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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/26/18): NBA DFS Lineups


What's up, RotoBallers!? After a small Thursday slate, we're locked back into a huge Friday slate. There are double digit games tonight, featuring a few elite matchups to attack. Surprisingly, at this point, there are not too many salary relief options that jump off the pace.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 1/26/18. I will break down the plays that I feel provide the most value based on price at each position. I'll also provide a few tournament plays you might consider using as well.

Hit me up on Twitter @BalesSJustin with any questions or comments throughout the day. I can help you make decisions based injury news as well. Let's do this.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Kyle Lowry - PG, vs UTA ($7,200)

Lowry has been widely seen as an All Star snub, and now his price tag has dropped too low, as well. He is coming off a blowout win against the Atlanta Hawks, in which he only played 27.5 minutes. Even with that game, he is averaging 39.0 fantasy points per game over his last six games. He has played well against the Utah Jazz in their only matchup this season, posting a 15/4/10/0/1 line in 35.2 minutes. He will be locked into big minutes again tonight, and he is a great option in all leagues.

Donovan Mitchell - PG/SG, at TOR ($6,700)

Mitchell is another guard that is a bit too cheap tonight. He has scored more than 32 fantasy points in nine of his last 10 games, including three games with more than 40 fantasy points. He gets a tough matchup against the Toronto Raptors, but he has seen his usage rating skyrocket to over 30% recently. That is expected to be the case tonight, and he could see upwards of 20 shot attempts. He can safely be used in all leagues.

Other Guards to Consider: Tyreke Evans, Dennis Smith Jr., Jrue Holiday, T.J. McConnell, Jerian Grant

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

DeMarcus Cousins - PF/C, vs HOU ($10,900)

Cousins has been playing at an elite level recently, scoring 50 or more fantasy points in seven consecutive games. In those games, he is averaging a ridiculous 23.0/15.9/6.4/2.0/2.6 line. He has a floor around 50 fantasy points, while displaying a ceiling north of 100 fantasy points in the right situation. This game should be fast paced and high scoring, allowing Cousins to have extra opportunities to score fantasy points. He is not exactly cheap, but his price tag also does not represent his recent production. He can be considered in all leagues.

Marco Belinelli - SG/SF, at CHA ($3,500)

Belinelli is an interesting option. He focuses heavily on scoring, struggling to add peripheral stats on a nightly basis. That should work to his advantage tonight, though, as this game is expected to be high scoring. He comes with an extremely low price tag, and Belinelli comes with good upside. He has played slightly more minutes per game on the road this season, and he is expected to see minutes in the mid-20s tonight. He does come with some risk, but he is the type of player that will allow you to get options like Cousins in your lineup, as well.

Other Forwards to Consider: Kent Bazemore, Anthony Davis, Devin Booker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Dwight Howard - C, vs ATL ($8,800)

Howard revenge game? Yes, please. That is one narrative to take, but I'll be looking more at the stats for his game because I tend to take a more serious approach in my articles. Howard has been a significantly better option at home this season, where he is averaging 1.27 fantasy points per minute. He has also scored over 40 fantasy points in seven of his last eight games. Furthermore, Howard was able to score 39.25 fantasy points against the Hawks in their only matchup this season. He is an elite option in all leagues.

Other Centers to Consider: DeAndre Jordan, Dewayne Dedmon, Joel Embiid

 

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