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Top NBA DFS value plays for Tuesday’s six-game slate on January 12th

We go over some of the top bargain options on DraftKings for Tuesday’s fantasy basketball slate.

Trey Lyles of the San Antonio Spurs shoots the ball during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 10, 2021 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA could be going on pause with a meeting between the Board of Governors and the League on Tuesday. If that’s the case, tonight’s six-game slate may be the last set of games we get a little bit. There’s already a ton of question marks surrounding players and health and safety protocols, as well as injuries and stars being away from teams. The Miami Heat may not be able to field a team against the Philadelphia 76ers. We’re going to take a look at some value plays for the six-game fantasy basketball slate on DraftKings.

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Miami Heat value plays

As I mentioned above, the Heat are expected to be without multiple regulars, including Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Avery Bradley. If the Heat are able to get 8 players on the roster and the game plays, there will be plenty of value options. Precious Achiuwa ($3,100), Andre Iguodala ($3,300) and Duncan Robinson ($4,800) will all end up in the starting lineup. Robinson is used to that but Achiuwa and Iggy make for decent value plays in GPPs.

Achiuwa would be OK for cash games at almost min-price. He could get some run at center and has put up very strong per 36 min numbers — 17.3 points and 10.4 rebounds on nearly 60 percent shooting. If Achiuwa is forced to play 30+ minutes, we could see similar numbers.

Trey Lyles, SAS vs. OKC ($3,300)

This is a bit surprising that Lyles price didn’t jump up at all after last game. He should get another start in place of DeMar DeRozan (personal). Over the weekend vs. the T-Wolves, Lyles ended up playing 35 minutes, finishing with 5 points and 10 rebounds. If we see a similar workload from Lyles against the Thunder, we can expect him to reach 5x salary value pretty easily. Lyles will be pretty chalky and is more of a chalk option than a GPP play.

Talen Horton-Tucker, LAL vs. HOU ($3,600)

Is now the time for THT? The Lakers finally gave him a little bit of run over the weekend vs. the Rockets. It’s only a matter of time before it becomes a regular thing. LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (hip) are both listed as questionable again. If one or both sits, THT should get another good 20-25 minutes run against Houston, which may be without John Wall (migraines). If Wall sits, the Lakers could be in a blowout scenario again, which means garbage time for Horton-Tucker. His stat line in a little over 20 minutes the other night is insane — 17 points on 8/9 shooting, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals for 35.8 DKFP.