FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (2/4/20): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice
Welcome to NBA Tuesday night. We have just four games on the board with a ton of different options to pay up for. We’re looking at Russell Westbrook being questionable and a ton of other injuries to pay attention to. While it may not be the biggest slate we’ve seen, ownership should be spread out as there doesn’t seem to be any consensus value to this point. There is value to pay down for, but we have to get it perfect in tournaments if we want to take down some serious cash.
In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 2/4/20. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel. You can also check out today’s DraftKings lineup picks.
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FanDuel DFS Guards
James Harden – SG, HOU vs. CHA ($11,600)
Russell Westbrook is currently doubtful for this game, so there’s a good chance we see James Harden get both reigns to this offense. He’s gotten back on track in the last couple games, and will have the opportunity to go ballistic if Westbrook sits. In 639 minutes with Westbrook off the floor, Harden has sported a 45% usage and averages 1.80 fantasy points per minute. The matchup with the Hornets is a great one, as they still rank 21st against the SG position while playing very slow. They don’t have anyone to even slow Harden down and this will be a bloodbath if Harden can keep hitting his shots at a decent clip. I’ll go Harden over Giannis if Russ is confirmed inactive. Eric Gordon would become an elite play as well.
Eric Bledsoe – PG, MIL @ NO ($6,300)
The typical concern when rostering Eric Bledsoe is whether he will get enough minutes or not. He’s been over 30 in four straight games at this point and now gets an elite matchup with a Pelicans team that ranks 29th against point guards. Eric Bledsoe holds a 23% usage on the season, below just Giannis and Middleton. The price on FanDuel is solid at $6.3k and you get a healthy discount coming down from Lonzo Ball. Eric Bledsoe is a safe bet in all formats and my favorite point guard with price considered.
Cody Martin – SG, CHA @ HOU ($3,600)
We’re yet to see whether Martin will draw much attention on this slate, but he should. The shooting guard has played 27 and 28 minutes in each of the last two games and his price on FanDuel has stayed still. For whatever reason, Martin is just $3.6k and you don’t need him to do much to hit value. He’s coming off a 36-fantasy point performance and while it’s hard to expect that again, it at least showed us that Martin is capable of filling up the stat sheet. The price and matchup is just too good to pass up on a slate where value isn’t everywhere.
FanDuel DFS Forwards
LaMarcus Aldridge – PF, SA @ LAL($6,900)
The PF position isn’t one to get excited about tonight, but LaMarcus Aldridge is cheap and the match-up with Los Angeles is an interesting one. He put up 50 fantasy points against the Clippers last night and will stay at the Staples Center to face the Lakers tonight. Anthony Davis is obviously one of the best defenders in all of the league, but Aldridge is good enough to get it done on anyone. The big man played 33 minutes last night and I’d expect a similar output tonight. At under $7k, it’ll be hard to get away from Aldridge on FanDuel and he’ll likely be over 40% owned on the small slate.
FanDuel DFS Centers
Cody Zeller – C, HOU vs. CHA ($4,900)
There are some solid expensive centers, but the way roster construction is rolling here doesn’t make it easy to fit them. I would much rather go with James Harden and/or one of the top small forwards. We’ll instead save some money with Cody Zeller, who’s going to eat the Rockets interior alive with Capela out. Zeller sees a consistent 25-ish minutes and he’s very productive when on the floor. His price is fair on FanDuel and he fits very nicely as a guy you can rely on to get you 25-30 fantasy points with the upside for more.