January 19

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (January 19/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


De’Anthony Melton (MEM) (SG/PG) – $4,100

  • We are given a giant 13 game slate and I couldn’t be more thankful. NBA day! It appears that the Grizzlies caught the COVID train and the last man standing is Melton. Way too cheap and should start. Absolute steal on both sites and is a must play for both formats (cash and GPP).

Rudy Gobert (UTA) (C) – $8,800

  • Spida has been ruled out due to COVID which means we will load up on the Utah Jazz today. I really like Rudy Gobert and if Melton wasn’t on the slate, he would be my cover boy. For a salary relief play, go with Melton and for a spend up play, go with Gobert.


De’Anthony Melton (MEM) (PG/SG) – $3,700

  • Too cheap for the role he will be given with all his teammates out with COVID. Smash the lock button!

Rudy Gobert (UTA) (C) – $8,500

  • No Mitchell will give a huge bump to almost all the players on the Jazz. My favorite is Gobert, then Clarkson.

Jordan Clarkson (UTA) (PG/SG) – $5,500

  • Speaking of Clarkson, let’s jam in the microwave. Don’t let him get hot because he won’t stop. He is viable on both sites and will be playing him on FD as well.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Mike Conley (UTA) (PG) – $5,700
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (UTA) (SF/PF) – $5,400
  • Jordan Clarkson (UTA) (PG/SG) – $5,600
  • Terence Davis (SAC) (SG/SF) – $4,400


  • Joe Ingles (UTA) (SG/SF) – $3,700
  • Mike Conley (UTA) (PG) – $6,000

Key Injury News

  • Jrue Holiday – questionable
  • Malcolm Brogdon – questionable

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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.