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

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/20/19): NBA DFS Lineups


There are only three games total today so while I would love to dive into each game specifically...this slate simply doesn't need a full deep dive. Pacers and Hornets will be a battle between backccourts, with the Indiana frontcourt offering plenty of support to help the Pacers get a fairly easy win at home. Until Kemba Walker seems to play better the closer his back is to the wall, so in games like these, where his price isn't terribly high, you have to find a way to make Walker your second best player. I will help you find the value to make this happen, but right now there are few players with the upside that Walker has.

From what I've gathered watching the Timberwolves these past few years, is that when they play bad teams, they use it as a chance to finally be the big dog in a fight. You are going to see Karl-Anthony Towns yelling "and-one" after every basket and you can expect a few stare downs on players you have never even heard of. All in all, Towns is in for a monstrous game. The last game of the night between the Clippers and Spurs is much more difficult to track. While the Spurs defense tends to focus in on the main sources of production, I can't imagine Tobias Harris underachieving, especially with Danilo Gallinari missing time. Montrezl Harrell is also in for a big night, but I expect that to be overshadowed by yet another unstoppable night from LaMarcus Aldridge.

I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 01/20/19. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on DraftKings. You can also check out today's FanDuel lineup picks. As always, don't set your lineups to early and check player statuses before the opening tip. Find me in the NBA Chat Room or @HalfCourtJester on Twitter.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season NBA and DFS Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive Preseason Draft Kit, 10 In-Season Lineup/DFS tools, and daily Premium DFS Research. Sign Up Now!

 

DraftKings DFS Guards

Cory Joseph - PG vs. CHA ($3,700)

First off, you already know that the Hornets backcourt won't cause any problems with their defense. Second, there are few backup point guards that seem as content with their role as Cory Joseph is. He has been filling in when needed for some time, but this recent string of games proves that even in limited minutes he will be a consistent source for offense. Even though five points and five assists isn't some notable achievement, doing just that with a few extra boards and steals tossed in is just what we need from him tonight. His price is extremely low given his floor, but tonight I expect him prove to be a solid DFS pick with low ownership, playable in all aspects.

Patrick Beverley - PG/SG @ SA ($3,900)

Now this value pick I have considerably less faith in. While Joseph proves he can score every night he plays, Patrick Beverley does the opposite. Every time you watch him play, you remember that he is defense-first and that's his go-to. He doesn't miss all the open shots he takes, but his decision making and shot selection is debatable. He isn't guaranteed to take more than three or four shots a game, but versus the Spurs I expect that to take a dramatic spike. Patrick Beverley is by no means, and has NEVER been a high-quality, consistent pick, but tonight he does have upside. The Spurs backcourt continues to be their weak spot on defense and I expect Beverley to take advantage of that. Seeing how he plays mostly off emotion, I wouldn't be surprised to see Beverley pulling up for three with a hand in his face just to show off. Granted, he not in the position to show off his range, but I bet he does it anyway.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Mikal Bridges - SG/SF @ MIN ($4,000)

The one salvageable aspect about taking Mikal Bridges is that he stuffs that stat sheet. Stuff might be over the top, but he definitely touches each category every night and his attention to defense is great for his real-life upside. It does help in some cases for DFS, but seeing how little he does in general, those two points don't make that much of a difference unless he is scoring and grabbing rebounds. It's great to see his minutes have grown incredibly consistent, and on the court he is clearly one of the best players on the Suns, even as a rookie. I was thinking that Andrew Wiggins and Josh Okogie could be quality plays, but I think they will have a high ownership rate and underperform. Yes, underperforming versus the Suns seems impossible, but for their price I'm going with Bridges having the biggest impact. He will be able to stretch the offense against a bad defense, and he will fill the passing lanes on a team that only makes predictable passes.

Rudy Gay - SF/PF vs. LAC ($5,500)

It's unfortunate that Rudy Gay has missed time due to injuries, especially seeing how quickly he bounced back. This type of production will continue moving forward because his role is easy to assume in the Spurs offense, so look for him to thrive versus a team that struggles to contain players that can create their own offense. With his price way below what it should be, it's going to be easy for other players to see Gay and immediately roster him. There are plenty of options around the 4K-5K price range, but few have the ceiling that Gay has on a nightly basis.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Karl-Anthony Towns - PF/C vs. PHO ($10,600)

Realistically, you only have three options for center tonight. Either you go with Montrezl Harrell and assume he double-doubles the nonsense out of the Spurs frontcourt, out-rebounding Aldridge all game with his athleticism. DeAndre Ayton, hoping that he can use his size to push Towns around, which is totally possible seeing how he posted 18-12 last game versus Minnesota, but...

