DraftKings daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – Jan. 12, 2019

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High Salary SF

Players costing over $6,250

Paul George (vs SA – $9,500): Needs 43.5 fantasy points. George had 48 fantasy points in the double OT game. The scoring and rebounding numbers are typically there, but Westbrook is now hogging all the assists. I don’t have many doubts about George, especially with his salary dropping a bit. He’s been reliable all season, the Thunder need a win, and they are at home. George will deliver. Diagnosis: Reliable with a high ceiling.

T.J. Warren (vs DEN – $6,800): Needs 31.1 fantasy points. Warren hasn’t been as good as you’d like to see from him, but he’s played well enough and he’s a tad cheaper on Saturday. His value is still largely tied to his scoring, but he does chip in with rebounds. I continue to love his ceiling with Booker out because they need his scoring. Diagnosis: Good ceiling, but a tad inconsistent due to potential shooting woes.

Buddy Hield (vs CHA – $6,500): Needs 29.7 fantasy points. Speaking of guys whose value is tied to their scoring. Hield is pretty much all scoring. The Hornets are on a back-to-back, which should bode well for Hield’s value. And it’s not like he’s lacking for shots. Your other option is Aaron Gordon, and while he might be more reliable, he’s also Aaron Gordon. Diagnosis: Same as Warren, just $300 less and slightly less reliable.