Josh Livi | January 19th, 2020
Happy Martin Luther King day everyone!! Let’s hope you win some money using my Fave Five in DFS lineups! The first game is at 2:00 EST, so let’s get to it!
Guard: Monte Morris, Denver. (DK- $4,000) (FD- $4,400)
Morris is coming off a start where he scored 11 points in 26 minutes. Chipping in two rebounds, three assists, and a three-pointer. With Jamaal Murray out for the foreseeable future, I like Morris here, especially at his price point. The stat line certainly doesn’t look pretty but that’s because Coach Malone went with a big lineup. He is going to get all the run he can handle, and I think he’ll be a lot more comfortable against the Timberwolves on MLK day. Look for him to score more and be more aggressive. He has the making of an excellent point guard, he just needs to build up some confidence.
Small Forward: Marcus Morris, Knicks. (DK- $5,400) (FD-$5,200)
With RJ Barrett expected to miss one week due to an ankle injury, Morris has a cupcake matchup against the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers in which he should feast. Coming off a performance where he scored 17 points in 33 minutes, I expect him to put on a shooting clinic on MLK in Cleveland. I don’t think anyone on the Cavs has a chance at stopping Morris, and given his ability to shoot the ball and drive to the basket, it makes him an intriguing play for me.
Forward: PJ Washington, Charlotte. (DK- $5,500) (FD- $5,500)
Washington is a stud. Plain and simple. He’s gotten better every single game and has the making of a star. His price should be in the low sixes. Washington is getting minutes in the 30s, and I don’t see that going anywhere. He’s coming off a massive double-double where he went for 20 and 11. Orlando Magic are without star player Jonathan Isaac and I see no one stopping Washington. Look for him to add another double-double to his young career stats.
Center: Nikola Jokic, Denver. (DK-$9,600) FD- $9,400)
Jokic is back!!!! Started off the season horribly. Owners in fantasy basketball leagues were panic selling and trading star-studded Jokic for peanuts. That’s not the case anymore. He’s coming off a HUGE, double-double in 44 minutes. Yes, he’s played 44 minutes in an overtime win! Jokic went for 23/12 and 8. He gets a matchup against Karl-Anthony Towns on Monday. You might think that matchup doesn’t look good on paper, but Jokic is the player who plays better against stars. Great players bring out the best in him. Get him in your lineups and enjoy the ride!
Util- Markelle Fultz, PG, Orlando. (DK-$6,200) (FD-$5,400)
Remember him? The “bust of the draft?” Well, Fultz has been a monster this season proving doubters wrong! He always had potential, which is why he went first round in the 2017 NBA draft! He’s averaging about 30 minutes per game, and displays his whole arsenal every time he’s on the court. Coming off a game where he only scored 13 points, he still brought a lot of intensity on the court. Grabbing four rebounds and three assists in the process. Most importantly limiting his turnovers to just one. He gets the Charlotte Hornets on MLK, and watch him put on a show.
Good luck everyone! Happy Martin Luther King Jr day!
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