Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks – January 27th 2017

Introducing your Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks for GPP & Cash Games for January 27th, 2017 (1/23/2017).

General Slate Info

  • # of Games tonight: 10
  • Lineup Lock: 7pm EST

Juke’s Quick Take

Tonight, we have a huge 10 game slate with lots of options but also plenty of injury news to monitor. I think a balanced approach is the best option on this monster slate because we should see a pretty big score take down a tournament. 400 FDP is what you’ll need to be 50k richer so be sure to only take 1 or 2 risks.

My favorite game targets are:

  • IND vs SAC
  • WAS vs ATL
  • CHI vs MIA
  • HOU vs PHI
  • ORL vs BOS

My Top 5 Picks of the Night

PG – Isaiah Thomas

On a night with a ton of PG options, I am sticking with the NBA’s 2nd leading scorer and plugging him into all my lineups. He’s averaging 35 points at home in January. That’s #1 in the NBA by 3 or 4 points. Without Avery Bradley, the Celtics have no one else to score expect Crowder and Al Horford. The Orlando Magic are terrible at defense, and I expect IT2 to match Larry Bird’s record of 7 home games with 35+ points in 1 calendar month.

SG – Dwyane Wade

The future HOF has taken over the PG duties and given us some monster recent performances. He has at least 46 FDP in 3 straight games and gets to face his old team who only wanted to offer their best player a terrible 2 year contract. Wade will be motivated in this matchup and he’s been playing great lately. I have him in all my lineups and will plug him in and move on.

SF – Robert Covington

The Rockets are really struggling against SF’s and gave up a huge game to Jae Crowder. This will be an ESPN game as well without the Sixers’ best player, Joel Embiid. Believe it or not, the Sixers are undefeated at home in January with a 5-0 record in an up tempo matchup against the Rockets. I expect Covington to shine in this matchup and I will have a ton of exposure to him, especially on Fanduel.

PF – Lamarcus Aldridge

AD is back, but he hasn’t played over 30 minutes in 4 straight games. I love Kevin Love in cash games, but the blowout risk is very possible. I think Lamarcus Aldridge will be overlooked in a great matchup that he has excelled in. The Pelicans are ranked 29th against PFs and he will be underowned tonight with Kevin Love and Nerlens Noel soaking up most of the ownership. Lamarcus has scored at least 38 FDP in his last 2 road matchups against the Pelicans, plus The Pelicans allow a league worst 122 points at home in January. Kawhi isn’t 100% so I expect Aldridge to dominate this matchup.

C – Willie Reed

Hassan Whiteside is OUT so this means fire up Willie Reed. In the 4 games that Whiteside sat, he is averaging 32 FDP in those starts. He also has major upside, including 2 42+ FDP performances against the Suns and Lakers. The bulls have allowed 55 FDP to centers over the past 4 games so I will be rostering Willie Reed across the board. He has a safe floor of around 20 FDP with 50 FDP upside.

Fanduel Lineup

PG: Isaiah Thomas

PG: Darren Collison

SG: Dwyane Wade

SG: Norman Powell

SF: Robert Covington

SF: Carmelo Anthony

PF: Lamarcus Aldridge

PF: Kevin Love

C: Willie Reed

DraftKings Lineup

PG: Isaiah Thomas

SG: Norman Powell

SF: Robert Covington

PF: Paul Milsap

C: Willie Reed

G: Dwyane Wade

F: Carmelo Anthony

Util: CJ Miles

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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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