I don't think you can afford to pass on Karl-Anthony Towns tonight. If you know anything about me, you won't actually make me go-on and shower Towns with compliments. I refuse to do it, so just play him and don't talk to me about him.

[jiffyNews category_include='9056'




More Recent Articles

 

Week 10 Start/Sit: Monday Night Football Matchups Analysis

We got a good one on Monday night folks. Both for the NFC West division and, more importantly, for fantasy. Two of the top teams in the NFL matchup at Levi's Stadium. We can finally find out if the 49ers are for real, or if they were just beating up on bad teams all season.... Read More


Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

It's crunch time, with precious few games left before the fantasy regular season ends. There aren't many new names emerging on the waiver wire at this juncture but the RB situations in Atlanta and Detroit bear watching, while the Jets passing game has shown signs of life. No, really. Each week, we will advise you... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 11 Lightning Round

With 10 weeks down and only a few more weeks of the fantasy regular season to go, your vision for the playoffs should be coming into focus. The Giants, Packers, Seahawks and Titans are on bye -- with the Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs and Vikings in Week 12 to round out the weekly vacations. To help... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 11

The regular season continues to advance at a relentless pace as we have now entered the planning process for Week 11. Some of you are in the favorable position of only needing slight modifications to rosters that are destined to enter the fantasy playoffs. But many of you are still searching for the most effective... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 11

Did you survive the terrible, no good, very bad six-team bye week? If so, welcome to the other side, when roster building gets slightly easier going forward. If not, I'm sorry, but you still have time to get things back on the right path. Let's talk about some wide receivers who might be able to... Read More


Week 11 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

If your fantasy football squad is still in the playoff hunt heading into Week 11, then congratulations on not being the Pat Shurmur or Freddie Kitchens of your league. Fantasy football players will have to live without New York’s Evan Engram, Green Bay’s Jimmy Graham and Tennessee’s Jonnu Smith as their teams are on bye.... Read More


Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 11

We've got plenty to unpack at the quarterback position following an exciting Week 10. While no major injuries occurred in game, the revelation of Matthew Stafford's back injury was quite a surprise and left some owners scrambling just before lineups locked. So the year of the backup continued this week, as 16 of the 32... Read More


Week 10 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More


NFL Matchup Ratings Tool - Weekly Player Projections

  If you see the red "Upgrade" button below, then you are not a Premium subscriber, or have not yet logged in. Learn more about our NFL Matchup Ratings and projections system.   NFL Matchup Ratings - Weekly Lineup Projections FLEX RB WR TE QB DEF K ** click column headers to sort table Player... Read More


Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 10 Matthew Stafford has been ruled out with fractured bones in his back. Patrick Mahomes will make his return in... Read More


Week 10 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

It's Sunday Morning Week 10... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More


Updated Week 10 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 10 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 10 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: LeSean McCoy is a healthy scratch for Week 10. Matthew Stafford has been ruled out with fractured bones in his back. Patrick Mahomes will make his return in... Read More


Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 10

Welcome to our Week 10 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More


Week 10 Wide Receiver / Cornerback Matchups To Target in Week 10

In Week 9, the Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 40-34 and, as expected, provided some offensive fireworks. The high-scoring contest resulted in Tyler Lockett, Mike Evans, and D.K. Metcalf all finishing in the top-three of fantasy scoring at the wide receiver position. Tyreek Hill proved to be too fast for the Vikings secondary, finishing as the... Read More


The King's Key Starters and Tough Calls - Lineup Spotlights for Week 10

Welcome to Week 10, RotoBallers! Below you will find some of my spotlight plays and tough lineup decisions for the upcoming week of the fantasy football season. These player selections are based on my Premium Weekly Lineup Rankings, available as part of the RotoBaller's NFL Premium Pass. Enter promo code KING at checkout for a... Read More