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The Starting 5 | Tuesday, January 19 FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Expert Lineup Picks

FanDuel & DraftKings Expert NBA DFS Cash Game Lineup Picks for Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Free daily fantasy basketball lineup advice, picks and plays (1/19) to help you win your DFS contests.

Let’s take a closer look at some FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS action with our “Starting 5” picks for the day’s slate.

For those of you new to Moxyball or new to this column, welcome, and for those of you who have been reading with us since last year, welcome back.

In this column we give you a play to consider at each position and then our 6th man who will be the one player that I will be personally spending up for.

Ok… let’s jump in.

Note: The important thing with NBA DFS is to be nimble and ready to make roster changes as injury news breaks throughout the day – right around 10-15 minutes before lineup lock in particular. Just like we mentioned in our season primer article that talked to overarching strategies for success, you need to be able to lock in some key values as they emerge throughout the day to get that leg up on your competition. These picks below are being shared first thing in the day from guys we like on paper – but you never know how their outlook is going to change as the day rolls on and other attractive plays shine through.

PG- Jrue Holiday

Holiday is averaging better than a fantasy point per minute in the month of January and remains very affordable. He is racking up stats across the board and now has 29 assists over the past three games. Pelicans have a high projected point total and the Wolves are a plus match-up. Holiday is a great value play tonight.

SG- Monta Ellis

Ellis is your premier shooting guard tonight. He has at least 28 fantasy points in seven of his past nine games. He will benefit if George Hill is not able to play and gets one of the best match-ups in the NBA. The Suns rank bottom three in allowing fantasy points to both guard positions. At his price Ellis is close to a must play.

SF- Kevin Durant

Durant is a lock for 40 fantasy points and is someone that I will be locking in my cash games lineups tonight. The Thunder once again have the highest projected point total on the board. At under $10,000 Durant is the player you want to build around tonight.

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About Zachariah Qualtieri

Zach is a contributor to Moxyball and Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is a three time winner of a large field GPP and has a 67.8% cash rate in cash games across all sports. He is one of the top ranked analysts across all platforms. He specializes in NBA where he is ranked in the top 200 of all DFS players. When not playing or writing about fantasy sports he enjoys spending time with his 6 year old son.

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