NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 1/6/18

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


Jimmy Butler (9800/8200) – I know that Chris Paul is going to be the chalk here because Harden is not playing, but with his price high, I just do not see a ton of room for upside. Sure, he  could hut over 60 fantasy points, but I would rather go with Butler tonight. We know you win against New Orleans in the back court, and Butler could easily have his way with Rondo or Holiday or Moore tonight.

Bradley Beal (8600/7800) – Beal is another guy who is absolutely on fire right now. His price on DraftKings feels low for what he brings to the table. I really believe he has taken over John Wall as the top dog on this team. Wings against Milwaukee can always do well, so I am on board here.

Darren Collison (6100/5900) – It never makes you feel great to want to drop Collison into your lineup, but the matchup could not get better. Oladipo is still questionable, and I really do not mind playing him even if Victor is back. The price is right and he should not see high ownership.


DeMarcus Cousins (11200/10800) – The center position is tough tonight. I am probably going to stick with Cousins and Karl-Anthony Towns, with some Bismack Biyombo. KAT was awful against the Pelicans the first time around, but he has been a much better player on his home court. Cousins, though, is just a dominating force and is basically the most consistent fantasy basketball player.

Nikola Mirotic (6800/6500) – There is a lot to like about Mirotic, aside from the annoying MVP talk. He does not play enough, mmmkay? Mirotic is always a good bet to come in with 30 fantasy points, and we have seen him get to the 40 point mark as well. The matchup is nice and he should be a good bet for production.

Gerald Green (5700/5100) – I cannot believe we are here again writing about Gerald Green. He is like Michael Beasley. Every year for a few games, these guys just go on tears and you cannot fade them. Then, the floor just falls out. I think the upside here, as he has shown us, and I am going to just ride the momentum.

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