Yesterday was a bit of a mixed bag as my early game picks absolutely crushed, but the late slate didn’t fare as well. Tonight we get one of the shortest slates of the year, with just 3 games to choose from. Given the limited options, I suggest limiting your bankroll to GPP only as Draftkings daily NBA cash games lineups will likely all be incredibly similar. For this reason, Donatas Motiejunas headlines today’s article as a terrific value coming off his first action of the season.
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Motiejunas’ revenge | Draftkings Daily NBA Monday January 9th, 2017
Donatas Motiejunas – New Orleans Pelicans ($3000)
Motiejunas recently signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, and while we were unsure how much usage he would see it didn’t take much time for his new team to throw him into the action. In his first game of eligibility, Motiejunas played 20 minutes, knocking down 4-5 shots for 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (25.75 fantasy points). Tonight Motiejunas will take on the New York Knicks who rank 2nd to last against opposing centers in fantasy points allowed. At just $3000 I think Motiejunas has the most upside of any punt available, and given the 3 game slate he makes the most sense to help you fit in guys like Westbrook to your lineups.
Other Options: Andrew Bogut, Robin Lopez, Joakim Noah
That covers all my favorite plays for Draftkings daily NBA January 9th, 2017. If you have any questions about Motiejunas or the other players listed feel free to find me in chat later leading up to tip off. Live chat usually gets going about 2 hours before tip each night.
If you’re wondering about the title, I grew up in Southern California where Knott’s Berry Farm has a popular roller coaster known as Montezooma’s Revenge. I also found out that Montezuma’s revenge is known as traveler’s diarrhea which is an intestinal disorder that strikes tourists, particularly to Mexico