Fanduel & DraftKings NBA Lineup Picks – January 13th 2017

Introducing your Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks for GPP & Cash Games for January 13th, 2017.

Juke’s Quick Take

Yesterday was a very profitable night for me as my fade of Curry worked out perfectly and KD ended up being the highest scoring SF on the night. Ownership levels are a very important aspect of DFS so don’t be afraid to fade a popular pick if you choose a steady, consistent player instead.

We have a very large 9 game Friday slate and I think balance is very key on these huge slates. Taking too many risks can really hurt your chances of cashing in GPPs so be careful with those boom or bust players.

My favorite game targets are:

  • BKN vs TOR
  • BOS vs ATL
  • MEM vs HOU
  • ORL vs POR

Lots of value to go around tonight so be sure to do your research and build a high scoring lineup because we will probably see around 380 to 400+ FDP win a big tournament.

Key Inactives Tonight

Avery Bradley is OUT – This bumps up Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart

Jeremy Lamb is OUT – Nicolas Batum will retake his place in the starting 5 for Charlotte.

Check Basketball Monster for updates before 7pm EST lock.

My Top 5 Picks of the Night

PG – Mike Conley

PG is a very deep position tonight and I like lots of guys like Kyle Lowry, Isaiah Thomas, and Kemba Walker. However, I cannot pass up Mike Conley’s price as it is currently too cheap for his recent production. He carried a 30% usage rate in the last matchup vs HOU and put up an impressive 37 FDP in only 28 minutes. He has played at least 36 minutes in his last 4 games and should absolutely crush value at this price tag.

SG – Demar Derozan

Demar Derozan is making a strong case for another All Star appearance since the Toronto guard is the highest scoring player so far in 2017. He has 3 35+ point games in a row and I am not worried about a blowout here. Brooklyn still has Brook Lopez who missed the last matchup and I cannot fade a guy that is absolutely dominating the NBA currently.

SF – Maurice Harkless

With no Durant or Kawhi on the slate, I am going with a super low owned pick that could crush value tonight. Mo Harkless spent his first 3 NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic so this game has revenge written all over it. The Portland Trail Blazers completely man handled Cleveland so this matchup is a very nice spot for Harkless. I like all the cheap Portland Starters and Harkless is the cheapest out of the 5.

PF – Paul Milsap

It’s a fact that NBA players get hyped up for national televised games so I am expecting a monster performance from Paul Milsap. He has 50 FDP upside and this Boston frontcourt was dominated by Jonas Valanciunas. Many people will opt for Dwight Howard, but he isn’t the same player he used to be and he doesn’t play more than 30 minutes. Milsap is MR. Consistent and will get you around 35 FDP with the potential for a bigger game. He also went for 31 points and 16 rebounds in last year’s regular season matchup.

C – Brook Lopez

With all the chasers going to plug in Jonas Valanciunas, I want to be contrarian and go with Brook Lopez. First off, the Boston frontcourt was missing Amir Johnson and was completely undersized in this matchup. Secondly, Brook Lopez missed the 1st matchup between these two teams, which ended up a blowout. Thirdly, Brook Lopez loves playing in Toronto and has dominated Jonas in the last two matchups in Canada. Brook scored 56 FDP & 50 FDP in his last 2 road matchups in Toronto. Jonas is no match for Brook Lopez’s strength and crafty hook shot. He is my top center of the night, and while I don’t like the b2b situation, his usage rate will be sky high and I love that he will be very low owned.

Fanduel Cash Lineup

Note: On big slates, I like to roll out separate lineups for Cash and GPPs. Due to high variance, I want to lock in certain players for cash but switch things up for GPPs.

PG: Mike Conley

PG: Kyle Lowry

SG: Demar Derozan

SG: Allen Crabbe

SF: Demarre Carroll

SF: Maurice Harkless

PF: Paul Milsap

PF: Ryan Anderson

C: Brook Lopez

Fanduel GPP Lineup

PG: Mike Conley

PG: Kemba Walker

SG: Demar Derozan

SG: Allen Crabbe

SF: Demarre Carroll

SF: Jae Crowder

PF: Paul Milsap

PF: Ryan Anderson

C: Brook Lopez

DraftKings GPP Lineup

PG: Mike Conley

SG: Demar Derozan

SF: Jae Crowder

PF: Ryan Anderson

C: Brook Lopez

G: Allen Crabbe

F: Paul Milsap

Util: Maurice Harkless

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Juke

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 RotoGrinders.com profile: jukebox9988. Follow Juke on Twitter.

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