Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

DraftKings and FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/6/23): NBA DFS Lineups

We're poised for an eight-game Monday night slate that features four games with projected totals of over 230 points and five games with spreads of 6.5 points or less. There are also a pair of contests with double-digit favorites, but we should still have plenty of players logging heavy minutes.

While there are some big-name players still out due to injury and the key components of the big Kyrie Irving trade won't be in action for their new teams, the player pool is robust with 16 clubs in action.

This article will provide you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for the respective main slates on DraftKings and FanDuel on 2/6/23. Remember to monitor the NBA injury report as the slate can completely change before lineups lock, which is at 7:00 pm ET. Good luck, RotoBallers.

Featured Promo: Get any full-season NBA Premium Pass for 50% off. Win big with our exclusive DFS lineup tools, matchup rating projections, powerful Research Station, Lineup Optimizer, daily DFS lineup picks/cheat sheets and more! Sign Up Now!


DraftKings and FanDuel Guards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks  

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - PG/SG, OKC at GSW ($10,700 DK, $10,400 FD)

Gilgeous-Alexander's latest highlight in a season full of them was his 66-DK/70.8-FD-point tally against the Rockets on Saturday night that once again served as a reminder of his serious candidacy for MVP honors. The fifth-year star now faces a Warriors team he just lit up for 50.5 DK/50.3 FD points three games ago and that will be short-handed in the backcourt with Stephen Curry (lower leg) beginning what is expected to be an extended absence.

Golden State is already allowing the fourth-highest offensive efficiency rating to point guards (28.7), along with over 50 fantasy points per game to the position on either site. The Warriors have been even more generous lately while surrendering over 58 DK and over 56 FD points per game to the position in the last seven contests, and the defending champs are even surrendering an elevated 27.7 assists per game over the last three.

Donovan Mitchell - PG/SG, CLE at WAS ($8,300 DK, $8,100 FD)

Mitchell's salaries are a bargain considering his upside, but they've come down recently due to some of his more "ordinary" performances. The sharpshooting two-guard nevertheless has 14 tallies of over 50 DK points and 11 of at least 50 on FD as well, and he's actually been at his most productive on the road with averages of 27.9 points, 4.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.4 steals across 21 games. Monday, he gets a crack at a Wizards team he touched up for 56.8 DK/55 FD points in his one prior meeting with them this season.

Washington is yielding over 44 DK and over 43 FD points per game to two-guards in the last 15 contests, and the Wizards have also conceded 39.1 percent three-point shooting to the position for the season. Meanwhile, Mitchell is shooting a career-best 38.7 percent from three-point range on a robust 9.4 three-point attempts per contest and has already proven amply capable of overdelivering on his current salaries.

Cam Thomas - PG/SG, BKN vs. LAC ($5,000 DK, $6,000 FD)

Thomas is undoubtedly going to be immensely popular Monday, as a perfect storm of factors will make him especially appealing. The second-year guard just went off for 44 points against the Wizards on Saturday night, a performance that netted 59 DK/54.7 FD points across just 29 minutes. Thomas' salaries not only remain extremely reasonable Monday but he should also be set for another spot start with Kyrie Irving now out of town and replacement acquisition Spencer Dinwiddie not expected to be available.

Thomas owns a 27.5 percent usage rate and averages 36.4 DK/35 FD points per 36 minutes without Irving and Kevin Durant (knee) on the floor this season, and his upside is above question after the performance he just put together Saturday. Additionally, the Clippers have allowed over 48 fantasy points per game on either site to point guards on the season, and Los Angeles is also allowing an elevated 38.1 percent three-point shooting on the road this season.

ALSO CONSIDER: Jordan Poole - PG/SG, GSW vs. OKC ($6,200 DK, $7,400 FD); Malaki Branham - PG/SG, SAS at CHI ($4,500 DK, $4,800 FD)

Want more NBA DFS tools and content? Our NBA Premium package includes our daily DFS Cheat Sheets, Research Station, Optimizer, and access to our Premium Slack Chatrooms where members can chat with our NBA analysts. Check out this big win from RotoBaller premium member Bsuperak on FanDuel using our Premium tools - join in on the winning!


DraftKings and FanDuel Forwards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks   

Jayson Tatum - SF/PF, BOS at DET ($11,000 DK, $10,800 FD)

Tatum and the rest of his teammates turned in a disappointing performance against the Suns on Friday night, with the star forward especially struggling with a 3-for-15 showing from the field. However, Tatum had averaged over 55 fantasy points on either site over the previous eight games, and Monday, he should be in a good position to offer a strong return against a Pistons team he already produced 67.5 DK/62.5 FD points against in one of two prior meetings this season.

