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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (1/24/20): NBA DFS Lineups

Justin Patton Acquired By Mavericks

Oklahoma City Thunder center Justin Patton has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for forward Isaiah Roby. Patton hasn't see too much action in OKC with Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel ahead of him on the depth chart. Losing Dwight Powell (Achilles) for the season is likely why the Mavs made this move. Dallas... Read More

7 hours ago

Nationals Agree With Welington Castillo

The Washington Nationals agreed to a minor league deal with catcher Welington Castillo on Friday. Castillo will receive a non-roster invite to spring training. The 32-year-old (33 in April) hit a disappointing .209/.267/.417 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI in just 72 games for the White Sox in 2019. There won't be much fantasy... Read More

7 hours ago

Falcons To Tender Younghoe Koo

The Atlanta Falcons plan to tender a contract to impending exclusive-rights free-agent kicker Younghoe Koo. The 25-year-old place kicker solidified the team's kicking position in the final eight games of the season, making 23 of his 26 field-goal tries and 15 of his 16 extra points. Koo went 7-for-9 on kicks from 40-49 yards and... Read More

1 day ago

Gary Kubiak To Be Vikings Offensive Coordinator

The Minnesota Vikings are turning to Gary Kubiak, who has been an assistant head coach and offensive advisor, as their next offensive coordinator, according to sources. Minnesota's previous offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski, has left to become the Browns head coach. Not much will change in Minnesota with Kubiak at the helm of the offense, but... Read More

2 days ago

Eli Manning To Announce Retirement Friday

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will hold a news conference on Friday to announce his retirement, according to sources. The writing has been on the wall for Manning after the Giants replaced him with rookie Daniel Jones during the 2019 season. The 39-year-old former first overall pick played in just four games for the... Read More

2 days ago

Cardinals Re-Sign Matt Wieters

The St. Louis Cardinals re-signed catcher Matt Wieters to a one-year, $2 million deal on Wednesday. The 33-year-old will return as the backup to veteran Yadier Molina after playing in 67 games in 2019. The four-time All-Star with the Orioles hit 11 home runs and threw out eight of 19 potential base stealers during last... Read More

2 days ago

Neil Walker Agrees With Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies signed infielder Neil Walker to a minor league deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Walker will receive an invitation to big league camp this spring. The 34-year-old switch-hitter slashed a weak .261/.344/.395 with eight home runs and 38 RBI in 337 at-bats for the Marlins in 2019. If Walker makes the... Read More

2 days ago

Luis Rojas To Be New Mets Manager

The New York Mets are finalizing a deal with Luis Rojas on Wednesday to be the next manager. He'll replace Carlos Beltran, who the team parted ways with last week in the wake of Beltran's role in the Astros sign-stealing scandal. The 38-year-old was the team's quality control coach in 2019 and interviewed for the... Read More

2 days ago

Francisco Liriano Agrees With Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies agreed with relief pitcher Francisco Liriano on a minor league deal on Wednesday, according to sources. Liriano can make $1.5 million with $1.25 million in incentives if he makes the major league roster. The veteran left-hander made 69 relief appearances for the Pirates in 2019 and had a 3.47 ERA, 1.36 WHIP,... Read More

2 days ago

Alex Gordon Back With the Royals in 2020

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Alex Gordon, worth $4 million. Gordon was a free agent but must not have received too many enticing offers this offseason despite a good-enough .266/.345/.396 line to go with Gold Glove defense in left field. He'll turn 36 next month and will... Read More

3 days ago

Jaguars Plan To Hire Jay Gruden As Offensive Coordinator

The Jacksonville Jaguars plan to hire former Redskins head coach Jay Gruden as their next offensive coordinator, according to sources. A deal isn't officially done, but the Jaguars are very close to adding Gruden in the role. The biggest question for Jacksonville's offense heading into the 2020 season will be who is the starter under... Read More

3 days ago

Braves Agree With Marcell Ozuna

The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Marcell Ozuna agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the deal. Ozuna will hit in the middle of Atlanta's order and help replace the power production of third baseman Josh Donaldson, who signed with the Twins. Ozuna, 29, slashed .241/.328/.472 with 29 home... Read More

3 days ago

Trevor Ariza Could Start on Thursday

Portland Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza is likely going to start at small forward for Thursday's game against the Dallas Mavericks, according to head coach Terry Stotts. The trade with the Sacramento Kings was officially finalized on Tuesday, so Ariza is ready to go now. He should have increased fantasy value with Portland instead of... Read More

3 days ago

Braves Sign Felix Hernandez

The Atlanta Braves signed starting pitcher Felix Hernandez to a minor league deal on Monday. He will make $1 million if he's in the big leagues, and he will compete to become the team's fifth starter this spring. King Felix was once the cream of the pitching crop in baseball, but he's fallen far since... Read More

4 days ago

Titans Defensive Coordinator Is Retiring

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees announced his retirement on Monday after the team fell to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship. The 70-year-old will call it quits in the NFL after coaching for 16 seasons with the Patriots, Ravens and Titans. Overall in 2019, the Titans Defense allowed 359.5 yards per game, 255 passing... Read More

