The Sixth Man – January 17 Main Slate – NBA DFS


Hello DPA Nation and welcome back to The Sixth Man report where we look into the daily slate for value to ensure that our playmakers have the most flexibility with their lineup construction from a price standpoint. Last night was absolutely BONKERS in the NBA-DFS world with scores nearly reaching 500s. NBA is always changing, therefore we need to be on our toes more than ever in this day and age for the sport to be effective. Let’s take a look at what’s available today!

Marc Gasol (DK $4,800 | FD $5,000)
It’s feels like we are beating a dead horse, but anytime we can attack WAS with a cheap big man I’m jumping at the opportunity. Gasol hasn’t skipped a beat since being sidelined, as he played 33 minutes in his first game back and we fully expect him to see a similar compliment of minutes again tonight. Gasol isn’t someone I consider to be a flashy pick or someone who’s going to break the slate, however I am fine with the production he brings in this spot. In his last 10 games (including the game he played 8 minutes and got injured) he’s averaging roughly 28FP a game which is good for just over 5x return at his current price. He’s going to a core piece to most cash game plays on both DraftKings and FanDuel.

Brendan Clarke (DK$4900 | FD$4800)
The Canadian Kid lands on my value play list again this year. I was devastated when Boston shipped him off the Memphis on draft day, but I am super happy to see this kid flourish on an exciting team. Although I normally reserve Clarke for pace up match-ups (he has better splits in pace up vs pace down) but he’s been quietly producing lately. In his last three he’s averaging 22 minutes and 28FP. Realistically his price should be a few hundred more, so I am going to capitalize on him under 5K again (especially on DK where we have more flexibility with him) against the lowly Cavs.

Dejounte Murray (DK $5400 | FD$ 4900)
Most people are going to look at this pick and immediately dismiss Murray in his spot tonight based on his recent outings. However, one closer look shows that SAS has had a brutal schedule recently playing 6 teams that can lock down players. In his last 6 games Murray has 4 steals and a block, however if we look at the 6 before that you will notice he had 10 steals and a block. The recent stretch of games should really push ownership off him. Murray isn’t going to wow us with usage or scoring, but its his peripherals that make him such a tantalizing piece at times. Atlanta gives up the most blocks and steals in the league, so I am fine plugging in Murray in GPPs in what could be one of his best pace up matchup spots this year.

Other Considerations (in no particular order)
OG Anunoby
Maxi Kleber
De’Anthony Melton
Darius Garland
Lonnie Walker IV
Jeremy Lamb
Shabazz Napier