Fuego Steve’s NBA GPP Plays – 1/9/18

Jan 6, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA;Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo (11) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA GPP Cheat Sheet

Prices listed are Fanduel unless otherwise noted.

 My NBA articles will mostly focus on Fanduel lineup construction since besides center, you need to play two at each position. The players recommended are usually still good plays on DraftKings unless the pricing is drastically different. Also, many players on DraftKings have dual position eligibility or may be listed at a different position. I will try to mention if there is a specific good play on DK based on price or position eligibility. The players listed are in no particular order, as sometimes I am giving choices to help build your lineups at all price points.


Point Guard

Russell Westbrook – $11800 – Get him in your lineups on this small slate.

Goran Dragic – $6500 – Should have good matchup versus the Raptors backups with no Kyle Lowry

Shabazz Napier – $4800 – With no Lillard tonight, he will be chalk. It’s good chalk however, probably just pairing him with Westbrook will be popular.

Dennis Smith Jr. – $6100 – Been playing well, can use for different roster construction.

Value/Punt Plays – Napier $4800, Delon Wright $4800, Fred VanVleet $3600


Shooting Guard

CJ McCollum – $7500 – Should have the usage bump with no Lillard. Favorite play at the position.

DeMar Derozen – $9300 – The only issue I have is his price. His usage should be through the roof with no Lowry. I may try to squeeze him and McCollum in.

Wesley Mathews – $5500 – Position is weak tonight, he’s good price.

Value/Punt Plays – Bogdan Bogdanovic $4600, Wayne Ellington $4400, Buddy Hield $4700


Small Forward

Harrison Barnes – $6800 – Favorite play at the position.

Josh Richardson – $5600 – Find him in a lot of my lineups just due to price.

Brandon Ingram – $7000 – Not my favorite, but position is weak as well.

Value/Punt Plays – Maurice Harkless $3500, Evan Turner $4000


Power Forward

Serge Ibaka – $5900 – Good safe option I think and should get slight usage bump.

Aaron Gordon – $8300 – Highest celling at the position.

James Johnson – $5700 – Not safe, but good ceiling. Kelly Olynyk is risky but in play as well.

Don’t mind Kyle Kuzma $5700 or Zach Randolph $5500

Value/Punt Plays – Larry Nance Jr. $4400, Dwight Powell $4400 not loving the value at the position under $5000.



Bismack Biyombo – $5600 – Finding him in most of my lineups. Good matchup versus Dallas and the price is right.

Hassan Whiteside – $7600 – Highest ceiling at the position if he gets the minutes.

Jonas Valanciunas – $5500 – His price is going up along with his play.

All centers in the $7100 – $7500 range are viable options.

Value/Punt Plays – None


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Fuego Steve has rapidly become one of the best DFS players in the industry for MLB, NBA, and the NFL. Just over the past year he has won numerous GPPs, including three qualifiers. Fuego was a live finalist at the 2017 & 2018 Fanduel Basketball Championships. Mainly a tournament player, he specializes in multi and single-entry gpps, roster construction, game theory, qualifiers, short slates and has a knack for projecting ownership percentages.