NBA FanDuel Picks For January 20
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Here are my FanDuel picks for January 20:
Next: Point Guards
PG – Marcus Smart – Smart is quietly starting to put up some solid numbers. I like him across multiple formats because he is so talented and he has a pretty high dose of upside. If you play in regular season leagues I would suggest picking him up as he is playing with some nice confidence right now.
PG – J.J. Barea – Barea is likely to be filling in for and should wind up with the bulk of the backup point guard minutes with Raymond Felton sitting out tonight. He is a fairly high upside replacement option for Felton and has been known to drop 30 plus fantasy points in this role. That makes him a nice value play for tonight.
Next: Shooting Guards
SG – Jimmy Butler – I am sticking to the big guns tonight at the SG position. Butler is playing incredibly well lately and should continue to be a major force for the Bulls and for fantasy owners. Get him active across all formats.
SG – DeMar DeRozan – DeRozan is playing excellent lately as all of his last four games he has scored over 32 fantasy points. I like his match-up tonight and think that he should be good for a similar dose of fantasy points against the Celtics.
Next: Small Forwards
SF – Robert Covington – Covington is back to being a nice fantasy option for the struggling 76ers and should be as long as he can stay healthy. His price is starting to go up a little bit and soon he will cost more than I want to spend, but for now I think he is a good enough bargain and should be solid for us tonight.
SF – Jae Crowder – Crowder is easily becoming one of my favorite daily league players as you know if you follow many of these articles. Crowder is very consistent and is not having such a huge day that he is too expensive and still is producing at a nice clip. Get Crowder active and you have a pretty safe bet for his 25-29 fantasy points.
Next: Power Forwards and Center
PF – Nerlens Noel – Here is another guy who has been pretty hot lately and has scored over 30 fantasy points in three of his last four games. I think he is showing some maturity in his game and he should be able to keep this hot streak up. Give him a go tonight and ride this streak while you can.
PF – Trey Lyles – Lyles has been a force while Derrick Favors has been out. He also is a very cheap option and as long as Favors is sidelined he should remain a very viable option for daily league owners and save us a ton of roster money.
C – DeMarcus Cousins – Cousins is an incredible player and is almost certain to drop over 40 fantasy points. We were able to save enough roster money to make a big splash at the Center position and I hope that is exactly what ‘Boogie’ Cousins does for us tonight.