DraftKings NBA Core Plays: Saturday, January 13th

Andy Means will be bringing Premium subscribers his top cash game plays and tournament pivots to build around. A former Duke basketball walk-on and now top-ranked DFS player, Andy will take an in-depth look into each of his core plays, and then blend it all together from a roster construction perspective. On weekends, the preseason maestro you all know and love, Allan Lem, takes the reigns.

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Saturday, January 13th

Hello Grinders. We have a four game slate this Saturday night. We’ll be focusing on the main slate only. There are several teams on the backend of a back-to-back: Brooklyn, Denver, Golden State and Washington. It’s worth monitoring these teams in case minutes are scaled back or players are rested. One other thing to note is that Zach LaVine will be making his return from a torn ACL, but will be on a 20 minute limit. Denzel Valentine will move to the bench while Justin Holiday will start at small forward. LaVine is cheap (and it’s Zach LaVine bobblehead night!), but given the 20 minute cap I’m hesitant to recommend him. He could theoretically hit value in that short time frame if he’s chucking the ball but there’s risk there and not someone I can recommend for cash games.

Let’s do a quick recap on the news and notes for this slate:

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  • Allan Lem (fathalpert)

  • Allan Lem (aka fathalpert) began playing fantasy sports in high school and transitioned to DFS in 2015. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and lives in California with his wife and two kids. He dreams of winning a big tournament so he can try cashing one of those giant cardboard checks at his local bank.


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