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Daily Fantasy, Jan. 5: Five players to watch on Tuesday

A four-game night offers plenty of players to consider

POSTED: Jan 5, 2016 2:39 PM ET

By Jon Hartzell,


Does Draymond Green have another triple-double in store tonight?

Every day with FanDuel, you're the GM. Use your NBA knowledge to create the best nine-man team with a salary of $60,000. Once your roster is set, enter a contest, sit back and enjoy the games.

Players To Watch: Jan. 5

Draymond Green, PF ($9,700)

Draymond Green has tallied a triple-double in three straight games and is averaging an absurd 60.2 FanDuel points over that span. He's the 15th player in NBA history to tally three straight triple-doubles and the first forward to do it since LeBron James in 2007. You know he will be motivated to tally another triple-double tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 ET, NBA TV), who have the worst defensive rating in the league (107.3). Green will be a popular pick in tournament play on a small, four-game night tonight.

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Zaza Pachulia, C ($6,600)

The small slate of games means there aren't many great mid-to-low priced options at center. Pachulia seems to be the best pick of the bunch as he enters with averages of 15.2 points on 10.6 attempts, 11.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals for 33.1 FanDuel points in 29.9 minutes over his last five games. He tallied 30-plus FanDuel points in all five of those games and has a great matchup against the Sacramento Kings tonight (8:30 ET, NBA League Pass), who have the sixth worst defensive rating in the league (105.4) while playing at the fastest pace (102.4).

Jeff Teague, PG ($6,400)

The Hawks fell to the Knicks on Sunday as Teague had one of his worst games of the season with nine points (on 3-for-12 shooting) and three assists. Teague and Atlanta have an opportunity for revenge tonight as the Knicks visit for another game against this East foe (8 ET, NBA League Pass). Prior to Sunday's dud, Teague averaged 20.0 points, 6.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals for 36.4 FanDuel points in his previous four games. Give him a look if you want to stray from the mainstream in tournament play tonight.

Andre Iguodala, SF ($4,900)

You can never have too many Warriors in your lineups when they play the worst defense in the league (10:30 ET, NBA TV). Iguodala is averaging 10.3 points, 4.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals for 21.9 FanDuel points in 31.0 minutes over his last four games. Harrison Barnes ($5,200) returned from injury last night and will cut into Iguodala's minutes. But you wouldn't expect Barnes to play too much tonight in a back-to-back set against the far inferior Lakers. At $4,900, Iguodala looks poised to be a solid play tonight.

O.J. Mayo, SG ($4,600)

A strong stretch of games from Mayo was halted by an early ejection on Saturday and a matchup with the Spurs on Monday. Prior to these two games, Mayo was averaging 10.6 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds for 20.4 FanDuel points in 26.7 minutes over his previous eight games. Jerryd Bayless ($4,600) injured his ankle again last night, so his availability tonight against the Chicago Bulls (8 ET, NBA TV) is questionable. If Bayless is out, Mayo will see increased usage that should make five times the value of his $4,600 salary attainable.

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