The new DraftKings and FanDuel Single Entry Picks are LIVE for 1/16! The big news of the day is Jusuf Nurkic being out which opens up some potential value in the Portland frontcourt. Harry Giles is priced at $3,200 on DraftKings and should SMASH value if he gets around 20 minutes at center in this one. I would expect Robert Covington to get a rebounding boost tonight as he will get a matchup against John Collins. Carmello Anthony could end up being a good value if he gets more minutes off the bench.
As of right now, I am assuming Joel Embiid is OUT. We will have to watch for the 76ers lineup but, this makes Dwight Howard a lock for me on all sites. At $4,300 on DraftKings and $4,400 on FanDuel, Howard should smash value if he gets 30 minutes against Memphis. Bens Simmons and Tobias Harris also get rebounding and usage bumps with Embiid out.
Trae Young and one of C.J. McCollum or Damian Lillard could be an optimal stack in the game with the highest total on the slate. Trae Young will have his normal high usage and one of McCollum or Lillard will have to get hot if this game will have a high total.
In order to get the best possible Single Entry lineup, I like to focus on the players that have a high probability of paying off their salary or have a ceiling that could lead them to be the highest-scoring player on the slate. That is why you will see such a small player pool in this sheet daily. I am focusing on the best plays of that day because my goal is to make the best lineup possible.
Priority Targets are the players that I want in my lineup. How you get these players in your lineup is truly up to your style of creating lineups. Members often give those players a thumb up in FantasyCruncher or lock those players in. Again, this is really a personal preference.
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This is a sample of my NBA Building Block. This is where I identify who I would start my Single Entry lineup with DAILY. These players will be in my core for Single Entry contests. Typically, I lock in those four players and crunch my Single Entry lineup from there.
As you can see, there will be four coaches posting Building Blocks before each NBA main slate. How you use this content is up to you. Some members choose to use a thumb on each player that appears in a coach’s Building Block. Odds are if a player appears in all four Building Blocks, it might be a good day to lock them in.
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