NBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheet – January 10, 2020

Sharing core plays and a cheat sheet for January 10, 2020, NBA DFS slate on FanDuel.

Welcome to our NBA Core Plays & Cheat Sheet column for FanDuel.

We’ll be sharing this article with you for all main slates (2 games+) over the course of the 2019-2020 NBA season. We hope you enjoy!

Core Plays

Injuries to Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle are opening up great opportunities for Josh Hart and Bobby Portis

These are two of the more chalky values on the board if you ask me today, but that shouldn’t stop you from considering having exposure.

With Holiday off the floor this year, Hart has an easier path to 30 minutes and upper-20s fantasy point production. He chips in across the board, and has 29+ FP in 2 of his last 3 games. Another start and 30+ minutes is pretty easy to draw up here for only $4,400.

Portis has been pretty inconsistent this year, but for $4,400 (aligned with Hart) and coming off one of the best starts of his 2019-20 season (37.6 FP in 29 minutes with 26% usage as a starter), things are pointing up for his stock at the moment. With Randle out, he has a 22.3% usage rate this year and averages just shy of a FPPM. For the salary, if spending down at C (where he’s eligible on FD today), he’s worthy of exposure given the 5-6 ROI projection (especially for cash games).

Paul George sitting out tonight’s game puts all eyes on Kawhi Leonard, but don’t sleep on Lou Williams, too

This year, in 10 games without George active, Kawhi has averaged a 37.2% usage rate (+3.1% versus his season-long average) and 52.23 FP per 36 minutes of action. His 30.5% AST% leads the team in the split, and in a cake-walk match-up against the Warriors, he’s as good a bet as any to over-deliver on a very reasonable price point for what he brings to the table.

Bam Adebayo should be popular for MIA (rightfully so), but I’m giving Jimmy Butler the leg up on my exposure list

Over the last couple of weeks, the Nets have actually shored up their defense against PFs and Cs more than the season-long numbers suggest. In fact, they’ve been above league average in both regards in terms of opposing FPPG allowed. But, they’ve been doing so at the expense of production to opposing PGs and SGs. Enter Jimmy Buckets, who should dominate the Nets for a 38-45 point game. At his $8,200 salary (down from as high as $8,700 just a couple weeks ago), he’ll pay off at 5+ ROI with ease (to go along with a nice high floor). He’s had 35+ FP in 7 straight.

Cheat Sheet – Main Slate

Luka Doncic
(11.4k / 58.05)
Jimmy Butler
(8.2k / 45.22)
Brandon Ingram
(9.4k / 46.46)
Kawhi Leonard
(9.4k / 48.51)
Rudy Gobert
(8.4k / 39.95)
Trae Young
(10k / 49.93)
Bradley Beal
(7.6k / 0.00)
Deandre Ayton
(8k / 37.62)
Zach LaVine
(8.4k / 41.74)
Donovan Mitchell
(7.8k / 39.13)
Spencer Dinwiddie
(7.2k / 36.83)
Lou Williams
(6.2k / 31.16)
Kelly Oubre Jr.
(7.2k / 36.48)
Bam Adebayo
(8.2k / 42.56)
Montrezl Harrell
(6.5k / 33.86)
Terry Rozier
(6.6k / 33.04)
Devonte' Graham
(6.8k / 36.04)
T.J. Warren
(5.5k / 29.25)
Derrick Favors
(6.6k / 34.20)
Lonzo Ball
(6.4k / 35.64)
DeMar DeRozan
(7k / 38.95)
Jae Crowder
(5.7k / 26.06)
Kevin Huerter
(5.7k / 30.98)
Kris Dunn
(5.6k / 28.01)
Josh Hart
(4.4k / 27.42)
E'Twaun Moore
(4.1k / 22.26)
JaMychal Green
(3.6k / 20.68)
Bobby Portis
(4.4k / 30.08)
Elfrid Payton
(5.9k / 29.44)
J.J. Redick
(4.9k / 26.74)
Harrison Barnes
(4.4k / 26.69)
PJ Washington
(5.8k / 28.23)
Brook Lopez
(5k / 27.51)
Rudy Gay
(4.1k / 22.01)
Nemanja Bjelica
(4.8k / 28.55)
Trevor Ariza
(4.7k / 22.97)

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