5 Best Bargain Options for Daily Fantasy Basketball Jan. 9, 2021

1.) Trey Burke, PG, Dallas Mavericks

Trey Burke signs with Dallas Mavericks for NBA restart - mlive.com
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Yahoo: $10; DraftKings: $3,000; FanDuel: $4,100

Half of Dallas’ backcourt rotation is out– Jalen Brunson and Josh Richardson– so that leaves Trey Burke as the only feasible choice. This still not etched in stone, but he is still the best candidate as a punt play Saturday night.

2.) Cole Anthony, PG, Orlando Magic

Cole Anthony Hits Game-Winning Floater to Lift Orlando Magic Past Charlotte Hornets in NBA Preseason - Chapelboro.com
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Yahoo: $14; DraftKings: $5,500; FanDuel: $4,800

Speaking of a depleted backcourt, I don’t if the Orlando Magic even has one. Markelle Fultz will miss the entire season with an ACL tear while Michael Carter-Williams is still out. That leaves Cole Anthony the only point guard in the Magic rotation, although I am more interested if this could boost Aaron Gordon or Evan Fournier’s value.

3.) Brook Lopez, C, Milwaukee Bucks

PHOTOS: Rockets game-by-game Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) Browse through the photos to see how the Rockets have fared in each game this season.
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Yahoo: $15; DraftKings: $4,700; FanDuel: $4,700

BroLo has caught some form of a rhythm in the past three games, with averages of over 12 points, under 5 rebounds, two dimes, two blocks, and 10 total threes. I still don’t trust him enough, but if I construct my team in a way that would need a bargain center, he is first on my list.

4.) Tyrese Haliburton, SG, Sacramento Kings

Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton to miss time with wrist injury
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Yahoo: $16; DraftKings: $5,800

I’d never touch Haliburton on FanDuel, but at Yahoo and DK? Now, that’s a certified bargain right there. The kid is just getting better every game and after a week-long break, he is averaging 16 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7 dimes, and 2.5 steals over the past two.

5.) PJ Washington, PF, Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets rookie PJ Washington plays like a veteran | Charlotte Observer

Yahoo: $19; DraftKings: $5,900; FanDuel: $5,800

Now, I don’t understand why PJ still has a salary this low, so you better take advantage of this. While he is averaging only 10 points per game over the last three, he is filling the stat sheet to the tune of 22 total rebounds, 14 total assists, and 9 “stocks” during that span.