The NBA action picks up on Tuesday Night allowing daily fantasy owners a little more flexibility to cash in on. In all eight games are taking to the hardwood floor tonight that features some of the NBA’s top FanDuel options.
A pair of those options our teammates as Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant look to lead their Oklahoma City Thunder to a road win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Westbrook has been hot over the teams last two games turning in back to back games with at least 56 fantasy points. Meanwhile Durant continues to be consistent posting games of 51.9, 39.4 and 40.2 since missing a game back on January 4th.
Now the top fantasy options don’t stop their tonight as LeBron James looks to lead his Cleveland Cavaliers over the Dallas Mavericks. Then you have the likes of James Harden, Andre Drummond, Paul George and Anthony Davis (monitor his injury status) all in action as well.
Along with the top options we also took a look at a few games that could deliver some FanDuel Bargains as well as some other top fantasy plays. One of those games features the San Antonio Spurs who will play a second straight game on the road tonight at Detroit. While we thought Greg Popovich could rest players last night and he didn’t, tonight marks another great night for the Spurs veterans to get a night off.
Add in the wear and tear that back to backs have on the veterans makes point guard Reggie Jackson a great play at the point guard position for the Pistons. You could also go with some of the cheaper options on the Spurs.
Here is our NBA FanDuel Lineup for Tuesday Janaury 12th, 2016.
PG – Reggie Jackson ($7,400): While we loved Westbrook tonight against the Timberwolves we elected to spend a little cheaper at the point guard to spread out the wealth. Jackson should be a favorable play tonight against a Spurs team that could rest some of their veterans.
PG – Mario Chalmers ($5,000): The Memphis Grizzlies point guard continues to be a solid fantasy option sitting at just $5k. Chalmers has three straight games with at least 30 plus minutes while posting at least 20 fantasy points. Monitor his teammates injury concerns before going with Chalmers at this spot.
SG – Kobe Bryant ($7,000): While this play is strictly based on whether or not Bryant suits up tonight. Prior to getting the night off against the Utah Jazz, Bryant had turned in back to back 32 plus fantasy performances.
SG – Rodney Stuckey ($4,500): Looking for bargains we turned our attention to a few of the games we expect some high scoring point totals. One of those games features the Indiana Pacers taking on the Phoenix Suns. While Stuckey won’t deliver huge fantasy numbers he does provide around 20-22 fantasy points a night when healthy.
SF – Paul George ($9,000): The list of talent at the small forward position tonight is endless as you have George, James and Durant all taking to the hardwood. In the end we like the Pacers matchup with the fast paced Phoenix Suns team that is sure to allow for some additional fantasy points for George and his teammates.
SF – Nikola Mirotic ($5,500): We debated going real cheap at the shooting guard position but couldn’t pass up Mirotic tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Mirotic showed just he can put up big games including three 40 plus performances over his last ten games.
PF – Jared Sullinger ($5,500): Sullinger is a gamble play tonight as he continues to bounce around his production. If we go in his past five games, his trends point to him having a big game tonight for the Boston Celtics against the New York Knicks.
PF – Kristaps Porzingis ($6,300): The New York Knicks power forward should have an opportunity to put up some fantasy numbers against a fast paced Boston Celtics squad. The Knicks rookie has posted at least 32 points in there of the teams last four games as well as 38.4 fantasy points the last time these two teams met.
C – Andre Drummond ($9,000): We could have gone a few directions here but we elected to go with Drummond based on his matchup. While the Spurs might be one of the best teams in the NBA they will be playing on back to back nights and could rest some of their starters.