NBA DFS: Studs, scrubs, and duds on DraftKings and FanDuel Jan. 14

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Jordan Clarkson (at BKN – $5,600 on DK; $4,800 on FD): Clarkson is inconsistent but he also provides a nice scoring punch and I’m willing to take the risk with him. The return of Mitchell will cut him back a bit with the opportunities but it’s a great matchup against a weak Brooklyn team. He’s going to shoot whether he’s supposed to or not.

Dwight Powell (at GS – $5,500 on DK; $5,400 on FD): The Warriors are great against the position but Powell has been providing some big games with Porzingis out of the lineup. As long as Porzingis remains sidelined that Powell will be clear to keep contributing at his current level.

Cam Reddish (vs PHO – $5,200 on DK; $4,300 on FD): If Trae is out again, Reddish will continue to get more opportunities. He was playing consistent with Trae and no Trae only increases his ceiling. Also increasing his ceiling is the matchup. There should be plenty of offense in this game given the state of the two teams. Reddish should deliver big.

Joe Harris (vs UTA – $4,800 on DK; $4,500 on FD): Harris is almost always going to get his shots and he can chip in elsewhere. He plays a consistent game and the return of Kyrie helps him because Kyrie commands a lot of attention and Harris can find his spots. It’s a tough matchup but Harris plays a steady game and he won’t hurt you at this price.

Eric Gordon (at MEM – $4,800 on DK; $4,100 on FD): No Westbrook means Gordon will draw the start and get more opportunities. He’s still the most trusted player in the Houston offense next to Harden as he’s able to do more playmaking duties than McLemore or Rivers. He’s at a great price and it’s a great matchup to go along with the circumstances for Gordon.

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