DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Saturday (1/5) PREMIUM
The stars are out on Saturday night’s seven-game main slate on DraftKings. It is definitely a night to try to find some dirt-cheap options so that you can load up on as many of the high-priced studs as possible. You will also want to get some exposure to the Warriors/Kings matchup which comes in with a big 238-point Vegas total which is by far the highest number on the board Saturday night.
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): $12,200 @ POR
There are a bunch of high-priced studs to give strong consideration to on Saturday’s slate, but it is nearly impossible to fade James Harden right now the way his is playing. He has scored at least 39 points in six straight games and has topped 71 DK points in each of his last three outings. He should play his usual big minutes on Saturday in what should be a close game against the Trail Blazers in Portland. Fade Harden at your own risk. You have been warned.
Andre Drummond (C – DET): $7,900 vs. UTH
Andre Drummond likes home-cookin’ as he produces significantly better fantasy production when playing at home in Detroit. This season he has averaged 48.9 DraftKings points at home and just 39.3 on the road. Just coming off a four-game road trip, game log watchers will likely shy away from Drummond but with a home game against the Jazz on Saturday, he should post a bounce-back effort at a reduced salary. When facing Rudy Gobert and the Jazz in the Motor City last season, Drummond put up 30 points, 24 rebounds, and six blocks.