FanDuel NBA DFS 1/27/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh gives his best value plays for the day

There are 7 games on the NBA DFS main slate for Sunday, January 27th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

MIL @ OKC (MIL -1, O/U 234.5)

TOR @ DAL (TOR -5, O/U 219)

ORL @ HOU (HOU -8, O/U 221)

UTAH @ MIN (UTAH -4, O/U 219)

WAS @ SA (SA -4.5, O/U 221)

MIA @ NYK (MIA -5, O/U 210.5)

PHO @ LAL (LAL -7, O/U 224.5)

 

Value Plays:

PG Rajon Rondo ($6700)

  • Not the cheapest… but Rondo should do well against a weak PHO team that is weak at PG. Triple double?

SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4200)

  • I’ve chosen him a few times lately and gotten a solid 4-5x most times… he could do even better with some expected garbage minutes and a short bench tonight.

SF Rudy Gay ($5800)

  • My gut is telling me SA sits Derozan again tonight in a winnable game vs WAS… which as long as Gay is good to go, makes him a must play at that price.
  • (Bonus pick: Kelly Oubre ($6000), barring update on Derozan/Gay, I’m playing both tonight).

PF James Johnson ($3700)

  • I’m going cheap here so I can afford some big names tonight. Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.
  • (Bonus pick: Aaron Gordon ($6700), if you aren’t relying on superstars and want a balanced lineup)

C Hassan Whiteside ($7100)

  • This is a risky one since Whiteside can just as easily get ejected as he can put up 20 rebounds and 5 blocks tonight… not much value at C tonight.
  • (Bonus pick: JaVale McGee($4400), needed if you want multiple superstars tonight)

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4200)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Steph Curry ($9800)

  • 31.1 FD Points

SG Justin Holiday ($4800)

  • 25.2 FD Points

SF Corey Brewer ($4000) * My lock of the night

  • 41.2 FD Points

PF Jonah Bolden ($3800) 

  • 6.6 FD Points

C Mike Muscala ($3500)

  • 15.7 FD Points

Bonus pick: Tareaun Prince ($4700)

  • 27.2 FD Points

Bonus pick: Seth Curry ($3700) * Said he was a MUST START on Twitter

  • 36.6 FD Points
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FanDuel NBA DFS 1/26/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh gives his best value plays for the day

There are 4 games on the NBA DFS main slate for Saturday, January 26th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

IND@ MEM (IND -5, O/U 203)

GS @ BOS (GS -3.5, O/U 232.5)

PHI @ DEN (DEN -9.5, O/U 228.5)

ATL @ POR (POR -11, O/U 228)

 

Value Plays:

PG Steph Curry ($9800)

  • Not the cheapest… but Curry under $10k is always a steal.

SG Justin Holiday ($4800)

  • With Kyle Anderson out for MEM, Holiday will see a spike in minutes… and hopefully output.

SF Corey Brewer ($4000)

  • With Jimmy Butler out again tonight, Brewer is a safe play at his salary.  Should be an easy 5x-er tonight with Embiid out too.  More opportunities on offense for everyone in PHI.
  • (Bonus pick: Tareaun Prince ($4700), I’m playing both tonight). Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.

PF Jonah Bolden ($3800)

  • Bolden has gotten a lot of minutes as the backup C off the bench… with Embiid out, I’m going with two lineups tonight… one with Bolden and one with Muscala

C Mike Muscala ($3500)

  • With Embiid out tonight, Muscala should see 30 minutes for minimum salary.  Great deal if he can stay out of foul trouble.

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

SF Corey Brewer ($4000)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Shabazz Napier ($3800)

  • 24.4 FD Points

SG Justin Holiday ($4900) 

  • 17.6 FD Points

SF Gary Harris ($4400)

  • 20.1 FD Points

PF Paul Milsap ($5800) * My lock of the night

  • 40.8 FD Points

C Jarrett Allen ($6600)

  • 10.2 FD Points

Bonus pick: Josh Jackson ($5300)

  • 30.6 FD Points

Bonus pick: Ellie Okobo ($3600)

  • 15.6 FD Points

C Mason Plumelee ($4300) * Said he was a MUST START on Twitter

  • 32.4 FD Points

Five Things: What To Watch This Weekend

With the Super Bowl over a week away, The Combine’s Joe Nicely offers five ways to get your sports fix this weekend.

