January 15

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 15/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


DeMar DeRozan (CHI) (SG/SF) – $8,000

  • It was very difficult to see Zach LaVine go down with a knee injury and hope he is okay. With the Bulls star out, that will give more opportunity for other players on the roster like DeMar DeRozan. At 8k, he is far too cheap, especially with his usage bump moving forward.

Spencer Dinwiddie (WAS) (PG) – $6,900

  • You should be starting out your cash game build with DeRozan and Dinwiddie. Beal is out so let’s take advantage of this play.


DeMar DeRozan (CHI) (PF) – $8,500

  • A bit more expensive than FD but he is still a must play in cash games with LaVine out.

Spencer Dinwiddie (WAS) (PG) – $6,800

  • No Beal, no problem.

Anfernee Simons (POR) (PG/SG) – $7,200

  • Simons was out due to personal reasons last game but he is back now. He leads the team with the highest usage rate at 30%+ and there are a ton of great options at guards on a 9 game slate but I think Simons at 7.2k is a very strong option.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Al Horford (BOS) (PF/C) – $5,000
  • Nikola Jokic (DEN) (C) – $11,100
  • Will Barton (DEN) (SG/SF) – $5,900
  • Reggie Jackson (LAC) (PG) – $5,300


  • Jusuf Nurkic (POR) (C) – $7,800

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.