Fantasy Basketball Daily Pre-Game Report for Monday, January 30

Monday’s Fantasy Basketball Daily Tournament Schedule:

All Tournaments Tipoff at 7:00 PM EST.

Fanduel $2500 NBA Shot – $2 Entry, Top 123 Teams Paid
Fanduel $2000 NBA Assist – $5 Entry , Top 50 Teams Paid
Fanduel $5000 NBA Dunk – $100 Entry, Top 6 Teams Paid
Fanduel $5000 NBA Slam – $25 Entry, Top 24 Teams Paid
Fanduel $5000 NBA Rebound - $10 Entry, Top 59 Teams Paid
Fanduel Two Player Head to Head Matches – $1 to $535 Entry Available

Daily Joust $500 Camelot Tournament – $25 Entry,  Top 5 Teams Paid
Daily Joust $500 King John Super Joust Qualifier – $5 Entry, Top 10 Teams Paid

Monday’s NBA Schedule, Probable Starting Lineups, Injuries and Daily Cash Game Picks

Orlando @ Philadelphia (-7)   179 Total
ORL:  C. Duhon, J. Richardson, H. Turkoglu, R. Anderson, D. Howard
PHI:  J. Holiday, J. Meeks, A. Iguodala, E. Brand, T. Battie

  • Jameer Nelson is doubtful with a concussion.  Chris Duhon should get another start and makes an attractive minimum salary start.
  • Hedo Turkoglu should handle the ball a little more with Nelson out, which means he could see a tick up in fantasy value.
  • Spencer Hawes is out Monday.  Tony Battie will probably get the start.
  • Elton Brand should have a decent game with Nikola Vucevic and Spencer Hawes both out.
  • Thaddeus Young is trying to play through a back injury, but it’s clearly limiting his fantasy production.  Avoid him for now.
  • Nikola Vucevic is technically a gametime decision, but he’s probably out.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Pick:  Chris Duhon $4000


Chicago (8.5)  @ Washington    190 Total
CHI:  D. Rose, R. Hamilton, R. Brewer, C. Boozer, J. Noah
WAS:  J. Wall, N. Young, R. Lewis, J. Vesely, J. McGee  

  • Andray Blatche is dealing with a calf injury and has also found himself in new head coach Randy Wittman’s doghouse.  He’s doubtful for Monday.  Jan Vesely and Trevor Booker will split Blatche’s minutes.
  • Luol Deng is doubtful for Monday.  Ronnie Brewer will pickup another start.
  • Carlos Boozer could post a good line against Jan Vesely and Trevor Booker.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Pick:  Carlos Boozer $7500


New Orleans @ Miami (-12)   186.5 Total
NOR:  J. Jack, M. Belinelli, T. Ariza, J. Smith/C. Landry, E. Okafor
MIA:  M. Chalmers, D. Wade, L. James, C. Bosh, J. Anthony

  • Gustavo Ayon had his best game as a Hornet and needs to be on your waiver wire watchlist, especially if Chris Kaman gets traded out of the picture.
  • Power Forward has turned into a fantasy value killing timeshare between Carl Landry and Jason Smith.
  • Dwyane Wade looks fully recovered and makes a solid daily play. 
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Pick:  Jarrett Jack $7000


Detroit @ Milwaukee (-7)   182 Total
DET:  B. Knight, R. Stuckey, T. Prince, J. Jerebko, G. Monroe
MIL:  B. Jennings, S. Livingston, C. Delfino, J. Leuer, D. Gooden

  • Ben Gordon is doubtful.
  • Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey will continue to log big minutes with Ben Gordon and Will Bynum both out.
  • Shaun Livingston should continue to start at SG, with Stephen Jackson coming off the bench.  I’d probably play Livingston over Jackson if I had to choose.
  • Drew Gooden is a must start with Andrew Bogut gone for the year with a fractured ankle.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Picks:  Drew Gooden $5800, Greg Monroe $7400


San Antonio @ Memphis (5.5)   189.5 Total
SAS:  T. Parker, K. Leonard, R. Jefferson, T. Duncan, D. Blair
MEM:  M. Conley, (T. Allen/OJ Mayo), R. Gay, M. Speights, M. Gasol

  • Tiago Splitter is really starting to cut into DeJuan Blair’s minutes.
  • Marc Gasol could post a solid line against Tiago Splitter and DeJuan Blair.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Pick:  Tim Duncan $7000


Minnesota @ Houston (-6.5)   196.5 Total
MIN:  R. Rubio, L. Ridnour, M. Beasley, K. Love, N. Pekovic
HOU:  K. Lowry, C. Lee, C. Budinger, L. Scola, S. Dalembert

  • Kevin Martin is a gametime decision with plantar fasciitis.  Courtney Lee will get the start if Martin can’t play.
  • Chase Budinger could move back into the starting lineup tonight.  Even if he comes off the bench, he should still get 25 minutes.
  • Chandler Parsons fantasy run seems to be coming to an end.  Avoid him for now.
  • Kyle Lowry has been slumping a bit lately and hasn’t been worth the expensive daily salary.  Play it safe and go with an alternate option for the same salary.
  • Darko Milicic missed his last game due to an illness and is out Monday.  Nikola Pekovic will get the start and makes a great daily play.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Pick:  Ricky Rubio $7200


Portland (1.5) @ Utah    187 Total
POR:  R. Felton, W. Matthews, G. Wallace, L. Aldridge, M. Camby
UTA:  D. Harris, CJ Miles, G. Hayward, P. Millsap, D. Favors

  • Al Jefferson is still in a walking boot and is doubtful.  Derrick Favors should get the start.
  • Raja Bell is questionable for Monday.  CJ Miles should get the start and makes a good daily play.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Pick:  Derrick Favors $5400


Dallas (2.5) @ Phoenix   186.5 Total
DAL:  R. Beaubois, V. Carter, S. Marion, D. Nowitzki, B. Haywood
PHO:  S. Nash, J. Dudley, G. Hill, C. Frye, M. Gortat

  • Steve Nash is questionable with a thigh injury.  Ronnie Price could pick up a start for Nash.
  • Jason Kidd is out for at least the next four games with an injury.  Rodrigue Beaubois should get the start at PG, with Delonte West backing him up.
  • Vince Carter should get another start at SG, with Delonte West backing him up.
  • Dirk Nowitzki returned Sunday, but he wasn’t anymore impressive than he was before the break.  His daily salary has dropped quite a bit and I’d play him due to the high upside for outperformance that he possesses.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Pick:  Rodrigue Beaubois $5300, Marcin Gortat $7200


Oklahoma City (-2) @ LA Clippers   198.5 Total
OKC:  R. Westbrook, T. Sefolosha/J. Harden, K. Durant, S. Ibaka, K. Perkins
LAC:  C. Paul, C. Billups, C. Butler, B. Griffin, D. Jordan

  • Chauncey Billups had a big game last night and makes a good daily play.
  • Mo Williams has nicely settled into the 6th man role for the Clippers.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Pick:  Russell Westbrook $8000, Kevin Durant $9000

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