Detroit is a good positional target, as the Pistons are surrendering 47 DK points per game to power forwards, along with 49.0 percent shooting to the position overall. Additionally, the Pistons are ranked in the bottom half of the league in assists (25.7) and rebounds (52.5) allowed per contest, giving Tatum multiple paths to fantasy success.

Zach LaVine - SF/SG, CHI vs. SAS ($8,100 DK, $7,600 FD)  

LaVine has had a couple of modest performances in recent games, but he's been mostly dominant for the last month while averaging 26.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.2 steals in 14 games dating back to January 6. The star wing is coming off an especially impressive 36-point showing versus the Trail Blazers on Saturday night, and he now draws a very beatable matchup against a Spurs squad that's been one of the league's most porous teams defensively all season.

The Spurs are allowing an NBA-high 122.5 points per game and NBA-high 42.7 percent three-point shooting on the road as well. San Antonio has also yielded the fifth-highest offensive efficiency rating to two-guards (25.1) and the second-most DK (45.6) and third-most FD (47.1) points per game to the position on the season as well. LaVine has been at his most effective from distance at home (38.7 percent three-point shooting), furthering his case.

Draymond Green - PF/C, GSW vs. OKC ($6,400 DK, $7,400 FD)  

Green is one of several Warriors that will be in a position to benefit from the absence of Stephen Curry (lower leg) in the form of extra usage, and he already checks into Monday's battle averaging over 35 fantasy points over his last 11 games. Green is shooting an especially sharp 53.6 percent, including 38.1 percent from behind the arc, in that span, and he just put up 38.8 DK/FD points versus this same Thunder squad Monday.

Green is averaging 33 DK/32.3 FD points per 36 minutes with Curry off the floor this season, and the Thunder also check in allowing the sixth-highest offensive efficiency rating to power forwards (27.8). OKC has also given up over 47 DK and over 45 FD points per game to the position, and no team has given up more rebounds per road game than the Thunder's 56.9 per contest.

ALSO CONSIDER: Klay Thompson - SF/SG, GSW vs. OKC ($7,000 DK, $7,600 FD)   


DraftKings and FanDuel Centers - NBA DFS Lineup Picks  

Kristaps Porzingis - C/PF, WAS vs. CLE ($9,600 DK, $9,400 FD)

Porzingis checks into Monday with back-to-back standout efforts, having posted 32 and 38 points against the Trail Blazers and Nets, respectively. Those performances each netted over 50 DK points, and the big man also generated 54.3 against the Spurs three games ago. Meanwhile, over on FD, Porzingis has netted 48 to 60.3 fantasy points in that same span, making him a very intriguing option again Monday despite his elevated salaries.

Cleveland has given up over 48 DK and over 45 FD points to power forwards over the last 15 games, while Porzingis has been a much more productive scorer at home overall with 24.1 points per game and stellar 45.2 percent three-point shooting. In turn, the Cavs are tied for the fourth-highest three-point shooting percentage allowed on the road (38.1). Finally, consider Porzingis averages 48.8 DK/48.9 FD points per 36 minutes with Kyle Kuzma off the floor, and the latter will miss Monday's game with an ankle injury.

Alperen Sengun - C, HOU vs. SAC ($8,600 DK, $8,000 FD)

Sengun's breakout sophomore campaign most recently includes an 11-game stretch where he averaged over 45 fantasy points on the strength of 18.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks per contest. While the hot streak was snapped Saturday night against the Thunder due to the young big only playing 15 minutes as a result of foul trouble, the diverse line exemplifies how valuable a fantasy asset Sengun can be.

He'll now get another shot at a Kings squad where he posted 38/43 DK points and 38/39.7 FD points in two recent encounters. Sacramento also checks in allowing 54 DK and over 52 FD points per game to centers over the last 15 games, along with conceding considerably more rebounds per road game (53.0) than at home (47.1).

Brook Lopez - C/PF, MIL at POR ($5,800 DK, $6,200 FD)

Lopez's salaries often fail to account for his significant upside, which includes 27 performances apiece of over 30 DK and FD points. The veteran big man even has eclipsed 50 fantasy points twice on either site, and he walks into a premium matchup Monday night versus a Trail Blazers team that he already put up 34.5 DK/38.8 FD points against in his one previous encounter with this season and that will once again be missing Jusuf Nurkic due to his calf injury.

Portland already checks in surrendering the sixth-highest offensive efficiency rating to centers (34.4), along with 61.6 DK/59.8 FD points per game to the position in the last 15 games. The Blazers are also giving up the second-highest three-point shooting percentage of any team on its home floor (38.3), particularly relevant when factoring in Lopez is shooting a career-best 36.9 percent from distance.

