Saturday’s NBA lineup won’t be too jam-packed, as there will be a five-game main slate on DraftKings. We broke down what the best DFS value plays might be to kick off the weekend.
NBA DFS value picks for Saturday January 25th
Darius Garland, CHI @ CLE, $5,000
Kyle Kuzma, LAL @ PHI, $4,400
Luke Kornet, CHI vs. CLE, $4,300
Furkan Korkmaz, LAL @ PHI, $4,500
Most of Saturday’s value picks appear to be hit or miss. Each of this players is capable of having a big night given presented with opportunities. But whether they’ll get enough playing time or shots is unclear.
— Garland has tallied more than 20 DKFP in nine of his last 10 contests and is the most consistent player in this group. He’s a regular starter for the Cavaliers and gets plenty of shots alongside Collin Sexton. He’s logged more than 30 minutes in four straight games and has been a double-digit scorer in 14 straight games. If he plays a little better than usual against Chicago’s poor defensive backcourt, you’ll get a bang for your buck.
— Kuzma is listed as probable for Saturday and could benefit from Anthony Davis sitting out. David is still listed as questionable for now, but LeBron James needs someone to play second fiddle. Kuzma is most likely to receive that role against the 76ers.
— The Bulls’ bigs have been ravaged by injuries, but that’s helped Kornet’s production quite a bit. He topped out at 33.5 DKFP earlier in the middle of the month and has surpassed 23 DKFP four times since then. Chicago doesn’t have many other options, so consider picking a chance on Kornet having a big night.
— Korkmaz has provided a scoring punch in the absence of Joel Embiid and has been a double-digit scorer in five straight games. The 24-point performance he had three games ago could happen again. Ben Simmons’ increased offensive aggression could lead to him scoring plenty from kickouts.