Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks – February 9th 2017

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Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks

General Slate Info

  • # of Games tonight: 5
  • Lineup Lock: 7:00pm EST

Juke’s Quick Take

The biggest news of the night is that the Cavaliers might sit the big 3: Kevin Love, Lebron James and Kyrie Irving. The problem is this is a nationally televised game and it’s not good for basketball to sit the best players on TNT. My guess is Lebron plays, but be sure to check Basketball Monster before lock.

My favorite game stack of the night is the Hornets vs Rockets game. This will be a fast pace, up tempo game with plenty of fantasy points to go around. Other games I like are:

  • CLE vs OKC (Cavaliers value if the big 3 sit)
  • Bos vs POR (Like Lillard a lot)
  • Phi vs ORL (Ibaka seems chalky)

My Top 5 Picks of the Night

PG – Kemba Walker

He’s been bad recently and his price has moved down to a much more reasonable price on FD. However, I love Kemba at home in a fast paced matchup. He should really go off tonight while most people will fade him. He’s scored at least 39 FDP in his last two matchups against the Rockets and had the highest usage rate in his last game. If his shot falls, then he could be in for a big night.

SG – James Harden

Eric Gordon is OUT so James Harden becomes the top overall play tonight. Get him in your lineups. He’s a risky fade because the Rockets have won the last 5 out of 6 games against the Hornets. If he goes off and you don’t have him, then your night is finished.

SF – Michael Kidd Gilchrist

I’ll be stacking up this game and MKG is my favorite cheap play. The Rockets have been giving up a lot of fantasy points to small forwards, plus MKG plays better in fast paced matchups. He should easily exceed value tonight.

PF – Serge Ibaka

He’s scored at least 37 FDP in his last 3 out of 4 games and has b2b 40 FDP games. Philadelphia is really struggling with Joel Embiid so I think Ibaka is one of the safest plays at PF tonight.

C – Tristian Thompson

If the big 3 sit, I expect Tristian Thompson to go off. He put up 47 FDP against OKC last matchup and won’t be affected by Steven Adams defense. This guy has an incredible motor and can out hussle Adams on the offensive glass. If the big 3 sit, he will show the world how he is a great scoring but simply defers to Kyrie Irving and Lebron James. He’s in all my lineups tonight.

Fanduel Lineup

PG: Damian Lillard

PG: Kemba Walker

SG: Jordan Mcrae

SG: James Harden

SF: Trevor Ariza

SF: Michael Kidd Gilchrist

PF: Serge Ibaka

PF: Marvin Williams

C: Tristian Thompson

DraftKings Lineup

PG: Damian Lillard

SG: James Harden

SF: Michael Kidd Gilchrist

PF: Trevor Ariza

C: Tristian Thompson

G: Jordan Mcrae

F: Serge Ibaka

Util: C.J. Watson


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Juke is an avid daily fantasy sports player who competes in NFL, NBA, EPL & UCL. He's been playing DFS for 5 years and shares his successes & failures on RotoJuke. You can track his DFS gameplay by checking out his profile: jukebox9988. Follow Juke on Twitter.

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