NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 1/15/18 – Late
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
Chris Paul (10800/10300) – Chris Paul will be making his first trip back to Los Angeles. This should be a very nice game, and one that I want to build around. His price still leaves him with enough room for upside, and I am fully expecting to see the high-end of CPIII in this one.
Lou Williams (9100/8900) – I do not think anyone would have thought Williams would be priced at almost $9k, but who is complaining with what he is returning? He has some really solid upside and I want to make sure he is in my lineups tonight. I smell a showdown between him and Paul.
Joe Ingles (5000/4700) – Ingles is not a sexy pick, and his upside is debatable, but I think you are going to have to make concessions to fit the right guys in your lineups. As a result, I will take a guy who is pretty stable in his production in Ingles.
Draymond Green (8200/7000) – Draymond Green had basically no fantasy points in the second half of their game against the Raptors, which really sucked. I think he is in a really good position here against the Cavs who look like they do not care. I feel like 40 fantasy points is realistic and he is the guy I am leaning on for the Warriors.
Domantas Sabonis (6500/6400) – Myles Turner has already been ruled out, and I like Sabonis and his chances of success against the Rudy Gobert-less Jazz. His price is higher than I would like, but I think he could still put together a big game here.
Ryan Anderson (4500/4600) – For me, it is simple to play Anderson when he is on the road. There is nothing scary about this matchup, and it could be less scary depending on DeAndre Jordan playing. He should be a good bet for a game in the mid-20s which is good enough for me.