January 10

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 10/22)

Published by Rajondonough


Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) (PF/SF) – $11,500

  • Happy Monday everyone! Let’s start the week off right by cashing big in NBA DFS. Currently, I have a lot of players I am locking in on both sites, starting off with Giannis. Targeting against the Hornets this year seems to be working as they give up a lot of FP as a team. With no Jrue still, he is a top play on the slate.

Bobby Portis (MIL) (PF/C) – $6,000

  • My other lock on FD is Bobby crazy eyes Portis. I think he is a must play at 6k who provides a very high and safe floor. A little harder to play him on DK for 6.8k but I wouldn’t fade him on FD today.

Hassan Whiteside (UTA) (C) – $5,300

  • Hassan has been very disappointing in his most recent starts with Gobert out. In DFS, we can’t dwell on the past and need to focus on the matchup today and I feel like he has a really good one today against the Pistons. I will go right back to Hassan for 5.3k.


Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) (PF/C) – $12,000

  • Lock Giannis on both sites to start your build. He should be your most expensive player.

Hassan Whiteside (UTA) (C) – $5,200

  • 3.5k days are no longer here for us on DK for Hassan but I am totally fine with his price tag today. I feel like today will be his break out game against a very weak defensive Pistons team and I am locking

Anfernee Simons (POR) (PG/SG) – $6,400

  • Simons has always been a really solid player and since he is getting the opportunity, casuals now see how good he is. He is $900 cheaper here on DK and is a must play. Lock him in as well.

Jusuf Nurkic (POR) (C) – $7,000

  • DK allows you to play 2 centers which helps me get two of my favorite plays in Hassan and Nurkic. Both of them are centers only and I am locking both of them. 4 locks on DK which I am confident in today.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Keita Bates-Diop (SA) (SF) – $3,900
  • Lonnie Walker (SA) (SG/SF) – $4,400
  • Donovan Mitchell (UTA) (SG/PG) – $8,500


  • Lonnie Walker IV (SA) (SG/SF) – $4,200
  • Furkan Korkmaz (PHI) (SG/SF) – $4,900

Key Injury News

  • Malcolm Brogdon – questionable
  • Kemba Walker – questionable
  • Evan Fournier – questionable
  • Seth Curry – questionable

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**James Harden has been ruled out just now as I am posting this article so I will update my core plays in our Discord channel.

Rajon Rondough

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Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.