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NBA DFS Picks For January 23, 2021

Luca Doncic DFS
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Dallas Mavericks Guard Luka Doncic (77) attacks the basket during a NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers on February 25, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

Today’s NBA slate is going to be all about targeting teams with depleted rosters. Injuries are all over the seven game slate and it will not be hard to find tremendous value. Today could likely be a day you need to score well over 300 FPTS to cash in a GPP. I will definitely be playing a star-based lineup today, using great value plays to fit the studs.

Here’s a studs and duds lineup For DFS Basketball 1/23/21 (using DraftKings Values)

        PG     L. Doncic                                  $10,700 (DK) 

        SG     K. Nunn                                    $5,600 (DK)

        PF      __________                               $7,600 (DK)

        SF     J. Jackson                                $3,700 (DK) 

        C       D. Cousins                                 $5,100 (DK)

        G        __________                               $7,000 (DK) 

        F         __________                               $5,300 (DK) 

        Util     __________                               $5,000 (DK)

Luka Doncic remains to be a top spend up option on for today’s slate. Coming off of a 66.3 FPT performance, Doncic is averaging 63.6 FPTS per game over the last ten days. Doncic should continue to get dominant usage as he remains the only strong shot creator on his team. With all the value on this slate it will not be hard to find $10,700 for Doncic. In an easy matchup against the Houston Rockets, Doncic is in a great spot for another big night. 

The Miami Heat continue to play extremely undermanned. In consequence, Kendrick Nunn has received a massive boost in minutes. Nunn played 39 minutes last game has played over 34 for the last three games. In that time Nunn has averaged over 40 FPTS. Miami really has no choice but to keep giving Nunn massive minutes, making him severely underpriced at $5,600.

Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose are both listed as out tonight. Josh Jackson will likely replace Griffin in the starting lineup, giving him a massive minute’s boost. Jackson has had big games in the past when given the opportunity, and he should play north of 30 minutes today. At the price of $3,700, Jackson should have no problem hitting nice value tonight.

DeMarcus Cousins is once again an absolute lock. Cousins should get the start again tonight and $5,100 is still not enough for that role. Last night Cousins scored 36.25 FPTS in the starting spot. What is most exciting is he played 33 minutes and shot two for sixteen from the field. If Cousins gets similar usage and has a decent shooting night, he can easily score north of 40 FPTS tonight.


Now what do you get if you sign up now?
• Cheap value plays with massive upsid
•The most underpriced players on the slate
• High upside options to differentiate in GPP’s

Zion Williamson – PF ($7,600 DK) The Minnesota Timberwolves have made a name for themselves as the leagues worst defense. Combine that with a $7,600 price tag makes Williamson one of the strongest plays on the slate. Williamson is averaging over 40 FPTS through his last ten days and tonight is his easiest matchup. Minnesota has no defender capable of slowing down Williamson and he should be in for a big game in this spot.

John Wall – G ($7,000 DK) Today we got the news that Victor Oladipo is out and Wall is in. Wall should get a ton of usage today as the primary ball handler on the Rockets. Wall has had big games in similar situations earlier this season. $7,000 is an absolute steal considering the role Wall will have to play today. If wall can even hit his season average of 36 FPTS, he will hit value at this tag.

Jae’Sean Tate – F ($5,000 DK) – Tate has been getting a huge role on the depleted rockets squad. Playing over 30 minutes through his last three bouts in the starting lineup. Tate scored 30.8 FPTs in his match and should continue to get increased usage today. If Tate plays mid 30’s minutes today he should hit easily hit value at this price.

Delon Wright – Util ($5,000 DK) Wright has taken on the role of starting point guard for the Pistons. With a few injuries for the team today, Wright should continue to start and play solid minutes. Coming off a 35 FPT performance, Wright is averaging 26 FPTS over the last ten days. Assuming Wright gets a small usage boost, he is severely underpriced for his role tonight.

Alternative Moves…

 Nikola Jokic – C ($10,800 DK) Jokic is far too cheap tonight at this price point. Coming off a 62 FPT game, Jokic is averaging 64.3 FPTS through the last ten days. On this slate it will not be hard to find salary for Jokic, however there are many good plays at the position. 

Chris Paul – PG ($7,100 DK) Devin Booker is out for today, opening tons of usage on the Suns. Paul is likely to take on a much bigger role today and is not expensive at this tag. The only concern here is that the suns are coming off a tough back-to-back, which may limit Paul’s minutes.

Thaddeus Young – PF ($4,600 DK) Young is a great value play again tonight as he should continue to play a significant role for Chicago. Scoring of 25 for his last two games, Young should get even more minutes with lost of injuries on Chicago today. Young is a great cash play and will likely hit value at this tag.

Make sure to keep an eye on injury news as we get closer to lock, good luck tonight.

Go win your lineup and tell us how you did. Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) is a good place for that. 

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