4 days ago

Romeo Crennel Out As Houston's D Coordinator

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel has been fired, and defensive line coach Anthony Weaver has been promoted in his place, according to league sources. Houston's defense was a liability for most of the year, especially their leaky secondary. The Texans allowed 51 points and seven straight touchdown drives to the Chiefs in the Divisional... Read More

4 days ago

Panthers Hire Phil Snow As Defensive Coordinator

The Carolina Panthers hired former Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow as their new defensive coordinator on Monday. Snow oversaw the defenses for Matt Rhule at both Baylor and Temple. He has 37 years of college coaching experience and has also served as a defensive coordinator at UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and Boise State. Snow coached... Read More

4 days ago

Royce O'Neale Agrees on Extension

Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale has agreed to a four year extension with the organization, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is worth $36 million, so the Jazz are making a big investment in the former undrafted forward. O'Neale has been a reliable player in the Jazz rotation, but belongs on the waiver wire in... Read More

5 days ago

Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza Swapped In Five-Player Trade

The Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings struck a deal Saturday that saw small/power forward Trevor Ariza sent to Portland, with shooting guard/small Kent Bazemore highlighting the package that went back to Sacramento. While both wings hold marginal fantasy value, Ariza enters the better situation due to Portland’s need for three-point shooting. Bazemore will have... Read More

6 days ago

Jeff Teague, Treveon Graham Traded to Hawks

Minnesota Timberwolves guards Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham have been traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Allen Crabbe. The change of scenery might be nice for Teague, but won't do much to help his fantasy value. He'll likely be backing up Trae Young off the bench. Deandre Bembry and Kevin Huerter could lose... Read More

1 week ago

Marlins Acquire Stephen Tarpley

The Miami Marlins and New York Yankees completed a trade on Wednesday, sending pitcher Stephen Tarpley to Miami in exchange for third baseman James Nelson and cash. In a corresponding move, pitcher Brian Moran was designated for assignment by the Marlins. Tarpley had a 5.88 ERA and issued 21 walks in just 33 2/3 innings... Read More

1 week ago

Josh Donaldson Signs With Twins

The Minnesota Twins and free-agent third baseman Josh Donaldson have reportedly agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract. The contract also is reported to have a fifth-year option for the 34-year-old slugger. Donaldson hit 37 homers and drove in 94 runs for the Atlanta Braves during the 2019 season while playing on a one-year contract.... Read More

1 week ago

Odubel Herrera Designated For Assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies designated outfielder Odubel Herrera for assignment on Tuesday and claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers from the Reds in a corresponding move. Herrera was handed an 85-game suspension to close out the year for a domestic-violence incident, and he hit just .222/.288/.341 with a home run, 16 RBI and two steals in... Read More

1 week ago

Miguel Sano Agrees To Extension

The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Miguel Sano agreed to a three-year contract extension, according to a source familiar with the deal. The deal includes a club option for the 2023 season and will buy out two years of free agency. The extension is for $30 million, with $27 million spread out over the first... Read More

1 week ago

Antonio Gates Announces Retirement

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, an eight-time Pro Bowler who played last in 2018, announced his retirement on Tuesday. The 39-year-old is the team's all-time leader in catches (955), receiving yards (11,841) and touchdowns (116). Gates and quarterback Philip Rivers combined for 89 touchdowns, which is the most in NFL history by a... Read More

1 week ago

Damion Lee is Ineligible to Play Sunday

Golden State Warriors forward Damion Lee isn't eligible to play in Sunday's game versus the Memphis Grizzlies. Lee has run out of two-way days, so the team must finalize a long term agreement with him. Marquese Chriss was waived earlier in the week to clear a roster spot for Lee. They should get this deal... Read More

2 weeks ago

Browns Select Kevin Stefanski as New Head Coach

The Cleveland Browns will hire former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach. Stefanski was reportedly the runner-up to failed head coach Freddie Kitchens last offseason and remained a favorite of some in the Cleveland front office, namely chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta. The 37-year-old heads to Cleveland after calling a... Read More

2 weeks ago

C.J. Miles is Waived by Wizards

Washington Wizards forward C.J. Miles (wrist) has been waived by the organization on Sunday. He might be out for the season after undergoing surgery on his left wrist. Anzejs Pasecniks has been playing well and the Wizards needed to clear a roster spot for him. He'll be on a full NBA contract, while Miles hopes... Read More

2 weeks ago

Cubs, Kyle Schwarber Avoid Arbitration

The Chicago Cubs and outfielder Kyle Schwarber avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $7.01 million deal. Schwarber slashed .250/.339/.531 with a career-high 38 home runs, 82 runs scored and 92 RBI in his 155 games for the Cubs in 2019. The big left-handed slugger has at least 26 round-trippers in each... Read More

2 weeks ago

Willson Contreras Avoids Arbitration

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. It was his first year of arbitration eligibility. Contreras sees a nice raise after hitting .272/.355/.533 with a career-high 24 home runs and 64 RBI in 105 games. It was a much-needed bounce-back performance after he hit... Read More

2 weeks ago

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