THE LAYUP – CORE PICKS 1.22.19 – NBA DFS

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Hello Playmakers! We have a 4 game NBA DFS Main Slate on tap tonight. Here are some core plays that you can implement in either cash games or tournaments. Unless otherwise specified, the plays work on either DraftKings or FanDuel.

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Devin Booker | PHO | $8300 DraftKings | $7900 FanDuel

The Suns are facing the Timberwolves tonight without their first overall pick DeAndre Ayton. Last time out without Ayton Booker had a rough performance putting up just 18-6-6. At home tonight he is likely to put up bigger numbers especially with how trigger happy he is with his shot so the usage should be high here. Although DraftKings scoring suits his play style better its rare to see a player cheaper on FanDuel so for this reason he becomes a strong play for both cash and tournaments tonight.

Derrick Rose | MIN | $6300 DraftKings | $6600 FanDuel 

Although Derrick Rose is not an All-Star he has been impressive in his capacity off the bench especially as of late and we’re expecting that to continue tonight. In his last five games he has been averaging just over 33 FP per game which is almost exactly what he needs to hit value here tonight. In a projected high scoring matchup against one of the worst backcourt defences in the Association Rose should be able to continue his good form here against the Suns.

DeAndre Jordan | DAL | $6400 DraftKings | $7000 FanDuel

DeAndre Jordan is lock city tonight against his old team. In two meetings with them this season he has put up 54 and 48 FP. The Clippers have also been miserable against opposing centers sitting 28th in DvP and have given up an average of 63.5 fantasy points to starting C’s in their last four games. With numbers like this at Jordans price tag on both sites its really tough not to want to plug and play him in all formats tonight.

Dragan Bender | PHO | $4000 DraftKings | $3800 FanDuel

With DeAndre Ayton out and Richaun Holmes unlikely to play Bender should draw the start for the Phoenix Suns tonight. In his last start against the soft bellied Karl-Anthony Towns Bender was able to put up a 12-10 double double while shooting 0-5 from three point land. He will likely be jacking up some three’s again tonight and although its tough to expect 30+ FP from him again, he should be in the neighbourhood of 20 with relative ease. Great salary relief option to allow paying up elsewhere and he is PF eligible on both sites which adds to his appeal

 

Other players to consider: Karl Anthony Towns (MIN), Kyle Lowry (TOR), Bogdan Bogdanovic (SAC), Fred VanVleet (TOR), Kelly Oubre Jr. (PHO)  

 

John Huish is the Head NBA analyst for DailyPlayAction. He plays both Draftkings and Fanduel. His picks are subject to change without notice. DailyPlayAction and John Huish are not responsible for losses accrued.