NBA DFS 1-14-22 DraftKings Picks

by Desrick Rhooms Jr.
NBA DFS 4-8-22 DraftKings Picks

Welcome to the NBA DFS 1-14-22 DraftKings Picks article!

Today we have a standard nine-game slate of basketball games to build our lineups.

Making the right picks will be crucial tonight with so many players to choose from.

Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) is questionable for the Indiana Pacers tonight against the Phoenix Suns.

Derrick White (COVID protocols) is questionable for the San Antonio Spurs as they face the Houston Rockets.

Jimmy Butler (ankle) is questionable for the Miami Heat against the Atlanta Hawks.

Klay Thompson (rest) is doubtful tonight for the Golden State Warriors at the Chicago Bulls.

Marcus Smart (COVID protocols) has been ruled out for the Boston Celtics against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Kristaps Porzingis (COVID protocols) has been ruled out for the Dallas Mavericks against the Memphis Grizzles

Draymond Green (calf) will be out for the Golden State Warriors against the Chicago Bulls.

Wendell Carter (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Orlando Magic against the Charlotte Hornets.

Clint Capela (ankle) is out for a third straight game for the Atlanta Hawks against the Miami Heat.

NBA DFS 1-14-22 DraftKings Picks

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Nine Game Slate

Suns @ Pacers
Magic @ Hornets
Raptors @ Pistons
Celtics @ 76ers
Warriors @ Bulls
Hawks @ Heat
Cavaliers @ Spurs
Rockets @ Kings
Mavericks @ Grizzlies

Guards

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic, $7,800

Cole Anthony has been one of the few bright spots on this Magic team, leading the team in points and assists.

He just barely missed a triple-double in his last game against the Wizards, ending one assist shy.

He has been in a shooting slump the last few games but I think he will break out tonight against the Hornets. The Hornets play at the third-fastest pace in the NBA, so this will be a pace-up game for Anthony and he should be able to get a lot of shots up.

In the game they played earlier this season against the Hornets, Anthony ended the night with 24 points.

Tyler Herro, Miami Heat, $7,800

With the injuries to Jimmy Butler and Bam Abedayo, Herro has been forced to shoulder the load and he has delivered. Since the start of this calendar year, he is third in the league in shot attempts per game.

In games that Herro plays without Butler his usage rate increases by three percent.

Herro just faced this same Hawks team on Wednesday and finished the game one rebound shy of a triple-double. Ironically Herro is going through a horrid shooting stretch and if those shots fall his ceiling is even higher.

If Butler is forced to miss this game as well then I don’t see anything stopping Herro from repeating his performance.

The Hawks currently allow the most points to shooting guards in the league this season.

De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings, $7,600

It looks like the Kings will once again finish among the bottom of the standings but Fox has been playing arguably his best stretch of basketball over the past two weeks. In this span, he has averaged 24 points, four rebounds, and five assists per game.

After scoring 30 points in three games straight last week I think it’s safe to say Fox is on fire.

He should be licking his chops tonight as there is no better team to play against than the Houston Rockets right now.

The Rockets currently allow the most DK points to point guards and play at the second-fastest pace in the NBA.

The only danger in this game is the risk of a potential blowout but the Kings wouldn’t be the Kings if they didn’t somehow find a way to keep this game rather close.

Forwards

Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers, $10,100

It might be because his play isn’t the flashiest, but Sabonis continues to be one of the most underrated players in the league. He is having an outstanding month so far, averaging 25 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists per game.

He has struggled offensively the last two games but Malcolm Brogdon and Caris Levert have recently returned so it should take some attention from the defense off of him.

Sabonis should give the Suns problems with the smaller Jae Crowder starting in their frontcourt.

The Pacers play at one the slowest paces in the league so game flow should be an advantage for Sabonis as the Suns play at the fifth-fastest pace.

Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors, $9,500

After Kawhi Leonard left the Raptors everybody expected Siakam to take his game to another level but that never came to fruition. However recently it looks like he has returned into his All-NBA form which was essential in the Raptors’ title run.

The Pistons have been a dumpster fire all season and tonight won’t be any different. In the game against the Pistons earlier this season he scored 25 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists.

Siakam has emerged as one of the top playmakers on the team so his scoring isn’t as essential as it would be for others. He is sixth among all forwards in the league in assists this month.

Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets, $6,900

Hayward exploded for 30 points in Wednesday’s game against the 76ers, reminding folks that he still has some juice left in the tank.

With the emergences of LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges, Hayward has taken a step back in the pecking order but he still has the potential to go off any night.

The fact that he is an all-around player helps his lack of scoring on some nights, and facing the Orlando Magic is a plus.

The Magic currently allows the fourth-most points and DK points to small forwards. Hayward has averaged 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals in two games against the Magic this season.

With the Magic having multiple key injuries to their players this could be a blowout.




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