NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 2/6/18

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

GUARDS:

Russell Westbrook (11800/11500) – This is the type of situation where you have to think that a 70+ point fantasy performance is in play. The Warriors are still the best team in the NBA, and Russ gets up for these kinds of games. The price might seem like a bit much, but I am willing to pay it all day waiting to see him put up a monster game.

DeMar DeRozan (8400/7700) – I do not care what the DVP says about Boston, I am a big fan of playing Lowry and DeRozan at home in games that should be close. I think this qualifies. This type of game where you can get DeRozan for under $8k on DraftKings sets up really well, as he should be able to smash value tonight. I could see him finishing with above 40 fantasy points.

Andrew Harrison (5400/5000) – Harrison just keeps ticking on here. The price has come up now, but he is still being given all the opportunity in the world to hit value. The Hawks are not good at defensive and barely good at basketball as a team. He should be able to check another 25-30 fantasy point performance off tonight.

FORWARDS/CENTERS:

Enes Kanter (6900/7300) – I love Kanter as a player, and this price scares me. I do not trust Jeff Hornacek to make sure he is out there, but this is a pretty juicy matchup against the Bucks. The upside here to me screams 50 points if he plays 30 minutes, which he could.

Julius Randle (7600/6800) – Given the state of the Suns front court, this should be an absolute smash spot for Randle. He has been playing the best basketball of his career possibly over the last few months. I would be shocked to see him not cross the 30 point mark tonight and there is real upside for something much, much bigger.

T.J. Warren (6800/6700) – I guess I have been under a rock in terms of where Josh Jacksons price was at, but when I saw it on both FanDuel and DraftKings, I immediately knew I wanted to just pay the extra money to get to Warren who has a much higher upside. With Booker looking like he is out, this provides a great opportunity for Warren to go for a ceiling game against a bad defensive Lakers team.

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