Jonas Valanciunas
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NBA DFS Plays: Wednesday 1/29

Updated On: January 29, 2020, 12:46 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 7:00 ET on Wednesday. 


Kyrie Irving - Brooklyn (vs. Detroit) 

We’ll need to double-check if Irving is playing tonight. He’s not on the injury report, but Kyrie missed Sunday’s game due to personal reasons. The All-Star guard practiced yesterday, but it would be nice to confirm his status for tonight. Assuming Kyrie is a “full go”, he’s in an excellent spot while facing a Detroit team that ranks 18th vs. PGs and 19th in overall defensive efficiency. Irving toasted the Pistons for 62 FP in 40 minutes last week, and he could easily post another outstanding line in this rematch. 

Also Consider: Chris Paul, Elfrid Payton 


Dennis Schroder - Oklahoma City (at Sacramento) 

Schroder is marginally cheaper than teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander while enjoying the same matchup potential against a Sacramento team that struggles to defend opposing wings. More specifically, the Kings rank 26th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. Schroder has been heating up while averaging 40 FPPG over his last four games. He could fall into that range yet again, as this serves as his best matchup in recent memory. 

Also Consider: C.J. McCollum, Dillon Brooks  


Danilo Gallinari - Oklahoma City (at Sacramento) 

I’m not afraid to roster several players from OKC - as Paul, Schroder, and Gallinari are on my shortlist through all formats. Oklahoma City is somewhat limited in the frontcourt, as Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel are playing through injuries. That could tack on a few more minutes (and scoring opportunities) to Gallinari’s already full workload. Tonight’s matchup looks great against a Sacramento team that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to small forwards, which should push “Gallo” to his fourth performance of 39+ FP in six games. 

Also Consider: Trevor Ariza, Danuel House & Eric Gordon (if Harden out)


Thaddeus Young - Chicago (at Indiana) 

The Bulls will remain shorthanded in the frontcourt, as Daniel Gafford and Wendell Carter Jr. are both sidelined. That should continue to feed Young at least 30 minutes (upwards of 35ish) per contest, which he has used to score 27+ fantasy points in three straight games. We’ll consider that a solid baseline relative to his mid-range salary, and there’s upside for more if his shot is falling. Add it all up, and Young is a strong DFS choice through all formats. 

Also Consider: Jaren Jackson Jr., Nemanja Bjelica  


Jonas Valanciunas - Memphis (at New York) 

I’m liking Rudy Gobert and (maybe) Hassan Whiteside at center, but they both carry a hefty salary. Jonas Valanciunas is a fraction of the cost while potentially coming through with similar fantasy production. “JoVal” has notched 45+ FP in three of his last six, although it should be noted that he went under 25 FP in two of those. In other words, he’s a volatile DFS asset. However, that’s baked into his mid-range salary, and I’m thinking we’ll see his good side against a New York team that ranks below average in defensive efficiency to centers. 

Also Consider: Rudy Gobert 

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