Welcome to the NBA DFS 1-6-21 DraftKings Value Picks article!
We’ve got an 11 game slate with great matchups that should have some high scoring in them.
I always like to give you a few team pairings that will help you earn some money while you enjoy all the great action on the court tonight.
NBA DFS 1-5-21 DraftKings Value Picks
11 Game Slate
Rockets @ Pacers
Cavs @ Magic
Wizards @ Sixers
Hornets @ Hawks
Jazz (B2B-road) @ Knicks
Celtics @ Heat
Pistons @ Bucks
Thunder @ Pelicans
Raptors @ Suns
Bulls (B2B-road) @ Kings
Clippers (B2B) @ Warriors
Elfrid Payton, New York Knicks $6,000
This was of the most heads-up plays I’ve seen in the NBA this year from Elfrid Payton.
Basically hustles to save what could’ve been a game-changing turnover, and turns it into an alley-oop for the Knicks.
Been talking about this for 15 minutes. 😂 A real fun, gritty team. pic.twitter.com/uQ6AG5I5xM
— Marlow Ferguson Jr. (@meloferg) January 3, 2021
The Knicks’ offense has been surprising so far in this early season, and Payton has been one of the key reasons why this offense is thriving right now.
In his previous five games, he is averaging 17.6 points, 5.6 assists, and five rebounds, and he should continue these averages against the Utah Jazz and Mike Conley.
Utah allows 42.2 fantasy points per game to point guards.
Payton averages 13.7 points, 5.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds when being guarded by Conley. Payton’s heavy usage is going to allow him to exploit Conley repeatedly throughout the game.
If you are looking to save some money so you can spend more of your cap on some of the big named forwards or shooting guards, then Payton is the player for you.
Terrence Ross, Orlando Magic $5,900
Ross has been an excellent scorer off the bench and is making an early (I mean very early) case for Sixth Man of the Year.
He is averaging 20.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and one assist this season so far and could easily exceed those numbers against the Cavaliers, who are dealing with injuries to some key players (Darius Garland and Kevin Love).
The Cavaliers allow 20.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game to shooting guards.
It’s safe to say that Ross will face off against Collin Sexton in the game. Ross averages 7.1 three-point attempts when guarded by Collin Section; considering that Ross is shooting 41 percent from three-point range, he should have a decent game from the arc.
OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors $5,700
bruh is that OG Anunoby or Derrick Henry wtf pic.twitter.com/P7dZzSGCeh
— captain blunthead (@dan_lamma) January 5, 2021
The Raptors are off to a rough start, but a few of their contributors are getting out of their funk.
Anunoby has recently shown improvements; he had double-digit points in his previous two games.
The Phoenix Suns have improved their defense, especially against small forwards, but Anunoby has had success against the Suns. he averages 10 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 0.6 assists for his career against Phoenix.
Darius Bazley, Oklahoma City Thunder $5,800
Bazley is a player that has been great at getting all the dirty work stats (rebounds, assists, steals, blocks) that his scoring is an added bonus for fantasy players. He has recently been scoring with ease, two consecutive games with double-digit points; that streak should continue against the Pelicans.
New Orleans allows 25.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game to power forwards this season.
Richaun Holmes, Sacramento Kings $5,900
Richaun Holmes came out looking sharp this season...
Of 131 players to take 50 or more shots, he ranks:
‣ 66% FG (2nd highest)
‣ 15% Usage (4th lowest)
• Holding opponents to 5 of 17 from the floor on Isolations (29.4% FG)
Highly efficient, on a bargain contract. pic.twitter.com/lyo0GNuMg3
— Brock Landes (@LandesBrock) January 4, 2021
Holmes is a double-double machine just waiting to happen every night. He averages 11.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and one assist.
He should get his third double-double against the Chicago Bulls, who are allowing 23.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game to centers this season.
Holmes should get some heavy usage protecting the rim against Zach LaVine. Plus, Holmes should be rewarded with more playing time since he is the only Kings player who my dad hasn’t demanded be traded on Twitter.
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