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NBA FanDuel Daily Value and Projection Guide - January 8 2015


After a huge slate of games last night, we look ahead to a relatively calmer night of basketball with just three games being played. We take a quick look at the games followed by a look at where we see some value and big nights when it comes to daily fantasy and FanDuel for January 8.

Game Previews - January 8, 2015

There are three games on the slate tonight with the Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets at New York Knicks, and the Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers.

Away Home Rest Total
Charlotte Toronto -12.5 0&3 201
Houston -11.5 New York 0&0 192.5
Miami Portland -10 3&2 198.5

Notes:

  • Charlotte Hornets played last night at home and have played a total of 3 games in 4 nights and 5 games in 7 nights. 
  • Houston Rockets played last night on the road and 3 games in 4 nights and 5 games in 7 nights. Tonight is a road back-to-back and their third straight road game.
  • New York Knicks played last night at home and have played a total of 3 games in 4 nights, 4 in 5, and 5 in 7.


FanDuel
Value By Position

For each position, we will highlight four types of players: Point Producer (top-end player expected to put up the most points at their position), Value Play (player who is a good mix of point production and salary), Punt Play (who is a low cost player under $5000 that could return 4-5x), and Avoid (these are players we are avoiding as they are too expensive for their production level). 

POINT GUARD

Point Producer: Kyle Lowry

Value Play: Damian Lillard

Punt Play: Mario Chalmers

Avoid: Patrick Beverley and Jose Calderon

SHOOTING GUARDS

Point Producer: James Harden 

Value Play: Wesley Matthews

Punt Play: Lou Williams ($5200)

AvoidJames Harden (too expensive for the production)

SMALL FORWARD

Point Producer: none

Value Play: Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Punt Play: Terrence Ross

Avoid: Luol Deng and Corey Brewer

POWER FORWARD

Point Producer: LaMarcus Aldridge (after being inactive for two games Aldridge has averaged 38 min per game over the last three and put 124 FanDuel points).

Value Play:  Josh Smith and Amir Johnson

Punt Play: Patrick Patterson

Avoid: Donatas Motiejunas and Cody Zeller

CENTER

Point Producer: Dwight Howard (faces off against the lowly Knicks who have been giving up the most points to centers in the last 10 games - avg. of 57.1 total points but has played three straight games of big minutes and could be due for a rest especially with a blowout risk against the Knicks).

Value Play: Cole Adritch

Punt Play: Hassan Whiteside and Bismack Biyombo


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