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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice - NBA DFS Lineup Picks for 1/6/16


By Keith Allison [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Tonight we've got a lovely 11-game slate scheduled. My favorite thing about the larger slates is that if you miss on a 40+ fantasy point scorer or two, your night isn't necessarily over.

In this article, I will be providing you with Daily NBA picks for FanDuel for 1/6/16. The picks will range from some of the elite players, to mid-priced options, and value plays.

Let's get to it, shall we?

 

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FanDuel DFS Point Guards

Chris Paul (at POR, $9,000)

I think you could go Westbrook in this spot as well for cash games, but with so many options tonight at point, I'd rather save the $1,700 and go with Paul. He's got a real nice floor, has been playing very well of late - he's exceeded value in eight of his last 10 games, by an average of 6.14 points over his price implied value - and he's get a very cushy matchup against the porous Portland defense. I think the return of Damian Lillard makes Paul appealing for two reasons - his offense should keep this game close, and he's a very poor defender, so Paul should have his way when the ball is in his hands. In addition to the favorable matchup, the 206 point over/under in this game is one of the highest of the night, and the four point spread implies it should be a tight one.

Tournament Options: John Wall (vs CLE, $9,900) and Russell Westbrook (vs MEM, $10,700)

 

FanDuel DFS Shooting Guards

 DeMar DeRozan (at BKN, $8,200)

There is quite a bit of value available at shooting guard tonight, but not enough consistency among them for me to warrant cash game consideration - I'll save those guys for tournament play. DeMar draws a great matchup against Brooklyn. Honestly, rostering at any position against Brooklyn is a favorable matchup, but they are especially kind to opposing two-guards. He has been in a bit of a funk, only exceeding value in five of his last 10 games, but against Brooklyn on rested legs is the perfect situation to break out of said funk. DeRozan has the highest - and in my opinion, the safest - floor of any shooting guard this evening.

Value Play: JJ Redick (at POR, $5,000)

Tournament Play: Devin Booker (vs CHA, $3,600)

 

FanDuel DFS Small Forwards

TJ Warren (vs CHA, $4,300)

With all the expensive plays I've suggested tonight, I wanted to find a value play I could confidently back. That said, my confidence levels up if Nicolas Batum is unavailable for the Hornets tonight. Warren has seen his usage and production increase greatly since the absence of Eric Bledsoe due to season-ending knee surgery. In four of his last five games, he's attempted at least 10 shots, and I think the Suns' reliance on him in their offensive sets will only grow from here on out. He's also done a pretty good job grabbing a handful of rebounds and assists in each game, helping to raise his floor. The matchup isn't perfect, but he's certainly a bargain at this price for someone who projects to play 30-34 minutes and with a usage rate in the low-to-mid 20's.

Tournament Play: Tobias Harris (vs IND, $5,900)

 

FanDuel DFS Power Forwards

Serge Ibaka (vs MEM, $6,500)

There are quite a few options tonight at power forward that I think are in consideration for both cash and tournament, but I wanted to give you a guy who's a  little less pricey than most and still provides a nice floor. In Kevin Durant's absence the other night, Ibaka had a great performance, providing 43.9 FanDuel points in 40 minutes of play. His matchup tonight isn't an ideal one, but it isn't bad either. Ibaka is priced fairly and thanks to the high number of minutes he plays, Westbrook's trust in him and his ability to fill up the stat sheet in a number of ways, I think he's a very fine cash game play.

Other Cash Game Considerations: Chris Bosh (vs NYK, $7,900) and Anthony Davis (vs DAL, $10,200)

Value Play: Darrell Arthur (at MIN, $3,500)

Contrarian Tournament Option: Thaddeus Young (vs TOR, $7,100)

 

FanDuel DFS Centers

Karl-Anthony Towns (vs DEN, $7,500)

Towns put up somewhat of a dud against the 76ers in his team's most recent game, but I like him to bounce back against a Denver squad that is hurting in the middle thanks to Faried's injury. In the three games prior to the T-Wolves loss to the Sixers, Towns not only put up at least 31 FanDuel points, he attempted 16 shots or more in each and grabbed 9+ rebounds. That creates a pretty stable floor and this matchup is a nice one for KAT. The 204 projected total from Vegas is pretty favorable and this game his little chance for blowout potential, so I think you can lock Towns in for 30-32 minutes.

Also Consider: Andre Drummond (at BOS, $9,200)

 

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