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NBA DFS Plays: Sunday 1/12

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: January 12, 2020, 12:20 pm ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We’ll take a look at the five-game main slate starting at 6:00 ET on Sunday. 

POINT GUARD

Kyle Lowry - Toronto (vs. San Antonio) 

Lowry has one of the best floor/ceiling/price combinations of this entire slate. His rates will remain inflated with Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam (questionable), and others still sidelined. Lowry has notched 39+ fantasy points in four of his last six because of that, and the Raptors’ PG went for 45 FP in two of his last three as well. There’s a good chance he’ll fall into that range tonight against a San Antonio team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to point guards. 

Also Consider: Ja Morant, Kyrie Irving (assuming he’s a full-go) 

SHOOTING GUARD

D’Angelo Russell - Golden State (at Memphis) 

Russell is expected to return after missing six games with a shoulder injury. We’ll need to double-check to see if his minutes will be restricted in any capacity. That’s the risk surrounding D-Lo tonight. However, if Russell sees 30+ minutes, he’ll be in an excellent position to pay fantasy dividends. The matchup is fantastic against a Memphis squad that ranks 26th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. You could also argue that this Warriors-Grizzlies draw is one of the best fantasy environment of the night (227.5 over/under). 

Also Consider: Lou Williams, Dillon Brooks

SMALL FORWARD

OG Anunoby - Toronto (vs. San Antonio) 

Anunoby is cheap, and he should see starter-like minutes for the injury-plagued Raptors. Anunoby has been up-and-down lately, hovering between 12 and 35 fantasy points over his last four games. However, the salary has fallen as a result of some shaky performances, and tonight makes for a confident buy-low opportunity. The matchup looks good, as the Spurs rank 29th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. I’m taking a chance on him through all formats, as he’s a salary relief option to help make guys like Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard work in your lineup. 

UPDATE: Pascal Siakam is technically listed as questionable, but most of the signs point to him missing another game. If Siakam is in, then Anunoby loses his fantasy appeal. Keep an eye on this situation. 

Also Consider: Kelly Oubre Jr., Taurean Prince

POWER FORWARD

Kawhi Leonard - LA Clippers (at Denver) 

Leonard is the top overall play of the night. Trae Young (questionable) is dealing with an injury, making Kawhi the more confident DFS acquisition. On top of that, Paul George will miss another game, meaning Leonard will absorb as much usage as he sees fit. That translated to 61 FP in 37 minutes against the Warriors on Friday, and a competitive tilt at Denver should be enough to keep him going. 

Also Consider: Jerami Grant, Brandon Clarke

CENTER

Deandre Ayton - Phoenix (vs. Charlotte) 

There should be enough value to make Ayton work alongside high-end picks like Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard. If not, you can always look towards Alex Len for value at the center position … Having said that, Ayton flexes serious fantasy appeal tonight. It appears that he’s finally rounding into form after missing most of the first two months of the season and dealing with an ankle injury on top of that. Ayton has achieved 40 FP in two of his last four games, and there’s a good chance he’ll hit that threshold against a Charlotte team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to centers. 

Also Consider: Alex Len

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.