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NBA DFS Plays: Sunday 1/5

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: January 5, 2020, 11:31 am 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 three-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET on Sunday. 


Ja Morant - Memphis (at Phoenix) 

The Grizzlies are coming off a remarkable 140-114 upset against the Clippers yesterday. Morant played a key role in that, posting 41 FP in 29 minutes. The rookie is brimming with confidence at the moment, and that could translate to more fantasy success against a Phoenix team that ranks 20th in defensive efficiency to point guards. Morant is a strong mid-range choice in tonight’s three-game slate, and this is a competitive game environment for him to thrive (234 over/under).

Also Consider: Darius Garland, Shabazz Napier (if Teague out) 


Devin Booker - Phoenix (vs. Memphis)  

As mentioned in the previous write-up, this Phoenix-Memphis tilt is one to draw from for DFS purposes. The 234 over/under is 15 points above the next-highest total of this slate. Booker makes for the best fantasy lift within that, as he has achieved 48+ fantasy points in three of his past four games. Better yet, the Grizzlies rank 25th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. 

Also Consider: Dillon Brooks, Danny Green


LeBron James - LA Lakers (vs. Detroit) 

LeBron James and teammate Anthony Davis are the headline superstars of this slate. It’s possible to make both work in the same lineup (Booker too), as there are numerous value commodities to offset their cost. James finds himself in a promising matchup against a Detroit team that ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. There’s a lack of opportunity cost at that position as well, making LeBron an even better pick on sites like FanDuel and Yahoo. I’ll gladly welcome him into my DraftKings lineups too. 

Also Consider: Jae Crowder, Cedi Osman 


Sekou Doumbouya - Detriot (at LA Lakers) 

Doumbouya is coming off a breakout performance of 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 38 fantasy points (38 minutes) against Golden State yesterday. He posted 27 FP in 26 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday as well. If Blake Griffin and Markieff Morris (both questionable) miss another game, Sekou should be looking at another clear path to 28-30+ minutes. That would give him another chance at profit potential on his near-minimum salary. 

Also Consider: Anthony Davis, Christian Wood


Aron Baynes - Phoenix (vs. Memphis) 

The Suns decided to play Baynes and Ayton together last game against the Knicks, and both centers were able to thrive as a result. Assuming that remains the plan, Baynes makes for an interesting bargain target in tonight’s three-game slate. As mentioned earlier, this is the highest-scoring game of the night, while Memphis ranks 20th in defensive efficiency to power forwards and 25th to centers. 

Also Consider: Deandre Ayton, JaVale McGee (tournaments)

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