January 11

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 11/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $11,400

  • Some people prefer bigger slates but I think the sweet spot is the 6 game slate. To kick things off, I am locking in the reigning MVP, Nikola Jokic. The Joker has been spectacular all season and his last 4 games really shows why he was the MVP. He is by for the best spend up and it’s not even close. Smash that lock button on both sites.

Scottie Barnes (TOR) (SF/PF) – $5,600

  • Scottie Barnes is listed as questionable currently but if he is in, he is very affordable on FD at 5.6k. He has struggled lately which is the main reason why his price tag is down but I will take my chances on a 5.6k Scottie B!


Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $12,000

  • Lock button SZN.

Josh Hart (NOP) (SF) – $6,300

  • Josh Hart has really picked up his production and continues to get a ton of minutes. Minutes = cash, and Hart does it all for 6.3k.

Brandon Ingram (NOP) (SG/SF) – $8,200

  • I also really like Ingram on the Pelicans today. He leads the team in usage rate with 30% and the matchup is great against the Timberwolves. I think with Jokic, Hart and Ingram, those 3 are a great starting point in your cash game build today.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Reggie Jackson (LAC) (PG/SG) – $5,500
  • DeMar DeRozan (CHI) (SG/SF) – $8,200
  • Brandon Ingram (NO) (SF) – $8,000


  • Reggie Jackson (LAC) (PG) – $5,800
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson (GSW) (C) – $3,000

Key Injury News

  • Scottie Barnes – questionable
  • Gary Trent Jr. – questionable
  • Steven Adams – questionable

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Rajon Rondough

About the author

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.