There are 16 NBA teams in action on Sunday, and the NBA DFS player pool is brimming with quality talent. Among the top potential NBA DFS picks in action is Denver's Nikola Jokic, who is averaging a triple-double as he leads the Nuggets against Julius Randle and the New York Knicks at 6 p.m. ET. But perhaps the highlight of the NBA DFS slates sees LeBron James and the defending world champion Los Angeles Lakers face James Harden and the Houston Rockets at 7 p.m. ET.
Should Jokic, Randle, James or Harden be wise facets of your NBA DFS strategy on Sunday? And what other players should you be considering for daily Fantasy basketball tournaments, 50-50s and cash games on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel? Before finalizing any NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, be sure to see the NBA DFS advice, player rankings and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He's also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account.
This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, Jan. 10 NBA DFS slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Sunday, Jan. 10
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for his Sunday NBA daily Fantasy lineups is Spurs guard Dejounte Murray at $6,800 on DraftKings and $6,600 on FanDuel. Murray is averaging 16.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game this season. He's coming off a sensational showing against the Timberwolves on Saturday, recording 22 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal.
Murray has bounced back after a slow start averaging 20.3 points, nine rebounds, and just under four assists in 36.6 minutes per game in his last three starts. Murray has scored at least 32 daily Fantasy basketball points on DraftKings in his last three games, and gets the Timberwolves again on Sunday. Minnesota is giving up 122.2 points per game this season, which ranks 29th in the NBA. Murray is a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in your NBA DFS lineups and look for a big return against the Timberwolves.
Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy also includes rostering Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at $8,000 on DraftKings and $7,600 on FanDuel. Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring 19.8 points, grabbing 5.3 rebounds and dishing 6.8 assists through eight games this season. Gilgeous-Alexander went off for 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists against the Knicks on Friday.
Gilgeous-Alexander's first double-double of the season on Friday only continues his upward trend, as he scored more points than the previous game in each of his last four outings. Gilgeous-Alexander has scored over 50 daily Fantasy basketball points on DraftKings in each of his last two games and has a great chance to erupt again on Sunday against the Nets, who could be without both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. McClure loves that mismatch Sunday, and recommends Gilgeous-Alexander in all NBA DFS formats.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, Jan. 10
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday because of a dream matchup. This pick 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 in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Jan. 10? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.