NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball – Sleepers + Cash Game Picks 1/27

Got some larger than normal tournaments for a mid-week contest on Draftkings tonight including a $1m GPP. Fanduel’s got more single entry GPPs running this week, which really aren’t my thing. Tonight the mini-slates are mostly 2 game, which I also find a bit more challenging than I’d like. Also, you’ve got players in this slate that feel a bit more GPPish – so cash games in the full 8 game slate should be challenging as well. Overall, a challenging night for January 27, 2016 – so if you’re new to NBA DFS, just be aware of that.


Draftkings Target scores. The 5 game slate that starts at 5pm my time looks like where I’ll be going to work today.

Draftkings 7pm (8 Game) Main: 245
Draftkings 7:30pm (2 Game) Turbo: 235
Draftkings 8pm (5 Game) Late: 245
Draftkings 9pm (2 Game) Later: 244

Draftkings 7pm (8 Game) Main: Goodwin, Durant, Hayward, Towns, Curry, Draymond
Draftkings 7:30pm (2 Game) Turbo: Drummond, Isaiah Thomas,
Draftkings 8pm (5 Game) Late: Durant, Wiggins, Curry, Dirk
Draftkings 9pm (2 Game) Later: Curry, Hayward, Klay, Dirk

Value picks on Draftkings tonight:

G – Trey Burke
$4,400 Draftkings

F – Charlie Villanueva
$3,000 Draftkings

C – Salah Mejri
$3,800 Draftkings


Here are the target scores for Fanduel. For the first time in a while, I might go dark on Fanduel tonight because I really like 4 game mini-slates, and the 3 game slate is going to be fairly standard plays. We’ll see though. Sometimes that’s a good spot to pivot off chalk in GPPs.

Fanduel 7pm (8 Game) Main: 280
Fanduel 8pm (3 Game) Express: 275
Fanduel 9pm (2 Game) Late Night: 260

Cash game targets:

Fanduel 7pm (8 Game) Main: Westbrook, Goodwin, Wiggins, Kawhi, Drummond
Fanduel 8pm (3 Game) Express: Westbrook, Wiggins, Durant, Kawhi
Fanduel 9pm (2 Game) Late Night: Curry, Klay, Batum, Dirk, Draymond

Fanduel 1/27 NBA DFS value picks:

G – Archie Goodwin
$4,100 Fanduel

F – Shabazz Muhammad
$4,200 Fanduel

C – Spencer Hawes
$4,000 Fanduel

1/26 Recap: Last night went really good since I was involved in the slate that had the OKC/NY OT game. I was worried I had too many Knicks bench players, but it ended up working out ok. I was already in the money when the games went into OT – so basically it was just padding my stats.

Honestly there were some tough decisions last night. I had to split my cash game lineups for the first time in a bit because I couldn’t decide between Gortat or Vucevic. I ended up weighting more lineups with Vucevic and that was the right call. Langston Galloway was the lowest owned player I had (about 5% in most spots) … but I liked him because he’s been playing well, and I thought he had some upside just in case NY got blown out or Westbrook got the starting guards in foul trouble.

NBA DFS Lineup Fanduel 1-26

Fanduel NBA DFS Lineup 1-26

Overall, very successful night. Tonight I’m probably going to stick to my gameplan for at least another night. There is a $1m tournament on DK and other’s that might be tempting as well. FanDuel has lots of single entry – which I think some amateur players thinks is easier than multi-entry … I actually think it’s much harder. In multi-entry GPPs, you have people stretching their range with lineups that have less chance of cashing. I’d rather play against those lineups than be forced to play low-owned guys in single entry GPPs because everyone is playing the chalk. Might be just be my tastes, but I don’t run and enter single entry tournaments because I find it’s actually a harder game format to cash. And most are here to make cash, not test wits. Good Luck tonight!

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