NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball – Sleepers + Cash Game Picks 1/2

Got a big NBA slate of games today – that’s already under way. I’m still in rest & recovery mode after new years celebrations took their toll. With that being the case, I think I’m going to target some of the partial slates on the NBA schedule tonight January 2, 2016, since digesting the entire slate can be somewhat difficult – especially on Fanduel where you’re not allowed to late-swap.

Here are some target scores we are shooting for in the partial slates. I like the 3 game slates over the 2 game slates – especially on Fanduel where you get tons of overlap.

Draftkings
8:00pm Turbo (3 Games): 260
9:00pm Late (3 Games): 250

Fanduel
8:00pm Express (6 Games): 280
9:00pm Late Night (3 Games): 270

Here are the players I will be targeting in each of the slates. It’s very similar strategy from cash/tournaments … so that’s why I like these partial slates when you’re still hung over & recovering. I’m not trying to be lazy, just smart about my DFS play. If you don’t have time to do lots of research on players, play in the smaller slates so who you play is almost decided for you.

Draftkings
8:00pm Turbo (3 Games): Giannis, Anthony Davis, Towns, Rubio
9:00pm Late (3 Games): Curry, Hayward, Marc Gasol, Favors

Fanduel
8:00pm Express: Rubio, Ish Smith, Hayward, Anthony Davis
9:00pm Late Night: Ish, CP3, Barton, Hayward, Favors, Zach Randolph

Here are some value guys I’ll be possibly looking to rotate in. Typically in the short slate – I like to go with the guys/matchups that are clearly a good spot. In GPPs I try to target the guy who has high upside … but might not be high owned for whatever reason.

G – Jrue Holiday
$5,200 Draftkings

G – Isaiah Canaan
$4,000 Draftkings

G – Jamal Crawford
$3,800 Fanduel

G – manu Ginobili
$4,000 Draftkings

G – Tony Allen
$3,600 Fanduel
$3,600 Draftkings

F – Jabari Parker
$4,400 Fanduel

F – Terrence Jones
$4,200 Draftkings

F – Jerami Grant
$4,500 Fanduel
$4,500 Draftkings

C – Gorgui Dieng
$5,000 Fanduel
$5,000 Draftkings

Recap: The last time I played was a few nights ago. I believe I cash-bubbled a GPP by 1 point in a 2 game slate. Looking forward to getting back on the grind. College football is over – maybe for good in terms of DFS 🙁 so until MLB season is here, I’ll likely exclusively grind NBA for the next few months. I figured with that being the case, taking a day off here in there is actually good.

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