DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Monday (1/27) PREMIUM
The sudden and tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and all of the passengers involved in the helicopter crash on Sunday sent shockwaves through the NBA players, families, and fans. Many touching tributes were witnessed during Sunday’s games and plenty more will assuredly follow on Monday night’s six-game slate. Emotions will run high on Monday night as many players take the court for the first time since the accident and there is no way of knowing how those emotions will affect everyone’s individual performance. Here are some potential DFS options for DraftKings on Monday night.
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.
Luka Doncic (PG – DAL): $11,900 @ OKC
There is a bunch of value on Monday’s slate which opens up a “Stars and Scars” lineup construction which puts two high-priced studs on the list for tonight. Doncic has only put up 46 and 51 DraftKings points in his last two outings but he gets a favorable matchup in what should be a close game against the Thunder. The Thunder have allowed increased production in points (+3.0%), rebounds (+3.7%), and assists (+10.8%) to point guards this season and Doncic dropped 35 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists against them in a previous meeting.