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

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/13/20): NBA DFS Lineups

Welcome back to RotoBaller, your source for all things fantasy sports! Tonight is the last NBA DFS slate before the All-Star break and it's only two games. These small slates make for great GPP slates, but exercise some caution tonight with bankroll management and I usually advise skipping cash games on two-game slates as well.

Both games are without Vegas totals at this time, but they both carry tight spreads with the Celtics slight 1.5 point favorites at home against the Clippers and the Pelicans also 2.5 point home favorites against the Oklahoma City Thunder. All four teams come into tonight in pretty good health with Patrick Beverley (out) and Brandon Ingram (questionable) being the only major pieces on the injury report.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 2/13/20. You can also check out today's FanDuel lineup picks. Find me on Twitter @ThunderDanDFS where I am usually tweeting about fantasy sports and DFS. Remember to monitor injury news as the slate can completely change before line-up lock.

Editor's Note: Our friends at Monkey Knife Fight have the best, most fun, fastest growing DFS props game! It's super simple to play and to win real money. Just choose your NBA, NHL or PGA game, and make your picks! Get a 100% instant deposit bonus up to $50 using promo code: BALLER. That's $50 for free - don't miss out! Play Now!


DraftKings DFS Guards

Jrue Holiday - PG/SG, NO vs. OKC ($7,900)

Jrue is one of the first guys I'll click into my lineups tonight if Brandon Ingram is unable to play. Ingram has now missed two games in a row and I could definitely see the Pelicans decide to give him one more night off before the break to get completely healthy for the second half. In his last two games, Holiday has posted 61 and 45 DK points and had 10 assists in each. When Ingram is out, Holiday takes over as the primary facilitator on offense for the Pelicans and that's when I want to target him in DFS. He's a great rebounder for a guard and solid defender who averages 2.6 blocks/steals per game. While the arrival of Zion Williamson has smoothed out the production among the Pelicans starters for the most part, I still feel pretty comfortable targeting Jrue here at this price and there simply aren't that many options to choose from tonight at shooting guard, which is where I'll slot him into my lineups.

Chris Paul - PG, OKC @ NO ($7,100)

CP3 is my favorite point guard on the slate, hands down. He comes into tonight's game in excellent form and has seen his playing time increased to the 33-34 minute range lately. The matchup is ideal here as the Pelicans are a team that has been bleeding points to lead guards and ball-handlers this season. Earlier in the year, it was Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder who were carrying the scoring load for the Thunder while Paul was more content to pass, but CP3 has now scored 22, 22, and 31 actual points over his last three games. He will be a popular play tonight, but it's going to be hard to get away from chalky players on only a two-game slate. I'll eat Chris Paul chalk and get different elsewhere.

J.J. Redick - SG/SF NO vs. OKC ($4,400)

Redick is one of the best pure shooters in the NBA and he's finally settling into his new bench role quite nicely. He's poured in 18, 23, and 20 actual points over his last three games on 50% shooting from the field. I love using second-team guys in DFS because they often get overlooked by those who are only looking for the green checkmark that denotes a player is starting. Redick is really cheap and eligible at SF tonight, making him a really valuable asset for DFS. J.J. carries a really high correlation with teammate Jrue Holiday at .43 and I love the idea of pairing them together. If Ingram misses, bump Redick up even further.


DraftKings DFS Forwards

Kawhi Leonard - SF, LAC @ BOS ($9,100)

One thing you want to do on a small slate like this is always lock in the top raw points scorer. I have Kawhi projected to outscore everyone tonight and it's not particularly close. He came through in a big way for us on Tuesday in a tough loss against the Sixers and I expect him to put up another 50+ DK point outing tonight against Boston. Like I said on Tuesday, we usually see Kawhi at his best in close games against good competition and I expect him to ball out tonight on national TV in an attempt to bounce back from Tuesday's loss and get a big win for his club before the break.

Danilo Gallinari - SF/PF, OKC @ NO ($5,500)

My favorite team to target tonight is the Thunder, and Gallinari is just way too cheap for his role on this team and the matchup that they have tonight. He's been a consistent DFS asset all season and has only one game under 30 DK points over his last eight. He shoots 40% from three-point range and isn't shy about putting up shots. This season he's been great against New Orleans averaging 18 points, seven rebounds, and nearly three assists in three games against them. He's a great value on this slate and his position versatility makes him easy to fit into rosters.

Marcus Morris - SF/PF, LAC @ BOS ($5,000)

Morris is a bit of a wild card tonight. He's one of the cheapest starters from any of the four teams on the slate, but there are still some questions as to what type of usage he will see playing alongside Kawhi and Paul George. The good news is he played 35 minutes for the Clippers on Tuesday night which gives me some optimism that he can be a productive fantasy asset going forward in DFS. 5k just feels much too cheap for a guy who has averaged 30 DK points a game this season and the matchup against Boston is a good one for big men as they have been a weak rebounding team this season.


