Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks – January 23rd 2017

Introducing your Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks for GPP & Cash Games for January 23rd, 2017 (1/23/2017).

General Slate Info

  • # of Games tonight: 9
  • Lineup Lock: 7pm EST

Juke’s Quick Take

We are back with another edition of Fanduel & Draftkings picks here. This weekend was pretty rocky so I’m happy to be writing this article again for your enjoyment. We might have some last minute scratches (Spurs) so be sure to check Twitter/Basketball Monster before lock.

One of my tips today is to pay attention to each site’s scoring system. If you played DK football on Sunday, then you really needed those bonus points from your receivers to have a big day. On DK, you get .5 bonus points for 3 pointers, +1.5 points for a double double, and +3 for a triple double. It may seem small, but those extra few points could be the difference between falling in or out of cash.

Over the long run, they make a huge difference so try to target players that can get the bonus points. On Fanduel, we want upside and fewer turnovers because Fanduel doesn’t give bonus points and takes away -1 for turnovers (DK only takes away -.5).

My favorite game targets tonight are:

  • SAS vs BKN
  • DET vs SAC
  • OKC vs Utah
  • NY vs IND

There is a ton of value on the Spurs side so I’m targeting some key value players to get some studs in my lineup.

My Top 5 Picks of the Night

PG – George Hill

He’s coming off a 30 point performance in his last game and his price is relatively the same. He gets a dream matchup against Westbrook who loves to turn the ball over, which could lead to plenty of steals and assists. Hayward has a tough matchup going against Andre Roberson so this will leave the ball in Hill’s hand. He has scored around 40 FDP in his last two matchups with Westbrook and is finally looking healthy and confident again.

SG – Dejounte Murray

It looks like everybody now knows just how good this young kid is. He put up an impressive performance going against Cleveland on the road and had a solid performance in limited minutes. He is a big time scorer and can really put up a big night against this awful Brooklyn team that leads the NBA in pace. He’s younger than Patty Mills, and I expect him to get the majority of the minutes in this matchup. A blowout is possible, but the Spurs played heavy minutes against Cleveland, which could affect them a bit. He’s cheap everywhere so I’m plugging him in and moving on.

SF – Lebron James

I expect his ownership to be extremely low with guys like MKG, Durant and Kawhi soaking up ownership. The Cavs lost at home to a good Spurs team, but this feels like a vintage Lebron James performance for me. He’s averaging a whopping 32 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in his last 8 games against the Pelicans. Cleveland has a losing record over their last 9 games and has lost 5 straight road games in New Orleans. They can’t afford to rest players right now with their struggling January record. With KD and Kawhi in potential blowouts, I want Lebron James against a Pelicans team that gave up 142 points to Brooklyn in their last game.

PF – Thaddeus Young

David Lee is pretty chalky tonight so I want to give you another solid option. Thaddeus Young has been playing quite well over the last few games and almost had a monster double double in his last game. Indiana is undefeated at home in January and Thaddeus averages 39 DKP in this year’s previous 2 matchups. He’s super cheap and in a nice spot against a really terrible Knicks defense.

C – Demarcus Cousins

The Kings lost their 2nd best player, Rudy Gay, for the entire season due to an Achilles injury. Demarcus Cousins stepped up huge in his last game and put up 64 FDP. 40+ points and 10+ rebounds is so rare that we must take notice. His usage rate against the bulls was 45.7%. That is higher than Westbrook. He went for 32 and 10 earlier in this season against the Pistons who give up a ton of points at home. He is my top overall play tonight and I will have him in every lineup across the board.

Fanduel Lineup

PG: George Hill

PG: Reggie Jackson

SG: Eric Gordon

SG: Dejounte Murray

SF: Marcus Morris

SF: Lebron James

PF: David Lee

PF: Thaddeus Young

C: Demarcus Cousins

DraftKings Lineup

PG: Dejounte Murray

SG: Caris Lavert

SF: Lebron James

PF: Demarcus Cousins

C: David Lee

G: George Hill

F: Thaddeus Young

Util: Michael Beasley



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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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