NBA DFS: Dejounte Murray and the best FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball picks for January 25, 2022
The Celtics have had their ups and downs this season, but Jayson Tatum has played at a consistently high level all year. That was epitomized by the 51-point performance he had on Sunday, while adding 10 rebounds and seven assists. It happened against the Wizards’ No. 20 defense and now Tatum is getting a tasty game against the Kings’ 29th-ranked defense on Tuesday. Tatum will undoubtedly be one of the most coveted NBA DFS picks tonight, even with a rather robust player pool.
But with price tags of $9,100 on FanDuel and $10,400 on DraftKings, Tatum won’t come to the roster cheaply. So if you squeeze him into your lineups, you’ll have to look for value elsewhere to stay under the NBA DFS salary cap. So which players can give you a great return on investment? Before you finalize your NBA DFS picks for Tuesday, be sure to check out NBA DFS tips, player ratings, stacks and top daily fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine’s Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS pro with nearly $2 million in career earnings. He is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine which uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as matches, statistical trends and injuries.
This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal rosters that he only shares on SportsLine. They are must-haves for any NBA DFS player.
On Monday, McClure included Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas as one of his top NBA DFS picks on DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Valanciunas finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to return 42 points on DraftKings and 39.4 points on FanDuel. Everyone who included him in their lineups was well on his way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the NBA DFS slate for Tuesday, Jan. 25, and has locked down his top daily fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by going to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Tuesday, January 25
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Tuesday is Spurs guard Dejounte Murray, who is listed at $10,000 on DraftKings and $10,300 on FanDuel. Murray narrowly missed picking up a triple-double for the third straight game in Sunday’s loss to the Sixers. Murray has 19 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds after posting triple-doubles in consecutive games last week.
The 25-year-old filling in the scoring is nothing new as he’s done it all season. He ranks second in the league with nine triple-doubles and is averaging 19.3 points, 9.0 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. Those are all career highs and Murray has an ideal game against Houston on Tuesday. The Rockets have allowed the most Fantasy Points to opposing point guards on DraftKings and FanDuel, so he’s a must-watch tonight.
Another key to McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy is stacking Murray with guard Derrick White ($6,000 on DraftKings and $6,900 on FanDuel). Since missing five games at the start of the year due to health and safety protocols, White has filled the stat sheet in his last five games. He’s averaging 14.2 points, 6.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over that streak, while knocking down 1.8 three-pointers per game.
The Rockets present a great opportunity for White to improve his stats again as the team ranks last in the NBA in points allowed per game. They also allowed two opposing guards to face them, including in their final game on Friday. Jordan Poole, replacing an rested Klay Thompson, was down 20 points with three boards, three assists and two blocks in the Warriors’ win over Houston. White is much more versatile than Poole, so he should have every chance to exploit Houston on Tuesday.
How to Set Your NBA DFS Lineups for Tuesday, January 25
McClure is also targeting a player who could leave en masse Tuesday because of a dream game. This choice could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So, who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting his NBA DFS rosters into optimal for Tuesday? Visit SportsLine now to see the best NBA DFS picks, rankings, tips and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has nearly $2 million in career earnings, and find out.