NBA DFS Plays: Tuesday, Jan. 25

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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 nine-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.


Dejounte Murray - San Antonio (at Houston) - DK: $6,700 / FD: $5,600 / Yahoo: $21

Murray has ascended to a top-tier fantasy producer this season. Despite that, he’s still priced lower than guys like Luka Doncic, James Harden, and LeBron James. With the exception of Doncic, Murray has been outsourcing those guys from a fantasy standpoint with a 56 FPPG mark over his last three games. Murray should keep it going in this fantastic matchup at Houston, who ranks third in pace and dead last in defensive efficiency to point guards.

Also Consider: Tyrese Maxey, Cory Joseph

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Anthony Edwards - Minnesota (at Portland) - DK: $7,600 / FD: $6,700 / Yahoo: $32

Edwards’ salary has taken a slight dip, especially on FanDuel. Tonight makes for an interesting buy-low opportunity while facing a Portland team that ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. Edwards’ recent struggles aren’t anything to be concerned about. He was ejected from a game last week, and he suffered a non-threatening knee injury last time out. All reports suggest that Edwards will be ready to go for this promising draw, which makes for an excellent buy-low opportunity.

Also Consider: Will Barton, Marcus Smart, Patty Mills


OG Anunoby - Toronto (vs. Charlotte) - DK: $6,900 / FD: $6,300 / Yahoo: $27

It’s a good idea to attack Charlotte’s frontcourt, and that’s exactly what we are doing by selecting Anunoby. The Hornets rank second in pace, 29th in defensive efficiency to frontcourts, and 28th in rebound rate. That’s a recipe for opponent success. Anunoby has looked great recently with a 39 FPPG mark over his last three. That’s a realistic baseline in this confident draw.

Also Consider: Josh Hart, Kevin Porter Jr.


Pascal Siakam - Toronto (vs. Charlotte) - DK: $8,900 / FD: $9,100 / Yahoo: $39

Toronto’s matchup with Charlotte is so good that I’m not afraid to double-dip in the Raptors’ frontcourt. Siakam stands to benefit from the matchup outlined in the previous write-up with Anunoby. Siakam is expensive, but he has been worth the money with 48+ fantasy points in three of his last five. He has gone over 58 FP in two of those. This is his best matchup in recent history, so we can expect big numbers tonight.

Also Consider: Keldon Johnson, P.J. Washington


Jakob Poeltl - San Antonio (at Houston) - DK: $6,400 / FD: $7,700 / Yahoo: $27

Poeltl has noticed a huge salary spike on FanDuel, but he’s still somewhat tame on DraftKings and Yahoo. The reason behind that increase comes from absolute domination in recent games. Poeltl has been on fire with a sweet 46 FPPG average over his last four games. There’s good reason to believe we’ll see more of the same while facing a Houston team that ranks last in defensive efficiency to centers and 19th in rebound rate.

Also Consider: Jusuf Nurkic


Cory Joseph (PG - DET) has been seeing meaningful minutes for the Pistons lately. That comes despite the return of Killian Hayes, which suggests that Joseph will continue to get his playing time. That makes him an interesting bargain while averaging 34 minutes and 30 fantasy points over his last three.

Patty Mills (SG - BKN) will continue to see more opportunities to pile up fantasy points with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving out. The last time that happened (Jan. 15 vs NO), Mills posted 30 FP in 29 minutes. Irving did not play in that game, and Durant left early.

P.J. Washington (PF - CHA) had his minutes reduced over the past few weeks while coming back from a hip injury. It appears that he’s closer to full health while averaging 29 minutes and 31 fantasy points over his last two. Washington’s salary is artificially low at the moment, making him a great bargain choice to roll with.