Happy Monday everyone! This was a great sport, with the NFL playoffs rushing into the conference championship, the Australian Open packed with highlights, and the college hoops swinging full swing at midseason. But for die-hard NBA fans, nothing compares to The Association. We’re witnessing him one of the greatest regular season stretches in league history. And now, halfway through the season, every game is starting to make more sense. We love it, and we love his scheduling of spreads we’ve seen lately. He has seven games scheduled tonight, so naturally, he’s put together a DraftKings lineup.
Since the calendar changed to 2023, we’ve had a lot of success with our day-to-day fantasies. Each tournament we enter comes with a set strategy and a group of core players that we want to build. And our most basic principle remains the same. Do your research, analyze your matchups and find the most cost effective across all positions.
As usual, we never carbon copy the lineup and tell you to roll with the 8 players you drafted. Our goals are:
- Teach them different lineup-building strategies they can employ,
- I will show you the process that led to the decision of the DFS draft.
- Emphasize players who are high profile and/or have a good chance of being above average.
- Maximize cost effectiveness.
We’ve been profitable with the “sleeper” strategy lately, and we’re running that strategy tonight. There are 3 perimeter studs. Jules Holiday, Jalen BrownWhen demar derozan — All former All-Stars and current All-Star Candidates — A central figure in the lineup. His five other sleepers and low-profile value plays make up 62.5% of his remaining (and his 45.6% of the overall budget).
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Let’s dive into the lineup and discuss which players made the cut. A quick look at Monday night’s DraftKings NBA roster and why each player can earn DFS cash early in the week.
Note: The DraftKings line-up is simple. Draft eight players with salaries allocated (one for each position, one guard for him, one flex for him, one for forward flex, and one for utility) and keep the team on a $50,000 salary below his cap. keep on.
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Best NBA DFS Lineup 1 of 22: DraftKings Strategies, Monday Night Sleepers
PG: Jrue Holiday, Bucks at Pistons ($9,000)
Not long ago, I learned that Brook Lopez was playing good enough basketball and keeping Milwaukee well enough while both Giannis and Chris Middleton were out so BroLo deserved All-Star consideration. Because it’s the holidays when I’m traveling to Salt Lake City with Antetokounmpo next month. Holiday has been on a rampage since the calendar turned to his 2023. In the past two weeks, he’s his 16th-best nine-cat player in fantasy hoops. In this one week he took his 10th place. Over the last 7 days, he averaged: 33.3 points, 9.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 0.7 blocks per game, while shooting 56.9% from the floor, 47.8% from deep, and 100% from the line. We don’t usually track points but drafting this guy now is like catching lightning in a bottle he’s scored 62+ fantasy points in 2 of his last 3 games Did. The Pistons are terrible both defensively and in general, yielding his third-most fantasy points to enemy guards. Let’s make it a three-day weekend and make today a day off.
SG: Jaylen Brown, Celtics at Magic ($9,200)
Some time ago, I was debating the fact that Brown deserved an All-Star. Before we know it, I’ll be arguing with the same guys about how he deserves to be All-NBA. is a superstar. A fantastic night of 40 points disappointing, but we won’t bat an eye when he scores his 50 burger or his 60 pieces. Lord have mercy on Magic’s souls, as they surrendered the third most fantasy points to Tsubasa this season and encountered a green buzzsaw called JB.
SF: DeMar DeRozan, Bulls vs. Hawks ($8,900)
What quirky remark can you make about DeRozan now? Hmmm… Top 5 midrange shooters of the 21st century? Hall of Fame career track? What about “a better impact player than Zach LaVine for the Bulls”? Your boys are on fire here. But all jokes aside, it’s hard to ignore how great DeRozan is since Gregg Popovich turned him into a cheat code: he plays intelligent basketball, perfectly reads the defense, and has control over the ball. , Timing, Perfect Shot Knows exactly how to get to his spot with his mechanics. And as soon as the defense starts to choke him, he bursts into a hole with a youthful dizziness, reminding us how well-adjusted he is for his age. He’s dropped 47-plus in two of his last three games, and has 64 and 72 since Christmas. None of the Hawks can protect him.
Kyle Anderson’s Last 3 Games…
13PTS | 11 RBS | 10 ASTS | 1 STL | 1 Black | FG50%
13PTS | 11 RBS | 8 ASTS | 4 STLS | 1 Black | FG60%
20PTS | 10 RBS | 6 ASTS | 2 STLS | 1 Black | FG89%
The only player to have a 3g streak of 10+ Pts, 10+ Rbs, 5+ Asts, 1+ Stls, 1+ Blks and 50% FG this season. pic.twitter.com/YwY958915c
— Alan Horton (@WolvesRadio) January 21, 2023
PF: Kyle Anderson, Rockets’ Timberwolves ($6,300)
See us showing love to veterans on Monday. While battling, he’s stepping up big for the Wolves. In his four-day stretch last week, Anderson hit his 49-plus for his third. Lots of his SloMo replay material out there. Now he will be playing against his former team, the young Rockets his team, but will be completely baffled by his calm, cool and composed play his style of rhythm and intelligence.
C: Zach Collins, Blazers Spurs ($3,800)
Collins seems a little like he should be an extra in the movie Zoolander, but he does very well when given the opportunity. He topped his 38 fantasy points twice since January 7, and on Friday at the Clippers he dropped 26 fantasy points. Now he’s got a “revenge game” against his former team, the Blazers team that just made Thomas Bryant of the Lakers look like Wilt Chamberlain on Sunday night.
G: Dennis Smith Jr., Hornets at Jazz ($4,600)
Indeed, Smith is 0 in his last 16 3-point attempts going back to January 2nd. But in points his league and his DraftKings tournament, he’s been solid while LaMelo’s ball has been sidelined with a sprained ankle. His last two games for DSJ are pretty much all you could ask for at prices of 21.3 and 23.5. Like Utah’s perimeter defense, solid but unremarkable.
PJ Washington Spotted Dennis Smith Jr.’s Two-Handed Flush 👀pic.twitter.com/gu0t8AuCcv
— Hornets Nation (@HornetsNationCP) January 22, 2023
F: KJ Martin, Rockets vs. Timberwolves ($5,000)
Martin is one of the main benefactors of Kevin Porter Jr.’s foot injury and rookie Jabari Smith Jr.’s recent ankle sprain. Martin is now averaging nearly 26 fantasy his points per game, but 10 days ago he dropped 45.5, rocking the fantasy world (27 points, 8 boards, 3 swats). Unmanned he unleashes the beast of KJ Martin against a Wolves team without a KAT and possibly without him Gobert.
KJ Martin to the rack 🤯
The Rockets lead at halftime.
Watch: https://t.co/1pomQZMAZK pic.twitter.com/BtrgVnnPR0
— NBA (@NBA) January 15, 2023
utility: Mark Williams, Hornets at Jazz ($3,100)
I only had a $3,200 bone left, so I went with one of my favorite preseason rookie sleepers. Williams was a lob monster and board beast for Duke last season, but has had a slow start under Charlotte’s Steve Clifford. But he was recently given the minutes of Nick Richards’ backup center, and M-Dubs doesn’t need much time to make an impact. Rebounding and highly efficient inside he attracts shot attempts. His defense may be rough in his approach, but his blocking advantage is clear. He’s a great asset with his $3,100 to complete his DFS lineup, which is already top notch. Look at this fashionable blue suit. Go out and annoy Walker Kessler, young man.