NBA DFS Top Plays for Sunday 01/29/23
The NBA season is in full swing, and as DFS players, it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends and top plays. With so many talented players and endless matchups to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the best options for your DFS lineup. In this article, we will be breaking down the top plays for today’s slate, highlighting the players that are in a great position to exceed their value and provide a strong return on investment.
NBA DFS Top Plays for Sunday 01/29/23
Giannis is a must-play in a short slate like this. He averages 57 fantasy points per game, surpassing all other forwards. Paul George is the next highest with a 42-point average but may not even play today. Giannis recently posted 71 DK points and has dominated the Pelicans, scoring at least 59 DK points in five straight matchups and averaging 65 points. On this three-game slate, it’s hard to avoid Giannis.
Despite a less-than-ideal matchup with New Orleans. On a small slate, play Giannis, on an 11-game slate, play Giannis. Giannis is a safe option with 33.4 MPG, a 38.3% Usage Rate, and a league-leading 1.9 FPPM.
Just play Giannis.
Ja Morant has established himself as one of the top point guards this season. He’s a solid play in this game with Desmond Bane out for Memphis, which should increase Morant’s usage. With Bane off the floor, Morant has a team-high 36% usage rate, averaging over 1.5 DK points per minute. He’s expected to play 35-40 minutes, potentially putting up 60 fantasy points. The Pacers defense ranks 25th in points allowed and efficiency, making them a favorable matchup.
Tyrese Haliburton is still out for IND and with the projected lineup changes, Morant should see a boost in minutes (34 min. projected). Although the Grizzlies have lost 5 straight, they’re favored by 9 points, making Morant a risk worth taking on a three-game slate. He scored 43 FDFP against IND two weeks ago and with his 49-point average, he’s a strong play.
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Darius Garland has been a standout performer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, especially in the absence of All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. He has stepped up and taken over the offense with a usage rate over 30% without DM on the floor. This has resulted in some of his best games of the season and he is averaging a impressive 45 fantasy points per game in the nine games he has played without Mitchell.
Garland’s performance has been particularly impressive considering the boost in minutes and shot attempts he has received. In his last meeting with the Clippers, he notched a double-double with 19 points and 12 assists. He has also recorded two 50+ fantasy point games in the past two games without Mitchell, with 63 and 53 fantasy points respectively.
With Mitchell questionable for Sunday’s game, Garland is expected to take on a bigger role for Cleveland. He has proven to be a reliable fantasy option even without Mitchell on the floor, having scored 54.5 and 63 DKFP in the last two games Mitchell has missed. Moreover, over his last seven games, Garland is averaging 53 DKFP across 37.1 MPG for a return of 6.4x.
It is important to note that Donovan Mitchell and Kevin Love are both questionable for Sunday’s game, so it is wise to keep an eye on their status. However, regardless of who is available for the game, Garland has shown that he can perform at a high level and provide great value for his fantasy owners. With his expanded role and the opportunity to perform against the Clippers, he is a player to keep an eye on in your lineup.
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Jarrett Allen is a player that provides consistent production at a relatively affordable price point. He has been playing some of the best basketball of his career, scoring at least 26 DraftKings points in 9 consecutive games and has an average of 36 points over that span. This average is not far off his 33-point average for the entire season, making him a reliable option for fantasy owners.
In this particular matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, Allen presents an even more attractive option. The Clippers are a tough defensive team, but they struggle against opposing centers. The Clippers own a 19th OPRK (Opponent Rank) against centers and Allen has already shown that he can produce against them. In their first meeting this season, Allen recorded 10 points, 20 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks, which translated to 49 DK points. That kind of ceiling is remarkable for a player priced at $7,000.
Allen has been one of the best centers in the Eastern Conference this season and his limited usage only adds to his value. With Donovan Mitchell expected to miss this game, Allen’s shot attempts are likely to increase, making him an even more attractive option for fantasy owners. The Clippers do allow the 9th most fantasy points to opposing centers, so Allen is poised for another big performance.
Evan Mobley is another player to keep an eye on for this game. The Cleveland Cavaliers could again be without several key players, including Donovan Mitchell, and the Clippers are likely to rest some of their stars as well. In the last two games that Mitchell missed, Mobley scored 42.75 and 44 DKFP, and he has scored over 42 DKFP in four of the last six games. Mobley is a player that could benefit greatly from the short-handed rosters of both teams and provides a great value at $7,200.
In conclusion, these are our top picks for today’s NBA DFS slate. Remember to stay up to date with the latest injury news, as it can greatly impact a player’s value and production. It’s also important to build a balanced lineup, considering factors such as player salaries, matchups, and recent performance. With the right combination of players, you can create a winning lineup and take down your next DFS tournament.
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