Thanks to the NFL’s constant attempt to make itself feel important, we don’t have a Super Bowl to watch until next weekend. Next week we’ll get the ridiculous “Media Day” and non-stop TV coverage of the upcoming big game…basically a week-long NFL commercial. So, what is a football-starved sports fan supposed to watch this weekend? Here are five things that will help tide you over until Super Bowl Sunday.

1. College Basketball: Kentucky vs. Kansas (Sat. 6:00 PM)

We all know that the NCAA basketball regular season is just about jockeying for postseason position. The big boys are trying to play their way into a high seed for the NCAA Tournament in order to make their championship road as easy as possible when March rolls around. The #9-ranked Kansas Jayhawks head to Rupp Arena to face the #8-ranked Kentucky Wildcats this Saturday for what may well be a Final Four preview. This game features two perennial national powerhouse programs that have championship aspirations this season. I really like that it’s at Rupp Arena instead of being one of those chickenshit “neutral court” games. The best thing about college sports is the amazing atmosphere and “Big Blue Nation” will be fired up for this one.

 

2. Men’s Tennis: Australian Open Final – Novak Djokovic vs. Rafa Nadal (Sun. 3:30 AM)

I’m not a big tennis fan, but this is a clash of the titans matchup between Djokovic and Nadal, two of the game’s all-time greats. We’ve been living in what is perhaps the “Golden Age” of the men’s game with these two players and the great Roger Federer constantly battling for supremacy over the last 10-plus years. This will be the 53rd career matchup between Djokovic and Nadal, but just their second meeting at the Australian Open, with their first duel, a five-set marathon in the finals, becoming an instant classic. They have 31(!) combined grand slam titles and Djokovic is trying to win his record-breaking seventh Australian Open title. Both men are still playing at a world-class level, but we have to wonder how many more of these Djokovic/Nadal/Federer grand slam final matchups we will have a chance to watch.

 

3. PGA Golf: Farmers Insurance Open (Sat. and Sun.)

While I don’t watch much tennis, I actually am a big golf fan and this should be a great tournament to watch this weekend. The Farmers has the best field of players we’ve seen in 2019 and is being held at a really fun Torrey Pines golf course that will host its second U.S. Open in a couple of years. Tiger Woods is making his 2019 debut and has won at Torrey eight times in his career. It’s always fun to see the best golfers in the world doing battle on a challenging golf course. Torrey Pines has an amazing par-5 finishing hole that has water in play and always makes for riveting TV. Jason Day won last year’s epic tournament on the SIXTH(!) playoff hole.

 

4. NBA Basketball: Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics (Sat. 8:30 PM)

After a couple of lackluster starts, both of these teams are coming into this possible NBA Finals preview in hot form. Golden State has ran off nine straight wins and is looking like the unbeatable juggernaut we all thought they would be. DeMarcus Cousins made his Warriors debut a few nights ago and makes their starting lineup look even more unfair than it already did. It seems like a different player leads the Warriors to victory every night. The Celtics got off to a sluggish start this season and the mediocre play lasted a lot longer than anyone thought possible. Boston appears to have things heading in the right direction, winning seven of their last 10 and five straight. Kyrie Irving is a one-man whirlwind and Boston is one of the few teams with roster talent that is in the same ballpark as the Warriors.