ALSO CONSIDER: Nikola Vucevic, CHI vs. SAS ($9,100 DK, $8,300 FD)

Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy basketball mobile app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, lineup notifications & DFS articles. All free!

NBA DFS News and Injury Alerts

More DFS Lineup Picks and Analysis


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts


Adam Fox5 mins ago

Continues Hot Spell With A Goal
Casey Mittelstadt14 mins ago

Hands Out Two Assists
Steven Kwan2 hours ago

Plates Five In Win Over Seattle
Tee Higgins9 hours ago

Not Concerned About Contract Situation
Jeff Skinner9 hours ago

Scores Game-Winning Goal In Overtime
Devon Levi10 hours ago

Earns Victory In NHL Debut
A.J. Puk11 hours ago

Picks Up Save For Marlins Friday
Rhys Hoskins11 hours ago

Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery
Nick Solak11 hours ago

Mariners Acquire Nick Solak From Reds
Justin Verlander11 hours ago

Does Some Throwing On Friday
Justin Verlander12 hours ago

Does Some Light Throwing
Luis Urías12 hours ago

Luis Urias Reportedly Heading To Injured List
Joey Wiemer12 hours ago

Reportedly Will Be Called Up
Anthony Rendon12 hours ago

Being Investigated By MLB
Willson Contreras13 hours ago

Receives Good News On Friday
Seattle Seahawks14 hours ago

Ryan Neal Becomes Free Agent
Pharaoh Brown14 hours ago

Joins Colts
Darrynton Evans14 hours ago

To Meet With Colts
Laquon Treadwell14 hours ago

Working Out For Cowboys
Zach Collins14 hours ago

Out Against Golden State
De'Andre Hunter14 hours ago

Out With A Knee Injury On Friday
Oscar Gonzalez15 hours ago

Starting On Friday
Obi Toppin15 hours ago

Will Start Against The Cavs
Jarrett Allen15 hours ago

Downgraded To Out On Friday
Nelson Cruz15 hours ago

Batting Cleanup On Friday
Mike Moustakas15 hours ago

Remains Out Again
Michael Brantley15 hours ago

Takes Batting Practice
Andrew Vaughn15 hours ago

Sitting On Friday
Gavin Sheets17 hours ago

Oscar Colas Starting On Friday
Paul Sewald17 hours ago

Picks Up Win On Opening Day
Garrett Whitlock17 hours ago

Making Rehab Start Friday
Josh Rojas17 hours ago

Hitting Leadoff Against Dodgers
Corey Julks17 hours ago

Making MLB Debut Against White Sox
Bryan Reynolds18 hours ago

Opt-Out Clause The Sticking Point For Bryan Reynolds Extension
Portland Trail Blazers18 hours ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Officially Retires From The NBA
Jamal Murray18 hours ago

Considered Questionable Against Phoenix
Nikola Jokic18 hours ago

Could Miss His Second Consecutive Game
Kenyon Martin18 hours ago

Jr. Uncertain To Play Against Detroit
Tobias Harris18 hours ago

Could Miss Friday's Game Against Toronto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander18 hours ago

Upgraded To Questionable On Friday
Al Horford18 hours ago

Uncertain To Suit Up On Friday
Jaylen Brown18 hours ago

Tagged As Questionable With Lower-Back Pain
Jayson Tatum18 hours ago

Listed As Questionable Against Utah
Kelly Olynyk18 hours ago

Is Available Against Boston On Friday
De'Andre Hunter19 hours ago

Downgraded To Out On Friday
Trayveon Williams21 hours ago

Bengals Have High Hopes For Trayveon Williams
Joe Burrow21 hours ago

Bengals Begin Extension Discussions With Joe Burrow
Mac Jones21 hours ago

Bill Belichick Still Non-Committal On Mac Jones
Sammy Blais22 hours ago

Extends Point Streak To Six Games
Cam Talbot23 hours ago

Makes A Winning Return
Matthew Beniers23 hours ago

Logs Two Points Against Anaheim
Stuart Skinner23 hours ago

Grabs A 43-Save Shutout
Tristan Jarry23 hours ago

Records His Second Shutout
Matthew Tkachuk23 hours ago

Rolls To Four Points Versus Montreal
T.J. Oshie23 hours ago

Exits With An Upper-Body Injury
Mikey Anderson23 hours ago

Injured On First Shift Thursday
CJ McCollum24 hours ago

Drops 23 Points In Easy Win Over Denver
Jamal Murray24 hours ago

Salvages Solid Performance In Loss
Brandon Ingram1 day ago

Secures A Triple-Double Against Denver
Jaylen Brown1 day ago

Collects Another 30-Point Game
Jayson Tatum1 day ago

Drops 40 Points In Blowout Win
Naz Reid1 day ago

Set To Miss Significant Amount Of Time
Linus Ullmark1 day ago

Allows One Goal In Overtime Victory
David Pastrnak1 day ago

Scores Game-Winning Goal
Baltimore Ravens2 days ago

Ravens Have Been Active In Receiver Market
Baker Mayfield2 days ago

Kyle Trask To Compete In Training Camp
Courtland Sutton2 days ago

Broncos Could Still Trade Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton
DeAndre Hopkins2 days ago

