NBA STARS & SCRUBS
JANUARY 22ND, 2020
Draftkings Salaries listed first. Fanduel Salaries are second.
We have a huge 12 game Slate tonight after a 1 game showdown yesterday. Kind of wish they could have split these 2 days up. But, I guess we get what we get. There is still a bunch of news that we are waiting on that can totally sway your lineup construction. I’m gonna try to add some plays on this for some players if they get ruled out.
As of right now the Clippers and Celtics are looking like the high owned stacks since Jaylen Brown has already been ruled out and Kawhi is listed as doubtful. So in this writeup I’m gonna avoid going over the obvious plays from those teams. The players that should see the biggest bumps due to these injuries are…
LAC – Harrell, Lou Will, Beverly, Zubac, Shamet
Bos – Kemba, Tatum, Hayward
Trae Young (9,500) (10,200)
Currently listed as questionable, but if he plays I think he can have an absolute beast of a night. The Clippers have their top players out so I expect ATL being able to keep this game close. The Clippers aren’t the best DVP matchup for PGs on the slate, but Trae is incredibly talented and can get you 60+ fpts on any night. The Clippers are allowing the 12th most fpts to PGs. Trae is also coming off a 70+ fpt game. ATL is one of the worst teams in the league which I’m guessing is why the Clippers are resting Leonard on this B2B. It would be a huge boost in confidence for ATL to pull off the win tonight.
Bradley Beal (7,200)(7,200)
Just too cheap, Since WAS has switched their rotations adding in McRae and Payton in the mix, Beal is averaging a little less usg per game. But Beal is still the top option in WAS and capable of hitting 50+ vs any matchup. Jimmy Butler is currently listed as questionable. If Butler gets ruled out, this will give a big boost to Beal.
Malcolm Brogdon (7,100) (6,700)
Another player with a price that seems just too low. Brogdon has only hit over 40 fpts once since he returned from injury. He has had a few tough matchups facing UTA and PHI in this span. Tonight he gets a better matchup facing PHX who are allowing the 7th most fpts in the league. You could say Sabonis is the number 1 or number 2 option on IND. PHX is allowing the 6th least amount of fpts to the PF position. If Sabonis does have trouble in this game, Brogdon will need to step it up and take some of that heat off of Sabonis
Other Guards I like – (Patty Mills, Ricky Rubio, Kendrick Nunn, Isaiah Thomas, Reggie Jackson)
Zach Lavine (9,000) (8,800)
He is listed as a SG on FD.. But he technically is playing the SF more at 70% and 30% at the SG position. MIN is ranked 27th allowing the 3rd most fpts to the SF position. We seen him go nuts the other night. Last game he didn’t reach 40 fpts but MIL is allowing the 10th least amount of FPTS to SF. In his last 10 games.. 3 games he didn’t reach 40 and those 3 games he had a tough matchup, in 5 games he has reached over 50. The other 2 he hit over 40. It seems to me that DVP is very much key to Lavine here.. If he continues this, then he should get 50+ tonight. The game is also at a 1 point spread, so if this game stays close, I expect it to be mostly because of Lavine.
Nemanja Bjelica (6,700) (5,400)
Bagley has been ruled out already for tonights game. DET is allowing the 2nd most fpts to the PF position. Bjelica’s price is kind of high on DK but I love him for a good FD play at only 5,400. Could still hit value for you on DK, but hes much safer of a play on FD.
Other Forwards I like (Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Markieff Morris (if Drummond gets ruled out) )
Karl Anthony Towns (10,400) (10,100)
In an absolute smash spot here tonight facing CHI allowing the 5th most fpts in the league to Cs. Even at a 10k price tag you could get 6x value out of him in a matchup like this. My projection model has him at 66 fpts.
Bam Adebayo (8,400) (8,600)
If your not trying to play Harrell but don’t wanna pay all the way up for KAT. Bam is in a great spot. WAS is allowing the 2nd most fpts to C.
Other Centers I like (Thomas Bryant, Enes Kanter)