NBA DFS Plays: Monday, Jan. 24

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This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We’ll take a look at Tuesday’s two-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET.

POINT GUARD

Jordan Clarkson - Utah (at Phoenix) - DK: $6,700 / FD: $5,600 / Yahoo: $21

Donovan Mitchell is out tonight, so you better believe Clarkson will look to step up in Utah’s backcourt. Mitchell has missed the last three games, and Clarkson’s fantasy production has been somewhat of a mixed bag over that span. However, we can’t forget about his fantasy upside with Mitchell sidelined in late December, as Clarkson went for 34 and 42 fantasy points in back-to-back games with the same situation. The matchup at Phoenix is tough, but the Jazz will be looking for someone to initiate the offense and score. Clarkson is the leading candidate to make that happen.

Also Consider: Mike Conley, Coby White

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SHOOTING GUARD

Caris LeVert - Indiana (at New Orleans) - DK: $8,700 / FD: $7,900 / Yahoo: $30

The Pacers have some injury situations as well. Malcolm Brogdon, Myles Turner, and Domantas Sabonis are out. LeVert himself is a game-time decision, so we’ll need to monitor his status up until tipoff. If LeVert plays, he’ll see plenty of usage to rack up the fantasy points. His matchup is very favorable as well, given that New Orleans ranks 20th in team defensive efficiency this season.

Also Consider: Darius Garland, Josh Giddey

SMALL FORWARD

Josh Hart - New Orleans (vs. Indiana) - DK: $7,400 / FD: $6,500 / Yahoo: $27

Let’s look to the other side of this matchup where Brandon Ingram is sidelined for the Pelicans. That opens the door for Hart to soak up more minutes and overall work. Hart is already a strong fantasy asset who can contribute across the board, and more opportunities certainly further his case. In two games with Ingram out several weeks ago, Hart came through with 56 and 44 fantasy points respectively. It’s safe to say he has fantastic upside in this situation.

Also Consider: DeMar DeRozan, Joe Ingles

POWER FORWARD

Herbert Jones - New Orleans (vs. Indiana) - DK: $4,700 / FD: $5,900 / Yahoo: $18

Zion Williamson is still out for New Orleans, and Jones has been a mainstay at power forward with that being the case. Jones has fallen into a full-time role of 34-36 minutes, helping him fly past 29 fantasy points in eight of his last 11 games. Jones is still cheap on most DFS sites, and he’s facing a banged-up Indiana frontcourt without Turner and Sabonis. Having Ingram sidelined for New Orleans could funnel more looks to Jones as well.

Also Consider: Julius Randle, Evan Mobley

CENTER

Jonas Valanciunas - New Orleans (vs. Indiana) - DK: $8,300 / FD: $7,500 / Yahoo: $31

As mentioned in the previous write-up, Turner and Sabonis are out for the Pacers. That means Valanciunas should have his way against the Indiana frontcourt backups. To be honest, Valanciunas would’ve been a solid DFS play even if the Pacers were fully healthy. Facing the Indiana bench serves as the proverbial cherry on top. “JoVal” has looked dominant with 40+ fantasy points in two straight, and it’s hard to imagine that streak snapping in this confident draw.

Also Consider: JaVale McGee, Goga Bitadze

POTENTIAL BARGAINS

Ayo Dosunmu (PG - CHI) will need to keep logging heavy minutes if Zach LaVine remains sidelined with Lonzo Ball. Dosunmu has been pretty mediocre in his last two games with that role, but we can’t forget his 39+ FP upside in three of those outings. Keep an eye on LaVine’s status.

Torrey Craig (SG - IND) would serve as the primary beneficiary if LeVert (questionable) cannot play tonight. In other words, he’s your confident backup plan if you were looking to use LeVert in your DFS lineup. Craig is averaging 27 FPPG in his last three outings.

JaVale McGee (C - PHX) doesn’t see many minutes, so he will rely on extreme efficiency to make fantasy headway. He’s fully capable of that as shown with 36 FP in 18 minutes last game. Facing Utah is a much tougher matchup, so consider McGee more of a tournament play, but he could get more time with Deandre Ayton doubtful.