To Stay With Cardinals?
Odell Beckham Jr.2 days ago

Jets The Most Likely Landing Spot For Odell Beckham Jr.
Carolina Panthers2 days ago

Panthers Not Settled On One QB For No. 1 Pick
Lamar Jackson2 days ago

Not Seeking Fully Guaranteed Deal
Nathan Peterman2 days ago

Re-Signs With Bears
Ryan Lindgren2 days ago

A Game-Time Decision Against New Jersey
Seth Jones2 days ago

Expects To Play Thursday
David Savard2 days ago

A Game-Time Call Thursday
Kirby Dach2 days ago

Set To Miss At Least One Week
Adam Boqvist2 days ago

Not Expected To Play Thursday
Matt Grzelcyk2 days ago

Sits Out Thursday's Game
Michael Hutchinson2 days ago

Tending Twine Against Boston Thursday
Dre Miller2 days ago

Kendre Miller Ahead Of Schedule
Buffalo Bills2 days ago

Bills Re-Sign Jordan Phillips
Las Vegas Raiders2 days ago

Alex Bars Returns To Raiders On One-Year Deal
Dallas Cowboys2 days ago

Johnathan Hankins Re-Signs With Cowboys
NFL2 days ago

Wanya Morris Getting Close To 100%
Brendon Todd3 days ago

Has Success At TPC San Antonio
Ben Martin3 days ago

Has Value At TPC San Antonio
Nick Taylor3 days ago

A Boom-Or-Bust Option At Valero
Taylor Pendrith3 days ago

A Sleeper Option At TPC San Antonio
Chris Kirk3 days ago

A Good Option At The Valero Texas Open
Matt Kuchar3 days ago

Loves Playing TPC San Antonio
Will Gordon3 days ago

Offers A Wild-Card Option At Valero
Cam Davis3 days ago

Can Keep His Current Form At TPC San Antonio
Mark Hubbard4 days ago

A Low-Risk Value Option At Valero
Tyler Duncan4 days ago

Start Tyler Duncan At TPC San Antonio
Emiliano Grillo4 days ago

Not Recommended At Valero
Patrick Rodgers4 days ago

Don't Give Patrick Rodgers A Shot At Valero
Adam Schenk4 days ago

Wants To Keep Momentum Rolling At Valero
Ryan Moore4 days ago

Cannot Get Past The Cut Lately
Stephan Jaeger4 days ago

Could Warm Things Up At Valero
Si Woo Kim4 days ago

A Possible Contender At Valero
Taylor Montgomery4 days ago

Attempting To Find Weekend Consistency
Corey Conners4 days ago

Trying To Recreate A Little Magic
Thomas Detry4 days ago

Continues To Impress In Rookie Season
Aaron Rai4 days ago

Brings Positive Momentum To Valero Texas Open
Akshay Bhatia4 days ago

Looks To Stay Hot In Texas
Todd Gilliland5 days ago

Impressive At COTA
Ty Gibbs5 days ago

Finds His Footing At COTA
Chris Buescher5 days ago

Continues To Shine On Road Courses
NASCAR5 days ago

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Finishes Seventh
Austin Cindric5 days ago

Has A Solid Day
Marlon Vera5 days ago

Has Four-Fight Winning Streak Snapped
Cory Sandhagen5 days ago

Dominates Striking Department
Yana Santos5 days ago

Dominated In Decision Loss
Holly Holm5 days ago

Dominates In Co-Main Event
Austin Lingo5 days ago

Suffers Submission Loss
Nate Landwehr5 days ago

Shines With Second-Round Submission Win
Andrea Lee5 days ago

Suffers Defeat In Close Matchup Saturday
Maycee Barber5 days ago

Takes Close Matchup On Saturday
Chidi Njokuani5 days ago

Takes Close Loss In Split-Decision Showing
Albert Duraev5 days ago

Holds Off Opponent In Tight Split Decision
William Byron5 days ago

Rounds Out Top Five At COTA
Ross Chastain5 days ago

Caught Up To Fourth At COTA On Sunday
Alex Bowman5 days ago

Brings Home Third Place Finish At COTA
Kyle Busch5 days ago

Scrambles Up To Second At Austin
Tyler Reddick5 days ago

Dominates And Wins At COTA