January 13

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 13/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Dennis Smith (POR) (PG) – $4,400

  • The Blazers are without Dame, CJ, Norm and now Simons. The next man up is Dennis Smith who is actually a solid player who just hasn’t found his luck yet. He is by far my favorite player and James Harden is a very close second. The only reason why I like DSJ is because of the value he provides as a very cheap play. Lock him on both sites to build you cash game builds.

James Harden (BKN) (SG/PG) – $10,000

  • With Kyrie unable to play home games, we will see James Harden start at the point guard position for the Nets. Harden is a lock tonight and as equally of a great play as Dennis Smith. The Nets are down basically everyone, including KD so Harden is a free play in both cash and GPPs.

Jusuf Nurkic (POR) (C) – $7,500

  • Nurkic is clearly the number one option now for the Blazers moving forward and if you believe in narratives, he faces off his former team who decided to go with Jokic instead of him. I am sure he has that in the back of his head and for the overall matchup, it’s not the greatest if you consider a blowout risk but he is a near lock for me. Both sites are great plays and I will be playing him.


Dennis Smith Jr. (POR) (PG) – $4,000

  • Lock on both sites

James Harden (BKN) (PG) – $10,700

  • Lock on both sites.

Jusuf Nurkic (POR) (C) – $7,600

  • Near lock on both sites.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Bobby Portis (MIL) (PF/C) – $6,200
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) (PF/SF) – $11,300
  • Nassir Little (POR) (SF) – $5,300


  • Nassir Little (POR) (SF/PF) – $5,600

Key Injury News

  • None

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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.