DFS NBA Droppin Dimes 1/8/2019

Nov 27, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) dunks the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Finally get a nice slate for Tuesday with 8 games.


*Highest totals- Knicks/Warriors (230), Hornets/Clippers (230)

*One thing to understand about NBA is that players can be ruled out early in the day or right before/after lock, which’s can potentially change other players/plays or even the slate. Always keep and eye on for players ruled out. Check slack chat nba-news updates. The what if section below is geared to help with decisions if players that are listed as questionable early on potentially sit out.


Questionables- What ifs

*Darren Collison, Corey Joseph & Miles Turner are all listed as questionable for tonight’s game. If Collison sits out then Joseph becomes the play. If Collison and Joseph sit out then Aaron Holiday becomes an excellent value. If Miles Turner sits out then Domantas Sabonis becomes a nice value with a solid floor. While Kyle O’Quinn becomes a nice punt play as he is a high usage player with a 1.5 FPPM. Also, Tyreke Evans, Bojan Bogdanovic & Victor Olidipo will see an increase in usage with these players off the floor. Keep an eye on these players. Value and good plays could open up.

*Devon Booker is listed as day-to-day and if he sits TJ Warren and Josh Jackson get a nice bump in usage along with Deandre Ayton. Warrren and Jackson are the plays I am looking at. Booker listed as doubtful as of 3pm.



DvP chart over past 30 days



* Kings/Suns game has a lot of potential with 2 poor defensive teams and a fast pace.



Top Tier/10k players








Most is these guys are in play due to their higher floors. My preference tonight is Embiid. Westbrook is my 2nd option. 



De’Aaron Fox

Willie Cauley-Stien

Alec Burks

Otto Porter


Point Guard

De’Aaron Fox

Excellent spot for Fox tonight with price down and matchup vs the Suns.

Jeff Teague

Teague is playing very well since returning from injury posting 40 or more FPs in both games. Towns  has a tougher matchup vs Adams, so Teague and Wiggins will need to add some additional scoring tonight.

Russell Westbrook 


Shooting Guard

Bogdan Bogdonovic

Shumoert has been ruled out, so Bogdonivic should see 30 plus minutes in this solid matchup.

Andrew Wiggins

I can see Adams giving Towns some trouble so looking towards Wiggins and Teague tonight.

Alec Burks

No Hood. Plays Burks.


Small Forward

Danilo Gallinari

Otto Porter

Minutes limitation lifted. Price still low, good time to play him.

DeAndre Bembry

TJ Warren


Power Forward

Montrezl Harrell

Nemanji Bjelica

Marvin Williams

Josh Jackson if Booker sits



Joel Embiid

No one to stop Embiid in the Wizards.

Willie Cauley-Stein

Bagley is out tonight. This is an excellent matchup for WCS along with a fairly cheap price. Suns have allowed the most FPs to opposing centers.

Willy Hernangomez & Bismack Biyombo

These guys have been splitting time for the most part. Looks like hit players gets the extra minutes. The Hornets might need Biyambo a bit more vs Gortat.

Tristan Thompson 

Looks like TT is getting back into form.



Alex Len

Trey Burke

Jonas Jerebko

Dario Saric

Josh Jackson

TJ McConnel- Redick has been ruled out. Like McConnel more now

Kyle O’Quinn- Nice Punt with Turner out

Richard Holmes

Marcin Gortat- If starting

DeAnthony Melton If Booker is out