Sharing core plays and a cheat sheet for January 14, 2020, NBA DFS slate on DraftKings.
Welcome to our NBA Core Plays & Cheat Sheet column for DraftKings.
We’ll be sharing this article with you for all main slates (2 games+) over the course of the 2019-2020 NBA season. Let’s get at it!
Exposure to the Clippers without Paul George is tempting tonight
I’m all for stacking the Clippers tonight in the absence of PG, especially on FanDuel. I wouldn’t necessarily go all in on them on DK as the pricing is a little less soft, but there’s still value in one or two pieces of exposure for sure.
All four of Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Kawhi Leonard and Montrezl Harrell are popping off the page to me tonight, with Beverley and arguably Harrell as the best GPP values of the group – while Williams and Leonard have strong cash game appeal. Here’s a little more on their usage and roles with George out from our FanDuel column today.
Some other one-offs that I’m a fan of tonight:
- D’Angelo Russell vs DAL, $7,900 – he’s back to mega usage (31%+ kind of thing) and in a tough spot against a good Dallas team, will see plenty of touches here. I love the price point compared to some of the other high-end plays who are projected for big games, and see him as a cornerstone piece on the slate for GPPs at minimum.
- Dwight Powell @ GSW, $5,500 – may fly under the radar for many today, but the Warriors give up a ton of production to opposing bigs, especially those that rebound efficiently. Don’t sleep here as there’s sneaky 40+ DKP potential at a great price.
- Ben McLemore @ MEM, $3,500 – only on the radar tonight with Russell Westbrook on the sidelines, but he’s played 23+ MPG in 3 straight, scoring 26.25, 15 and 23.75 points in the process. For $3,500 at SG/SF, you won’t complain since he lets you spend up for a James Harden or Luka Doncic.
- Brandon Goodwin vs PHX, $4,000 – for him to be relevant, Trae Young needs to sit out. On Sunday, this was the case, and he played 27 minutes with 25.7% usage, finishing with 20 DKP. Solid in a plus pace game, where the Hawks are projected for 110.25 points.
Please note that we can only list a player at one position on the cheat sheets and unless otherwise noted I like the player at both of their eligible positions.
$ Tier PG SG SF PF C High James Harden (13k / 67.89) Kawhi Leonard (10k / 51.37) Deandre Ayton (7.8k / 39.23) Luka Doncic (12.6k / 63.08) Julius Randle (7.5k / 38.01) Medium D'Angelo Russell (7.9k / 40.25) Khris Middleton (7.4k / 38.72) Kelly Oubre Jr. (7.9k / 41.18) Jaren Jackson Jr. (6.8k / 36.73) Dwight Powell (5.5k / 26.77) Devin Booker (8.2k / 45.65) Montrezl Harrell (7k / 34.64) Lou Williams (7.5k / 35.86) Eric Bledsoe (6.5k / 35.49) Low Patrick Beverley (5.3k / 28.39) Ben McLemore (3.5k / 22.61) Draymond Green (6k / 30.97) P.J. Tucker (3.7k / 25.62) Brandon Goodwin (4k / 12.31) Tim Hardaway Jr. (4.9k / 26.54) Omari Spellman (5.5k / 26.82) Jordan Clarkson (5.6k / 24.64) Glenn Robinson III (4.2k / 23.13) Isaiah Hartenstein (4.4k / 14.90)