3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 1/2/19

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Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

Price: $12,000

The Oklahoma City Thunder are tied for the slate's highest implied total (117.5) in a great fantasy matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers have improved to a top-10 defensive rating, but thanks to the fact that they play at the league's third-fastest pace, they're still allowing the 11th-most points per game. They add to that the seventh-most rebounds and eighth-most steals allowed per game, making this a particularly good spot for Russell Westbrook, who is averaging 19.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game since returning from injury in mid-November.

Westbrook is averaging 54.3 FanDuel points per game in that stretch, and he's topped 60 in two of his last three games. We can expect him to continue producing at an elite level in this spot.