NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 1/23/18

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

GUARDS:

Jordan Clarkson (7600/6500) – Clarkson has been amazing over the last two games, but be warned: the bottom can drop out at any time. I do not think that it is worth totally fading him, but I would not go with 100% ownership. The matchup is fine and I could see another 35 point game here.

DeAaron Fox (5700/5200) – I would assume that someone veteran sites here, which is going to open up the ownership on the Kings. Regardless, Fox should benefit of facing Orlando. He will be highly owned, but should be in line for enough time and opportunity that he could hit 30 fantasy points tonight.

DeJounte Murray (4800/4600) – It looks like Murray is finally going to be the starter for the Spurs. They might not be the most exciting team from a fantasy perspective, but the matchup makes up for it. I am not sure if the Cavs want to play anymore, but they are great for fantasy and I will definitely run with Murray tonight.

FORWARDS/CENTERS:

LaMarcus Aldridge (9500/8700) – The Cavs are also bad on the road, which makes this matchup even more attractive. Aldridge had a down game last time, but he sets up very well in this one. I would expect him to post a massive double double here and that is enough to consider playing him.

Julius Randle (6600/6600) – Randle has definitely rounded into form and is making the best of his chances. Who cares what the matchup is? He is going to be able to out rebound whatever Boston puts in his way and as long as he stays out of foul trouble, he will be a threat to exceed 40 fantasy points.

Khem Birch (4600/3700) – Birch is a huge question mark in general right now, but as long as he is seeing minutes, I am willing to take a shot in tournaments. He has done well in that capacity over the last two games, and I would expect him to continue that tonight.

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