What’s up, GF2 fans! I’m back with my free NBA DFS FanDuel advice for the 1/5/16 slate of games. Thursday’s main slate will consist of a decent seven-game slate. I still see plenty of solid plays to choose from, especially on the value side. In this article I’m going to give you guys a couple of nice value plays to roll with for each position, so let’s get started.
D’Angelo Russell, @ POR ($6,300)
Russell is the main man running the point for the Lakers these days and draws a juicy matchup for this slate. So far this year, the Blazers have given up an average of 42.4 FD points per game to opposing point guards. This season, Russell has managed to average a cool 26.24 FD points per outing for his owners. Over his last three games, he’s scored 29+ FPPG for his owners and should flourish in this matchup.
Tony Parker, @ DEN ($4,600)
I don’t mind rolling the crafty old veteran out for this slate one bit! The Spurs will receive a major bump in pace on the road against a much quicker Nuggets squad. This year, Denver has allowed an average of 47.1 FD points per contest to opposing point guards. Over his last five games, Parker has been crushing it for our lineups, scoring 23+ FPPG for his owners. This season, he’s managed to average a moderate 19.73 FD points per game for San Antonio.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, vs. CHA ($5,700)
The Hornets tend to give up some fantasy points around the perimeter, making my man KCP an intriguing option for Thursday. Over their last five games, Charlotte has allowed an average of 41.2 FD points per outing to opposing shooting guards. So far this season, Caldwell-Pope has managed to average a smooth 25.1 FD points per game for his loyal fantasy owners.
Wesley Matthews, @ DAL ($5,500)
The Mavericks are by far one of the slowest paced teams in the league but things will change on Thursday evening. Phoenix plays extremely fast, which will boost a guy such as Matthews’ value for this slate. This year, the Suns have given up an average of 36.1 FD points per game to opposing shooting guards. So far this season, Matthews has averaged a super solid 24.32 FD points per game for his owners.
Trevor Ariza, vs. OKC ($5,900)
This game should be a fun one from a DFS perspective, especially for the secondary scoring options such as Ariza. So far this year, he’s averaging a cool 26.07 FD points per game for his owners and should flourish in this matchup. Last time out against the Thunder, Ariza went for seven points, eight rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes for Houston. This year, OKC has allowed an average of 36.1 FD points per game to opposing small forwards.
Evan Turner, vs. LAL ($4,800)
This game should be a ton of fun with two fast-paced offenses going head-to-head! This season, the Lakers have given up an average of 40.8 FD points per game to opposing small forwards, which is second-worst in the league. With Damian Lillard potentially sitting out once again for this one, Turner could be relied on to do some scoring for the Blazers. This year, he’s managed to average 19.68 FD points per outing for his owners.
Trevor Booker, @ IND ($5,500)
On the other side of the court, we have the Nets who should do well against a slightly weak group of Indiana post defenders. So far this year, the Pacers have given up an average of 42.4 FD points per game to opposing power forwards. Over his last three games, Booker has scored 25+ FPPG for his loyal owners. This season, he’s managed to average a solid 26.66 FD points per outing.
Thaddeus Young, vs. BKN ($5,200)
Young can be a bit inconsistent from time to time but this matchup has me excited. Not only is Brooklyn terrible versus post players, they’re also Young’s former teammates. I’m hoping for a good old fashioned revenge game. This year, the Nets have allowed an average of 45.2 FD points per contest to opposing power forwards. So far this season, Young has averaged a smooth 23.58 FD points per game for his owners.
Mason Plumlee, vs. LAL ($6,300)
Plumlee has been one of the most consistent fantasy centers thus far for our lineups. In six of his last seven games, Mason has scored 25+ FPPG for the Blazers and draws a tasty matchup for Thursday. So far this year, Los Angeles has given up an average of 47.2 FD points per contest to opposing centers. This season, Plumlee has averaged a consistent 28.46 FD points per game for his owners.
Montrezl Harrell, vs. OKC ($4,700)
One thing that I look for before locking my lineups is a nice value center. Well, right now, Harrell is drawing a ton of minutes for Houston, averaging 30+ the last three games. Over his last three starts, he has scored 23+ FD points per outing for his owners and is on my radar once again for this slate. Over their last five games, the Thunder have allowed an average of 52.5 FD points per outing to opposing centers.
Well, those are my NBA DFS value plays for the 1/5/16 slate of games. Hopefully, with my advice, you guys will prosper on Thursday night. Thanks for reading and good luck, everyone!