DraftKings daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – January 26, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 11: Chris Paul /
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High Salary SF

Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL vs BKN ($10,400): Antetokounmpo is schedule to return after missing a couple of games with a knee injury. I’m not quite sure how he’ll perform with everything surrounding the Milwaukee organization right now and Antetokounmpo’s relationship with Jason Kidd, but my guess is that he doesn’t let it bother him on the court. After struggling for a handful of hames, he was back over value in his last two. The Nets are fourth against the position in their last 15 games, but he should have an easy time against the bottom-10 defense. I think he’ll come out looking to make a statement following the dismissal of a coach he had a lot of respect for. ****

Ben Simmons, PHI at SA ($8,500): After failing to crack 30 fantasy points in four out of five games, Simmons had 66.75 fantasy points against the Bulls. Does this mean he’s back on track? I’m not quite sure. I do think T.J. McConnell’s absence had a lot to do with him posting such a big stat line as McConnell had been used as more of a primary playmaker. McConnell should be back on Friday, which does concern me a bit on Simmons. He had 44.25 fantasy points against the Spurs on Jan. 3. That number would put him well over value on Friday. ***

Devin Booker, PHO vs NY ($8,400): Booker has missed value in his last two as the Suns are struggling to compete right now. Against a Knicks team on a back-to-back, the hope is that Phoenix doesn’t look totally embarrassing. I have to imagine that the Suns are able to hang with the Knicks in this one. Booker has struggled to score in recent games, but this is a good matchup for him. I expect his scoring numbers to be up to go along with his usual rebounds and assists. ****