High salary and value plays to help your destroy your DraftKings daily fantasy basketball competition on January 18, 2018.
The early slate begins at 1 p.m. ET with the Bucks against the Heat. That’s followed by the Pelicans against the Knicks at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The late slate begins at 8 p.m. ET with the Pacers against the Suns. 9 p.m. ET has the Trail Blazers against the Timberwolves.
Instead of combining the slates, each slide will have two high salary and value picks from each slate. In the case of high salary plays, only one pick may be available at certain positions.
My favorite plays of the day can be found on the following slides in FanSided’s DraftKings 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.