Fantasy Basketball: FanDuel and Draft Kings Top NBA Plays for January 19, 2017

Both FanDuel and Draft Kings are offering five games on their Main NBA Slate for Thursday January 19, 2017. Let’s see if we can’t find five plays that will help you win some cash tonight!

Thursday January 19th Main Slate

Phoenix Suns vs Cleveland Cavaliers            221     Cavs favored by 14 points

Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat                    189.5    Heat favored by 1.5 points

Washington Wizards vs NY Knicks

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs          221     Spurs favored by 10.5 points

Minnesota T-Wolves vs LA Clippers              201       Clippers favored by 2.5 points

Both Washington and New York are on the second game of back to backs with both teams travelling to New York for tonight’s game.

Dallas is on the first game of back to back games and everyone else has tomorrow night off.

Top Plays for January 19th at FanDuel and Draft Kings

San Antonio Spurs PG Tony Parker is my play of the night. He’s a bit more expensive on Draft Kings ($5000) than he is on FanDuel ($4700) but Denver is one of my favorite teams to target against point guards as they are ranked #29 in that department. Parker still has a nice Usage rate (21%) and is averaging just over 25 minutes a night. Parker has been on a bit of a hot streak recently and has recorded double digit scoring and just under six assists in four of his last five games. If Parker can get anywhere near his 37 point FanDuel ceiling tonight he will win you some cash.

Another play I like tonight is Phoenix Suns SG Devin Booker against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s a bit more expensive on FanDuel ($6400) than on Draft Kings ($6200) but that over under and the Cavs ranking near the bottom (#26) against SG’s makes me believe in this play. Booker has the highest Usage rate on the team (27.7) and has two 40 plus FanDuel points in his last five games and has a nice high ceiling of 51 FanDuel points. He had 42 FanDuel points the last time he played the Cavs and I really like this play tonight.

Cleveland Cavaliers SF LeBron James is another play I like a bunch against a Suns defense that is #27 against SF’s. James ain’t your ordinary SF and whoever winds up guarding him is going to have their hands full tonight in Quicken Loans Arena. James is expensive on Draft Kings ($10,800) and a bit cheaper on FanDuel ($10,500) but he’s almost a must play in cash games and should be highly owned tonight in GPP’s. James has an incredible 72 point FanDuel ceiling and is one of those players that could score 28 FanDuel points or 72. I’m hoping for the 72 tonight.

Washington Wizards PF Markieff Morris is in a great spot tonight against a New York Knicks defense that is 26th against PF’s. Morris is priced at $6100 bucks at both FanDuel and Draft Kings and that seems about right for a player with the third highest Usage (20.6) rate on the team. There’s also talk that Wizards guard Bradley Beale might not play tonight and if that is true then Morris has an even better opportunity than already presented to him. Morris is coming off back to back double doubles and has scored in double digits in his last 13 games. The more I type the more I like Morris tonight.

Wizards C Marcin Gortat is the last of my top plays tonight as he’s up against a Knicks defense that ranks #27 against Centers. Gortat is fairly priced at $5800 at both FanDuel and Draft Kings and even his low Usage rate of 14 percent hasn’t prevented him from recording 23 Double Doubles this season.  Gortat is another with a 50 point plus FanDuel ceiling and he is absolutely on my radar tonight!

Good Luck!

 

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