Sharing core plays and a cheat sheet for January 13, 2020, NBA DFS slate on FanDuel.
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The Pelicans have been the slate’s softest defence over the last couple weeks
Christian Wood bounced back to show he belongs with 48.3 fantasy points on 26 minutes of 25.2% usage last game, and even though going 8 for 12 from the field while adding 3 blocks isn’t something you can safely project most nights, the DvP friendliness of this one and a $4,700 price tag keeps him as a premium value target here.
Bruce Brown is another one that I’m bullish on tonight, especially after coming off a down game where he still saw 34 minutes against the Bulls, but wasn’t able to his the 20 fantasy point mark (19.4). Don’t forget he had 29+ in 4 of his previous 5 heading into that, playing extremely well as a starter or key reserve. In a great match-up for exposure, he’s near the top of my list for values at $4,900.
Don’t be shy to get yourself some Derrick Rose as well tonight. Even at a slightly inflated price, there’s still GPP value here.
Loving a key Celtic play against the Bulls tonight
My favorite Celtic on the board today is Jayson Tatum, even though he’s up to $8,000 flat. His last 2 games have been phenomenal, with 41 and 63.2 fantasy points against the Sixers and Pelicans respectively. The Bulls rank second last on the slate in terms of opposing points to PF (51 FPPG) over the last 2 weeks, and his high minutes, high usage role give him a great level of upside.
Rolling the dice with Terry Rozier to bounce back in a plus DvP spot
Even though he bottomed out with 9.4 fantasy points last game against the Suns, he was riding a streak of 36+ points in 5 straight prior. This helped stabilize his price point here at $6,700, and with how poorly POR has ranked vs opposing PGs over the last couple weeks, he’s in an elite spot to bounce back with a 6+ ROI performance and perfect for GPPs.
Cheat Sheet – Main Slate
$ Tier PG SG SF PF C High Damian Lillard (8.5k / 42.99) Zach LaVine (8.2k / 40.70) LeBron James (10.7k / 51.63) Jayson Tatum (8k / 38.93) Andre Drummond (10.5k / 50.25) Kemba Walker (7k / 37.60) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (6.7k / 34.19) Nikola Vucevic (8.2k / 41.03) De'Aaron Fox (7.6k / 38.48) Medium Terry Rozier (6.7k / 32.34) Dennis Schroder (5.4k / 29.30) Jaylen Brown (6.1k / 33.96) Kevin Love (6.8k / 34.36) Tristan Thompson (6.1k / 32.40) Chris Paul (6.9k / 35.89) Devonte' Graham (6.6k / 34.91) Tobias Harris (6.7k / 34.29) Al Horford (6.2k / 31.78) Steven Adams (6.6k / 36.39) Derrick Rose (6.9k / 33.28) Carmelo Anthony (6.6k / 28.94) Low Darius Garland (4.7k / 22.90) Bruce Brown Jr. (4.9k / 26.61) T.J. Warren (5.1k / 25.79) Christian Wood (4.7k / 20.31) Jaxson Hayes (4.3k / 27.23) Terrence Ross (4.5k / 21.76) Miles Bridges (5k / 25.14) Nemanja Bjelica (4.9k / 28.66) Svi Mykhailiuk (4.1k / 18.32) Jarrett Culver (4.7k / 25.26) Kyle Kuzma (4.7k / 29.27) Trevor Ariza (4.7k / 21.87)