Daily Fantasy Rundown – January 8 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Friday’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 DraftKings
Stephen Curry (GS)/Russell Westbrook (OKC) – Westbrook and Curry are the top projected scorers at the position and among the top projected scorers overall. Both come with ample blowout risk (Warriors favored by 9.5, Thunder by 14.5 on the road) and Curry comes with a bit of injury risk as he’s playing through a shin ailment. The matchups are great for both and we expect their per minute production to get a boost due to the efficiency of the matchups. Unfortunately, projecting their minutes is difficult and makes it harder to pay the hefty price tag in cash games. The upside also may be limited in tournaments simply due to the blowout risk. We consider them better tournament than cash game targets on most sites and largely secondary tournament targets.