FanDuel NBA Top Picks and Value Plays for January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

FanDuel is offering eight games on its main NBA slate for Monday January 2, 2017…….here are five players I think have great opportunities to help you win some cash tonight.

Point Guard

Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry ($8200) has a nice price and a great opportunity tonight against a Denver Nuggets defense allowing 43.52 FanDuel points a game to those manning the PG position. Curry has the highest usage rate on the Warriors and could easily put up a 50 Fantasy Point night any time he wants to.

If you want to save money at the PG spot you could look to what should be the uber chalky Milwaukee Bucks PG Malcolm Brogdon ($4300) or Utah Jazz PG Shelvin Mack ($3800).

Shooting Guard

If Washington Wizards SG Bradley Beal ($6800) plays than he might have the best opportunity tonight against a Houston Rockets defense allowing SG’s to average 40.56 FanDuel points a game. Beal is second on the Wizards in usage and has a ceiling of 50.1 Fantasy points. If he does that he will hit eight times value tonight.

For value tonight I’m looking at a couple of players; whoever starts tonight at SG for the Orlando Magic (either Evan Fournier ($5900) or Jodie Meeks ($4000) and I am also looking Utah Jazz SG Rodney Hood ($4700).

Small Forward

Utah Jazz SF Gordon Hayward ($7700) is perfectly priced for his matchup tonight against a Brooklyn Nets defense allowing SF’s to average 43.63 Fantasy points a game. Hayward leads the Jazz in usage and has a ceiling of 50.1 points. Utah is expected to score 101 points and with PG George Hill out Hayward is the logical choice to see an increase….and I think he hits the 50 point threshold tonight.

For value I like the Charlotte Hornets SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ($4700) and I also like OKC Thunder SF Andre Roberson ($3600).

Power Forward

I like the Orlando Magic PF Serge Ibaka ($6800) tonight against a NY Knicks defense allowing PF’s to average 41.55 Fantasy points a game. Ibaka is third on the Magic in usage and over the past five games is averaging 19.8 points, eight rebounds and a couple of blocks a game. I also like his 48.4 point ceiling tonight.

For value tonight I like the Wizards Markieff Morris ($5200) and the Los Angeles Clipper Marreese Speights ($4300).


After much deliberation I decided the one with the best opportunity tonight at Center is the Orlando Magic C Nikola Vucevic ($6700) against a NY Knicks defense allowing C’s to average 40.81 Fantasy Points a game. Vucevic leads the team in Usage and there is no one on the Knicks who will be able to stop him tonight.

For value tonight you could look to the Knicks Joakim Noah ($4500) or possibly Houston Rockets C Montrezl Harrell ($4600).

As always be sure to check and see if your players are in the lineup……

Good luck at FanDuel tonight!





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