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The Starting 5 | Saturday, January 30 FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Expert Lineup Picks

FanDuel & DraftKings Expert NBA DFS Cash Game Lineup Picks for Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Free daily fantasy basketball lineup advice, picks and plays (1/30) 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.

Note: These picks only include the main slate of games that tip-off at 7PM EST or later.

PG- Jrue Holiday

I have been harping at how great Holiday has been for weeks now and he has only gotten better. Holiday has been on a tear with all the injuries to the Pelicans a has at least eight assists in seven of his past eight games. He has back-to-back games over 40 fantasy points and six of his past seven games with at least 33. The Nets struggle defensively and Holiday should have another great game.

SG- James Harden

I am writing this before the Rockets-Thunder game so I am not sure how his night is going to end up but I expect its going to be a big game. I also expect him to have a huge game Saturday night against a Wizards team that really struggles to defend two guards.

SF- Kawhi Leonard

I love Leonard at this price in this match-up. He always plays great against LeBron and went for 20 and 10 in their only meeting this season. He has not played a full set of minutes since that Cavs game so his price is really depressed. In a game that is scheduled to be close with the Spurs as only one point favorites, Leonard should see 35 plus minutes and score around a fantasy point a minute.

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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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