NBA DFS Breakdown Jan. 17

Player to Target- Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat

Luka is in a smash spot tonight.  Fitting him with any top level plays is going to be tough without much value on the slate.  Bam Adebayo on the other hand has a perfect matchup to crush on a slate where the center position is not as stacked as usual.  

Adebayo has a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder that is without Nerlens Noel and Steven Adams is currently listed as questionable.  That leaves the Thunder with a potential of playing major minutes for Mike Muscala. While Muscala can be a sneaky point producer, he does not matchup with Adebayo on the boards or on the defensive end. 

Games to Stack- Atlanta Hawks/San Antonio Spurs or Cleveland Cavaliers/Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzlies vs Cavaliers is as juicy as can be for a fantasy matchup.  For the Grizzlies, Ja Morant as almost a must play, while Dillon Brooks and Jo-Val are players that can be greta secondary options against the weak defense of the Cavaliers.  Brooks stands out the most to me as he will likely be looking at the defense of either Darius Garland or Cedi Osman which at $5.8K even for a scoring dependant player still has a lot of value.

Never forget about Kevin Love, with the uptempo pace of the Grizzlies he could see some time playing the five against younger foul prone defenders.  This game is tied for the highest total on the slate at 230, find some pieces and begin your build.

Favorite Value Play- Lonnie Walker, San Antonio Spurs

I have been waiting for a chance to play Lonnie Walker. With the injury to Rudy Gay, Walker finds himself in great spot, seeing a usage rate of 23% without Gay on the floor and 25% with the second unit.  

Walker’s price is set at just $3.2K will allow you to stack two stars or just to fit Luka and some mid-level plays. 

Sample Lineup:

PG: Shabazz Napier, Minnesota Timberwolves

SG: Lonnie Walker, San Antonio Spurs

SF: Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies

PF:  Dom Sabonis, Indiana Pacers

C: Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat

G: Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers

F: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers

Util: Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors

Other value I like tonight:

Luke Kornet, Chicago Bulls

Pascal Siakim, Toronto Raptors

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