NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball – Sleepers + Cash Game Picks 1/8

Here are the target scores for January 8th 2016. I will likely be avoiding the first 2 slates on DK (GPPs) for my own personal preference. However, you will want to take a look at your stats or analyze your results to see if you play better in the full slates vs short slates.

Draftkings (7pm 10 Games): 255
Draftkings (8pm 5 Games): 255
Draftkings (9:30pm 3 Games): 235
Draftkings (10pm 2 Games): 240

Fanduel (7pm 10 Games): 300
Fanduel (8pm 5 Games): 285
Fanduel (9:30pm 3 Games): 275
Fanduel (10pm 2 Games): 270

Here are some cash game targets that I’d be looking at depending on the slate. I typically enter a few more cash games in the larger slates because I’ve found my cash game results are a tad bit better on the full slates. That’s likely because in the full slates – there’s more chance for grinders to make mistakes since there’s more players to pick from. Focusing on that core group of NBA players who often reach 34+ minuets per night is typically what I look for in cash games, along with injuries that are increasing playing time.

Draftkings (7pm 10 Games): Vucevic, Thad Young
Draftkings (8pm 5 Games): Kyrie?
Draftkings (9:30pm 3 Games): Lillard, Durant,
Draftkings (10pm 2 Games): Lillard, Durant, Clarkson

Fanduel (7pm 10 Games): Knight,

Salaries are pretty flat on Draftkings right now for the mid-range – so I don’t see a ton of value in going with a ton of value guys in your lineup (in the full slate). Fanduel’s got a lot of value – and it’ll likely crack open wider as the day moves along.

G – Devin Booker
$3,900 Fanduel

G – Jordan Clarkson
$5,700 Draftkings

F – Tristan Thompson
$4,600 Fanduel

F – Jabari Parker
$4,600 Fanduel

C – Andrew Bogut
$4,200 Fanduel

C – Gorgui Dieng
$4,400 Draftkings

1/7 Recap: Last night went pretty well. I had 3 different lineups on Fanduel – one cashed in 2 different GPPs (pictured below), another was a complete whiff – the last bubbled by less than 1 pt in two GPPs, otherwise I’d had been profitable. On Draftkings I whiffed my GPP attempts, but I cashed enough in cash games that I ended up netting about $3 profit after losing $9 playing GPPs.

So overall about a break even night – which might sound bad, but it’s a pretty normal result for the amount of volume/game-mix that I’m playing. Tonight I probably have a bit more time to research/lineup build – so I might push it up a notch tonight, getting back to a level I was earlier in the season.

Fanduel Lineup 1-7-16

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