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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/22/18): NBA DFS Lineups


I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. After only four games on Sunday that were overshadowed by championship football, the Association features nine games to get you back to focusing on hoops.

Below you will find our daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 1/22/18. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options, to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel.

You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. Give me a shout on Twitter and let me know how I did @Den_Clausen. Let's get started!

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Tyreke Evans - PG/SG, vs. PHI ($8,400)

As of this writing, the Grizzlies have at least five players who will not play on Monday with the possibility of four more being added to that list. As a result, look for Evans to play heavy minutes as well as see his shot attempt total to be somewhere in the upper teens. He has struggled over the past few games but that is a good thing, at least from a price standpoint, as he will likely bounce back against a fast-paced team like the Sixers.

Jerian Grant - PG, @ NOP ($4,900)

After Kris Dunn dislocated some teeth and suffered a concussion after taking a nasty spill against Golden State, Grant was once again thrusted into the starting rotation at the one spot against the Atlanta Hawks. Grant responded by playing 26 minutes of productive basketball, scoring only eight points, but offset that with six boards, six assists and a steal for a total of 27 fantasy points. With Dunn's symptoms not improving, he will likely be out for the remainder of the team's road trip, giving Grant the green light to quarterback the offense, at least for the next two games until the Bull's return home.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot - SG/SF, @ MEM ($3,400)

In the absences of Jerryd Bayless and J.J. Redick, Luwawu-Cabarrot stepped up to the plate against the Milwaukee Bucks by playing 30 minutes and walking away with 16 points  and nine assists. With Redick out and Bayless questionable for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, TLC will likely draw the start and could easily hit the five times value mark, especially if he shoots 60 percent from behind the arc like he did on Saturday.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Khris Middleton - SG/SF, @ PHO ($8,700)

Giannis Antetokounmpo missed Saturday's game against Atlanta and as a result, Middleton picked up the slack by recording a triple-double by way of 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. With Antetokounmpo out once again for Monday's game against Phoenix while he deals with lingering knee soreness, Middleton, along with Eric Bledsoe, will be the focal point of the offense, especially if Malcolm Brogdon is out as well.

Lauri Markkanen - PF, @ NOP ($6,700)

Markkanen has been as efficient as they come and it is easy to forget that he is only a rookie. He plays heavy minutes, especially with Nikola Mirotic rumored to be dealt anytime soon, and has been letting them fly, especially from deep. We know that DraftKings rewards extra points for shots from downtown and with Kris Dunn out, he will have the opportunity to put up some extra looks on Monday night.

Wayne Ellington - SG/SF, @ HOU ($5,300) 

If Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson, who are both listed as questionable, aren't able to go against the Rockets, it will be Ellington who will likely be running things from the point. With the plethora of injuries that the team has experienced this season, Ellington has emerged as one of the team's most consistent options. He is a relatively cheap option who can put up an abundance of fantasy points, especially if his shots fall like they did against Charlotte where he went 6-for-10 from downtown.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Rudy Gobert - C, @ ATL ($7.000)

It didn't take long for Gobert to find his groove as he has been dominant since his return from a knee injury, averaging 20 points, 11 boards and three blocks over his last two games. At such a generous asking price, which will likely increase after Monday night, Gobert should easily exceed his value against one of the worst defensive units in the league.

 

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