NBA DFS: James Harden and top picks for Jan. 13 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups

The 2018-19 NBA DFS season rolls on Sunday, January 13 with four games on the main slate that gets underway at 6 p.m. ET. There's no shortage of star power available with players such as Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic, Damian Lillard and Luka Doncic among the top-priced options. FanDuel is running a $200K Sunday NBA Shot, while DraftKings is hosting a $200K Pull Up Jumper that awards $50K to the winner. Before you enter these NBA DFS tournaments or any others for Sunday evening, you'll want to see the top NBA DFS picks and lineups from Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player who has won almost $2 million in his career. 

McClure is 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.

McClure is off to a blistering start, cashing his first five lineups on DraftKings to open the season, as well as producing multiple other optimal lineups that have led to huge returns for followers, including as much as 40x on FanDuel and 15x on DraftKings. 

For Sunday's slate, McClure is banking on Nuggets guard Malik Beasley as a value play at $3,900 on FanDuel and $4,400 on DraftKings. Beasley is averaging 18 points per game in his last two outings and enters Sunday having scored 20 or more points on DraftKings in nine of his last 12 contests. He's a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in for Sunday's slate.

Another pick he's all over: Rockets guard James Harden ($12,800 on FanDuel, $12,700 on DraftKings), who's averaging 41 points per game in his last nine outings. DFS owners who have played Harden have seen some big rewards recently, including 70 or more points on DraftKings in five of his last seven games. Lock him in as one of the top overall plays on Sunday.

McClure is also targeting a player capable of putting up big numbers who has a dream matchup on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to return 40, even 50 points on both sites, and he comes at a lower price than you would expect. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.

So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineup for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA optimal tournament lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out. 

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