DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Monday (1/7) PREMIUM
Monday starts off the week with an eight-game slate on the NBA hardwood. There are three high-priced studs to consider but it might be difficult to fit one of them in due to limited deep value options to choose. Also, with every Vegas total coming in between 214 and 222, there is not that one game to target on this slate. So, keep your eye on any injury news opening up value or consider a slightly more balanced approach to your roster construction on Monday’s slate.
Note that some of the stats referenced in this article are my custom DvP calculations that combine both season and last five games data along with blending similar positions production allowed together.
James Harden (PG / SG – HOU): $12,000 vs. DEN
It’s not too bad when your “off” night results in 38 points and “just” 57.75 DraftKings points but that is what Harden suffered through in his last outing. He wasn’t the highest scoring stud on the slate that night but I expect him to regain the crown on Monday’s slate. His matchup with the Nuggets is expected to be a close affair and when five times your salary is an “off” game for a high-priced stud like Harden then sign me up.
Nikola Jokic (C – DEN): $10,000 @ HOU
If you can’t find the salary to roster Harden, then consider a more balanced approach starting with Harden’s opponent on Monday night, Jokic. He has posted at least 52 DK points in each of his last four games while averaging 26.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists not to mention 2.0 steals, 1.5 blocks and 1.8 three-pointers during that stretch. If you go the Harden route, then consider saving some DK bucks with Jusuf Nurkic or Blake Griffin in the center slot.