NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 1/15/18 – Early

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 FanDuel/DraftKings


Goran Dragic (7400/7200) – Dragic has been very good over the last few games, and I would expect that to continue against Chicago today. The MLK Day slate is one of my favorites of the year, just behind every sports opening weekend and Thanksgiving NFL and Christmas NBA. Anyway, Dragic should be able to control things here and that makes him a worthwhile play.

Spencer Dinwiddie (6400/6600) – Dinwiddie was an absolute disaster in the first quarter of the last game, amassing one turnover as his lone stat. He managed a very good second half to rectify his day. The matchup here against the Knicks should be a good one for him and I like the upside of using him.

Jarrett Jack (5600/5000) – Do not look now, but Jarret Jack seems to be coming into form. It took him awhile, but he is starting to turn it on. The Nets are a team I can see him having some success against, and I want to have some exposure to him on this slate.


Giannis Antetekuonmpo (10500/10200) – Giannis has not been overly dominant as of late, but I like this as a get right spot. The Wizards will have a very tough time containing him, and I expect to see Giannis dominate in all levels of the game. I think he will go over the 60 point mark today.

Marcin Gortat (5800/5400) – Gortat has been very good against Milwaukee all year, as they cannot guard centers. There is no reason to abandon ship today. Gortat is cheap and makes a high upside play at the position.

Enes Kanter (6500/6100) – Jeff Hornacek hates Kanter and seems to be unwilling to commit to him late in games. However, he can dominate and I think he will against Brooklyn. We have seen some centers and forwards put up big games against the Nets, and I can see Kanter doing that today.

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