3 Under-the-Radar Daily Fantasy Basketball Plays for 1/20/17
Paul Millsap, PF, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $8,200
Why He Will Go Overlooked:
At the top end, both Anthony Davis and Draymond Green figure to be more popular options than Millsap. In the mid-range, Jabari Parker appears to be a bit underpriced and is in a terrific spot against the Orlando Magic, who have really struggled to defend bigs. There are also two viable value plays, as both Terrence Jones and Montrezl Harrell figure to see some ownership.
Why You Should Use Him:
Millsap has been on a tear, averaging 39 FanDuel points in nine January games. He has been rock-solid over that stretch, without a single game with under 32 FanDuel points. He'll look to continue his recent hot streak against Chicago.
The Bulls have struggled against power forwards this year, ranking in the bottom 10 in FanDuel points allowed, while Millsap has averaged 38.8 FanDuel points against them over the last two seasons.
Making matters more difficult for Chicago, Taj Gibson, one of the league's best defensive power forwards, might not play. If he is on the sidelines, Millsap will mostly be defended by Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis, and Doug McDermott -- none of which are quality defenders at this point in their careers.
Millsap's appeal loses some luster if Gibson suits up, and it'd be hard to justify him as anything more than a tournament play with Draymond Green at the same price. If he gets to face the trio mentioned above, though, Millsap is a viable play in all formats.