At first glance, one of the most attractive options out of Sunday's NBA DFS player pool might look like Dallas' Luka Doncic against the lowly Orlando Magic. However, as one of the priciest options to include in NBA DFS lineups on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, is he be worth the investment? Doncic scored 30 points in a blowout win at home against Indiana on Saturday, but Dallas is playing the second of back-to-back at Orlando tonight.
In the second of consecutive games this year, Doncic has averaged his lowest minutes (34.2) and points (21.7) per game compared to any other interval between starts. He has also shot a disappointing 39.1 percent from the field and hit just 28.3 percent of his 3-pointers in those games. In Doncic's only other start against the Magic this season, he shot 36.8 percent from the field and made just one of his six 3-point attempts. Before going all-in on big names for your NBA DFS picks, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks 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.
On Saturday, McClure included Heat forward Jimmy Butler as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Butler matched his season-high with 37 points in addition to finishing with 14 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and a pair of blocks to return a whopping 82 on DraftKings and nearly 78.8 on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, January 30, 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, January 30
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sunday is Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is listed at $11,800 on DraftKings and $11,000 on FanDuel. Since taking a game off to rest his right knee against Sacramento last Saturday, Antetokounmpo picked right up where he left off in his last two starts. He was especially impressive on Friday against New York, when he scored 38 points with 13 rebounds in a 15-point win over the Knicks.
In his first game back, he dropped 26 points with nine rebounds against the Cavaliers on Wednesday. Milwaukee takes on Denver on Sunday, which is typically a tough defensive matchup for most, but Antetokounmpo played well against the Nuggets when they faced each other earlier this season. On Nov. 26, Antetokounmpo scored 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field against Denver.
Another part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Spurs forward Devin Vassell ($4,100 on DraftKings and $4,900 on FanDuel). Vassell has been remarkably productive in his last four games coming off the bench for San Antonio. During that stretch, he has averaged 14.5 points, four rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Vassell's best recent performance came on Wednesday against Memphis, when he nearly matched his season-high with 20 points in just under 30 minutes on the floor. San Antonio has a tough one lined up against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, but Vassell has played well against them overall this season. In two games against Phoenix, he's averaged 13.5 points and made five of his 13 3-point attempts.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, January 30
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 Sunday? 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.