DraftKings DFS Centers

Steven Adams - C, OKC @ NO ($5,300)

Adams is one of my favorite guys to watch in the NBA. Nothing about his game is pretty, but he will scrap and fight his way to fantasy points every night. He's been splitting time with Nerlens Noel quite a bit this season in an effort to keep both players healthy, but his minutes have stabilized again in the 28-30 minute range lately which should be more than enough to make value at this price and in this matchup. In two games this season, Adams is averaging 15 points, 11 boards, and three blocks/steals. He makes for a great pairing with pick-and-roll partner Chris Paul and the two are positively correlated.

More Fantasy Basketball Analysis

More Recent Articles


Taking Out the Trash: Pitchers Who Should Junk Their Worst Pitch

Pitch mix changes can make or break a player’s season. That obviously goes for fantasy value as well as real-life. We've already seen how throwing an effective pitch more often could make a huge improvement a la Patrick Corbin. Sometimes pitchers just need to eliminate a pitch to see their numbers improve. Consider the following: Mitch... Read More

ADP Showdown – Trevor Story vs. Trea Turner

Pitchers and catchers have officially reported and position player workouts are getting underway, which means baseball season is officially upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already started dealing with tough draft position... Read More

Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher Statcast

Statcast metrics such as Barrels and Brls/BBE are great ways to evaluate a batter's performance, so it is only natural to assume that the metrics would be predictive for pitchers as well. As much as batters want to hit a Barrel every time, pitchers want to avoid them at all costs. Yet there is evidence... Read More

Bases Loaded Podcast - All Things Fantasy Baseball w/ Nick Pollack (@PitcherList)

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is  joined by Nick Pollack (@PitcherList) and they discuss all things fantasy baseball! Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast Network. Like and Subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be sure to also tune... Read More

Finding Combo-Player Values Using Z-Scores and ATC Projections

Towards the end of last season, I asked the question – “Draft Speed or Pound the Power?” Loaded in this seemingly simple query are two contradictory approaches – one for power and one for speed. Power Approach 1: Home run totals are dramatically up in baseball these days. Therefore, there are many power bats available... Read More

ADP Showdown - Whit Merrifield vs Austin Meadows

Spring training is officially underway, which means baseball season is upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already begun dealing with tough draft position decisions. The outfield position is deep as always, but... Read More

2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Third Base

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More

2020 Dynasty Leagues: Players to Sell (Premium Content)

As draft day approaches in dynasty leagues, the window to sell-high on a big name has never been better. The first days of spring training are a chance to cash in on players who may have hit their peak value before the 2020 season begins. Bartering is a matter of risk vs reward. You hate... Read More

Bases Loaded Podcast: Early Round Values

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is joined by Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino) and Zach Braff (@BraffZ) and they discuss early round values. They go through and highlight a few players that are going inside the top 150 in ADP that offer a great chance to return profit. Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast... Read More

Second Year Pitcher Preview: Fantasy Baseball 2020 ADP Analysis

Host Anthony Aniano of RotoBaller Radio discuss the 2020 fantasy baseball season and keeps you updated with all the latest news and analysis Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, every weekday afternoon from 1-2 PM ET, Saturday nights from 9-11 PM ET... Read More

Relief Pitchers to Target for Holds

Hold on... there are fantasy leagues that reward middle relievers, not just starters and closers? Yes, there are, and leagues that reward holds are one of the fastest-growing segments of fantasy baseball as real baseball continues to diminish the role of the starter in favor of building deep bullpens with multiple relievers that throw 95+... Read More

2020 Second Base Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Points leagues may seem like a slight variation from traditional 5x5 category scoring leagues but you must approach draft day with a different strategy if you wish to truly compete. Rankings themselves are a different beast altogether, as category specialists like Mallex Smith and Dee Gordon (stolen bases), Kyle Schwarber and Franmil Reyes (home runs),... Read More

ADP Showdown – Matt Olson vs Paul Goldschmidt

Pitchers and catchers have officially reported and position player workouts are getting underway, which means baseball season is officially upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already started dealing with tough draft position... Read More

2020 Second Base Rankings - Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Leagues

As the season draws near, we realize more and more that it's draft season. There is a large portion of fantasy baseball busy with mock drafts, rankings, sleepers, and more mock drafts. The Dynasty community, on the other hand, is looking to continue their dominance, rebuild, or in a worst-case scenario, stick their hands up... Read More

Six Undervalued Draft Targets for Mixed Leagues

Heading into 2020, there are a number of players who had poor 2019 campaigns that should bounce back strong. Some of these players are presently undervalued by fantasy owners for one reason or another. In this article, I'll identify a few such players who should outperform their current ADP in 2020. While each of these... Read More