January 1

NBA DFS Picks: FanDuel and DraftKings

Jamie Sabau – USA TODAY Sports

January 1, 2024

Find the best NBA DFS picks for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups here. This guide features top NBA fantasy plays to ensure optimal DFS lineups. The picks were made using the DFS Crunch Optimizer and Projection model. Click here to gain access.

Key Injury News

  • Luka Doncic
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Aaron Gordon
  • Terry Rozier
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Shaedon Sharpe
  • Kyle Lowry
  • Jabari Smith Jr.





Slate Summary

  • Both sites will feature a 6 game slate with once again a boatload of injury news to consider when building DFS lineups.
  • Kevin Durant was ruled out earlier this morning which gives a significant boost to the next man up in Phoenix. The most notable player is Bradley Beal for his price tag ($6,300 on FD and $6,100 on DK). The offense will depend on him as well as Booker. Also if Eric Gordon is ruled out who is currently questionable, that will be another added bonus for the backcourt.
  • With a 260.5 and just a 8-point spread, Giannis is in a prime spot once again here against the Pacers. On DraftKings, he is much easier to roster at 11k compared to his 12.6k price on FanDuel. Although he can pay it off, it’s still viable to build with different pieces.
  • The best value play on FanDuel is Aaron Gordon if he is able to suit up. With a 4.92 points per $ value in the DFS Crunch model, look for AG to dominate against a Hornets team who struggles against bigs, especially power forwards.

These are the top NBA DFS picks for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups for January 1, 2024.

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Updated: 2:15pm PST

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.