NBA FanDuel & DraftKings DFS Picks – 1/14/17

Welcome to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s NBA Breakdown. These picks are what I consider to be the best play of the day, relative to their price. One of the most important things we must consider in daily fantasy is how many points a player gets per dollar. It helps us identify value plays to pair with studs that we know will produce in order to maximize our potential points in lineups. I also try to identify plays that can be used in either cash games or tournaments. Typically, when I build my cash games, I am looking for players that have the best floor combined with good upside. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!

Pricing is FD/DK

POINT GUARD:

John Wall (9700/9500) – Wall is a question mark right now with an injury to his hand, and also it sure looked like he smacked Jae Crowder at the end of the game on Thursday, so I guess we’ll have to wait to see what’s up. If he goes, this is a nice spot for him, and I think he should be able to put a huge game up on Philadelphia tonight. Keep your eyes on the news, because several values will come from him sitting.

Tony Parker (4900/4700) – Parker is playing some really good basketball right now, and the Suns are a great matchup for him. The price is perfect, and as long as this game doesn’t turn into a blow out, he’s in a great spot to produce. I love the upside and I think he’s someone you’ll absolutely want in your lineup tonight.

SHOOTING GUARD:

Devin Booker (6300/5800) – The Spurs are a team that daily fantasy players typically look past, but I think I’d be willing to buy into a few of the Suns tonight, because you almost have to in tournaments. Booker has found his stroke again, and as long as he has it, I think he’s someone that makes a lot of sense to play. The Spurs will be a tough matchup, but he could very well get it done.

Tyreke Evans (5600/5100) – I don’t think you can expect another 45+ point game out of Evans tonight, but with his minutes going up and coming off the bench, Evans could be a great option in tournaments tonight. I could definitely see him going over 30 points, and at his price, that is still really, really good.

SMALL FORWARD:

Kawhi Leonard (8700/8500) – It’s tough not to start with Leonard here, because he has been playing so well and this is just such a good matchup. He’s our play of the night because I think he should be able to take advantage of the mental lapses with some of the younger players on the Suns. He’s price very well, and if this game stays close, it could be his biggest of the year.

Robert Covington (5500/6200) – I don’t really love anyone else at the position, but I think this Washington/Philadelphia game could be interesting, and I would expect Covington to be able to have a nice outing. He can be too dependent on his shot falling, but if it is, he’s a huge upside play.

POWER FORWARD:

Anthony Davis (11500/11400) – Anthony Davis is a big question mark right now, but I would have to imagine he plays. If he doesn’t, Terrence Jones is a 100% lock in all your lineups. If Davis does play, in a crazy way, he isn’t as appealing an option as Jones due to the price, but he still has a ton of upside. I am silently hoping Davis sits again, but if he plays he makes a really nice play.

Markeiff Morris (5700/6000) – Morris is priced at a really good spot, and I love the matchup tonight for him against Philly. He’s got some upside even at this price, and it is tough for me to imagine him not being able to cross the 30 point mark tonight. He’s a great start for cash games and is in play for tournaments as well.

CENTER:

Rudy Gobert (7500/6600) – Gobert is underpriced on DraftKings by a crazy amount, so for me, he’s the start point there. Even on FanDuel, he’s in a great spot against Orlando who has given up some pretty big games to centers. Gobert is a shot blocking machine and he’s going to get his share of points and rebounds as well, as is overall a top notch play.

Tyson Chandler (5400/4900) – Chandler is playing good ball right now, and I think this makes for a great spot to roll him out in tournaments. The price is nice for someone who could end up in the late 30’s if everything goes right. I think it will, and though I prefer him in tournaments, I understand using him in cash as well.

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