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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (1/26/20): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice


The FanDuel NBA "main slate" features six games, beginning at 6 p.m. (eastern), to close out the weekend. The Nets, who beat the Pistons in overtime on Saturday, will head to Madison Square Garden for their second of back-to-back outings, which could undoubtedly have an impact on either the availability or workload of Kyrie Irving, who has been dealing with a hamstring issue as of late. Meanwhile, the Magic will host the Clippers at home before heading south for a showdown in Miami on Monday night. Los Angeles will once again be without Paul George, who has been dealing with a bum hamstring of his own.

To round out the rest of the injuries, Rui Hachimura, Moritz Wagner, Jabari Parker, Chandler Parsons, Alex Len, Enes Kanter, RJ Barrett, Aron Baynes, Cameron Johnson, and Malcolm Brogdon remain out. On the other hand, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Jrue Holiday, DeAndre Jordan, Patrick Beverley, and Jae Crowder all have a shot at playing, with more information regarding their availability likely coming out upon release of the first injury report of the day.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 1/26/20. 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. Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Good luck.

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Bradley Beal - SG, @ ATL ($8.300)

Beal's price continues to rise to where it was before the knee injury that kept him out for five-straight games. His minutes have gradually increased since his return, and his production has followed. He has hit at least 37.2 fantasy points in each of his last three outings, which included a 57.3 fantasy point outing against the Miami Heat on Wednesday. The 26-year-old will likely start at the three spot as a result of injuries but should still have the ball in his hands more than anyone else on the Wizards' roster.

Kemba Walker - PG, @ NOP ($7,600)

The Pelicans have struggled to defend the backcourt despite having Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday floating around. Nonetheless, we can take advantage of this and roll with Walker, who produced 61.4 fantasy points against Orlando on Friday night. Granted, the team had some injuries, which would explain the spike in production, but with Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart all on the fence against New Orleans, we could see a similar performance once again.

JA Morant - PG, @ PHO ($7,100)

Morant had the worst performance of his young career against the Celtics, finishing things up with only two points. He did bounce back against the Pistons and should be in line for another strong outing against Ricky Rubio, who is allowing 0.5 fantasy points per minute to whoever he is defending this season. Unlike in season's past, the Grizzlies have moved the needle in regards to pace, so this game could easily end up as the highest-scoring contest of the night, which of course, usually coincides with increased production from those who participate. Don't forget about Dillon Brooks as well, especially if Jae Crowder isn't able to suit up.

Lou Williams - SG, @ ORL ($6,100)

Williams has benefited immensely from the absence of Paul George, who has missed his last eight games--and nine of his previous 10--while dealing with a hamstring issue. In those nine contests, he is averaging 33 fantasy points, so chances are that we will see a similar outing against the Magic on Sunday, at least we hope. Nonetheless, at that price, he would only need 30.5 fantasy points to hit his value, which should be easily attainable for Sweet Lou.

 

FanDuel DFS Forwards

Domantas Sabonis - PF, @ POR ($8,400)

With Malcolm Brogdon out with a concussion and Victor Oladipo waiting to make his return in the next week or two, Sabonis is the No. 1 option offensively for Indiana. He has a favorable matchup against Carmelo Anthony, who is allowing a miserable 0.5 fantasy points per minute to opposing power forwards on the year. With at least 43 fantasy points in each of his last two games, he is someone you definitely want in your lineup, especially at that price.

John Collins - PF, vs. WAS ($7,700)

Without Trae Young against the Clippers, Collins exploded by producing 67.2 fantasy points. He came back down to earth upon Young's return against the Thunder, but he still managed to finish with 28 points and six rebounds in that one. He is the primary beneficiary with the foursome of Alex Len, Chandler Parsons, Deandre Bembry, and Jabari Parker all likely out on Sunday, gaining a 1.8 percent bump is usage to go along with a +4.2 in +/- differential. Also, look for Bruno Fernando to benefit, but is a risky option, nonetheless.

Zion Williamson - PF, vs. BOS ($5,700)

Williamson will remain on a minutes restriction against the Celtics but should still remain productive, nonetheless. He is averaging 18.5 points throughout the first two games of his career and only logged one turnover the other night against the Nuggets after coughing up five during his debut. His stock will rise even more if Jayson Tatum remains out, which could lead to the Gordon Hayward, who is smaller, sliding into the four spot.

T.J. Warren - SF, @ POR ($5,900)

Just as in Sabonis' case, Warren has also benefited from the absence of Malcolm Brogdon. He has scored at least 25 points in each of his last two games, while also hitting at least 39.6 fantasy points during the span. He dropped 33 points and had four steals against Golden State, and though he likely won't hit 56 fantasy points as he did in that one, accumulating somewhere between 30-35 fantasy points against the Trail Blazers isn't out of the question.

 

FanDuel DFS Centers

Jonas Valanciunas - C, vs. PHO ($6,900)

Surprisingly, Deandre Ayton is allowing some miserable numbers on the defensive end to opposing centers this season. Though we are only working with a small sample size after the sophomore missed some time with a suspension and injuries, it isn't a good look at the moment. Valanciunas is one of those guys who will go off when you omit him from your lineup, so let's not be a victim, especially with this game having plenty of fantasy potential.

Montrezl Harrell - C, @ ORL ($6,400)

Harrell will see a spark in productivity if Patrick Beverley misses his third consecutive outing. He picked things up during Beverley's two absences thus far, averaging 42.8 fantasy points during that span. As usual, he will come off the bench but should enter at some point in the first quarter at the expense of Ivica Zubac, who usually only plays around 15-20 minutes per game.

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