NBA DFS picks January 4: Should we fade all the stars?

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Dec 29, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) dunks in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports /

NBA DFS Shooting Guards:

Forget Harden whether he plays or not. Sexton and Brown are great options are are much cheaper.

This is another intriguing matchup for Buddy Hield. My problem with Hield is that you are paying for a ceiling game, especially on DraftKings. I would much rather roll the dice with the higher usage on RJ Barrett so far. Even the enigmatic Andrew Wiggins looks better to me than Hield.

The ceiling games from Tim Hardaway Jr. are few and far between, but the has a chance at one here. If Luka is out, I’m locking in THJ. Even if Luka plays, this is worthy of GPP consideration for the massive upside against the Rockets. If Luka is out, sign me up for some Josh Richardson too.

I’m a big Terrence Ross guy, but his price on DraftKings puts him in the same situation as Hield. He’s priced for a ceiling game, which is suboptimal for a guy that comes off the bench. I like both Seth Curry and Bogdan Bogdanovich more.

As usual, Donte DiVincenzo is the way to get a cheap piece of an explosive offense. His ceiling is low, but the floor has been rather good. That’s more than you can say for Dort or Duncan Robinson.