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NBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks - FanDuel DFS Basketball Advice for 1/12/16

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An eight-game Tuesday! What a kind gift. Of course, it came at the expense of a lame night last night. Still, let’s take advantage of a wonderful Tuesday night filled with basketball.

In this article, I will be providing you with Daily NBA picks for FanDuel for 1/12/16. The picks will range from some of the elite players, to mid-priced options, and value plays.

Without wasting anymore time, let's get down to it!

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FanDuel DFS Point Guards

Tyreke Evans (at LAL) - $7,800

The Lakers are always a great target for opposing point guards, and this may just be the perfect storm. Evans is great in transition and can really get to the rim. If Anthony Davis sits again, Evans becomes close to a must-play. Regardless, the upside here is Russell Westbrook good, as Evans can triple double too. Take advantage here.

Mario Chalmers (vs. HOU) - $5,000

Michael Conley is still questionable with his Achilles injury after a limited session yesterday. If he sits once again, Chalmers gets to take on the Houston Rockets. The Rockets have been struggling to contain scoring point guards this year, and their up and down tempo will surely do wonders for Chalmers’ already high shot and assist totals if he plays.


FanDuel DFS Shooting Guards

Devin Booker (at IND) - $3,900

The shooting guard position is a barren wasteland on Tuesday. The only real value play I can find prior to injury news is Booker. He’s getting a full complement of minutes for Phoenix, and that’s more than enough reason to buy in at this low price point. He will get the shots needed to hit value tonight, and his low price will allow you to spend up if needed at your second SG spot.

*Check for injury news to fill your second spot.*

FanDuel DFS Small Forwards

LeBron James (at DAL) - $10,200

In an effort to avoid potential blowouts for the Thunder and the Pacers, James seems like the best place to spend big money at SF tonight. The Mavericks should be able to keep this game close, and when that happens, The King takes over. He’s been a triple double threat more and more as of late, and Tuesday shouldn’t be any different.

P.J. Tucker (at IND) - $4,400

It seems odd that we’re going back to the Suns for another player, especially when neither of those players are Brandon Knight. However, Tucker is another guy who’s getting consistent minutes on this team. He can contribute in all categories, so 30 FDP is no stretch of the imagination when he gets that many minutes. Booker and Tucker make for a sneaky stack on Tuesday.


FanDuel DFS Power Forwards

Anthony Davis (at LAL) - $10,400 OR Ryan Anderson (at LAL) - $5,500

Here’s a tough one, so buckle up. This two guys are playing in the only late game on the slate. So, if Davis becomes a game-time decision, you’re kinda stuck. If news comes out prior to lock that Davis is starting, I’m not sure he’s worth his price tag. However, it is the Lakers, so there is plenty of tournament upside. If Davis sits, Anderson becomes somewhat of a must-play. Using Anderson in a tournament might be the way to go regardless. If Davis does play, Anderson should still get enough minutes to hit value, and one wrong step would send Davis back to the bench. There’s tons of value here, but good luck sorting it out.

Zach Randolph (vs. HOU) - $6,800

Randolph is back, baby. His price tag is sure to rise, so hop on now and hope for another 50-FDP outing. The Rockets can be susceptible to big men who can score, and Randolph is clearly back to full health.


FanDuel DFS Centers

Tyson Chandler (at IND) - $3,900

A third Phoenix Sun? OK, now I really must be crazy. Well, I am. But if we’re getting real, all three of these guys should hit value at this prices. You can mix and match them depending on where you want to spend up, but Chandler should get close to 30 minutes with Alex Len sidelined. While 10 points always seems like a stretch for him, the rebounds should be rock solid. Add in a couple of blocks and put-back dunks and that’s a solid night for a bargain price like this.


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