DraftKings NBA Expert Survey: Friday, January 12th

Want to know who Notorious is definitely paying up for in NBA DFS today? Wondering which value play STLCardinals84 is eyeing most? You’re in luck. Our daily fantasy sports experts will answer a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup building decisions for tonight’s contests.

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Friday, January 12th

# NBA Expert Survey Questions (Friday, January 12th) Notorious meansy53 Stevietpfl SBK
1 Who is your must-play stud in cash games? Victor Oladipo LeBron James Nikola Jokic Kevin Durant
2 Who is your must-play stud in tournaments? T.J. Warren LeBron James T.J. Warren Eric Gordon
3 Who is your favorite salary saver on the board? Al-Farouq Aminu Will Barton Dragan Bender Dragan Bender
4 Which bench players (if any) are you considering playing in tournament lineups? None P.J. Tucker P.J. Tucker Gerald Green
5 Which stud play are you fading in tournaments? Dwight Howard Jimmy Butler Giannis Antetokounmpo Dwight Howard
6 Who’s your top contrarian play on the board? Domantas Sabonis Kevin Love Andrew Harrison T.J. Warren
7 Which NBA team are you targeting players from the most? PHO HOU & PHO HOU HOU
8 Which NBA team are you looking to avoid? NYK NY (except Porzingis in tournaments) NY NYK
9 What is the most “stackable” game? HOU/PHO HOU/PHO HOU/PHO HOU/PHO
10 What’s the best position to spend up on tonight? SF SF C SF
11 What’s the best position to save salary on? PF PF PF PF
12 Which player are you afraid of being underweight on compared to the field? Bradley Beal DeMarcus Cousins John Wall DeMarcus Cousins

Which useful trend or statistic stuck out most during your research?

Notorious: Strangely enough, T.J. Warren averages more fantasy points per minute with Devin Booker ON the floor. Warren draws a favorable matchup against the Rockets and should see all of the minutes he can handle with Josh Jackson and Marquese Chriss expected to miss the game.

meansy53: In the eight games this season in which Clint Capela has played at least 30 minutes, he failed to record a double-double in only two of them. One was versus Memphis, a game in which he had 7 points, 14 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 blocks. The other one was on New Year’s Eve, so that obviously doesn’t count since he was looking ahead to his social plans that night.

Stevietpfl: With Millsap and Harris off the floor this season, Jamal Murray has a 29.3% usage rate, and he’s averaging .98 fantasy points per minute.

SBK: With Curry and other inactive Warriors off the floor this year, Kevin Durant owns a 35.0% usage rate (+3.1%) and a 1.49 FPPM rate (+0.10). He’s quickly ascended to the top overall play on the board.

What’s your hot take of the day?

Notorious: T.J. Warren plays 40+ minutes and scores 40+ fantasy points.

meansy53: I will go back to an old successful hot take: Clint Capela records a double-double in the first half.

Stevietpfl: Nikola Jokic goes for 55+ fantasy points

SBK: Eric Gordon scores 40+ actual points

Who will you be most overweight on compared to the field and why?

Notorious: Rockets/Suns – I’m a big fan of both sides. The Rockets and Suns both play at a fast pace and they are both short-handed. I plan to load up on this game in both cash games and tournaments.

meansy53: Clint Capela – With Tarik Black and Nene both already ruled out, Coach D’Antoni looks to have no choice but to give Capela at least thirty minutes. In one of the best matchups a team can have versus the Suns, I see few routes to Capela not crushing tonight.

Stevietpfl: Rocket/Suns – With all the injuries in the highest total game, there is a ton of value and a few really good high end options. I’m attacking this spot and will have multiple game stacks with 5-6 guys from this game.

SBK: Eric Gordon – I don’t think his current price reflects his floor/ceiling combination at the moment and I love the up-tempo draw with the Suns.

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