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Daily Fantasy, Jan. 12: Five players to watch on Tuesday

An eight-game night offers plenty of players to consider

POSTED: Jan 12, 2016 4:19 PM ET

By Jon Hartzell,


Carmelo Anthony looks poised for a big performance against the Celtics tonight.

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Players To Watch: Jan. 12

Carmelo Anthony, SF ($9,000)

There's plenty of great options at small forward tonight, from LeBron James ($10,200) to Kevin Durant ($10,000) to Paul George ($9,000) to Kawhi Leonard ($8,300). But Anthony enters as arguably the most consistent of all these superstars with averages of 23.0 points on 49.2 percent shooting, 9.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.3 blocks for 45.4 FanDuel points in 38.2 minutes over his last four games. Anthony reached 40-plus FanDuel points in all four of these games and has hit 30-plus FanDuel points in each of his last nine. He draws a solid matchup against the Boson Celtics (7:30 ET, League Pass), who have lost five of their last six games and allowed 101.2 points per game over this stretch. This game should stay close throughout, which should allow Anthony to near 40 minutes of playing time.

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Tyreke Evans, PG ($7,800)

The former Rookie of the Year continues to deliver for the Pelicans as Anthony Davis (back) remains sidelined. Since Davis went down two games ago, Evans is averaging 26.5 points on 19.0 attempts, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.5 steals for 45.4 FanDuel points in 39.4 minutes. Evans should continue this hot streak tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 ET, NBA TV), who allow more daily fantasy points to point guards than any team in the league. Evans is an elite play tonight if Davis remains out.

Zach Randolph, PF ($6,800)

Here comes Z-Bo! The veteran big man has tallied 20-plus points in three of his last four games with averages 21.8 points on 16.8 attempts, 10.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.3 blocks for 39.9 FanDuel points in 30.5 minutes over this four-game stretch. He faces a great matchup tonight at home against the Houston Rockets (8 ET, League Pass), who allow more daily fantasy points to power forwards than any team in the league. At $6,800, Randolph should be able to reach at least five times the value of his salary tonight.

Robin Lopez, C ($4,500)

Lopez continues to receive heavy workloads with the Knicks as he averages 13.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 blocks for 27.6 FanDuel points in 32.1 minutes over his last five games. He has reached at least 20 FanDuel points in six of his last seven games and should be able to hit that mark again tonight against the Boston Celtics (7:30 ET, League Pass), who have the fifth worst rebound percentage in the league since December 30. At $4,500, Lopez is easily the most consistent, low-priced option at center tonight.

Devin Booker, SG ($3,900)

The Suns rookie is taking full advantage of his increased opportunities with Eric Bledsoe (knee) out for the season. Over his last four games, Booker is averaging 16.0 points on 13.3 attempts, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals for 27.3 FanDuel points in 33.3 minutes. He has two 30-plus FanDuel point games during this stretch and could hit that mark again tonight against Monta Ellis ($6,300) and the Pacers. It's hard not putting Booker in your lineup at just $3,900.

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