DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Monday (1/20) PREMIUM
While the NBA has a plethora of action on Monday for Martin Luther King Day, this DraftKings lineup advice column will focus in on the five-game evening slate that begins at 7:30 PM (Eastern). The premier matchup on the evening slate is between the Lakers and Celtics which just so happens to be the game with the most unknown injury news heading into the day. Watch the news closely from that game as the status of Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown could open up some value on the Boston side, while the status of Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo will help lead you to the right plays on the L.A. side.
Note that some of the stats referenced in this article are my custom defense versus position (DvP) calculations that combines data from the season and last five games along with blending similar positions production allowed together.
LeBron James (PG/SF – LAL): $10,800 @ BOS
James is a solid option at his price tag regardless of if Anthony Davis suits up on Monday night or not, but he does become an even more attractive option if Davis continues to miss time. Over the last four games with Davis out, James has averaged 29.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 11.5 assists for 56.9 DraftKings points per game. Monday’s matchup with the Celtics has a tight Vegas line and the second-highest Vegas total on the five-game evening slate.