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NBA DFS Plays: Sunday 1/26

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: January 26, 2020, 12:54 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 six-game main slate starting at 6:00 ET on Sunday. 

POINT GUARD

Trae Young - Atlanta (vs. Washington) 

This Washington-Atlanta game should be fun for DFS purposes. Young leads the way in this 240.5 over/under, as he’s facing a Wizards team that ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to point guards. The Atlanta floor general has been doing his thing lately, hitting 68 and 54 fantasy points respectively in his last two. The matchup literally couldn’t be much better, and I’m expecting Trae to go off in this exceptional game environment. 

Also Consider: T.J. McConnell, Kemba Walker 

SHOOTING GUARD

Bradley Beal - Washington (at Atlanta) 

Beal stands on the other side of the fantasy game of the night. Atlanta and Washington both rank as the worst defenses in the league, and we should see plenty of points from both sides. We could get a duel between Young and Beal, which makes for an interesting DFS strategy. Taking backcourt values like T.J. McConnell and Dillon Brooks should help you make room for the high-priced guards, and that’s a priority through all formats tonight. 

Also Consider: Dillon Brooks, Evan Fournier 

SMALL FORWARD

Gordon Hayward - Boston (at New Orleans) 

Enes Kanter is out while Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are questionable. In other words, Gordon Hayward could pick up the slack if Boston is shorthanded tonight. I believe Hayward is a strong mid-range choice regardless of the Celtics’ injury situation, as the matchup is great. New Orleans plays fast while ranking 26th in team defensive efficiency, giving Hayward an opening to score 44+ FP for the third time in five games. 

Also Consider: T.J. Warren, Trevor Ariza

POWER FORWARD

Kawhi Leonard - LA Clippers (at Orlando) 

In order to make Leonard/Young/Beal work, you’ll need to take notice of the value plays mentioned throughout this article. T.J. McConnell, Trevor Ariza, and Daniel Theis lead the way on that front. They should help you make room for Kawhi Leonard, who is one of the top overall plays of this slate. The matchup at Orlando looks mediocre on paper, but Kawhi has been a fantasy beast with Paul George still sidelined. Leonard has notched 66+ fantasy points in three straight games, and he could easily fall within that range again tonight. 

Also Consider: Daniel Theis, John Collins 

CENTER

Jonas Valanciunas - Memphis (vs. Phoenix) 

Valanciunas has been up-and-down this season, and his salary is marginally cheaper than the top centers because of that. I’m thinking we’ll see his good side against a Phoenix team that ranks 18th in defensive efficiency to opposing big men. “JoVal” has posted 45+ fantasy points in two of his last four, and he toasted the Suns for 53 FP earlier this month. 

Also Consider: Montrezl Harrell 

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