Daily Fantasy Rundown – January 5 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “dinkpiece”, “leonem” and “TheNumbersGuy”. Each day throughout the NBA season our daily NBA scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. Our goal is to bring analysis that will help you build rosters that put you in position to win consistently over the long term.
*Any time a player’s salary is reference as a discount or premium, it is relative to the average cost of a roster spot.
**Usage/Assist/Rebounding Rates courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.
Point Guard – Our featured site for the point guard position is FanDuel
Stephen Curry (GS) – Curry returned last night and played 32 brilliant minutes in a win against the Hornets. It’s difficult to imagine Curry isn’t on some level of minutes restriction on a back-to-back after just missing time, especially against the lowly Lakers. As a result, it’s difficult to consider paying the hefty price tag in cash games. If you project Curry for his normal allotment of minutes, he’s the top scorer on this slate, but if you bring him down to 27-28 minutes, is closer to the third or fourth highest projected scorer. With a wide range of outcomes on Curry’s minutes, we consider him more of a secondary tournament target.