Here are some games and some names worth considering for your DFS Draft Kings NBA line-up for Friday, January 2017
- Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers; The Cavaliers have been struggling and the Nets offer the recipe to fix that, in the form of a terrible defense. This should be a game where LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love take care of business. This has a potential for a blowout, but if it remains a game, those 3 will do the heavy lifting and fill up the stat sheet. For the Nets, I continue to look at Caris LaVert , who continues to force his way into meaningful minutes and is still priced at only 4k.
- Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers; We know what the Rockets will give us. High octane offense with a ton of scoring, all orchestrated by James Harden who is positioned for a huge game tonight. I also like Patrick Beverly of the Rockets as a nice cheaper option for your line-up. The 76ers make for an excellent option tonight. Houston doesn’t have the bigs to contains the weapons Philadelphia has, so monitor which of the bigs will be playing tonight. Embiid, and Okafor make for a great option, but if one of them is out tonight, Norelen Noel is a great cheap, athletic big who will find himself in a very good match-up vs. The Rockets. Don’t forget Robert Covington, TJ McConnell and Ersan Ilaysova, who are all capable of lighting it up in a high scoring game where playing defense will be a foreign concept.
- Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks; If you are looking for some git names that are just below the 10k price point, this game should offer great options. John Wall, Markieff Morris and Bradley Beal of the Wizards while the Hawks should not have any issues to put up solid numbers behind the play of Paul Millsap, Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroeder.
Going Cheap: Guillermo Hernangomez (NYK); Nerlens Noel (PHI – Embiid or Okafor are out )
Going Big: LeBron James (CLE); James Harden (HOU); Kyrie Irving (CLE)