Daily NBA FanDuel Plays 1/17/17
Things to Remember
-Always check for injuries prior to tip-off.
-Daily FanDuel plays are up Monday through Friday.
-No picks on nights of only four games or less.
-Stats are based off Fanduel rules
Big Cap Players ($8,000 and Up)
Hassan Whiteside vs HOU ($8,900) - Whiteside should be able to dominate inside on both ends of the floor. The Rockets don’t have a big that can matchup with him. Not to mention, the Rockets have allowed centers to average 50 fantasy points a night over their last ten games.
Nikola Jokic vs LAL ($8,500) - Jokic is coming off a monster game in which he posted 54 fantasy points. The Lakers are also getting killed by centers their last five games, allowing them to average 62 a night. (I know Jokic is listed as a power forward, but he really plays center. ) Plus, Jokic is a pretty safe play, posting over 35 fantasy points in eight straight games.
Mid Cap Players ($5,000 to $8,000)
D'Angelo Russell vs DEN ($6,000) - This should be a high scoring game, both teams are giving up over a 110 points a night. As well, the Nuggets are allowing point guards to average over 48 fantasy points a night. Russell has also been pretty solid, posting over 29 fantasy points in eight of his last 10 games.
James Johnson vs HOU ($5,900) - Johnson has taken advantage of his opportunity in Miami, posting 33 fantasy points or more in five of his last seven games. Plus, he should be able to matchup well with the Rockets forwards.
Small Cap Players ($5,000 and Under)
Will Barton vs LAL ($4,800) - With Garry Harris out tonight, Barton makes a solid punt play. He should be able to pick up extra minutes in a high scoring game.
*Stats via Rotowire.com