January 21, 2022, 2:24 pm
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Welcome to the DFS Delivery, the article that helps you build your DFS lineups and focuses on the overall best plays at the time of the writing.
As is usually the case on Fridays, we have an action-packed basketball night with 11 games on the docket! This means that we will have plenty of options to choose from and not a lot to worry about ownership since it is usually spread out on these big slates.
With that said, let’s check out my favorite picks at the moment.
Joel Embiid ($11,000) – I am running out of things to say about Embiid, and I really don’t think I need to try hard to convince someone to roster him tonight. His floor has been 42 fantasy points in the last month and he is coming off a career-high scoring night after dropping a 50 burger on the Magic on Wednesday. He is hot, the Sixers are also, I am gonna go with the hot hand here as long as I can.
Ja Morant ($9,300) – Morant continues to surpass our expectations and with Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks out, is taking up more of the team’s scoring duties and giving us more fantasy points in the process. I really think he is playing like a 10k player and I will continue to roster him in bulk as long as his price remains lower than that.
Bam Adebayo ($7,700) – Bam is back and he looks cheap to me, especially since we have Lowry and Herro out again tonight. Adebayo has a 25.9% usage rate with him and Butler on the floor only, and in my eyes, he has a high floor of fantasy value tonight, as he gets more into game shape with every game that passes by.
Mo Bamba ($5,400) – Bamba rejoined the starting lineup last game and absolutely crushed with 49 FPTS (of course Embiid on the other side had 70+ but that’s not the point now is it?). He played 30 minutes in the last game and could have played even more had he not fouled out and even though Wendell Carter Jr. is probable for tonight,I expect that to continue. A starter, that’s gonna play 30+ minutes and with a high usage rate at this price, seems like an excellent value option.
LaMarcus Aldridge ($5,200) – KD will be out for a while, Millsap won’t be a Net anymore, and as we saw on Wednesday, Aldridge is the primary beneficiary of the above. He posted a 27/6/3 stat line on Wednesday against the Wizards, and now we get a revenge game against the Spurs, with their bad defense and high pace. $5,200 for someone who has such a high ceiling is just wrong.
Jonathan Kuminga ($4,900) – Well, I went with Kuminga yesterday and that got me nowhere, and look at me, suggesting to you all to play Kuminga again. Guess this is where I will plant my flag on this slate since I do believe that there is value to be had with Kuminga tonight since I do expect him to see extended minutes for the Warriors in their game against the Rockets on Friday night. On top of that, Warriors will be resting multiple players on this second game of a back-to-back.
John Konchar ($4,300) – It is hard to ignore John Konchar at the small forward position, a position I have no problem paying down for. The Memphis Grizzlies are missing four rotation players tonight in Dillon Brooks, Tyus Jones, Kyle Anderson, and Desmond Bane, and that opens up a lot of minutes for Konchar. He played 32 minutes in the last game and despite not scoring a lot (6 points) he managed to get close to 30 DK points.
Gabe Vincent ($4,800) – With both Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro out, Vincent stepped up into the starting lineup and as usual he delivered, posting 31.5 DK points in 37 minutes. The key here is the minutes since the Heat are choosing to play him and Strus over Duncan Robinson and I am willing to follow along as long while this keeps up. He has an extra value on DK, where he gets the 3P bonus since he is averaging 6+ 3PA in the last 5 games.
Honorable Mentions: Nicola Jokic ($12,600), Rudy Gobert ($8,900), Jordan Poole ($5,800), Jalen Suggs ($4,800), Joe Ingles ($4,200).