 

5. NFL Football: Pro Bowl (Sun. 3:00 PM)

I don’t watch the NFL Pro Bowl. It’s undoubtedly the worst All-Star game in any of the major sports, but yet the NFL refuses to let it die the death it deserves. Major League Baseball can give us amazing hitter vs. pitcher matchups and I’m always down to watch NBA players team up and do some awesome dunks…but football just isn’t a sport that lends itself to an exhibition game. NFL players don’t have guaranteed contracts and you can’t blame them for not wanting to play in this game. About the only thing that makes this farce watchable is the fact that you can bet on it. Do yourself a favor and take the Over…you have to be a little dead inside to bet the Under in the Pro Bowl.

 

 

FanDuel NBA DFS 1/25/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh give his best value plays for the day

There are ten games on the NBA DFS slate for Friday, January 25th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

WAS @ ORL (ORL -3.5, O/U 218.5)

NYK @ BKN (BKN -9.5, O/U 223)

MIA @ CLE (MIA -8.5, O/U 208.5)

LAC @ CHI (LAC -5.5, O/U 220.5)

TOR @ HOU (TOR -3, O/U 227.5)

SAC @ MEM (MEM -2, O/U 212.5)

DET @ DAL (DAL -4.5, O/U 209)

CHA @ MIL (MIL -11.5, O/U 230.5)

PHO @ DEN (DEN -16, O/U 224)

MIN @ UTAH (UTAH -11, O/U 218.5)

 

Value Plays:

PG Shabazz Napier ($3800)

  • With Dinwiddie out, I think Napier sees some minutes tonight.  I’m taking a flier on Napier tonight and he could be the “lowest score drop”… but worth it (Bonus pick: Ellie Okobo ($3600), I’m playing both tonight). Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.

SG Justin Holiday ($4900)

  • With Kyle Anderson out for MEM, Holiday will see a spike in minutes… and hopefully output.

SF Gary Harris ($4400)

  • Harris just returned from injury and is still cheap.  An easy 5x-er tonight vs a depleted PHO team.

PF Paul Milsap ($5800)

  • With PHO potentially having Ayton, Warren, and Holmes out tonight, this could be a big game on the boards for Milsap and he can have his way offensively (as will Jokic). (Bonus pick: Josh Jackson ($5300)

C Jarrett Allen ($6600)

  • Jarrett Allen should have his way with a bad Knicks team that is missing bigs… it could realistically be a 20/20 game

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

PF Paul Milsap ($5800)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Seth Curry ($3500)

  • 36.7 FD Points

SG Kentavius Caldwell-Pope ($4200) * My lock of the night

  • 21.9 FD Points

SF Kelly Oubre ($6000)

  • 48.7 FD Points

PF Dragan Bender ($4600) 

  • 27.6 FD Points

C Jahlil Okafor ($5500)

  • 26.6 FD Points

FanDuel NBA DFS 1/24/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh give his best value plays for the day

There are only four games on the NBA DFS slate for Thursday, January 24th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

GS @ WAS (GS -9, O/U 234.5)

NO @ OKC (OKC -12.5, O/U 233.5)

POR @ PHO (POR -7.5, O/U 220.5)

MIN @ LAL (MIN -1.5, O/U 230)

 

Value Plays:

PG Seth Curry ($3500)

  • The PG position is thin tonight as far as values… Elfrid Payton is the only other “value” and I see him struggling to even do a 4x.  I’m taking a flier on Seth Curry tonight and hope Lillard gets a scratch.

SG Kentavius Caldwell-Pope ($4200)

  • With Ball and LBJ out, he will get minutes. At only $4200, could be a big value play/drop the lowest score.  With the savings, you can grab an elite player tonight.  Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those dollars tonight.

SF Kelly Oubre ($6000)

  • Oubre may get some minutes tonight thanks to the injuries to PHO.  I like his chances of upside on a day with only 4 games.

PF Dragan Bender ($4600)

  • With Ayton, Warren, and potentially Holmes out tonight, this draft bust could have an opportunity to make a case for his next contract.

