Fanduel & DraftKings NBA Lineup Picks – January 9th 2017

Introducing your Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks for GPP & Cash Games for January 9th, 2017.

Juke’s Quick Take

We have a small 3 game slate today so game selection is crucial to cashing in tonight’s tournaments and cash games. My favorite target game of the night is OKC vs CHI. This will be a very competitive game with OT possibility since both teams will be in a dog fight for the W.

Another fantasy friendly game is the NY vs NO game. I expect NY to win this game at home so I will be taking a few value picks from the Knicks. My least favorite game is the DAL vs MIn game. Dallas has won 7 straight games against MIN, but they have such a big rotation and everyone shares minutes. This game is basically a fade for me.

My #1 Overall Play of the Night: Jimmy Butler

Key Inactives Tonight


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My Top 5 Fanduel NBA Picks

PG – Russell Westbrook

On a small slate, you have to be very careful with every pick so I am leaning towards the safety of Russell Westbrook. He leads the NBA in scoring and has 4 30+ points in a row. We love targeting PGs against the Bulls so I am locking in Westbrook and building around him.

SG – Buddy Hield

The Rookie SG has seen a big uptick in minutes recently and loves to launch from 3pt range. The Knicks are allowing 44% 3pt field goal percentage in the month of January so I am using Hield as a solid value play to get more studs in my lineup.

SF – Jimmy Butler

Right now, we are watching history in Chicago as Jimmy Butler has taken charge in 2017 and given us an incredible ROI on his price tag. He should be a 10k+ player as he is averaging 38 pts and leading the league in scoring this year. He is averaging 72 (!) Fanduel pts over his last 2 home games so he is a must play for me until we see his price skyrocket.

PF –Kristaps Porzingis

I expect Anthony Davis to be highly owned, but we need to save cap to fight in Jimmy Butler & Russell Westbrook. The 7’3 youngster is coming off an overuse injury and has performed extremely well in his last 2 road games. He returns to the comfort of Madison Square Garden and put up 44 Fanduel pts in his last matchup against the Pelicans. Carmelo Anthony is not 100% so this gives Porz an even bigger boost.

C – Joakim Noah

Yes, I know. Noah is a boring pick but his salary dropped on Fanduel and I am taking against of his discount. He has posted double digit rebounds in his last 3 home games and goes against a Pelicans team that ranks last in opponent rebounds per game. Noah could easily rack up 15+ rebounds plus a few put backs to reach value.

Fanduel Cash & GPP Lineup

PG: Russell Westbrook

PG: Jrue Holiday

SG: Buddy Hield

SG: Victor Oladipo

SF: Jimmy Butler

SF: Andre Roberson

PF: Kristaps Porzingis

PF: Nikola Mirotic

C: Joakim Noah

DraftKings Lineup

PG: Russell Westbrook

SG: Jimmy Butler

SF: Andre Roberson

PF: Porzingis

C: Joakim Noah

G: Buddy Hield

F: Domantas Sabonis

Util: Tyreke Evans

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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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