January 14

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 14/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Christian Wood (HOU) (PF/C) – $7,200

  • After a big night, I am looking at Christian Wood as my favorite play and cover boy. If the game stays close, Wood will get minutes against one of the worst rebounding teams in the league. This game is the game to target on the slate in cash and GPPs. I am locking him on FD and he is a near lock for me on DK.

LaMelo Ball (CHA) (PG) – $8,000

  • LaMelo’s game log has been ugly to what we are used to seeing but this is the best time to grab him when he is really afforable. I will be locking him in my cash game builds along side Wood as my foundation.

Cade Cunningham (DET) (PG/SG) – $6,000

  • Cade hasn’t been as productive but his price is way too cheap on FD. 6K for a player with that kind of usage rate is again, too cheap. Great play on FD today.


Christian Wood (HOU) (C) – $7,400

  • A bit more expensive on DK but I still really like him on both sites. I would not fade Wood in this matchup.

Harrison Barnes (SAC) (SF/PF) – $5,500

  • Barnes gets all the minutes in the world in the best environment. I know he hasn’t performed when we needed him to but he is affordable here at 5.5k.

Tyrese Haliburton (SAC) (PG/SG) – $7,400

  • Haliburton is another player I am looking to target in this Kings/Rockets matchup. He is a solid player that does it all who doesn’t need to score to get points. All eyes will be on this game from a DFS perspective.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Scottie Barnes (TOR) (SF/PF) – $5,600


  • Jordan Poole (GSW) (PG/SG) – $5,000

Key Injury News

  • Jimmy Butler – questionable
  • Scottie Barnes – questionable
  • Malcolm Brogdon – 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.