Daily Fantasy Basketball Core Four for FanDuel - 1/25/19

Welcome to our newly article series which cover my core four plays for FanDuel. If you have questions about any of the players I mentioned or didn’t be sure to join me in the RotoPRos Community Chat leading up to lineup lock. Not a member yet? Get over to RotoPros.com and hit the sign-up button to get your FREE one month trial.

FanDuel Core 4 Plays

Shabazz Napier ( PG ) $3,800 NY @ BKN

Season Stats

8.8 Points
1.8 Rebounds
2.0 Assists

With Spencer Dinwiddie out tonight and the Knicks atrocious defense we have Shabazz in an elite spot off the bench. He should see a lot of minutes and has been trending up a lot in his playing time lately. Over the past week NY is ranked 27th in Def vs Position for Point Guards.

For near minimum price lock him into your lineups as exceeding value will be a breeze for him in this matchup.  

Mason Plumlee ( C ) $4,300 PHO @ DEN

Season Stats

7.3 Points
5.8 Rebounds
2.5 Assists

So we have news that Nikola Jokic will be serving his one game suspension tonight. This gives a big bump to Mason Plumlee especially since the PHO defense against centers is literally ranked the worst in the league. DEN is favored -15.5 points tonight. That's a big spread, but Plumlee is priced well enough to exceed value in limited minutes in this matchup. If the Suns keep the game close I could see Mason hitting 8x easy. This has Double Double written all over it.


James Harden ( SG ) $14,000 TOR @ HOU

Season Stats

36.3 Points
6.6 Rebounds
8.2 Assists

Do I need to even write anything about James Harden? I guess I should be do I really have to? Its James freaking Harden. Hes expensive sure but I will ride this train all the way off the cliff. He is getting ALL the usage. I mean he's had somewhere near over his last 140 points UNASSISTED. Do you know what that means? Literally carrying the team in his back. That is NUTS. He's a legend. Lock him into your cash lineups. This guys is matchup proof and has a 40% usage...

Lock Him In.


D'Angelo Russell ( SG ) $8,800 NY @ BKN

 Season Stats

19.3 Points
3.8 Rebounds
6.5 Assists

With ice in his veins D-Lo is going to clobber the Knicks. As mentioned earlier they are a TERRIBLE defense. This is a great matchup for Russell as he is having a career year. BKN is a little thin in guards so that leaves room for Russell and Shabazz to get run all night and keep scoring. He's had three over 50 fantasy point games in a row. Tonight in a better matchup should score even more. Don't miss out on these points!

If you have any questions about these plays or have questions of other players don't hesitate to message me on Twitter @justasav22 or in the RotoPros premium chat.  

Good luck tonight!