01/01/2019 features a 5 game main slate starting at 19:00 ET.
Topping today’s list is Damian Lillard $8700 on DraftKings. He is coming off a game against PHIL where he only had 29.25 DK points. He is averaging 39.65 DraftKings points in his last 5 games. For Damien to be effective he needs a usage around 30%. His projective usage tonight is 29.25%. He has good match up. SAC gives up 67.5 FPTS to the PG position.
Jamal Murray is in a game that could be a potential blowout. With that being said he is in a fabulous spot. He is coming off a game where he had 69.50 DraftKings points. If he get his minutes. He is someone to get into your lineups.
Buddy Hield $6800 on DraftKings is in a good spot. His fantasy points have been down over the last 3 games, but he should bounce back against a POR defense that has given up a average of 85.1 fantasy points to the shooting guard position over the last 10 games. Buddy Hield is another player who need usage around 30% to be truly effective in DFS.
Malik Beasley $4100 on DraftKings. His minutes should be up with a potential blowout of the Knicks. Denver is -13 favored.
Kawhi Leonard $8900 on DraftKings should be a top choice. His usage is projected at 3.39%. Utah will have problems guarding him. He should have huge game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo $11600 on DraftKings. His usage projection is 31.91% and is Ceiling 79.9% going along with 3 days rest. Expect a monster game from the Greek Freak.
Maurice Harkless $3700 on DraftKings. His projected plus/minus is 4.77 which is the highest for any player on the slate tonight.
Blake Griffin $8500 on DraftKings. In the previous games against MIL this year Blake has scored 46.25 and 50.50 DraftKings fantasy point. Nothing will change today. Blake Griffin is a top play for today.
Danilo Gallinari $6700 on DraftKings. He is pleasing fantasy owners over the last month by averaging over 35 DraftKings points per game. PHI is giving up an average of 76.9 fantasy points over the last 10 games.
Jae Crowder $4100 on DraftKings. He should see more minutes since part of his assignment will be guarding Kawhi Leonard tonight. He had 19 DraftKings points in the last meeting. He is projected to get 20.9 tonight. I will put him into my GPP games with x5 on salary possibility.
Joel Embiid $10200 on DraftKings is a lock. He is coming off 4 days rest. Nobody on LAC can guard him and he is in LA. Hopefully they didn’t party to hard last night on New Years eve. His projection for tonight is 53.2 DraftKings points
Nikola Jokic $9800 on DraftKings is good choice for tonight. This could be a blowout win for DEN, but it he should rack up points quick and easy.
Real tough to pay down at center today, Luke Kornet $4600 on DraftKings may be the best choice. He is scoring over 30 DraftKings points in his last 2 games. He has a projected plus/minus of 3.29. He will be busy tonight dealing with the Denver centers.
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Picture: Joel Embiid of the 76ers Photo Credit to Bill Streicher – USA Today Sports