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NBA DFS Plays: Tuesday 1/8

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: January 8, 2019, 11:26 am ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings 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.


Keep in mind that we are looking towards the main slate at 7:00 ET with eight games.  



Jeff Teague – Minnesota (at Oklahoma City)


Teague missed nine games with an ankle injury, but he appears to be fully healthy after posting back-to-back 41+ FP performances. The Minnesota floor general displayed some excellent efficiency to tally those well-rounded box scores while only playing 28 and 29 minutes respectively against the Magic and Lakers. It should be noted that both outings ended in runaway victories for the Timberwolves, so we shouldn’t be worried about those somewhat-abbreviated minutes for Teague. Instead, we should be encouraged by his current level of play while heading into a competitive draw at Oklahoma City.


Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Kemba Walker




Bogdan Bogdanovic – Sacramento (at Phoenix)


Bogdanovic was mentioned in this spot yesterday, and he didn’t disappoint while posting 36 FP in 32 minutes vs Orlando. With that, Bogdan has posted 35+ FP in four of his past five outings. We can expect another one tonight while facing a generous Phoenix defense that ranks 25th against opposing shooting guards. Bogdan was previously known as a boom-or-bust DFS acquisition whose value was directly tied to his shooting percentage. However, he is seeing a ton of minutes for the Kings while racking up enough peripheral stats to be viewed as a legitimate option through all formats with a strong floor/ceiling combination.


Also Consider: Victor Oladipo, Lou Williams




Otto Porter Jr. – Washington (at Philadelphia)


Porter missed nearly a month of action with a knee injury, but he’s back in the rotation and putting up some gaudy numbers. Over the past two games, Porter has produced 31 and 43 fantasy points while seeing 21 and 23 minutes respectively off the bench. He was on a minute-restriction, but that has been lifted. I would image “OPJ” will continue to come off the bench, as he has seemingly taken a liking to that role. His fantasy output has responded to a dose of increased usage while playing with the second unit. Porter’s salary is artificially low due to the injury and minute-restriction. Go ahead and scoop him up through all formats tonight.


Also Consider: Paul George, TJ Warren




Draymond Green – Golden State (vs New York)


There’s severe blowout risk while Golden State checks in as whopping 17.5 point favorites over a Knicks team that is likely fatigued by their West Coast road trip (played last night at Portland). This will be their sixth straight game away from home since hosting the Bucks on Christmas Day. Needless to say, the Warriors’ starters may not see a full workload of minutes if the blowout happens. However, they probably won’t see much resistance from an already-bad Knicks’ defense either. New York ranks 29th in overall defensive efficiency and dead last against opposing power forwards this season. Draymond Green could easily thrive in this matchup while hovering around 40 fantasy points even if the minutes are somewhat pinched.


Also Consider: Tobias Harris, Domantas Sabonis (better if Turner out), Josh Jackson (better if Booker out)   




Deandre Ayton – Phoenix (vs Sacramento)


This Sacramento-Phoenix tilt provides the best fantasy environment of the day. We have a slate-high 232 over/under with a tight three point spread favoring the Kings. Deandre Ayton could be a fantasy beast within that while considering the draw against a Sacramento team that ranks second in pace, 28th vs centers, and 27th in rebound rate. There’s a chance he’ll see more usage if Devin Booker (questionable) is out as well. However, I like Ayton regardless of Booker’s status - the matchup is that good!


Also Consider: Willie Cauley-Stein, Kyle O’Quinn (value if Turner out)

Spencer Limbach

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