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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (1/1/20): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

Welcome to NBA Tuesday night. We have four games on the board tonight, but a ton of different options to pay up for. There is value to pay down for, but we have to get it perfect in tournaments.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 1/1/20. 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 check out today's DraftKings lineup picks.

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Damian Lillard - PG, POR @ NY ($9,300)

I love Damian Lillard in Madison Square Garden tonight. We all know he's the type of player that likes to step up on the big stage and I'm not sure there is a bigger stage in a regular-season game than tonight. He's opening up the new decade in the most prolific arena in the country and I suspect Lillard will drop at least 30 points tonight. His price is fair on FanDuel and there is plenty of money to spend. Lillard will likely be around 35-40% owned, but I'm ok with making sure I'm over the field there.

Shabazz Napier - PG, MIN @ MIL ($4,800)

With Andrew Wiggins out and Jeff Teague doubtful, Shabazz Napier is your lock of the night. He's going to get 32 minutes at a minimum and there are a ton of shots to go around with KAT and Wiggins out of the picture. The Bucks play at the fastest pace in the entire league and I don't see any way Napier falls short of 25 fantasy points. The upside for 45 is very real and I project around 38.


FanDuel DFS Forwards

Anthony Davis - PF, LAL vs. PHO ($10,800)

It's between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis for the big dog at forward. You can fit both, but you certainly don't have to. Davis is my pick between the two, as the match-up with the Suns is perfect and his ownership may drop as he hasn't been over 45 fantasy points in three straight games. Davis is going to demolish the Suns when on the floor and I expect Los Angeles to run the offense through AD here. I like the price on Davis, too, as he's cheaper than Giannis and has just as much upside if the game script goes right.

Carmelo Anthony - PF, POR @ NY ($5,300)

You have to like Carmelo back in MSG tonight. He's already getting 35+ minutes a night and will shoot 15 times if he wants to. Expect the Blazers to give Anthony a few extra shots here and the price on FanDuel is extremely friendly. At under $5.5k, 'Melo is a near-lock for value in this match-up. His ownership will likely be sky-high, but I'll bite the bullet on the chalk here. His fantasy points haven't been what we're looking for of late, but that will certainly turn around in this match-up and the upside is very real here.


FanDuel DFS Centers

Gorgui Dieng - C, MIN @ MIL ($6,200)

Karl-Anthony Towns has already been ruled out against the Bucks and Gorgui Dieng is going to see another load of minutes. He's been over 32 minutes in two of the last three games and the match-up with Milwaukee is a great one. His price has risen on FanDuel over $6k, but I fully expect Dieng to be over 30 fantasy points here once again in an easy match-up with Brook Lopez on the other side.

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