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Daily Fantasy, Jan. 6: Five players to eye on Wednesday

An 11-game night offers plenty of players to consider

POSTED: Jan 6, 2016 4:33 PM ET

By Jon Hartzell,


Kyle Lowry seems poised for a big game against the Nets 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. 6

Kyle Lowry, PG ($8,900)

There are a ton of great, high-end options at point guard tonight from Russell Westbrook ($10,700) to John Wall ($9,900) to Chris Paul ($9,900). But Lowry should be able to near, if not surpass, the production of these superstars for $1,000 less. Lowry has tallied 40-plus FanDuel points in each of his last two games with averages of 22.5 points on 17.5 attempts, 10.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks over that span. The Raptors matchup with the Brooklyn Nets tonight (7:30 ET, NBA League Pass), who have a bottom-10 defensive rating and are still recovering from the loss of Jarrett Jack (torn ACL) for the season. Lowry should have his way against Shane Larkin ($4,300), who takes over the starting job with Jack out.

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Chris Bosh, PF ($7,900)

The 10-time All-Star scored a season-high 31 points in his last outing on 8-for-20 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds for 49.7 FanDuel points in a season-high 42 minutes. He sunk a season-high 13 free throws on a season-high 16 attempts in the overtime win over the Pacers and will look to build off this dominating performance against the New York Knicks tonight (7 ET, ESPN). The Knicks come in on the second-half of a back-to-back set after beating the Hawks in Atlanta last night. So expect big performances from Bosh and the Heat, who have been off since Monday. At $7,900, Bosh has a great opportunity to hit five times his value on a night when two of the top four power forward options (Blake Griffin and Derrick Favors) are out.

Victor Oladipo, SG ($5,700)

Oladipo's value has plummeted since his salary peaked at $8,000 on November 7. He struggled to find his shot and was moved to a bench role that heavily cut into his minutes as Evan Fournier ($5,000) sizzled with the starters. But Oladipo looks to be making a comeback with two 35-plus point FanDuel games over his last three contests and on Monday he started for the first time since November 23 as he filled in for the injured Elfrid Payton (ankle). Payton's status for tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers (7 ET, NBA League Pass) is uncertain and Oladipo is an elite option if he's out. However, at just $5,700, Oladipo is worth consideration even if Payton returns.

Jeff Withey, C ($4,700)

Yes, the Jazz are playing the San Antonio Spurs tonight (8:30 ET, NBA League Pass), which usually lights up a giant "STAY AWAY" sign (Utah is 2-34 in San Antonio since May of 1999). But Withey has been impressive lately and will receive minutes no matter what as he faces little competition in Utah's banged-up frontcourt. Over his last five games, Withey is averaging 10.8 points on 8.2 attempts, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.6 steals for 30.5 FanDuel points in 30.9 minutes. The Spurs allow the third fewest daily fantasy points to centers, so Withey could very well get shut down tonight. But this also means most players will stay away from rostering him, which makes the Jazz center a solid option for tournament play.

Bojan Bogdanovic, SF ($4,400)

Here comes Bojan! The second-year forward out of Croatia has tallied 32-plus minutes in each of his last three games with averages of 15.0 points on 14.0 attempts, 8.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists for 28.4 FanDuel points. His usage should continue to rise with Jarrett Jack out, and he faces a solid matchup tonight against the Toronto Raptors (7:30 ET, NBA League Pass), who will be without small forward DeMarre Carroll after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery today. Five times the value of his $4,400 salary appears well within reach.

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