FanDuel daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – January 8, 2018

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Eight games on the Monday in case you’d rather not watch the National Title game.

7 p.m. ET has the Bucks against the Pacers followed by the Raptors against the Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET. Three games at 8 p.m. ET as the Rockets meet the Bulls, the Cavaliers battle the Timberwolves, and the Pistons face the Pelicans. A break in the action until 10 p.m. ET when the Spurs meet the Kings. Late action pits the Nuggets against the Warriors and the Hawks against the Clippers at 10:30 p.m. ET.

My favorite plays of the day can be found on the following slides in FanSided’s FanDuel daily picks. Each day in order to offer a variety of price points at each position, you can find two slides for each position–one for high-salary options and one for high-value options. Each pick is ranked on a scale of 1-5 stars to indicate the confidence in the pick. The final slide of this post has more detail on what each level means, but in short, more stars means more confidence in the selection on a points-per-dollar basis.

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Important note, every day the goal of this post is not to give you a copy-and-paste lineup. Instead, each selection is given while highlighting the factors you need to consider when building a customized lineup for yourself. If you want to see an example lineup, you can find it on the final slide of the post, but I suggest you adjust your lineup to fit your personal taste.

To keep up with all of FanSided’s DFS NBA coverage head over to the  fantasy basketball hub where each day you can find a post like this tailored for DraftKings as well as one specifically designed for usage on FanDuel. In this post, all salary and “fantasy points” references are to DraftKings scoring system and salaries. If you have any additional questions or thoughts or are looking for updates as we approach tipoff, follow @FanSidedFantasy on Twitter or you can follow my account @jeremylambert88.

Let’s take a look at your best options for both studs and value players at each position.