Daily Fantasy Basketball Core Four for FanDuel - 2/1/19

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

Russell Westbrook ( PG ) $11,600 OKC @ MIA

Here we have Brodie himself going into Miami to face the heat. They have a fairly stout defense against point guards but as we ALL know Russell Westbrook is not your average Point Guard. He's a bull. Yet can play as light as a feather. With the spread for the game at only -4.5 there shouldn't be an issue of this game getting away fro. Either team which means Westbrook will get plenty of run. With a 31.1% usage rate and averaging 35.5 mins a game at 1.5 fantasy points per minute played…. That's an average score of 54.3 fantasy points per game. That's just an average. No telling at how much he will exceed value tonight. Lock him in.


Donovan Mitchell ( SG ) $8,800 ATL @ UTA

Here we have a different matchup. The Don is a great play and has an amazing matchup vs the Atlanta Hawks as they are ranked 2nd to last in Defense vs Position against shooting guards. With a 31.5% usage rate vs a terrible team like this sign me up. My only worry is ATL not keeping it close. But, I do think there will be plenty of chances for him to hit and even exceed value in his time on the floor. This is the best spot if any to play Mitchell so down miss out on this play.


Monte Morris ( SG ) $4,500 HOU @ DEN

With Jamal Murray still sidelined Monte Morris will get the nod again. For only $4500 and coming off of a 44.9 fantasy point game I think this is a great spot to roster him. In the past week HOU has been pretty bad defensively. I mean really since some of their best defensive players have been injured they have had to out score the opposing teams to win. Capela is still out and Chris Paul is not back but limited it'll still be a high scoring affair. Look to Morris for some salary relief and a is projected to put up pretty decent numbers.


Rudy Gobert ( C ) $9,200 ATL @ UTA

Here we have the huge Frenchman that just got snubbed from the All Star game in Rudy Gobert. His mother literally called him crying that he didn't get in and he is very devastated that he didn't make it as well. Tonight he is going to prove his worth vs the Atlanta Hawks who I mentioned earlier are a TERRIBLE defensive team. Rudy is a lock for an easy double double tonight but I wouldn't be surprised with a 30 point 20 rebound 3 block 2 steals game from him. If this game stays close he will be DOMINATING the floor. If you weren’t looking his way earlier… Make sure and take him into deep consideration as he is my favorite play of the night.


Good luck tonight!