C Jahlil Okafor ($5500)

  • I’m not sure how he’s still $5500… but I’ll take him again tonight with Davis out.  He has put up 41 and 42 FD points in his last 2 games

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

SG Kentavius Caldwell-Pope ($4200)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Fred VanVleet ($4600)

  • 18.9 FD Points

SG Jordan Clarkson ($4700)

  • 15.5 FD Points

SF Justice Winslow ($6400)

  • 13.9 FD Points

PF Kenneth Faried ($5000) * My lock of the night

  • 38.1 FD Points

C Jahlil Okafor ($5500)

  • 42 FD Points

FanDuel NBA DFS 1/23/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh give his best value plays for the day

There are ten games on the NBA DFS slate for Wednesday, January 23rd and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

TOR @ IND (IND -5, O/U 218)

CLE @ BOS (BOS -16.5, O/U 216.5)

ORL @ BKN (BKN -6.5, O/U 219)

LAC @ MIA (MIA -5, O/U 215.5)

HOU @ NYK (HOU -7.5, O/U 226)

ATL @ CHI (CHI -1.5, O/U 222)

SAS @ PHI (PHI -4, O/U 226)

CHA @ MEM (CHA -1.5, O/U 209)

DET @ NO (NO -5, O/U 221.5)

DEN @ UTAH (UTAH -3.5, O/U 216)

 

Value Plays:

PG Fred VanVleet ($4600)

  • With Leonard expected to rest again tonight, VanVleet should see increased action… and the lil bastard put up over 41 FD Points last night for $4800.

SG Jordan Clarkson ($4700)

  • Ditto. At under $5k, could be a big GPP play.  With the savings, you can grab an elite player tonight.  Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those dollars tonight.

SF Justice Winslow ($6400)

  • With Winslow playing “point guard”, he has a high ceiling every night and I like the risk tonight.

PF Kenneth Faried ($5000)

  • Look for the man-imal to grab a ton of rebounds for his new team in HOU.  He is easily capable of a 6-8x game tonight.

C Jahlil Okafor ($5500)

  • I am not a fan of Okafor… but with Davis out, he has the most to gain.  Should easily see 30+ minutes tonight barring foul trouble.

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

PF Kenneth Faried ($5000)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($3900)

  • 13.7 FD Points (took 2nd most shots last night… just didn’t hit)

SG Avery Bradley ($3800)

  • 24.5 FD Points

SF Mikal Bridges ($4000)  * My lock of the night

  • 19 FD Points (also took 2nd most shots last night… also didn’t hit)

PF Dario Saric ($3900)

  • 14.3 FD Points

C DeAndre Jordan ($7000)

  • 53.2 FD Points

PF Dragan Bender ($3800) * Per my Twitter, switched out Saric for him

  • 27 FD Points

FanDuel NBA DFS 1/22/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh give his best value plays for the day

There are only four games on the NBA DFS slate for Tuesday, January 22nd and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my lineups from last night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

Kings @ Raptors (TOR -10, O/U 228.5)

Blazers @ Thunder (OKC -6, O/U 227)

Clippers @ Mavericks (DAL -4, O/U 222)

Timberwolves @ Suns (MIN -4.5, O/U 230)

 

Value Plays:

PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($3900)

  • With Gallinari out and Lou Williams banged up, loock for SGA to get some extra minutes on the court tonight.  At under $4k, could be a big GPP play.  With the savings, you can grab an elite player tonight.  Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those dollars tonight.

SG Avery Bradley ($3800)

  • Ditto

SF Mikal Bridges ($4000)

  • PHO is giving him 30 minutes/game and he can fill up a stat sheet in a hurry.  This is an easy 5-6x player in my opinion tonight.

PF Dario Saric ($3900)

  • With Tibbs no longer coaching MIN, Saric has seen some extra minutes over Taj Gibson and produced a few 5x games lately… look for that to continue tonight in what could easily be a blowout game.

C DeAndre Jordan ($7000)

  • For no reason other than revenge, I like Jordan vs his former team tonight.  He’s been steady as a 4-5x/game player lately and I think the extra edge is there tonight for a 6-7x game.

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

SF Mikal Bridges ($4000)