The NBA Schedule bounces back tonight with an exciting nine game slate for Daily Fantasy Basketball owners to capitalize on. Tonight’s slate delivers an endless list of fantasy options to build our Daily Fantasy Lineups around including top tier options like James Harden and DeMarcus Cousins.
One top tier fantasy option that won’t be in the Chicago Bulls lineup is Jimmy Butler who has been ruled out. Along with Butler the Bulls will also be without Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo opening up the door for a few of their teammates to turn in some big time fantasy performances.
One of those options is Taj Gibson as he should see a minutes increase while Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott both see extended minutes at the small forward position. All three of those options currently have salary cap numbers under the $4700k mark.
A few other NBA players who have injury tags on them tonight are Nicolas Batum (doubtful) and Avery Bradley (out). This opens up the door for Jeremy Lamb and Marcus Smart to both see extended minutes. Smart turned in a 40 point fantasy performance getting the start in place of Bradley. Meanwhile Lamb picked up 29 minutes with Batum out last game while turning in 28.1 fantasy points.
With all of the Daily Fantasy Basketball options taking to the floor tonight here are some of our top options for January 10th, 2017 on FanDuel.
Point Guards – Marcus Smart & Dennis Schroder
The option combinations are wide open at the point guard position based on the solid list of matchups. For us we couldn’t pass Schroder up who has the best fantasy matchup at the point guard position. Meanwhile, Smart should see extended minutes for a second straight game to help turn in another strong fantasy performance. Other options we strongly considered was Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker who also have solid fantasy matchups.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Damian Lillard & Kemba Walker
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Goran Dragic
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Ty Lawson
Shooting Guards – James Harden & Jeremy Lamb
It is nearly impossible to look past Harden when the Houston Rockets are in action. Over his past five games, Harden has posted two 50 plus fantasy performances, one 66 plus fantasy performance and a 89.7 contest. Meanwhile, Lamb has shown when he sees 25 plus minutes a game he can reward fantasy owners with seven to eight times his salary cap number.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: C.J. McCollum
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Klay Thompson
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Denzel Valentine
Small Forwards – Kawhi Leonard & Doug McDermott
Based on the fantasy matchups tonight Leonard was one of the easier options for us to build our lineup around. Leonard will look to capitalize against a Milwaukee Bucks team that ranks second in fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards. Meanwhile McDermott is another one of those high risk high reward options who should see a ton of minutes tonight to help his fantasy production.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Kevin Durant
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Otto Porter
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Kent Bazemore
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Power Forwards – Julius Randle & Taj Gibson
Randle continues to be a solid fantasy option night in and night out while his salary cap number stays in the $7k range. The Los Angeles Lakers power forward has posted over 35 fantasy points in four of his last five games leading up to his matchup against a Trailblazers that ranks 1st in fantasy points allowed to opposing power forwards. Meanwhile with Wade and Butler out, Gibson’s fantasy potential tonight against a Washington Wizards team that has struggled at times on the defensive side of the floor.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Paul Millsap
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Tobias Harris & James Johnson
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Al-Farouq Aminu
Center Option – Dwight Howard
Howard will benefit from his matchup against a bad Nets team that has struggled tos low down opposing centers. Add that with the fact the Nets rank near the top in pace of play should open up a ton of additional opportunities for Howard to reward his fantasy owners with a 45-60 point fantasy performance tonight.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: DeMarcus Cousins
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Jonas Valanciunas
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Timofey Mozgov