Written by Jordan McCrillis - NFL and NBA Analyst on January 12, 2021

Overall Must-Have:

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Kevin Durant (DK: $9,400; FD: $10,100): With Kyrie Irving’s much-reported absence from Brooklyn continuing another day, we’re going back to the well with the best scorer of all time shouldering the offensive burden by himself. Not much needs to be said here, he’s literally Kevin Durant, and on Sunday he proved his value without Irving to the tune of 58 DK points, all while getting to the line 15 times and attempting 21 field goals at a superb 36% usage rate on a good offensive team. KD is a comfortable lock today in what Vegas has as both the closest spread and highest total on the slate, especially at a DK price that hasn’t moved. We love him in all formats!

DraftKings Must-Have:

Tyler Herro (DK: $6,700): With only eight men on the roster tonight, Miami is a very intriguing place to find value since all of Butler, Bam, Dragic, Nunn, and Bradley will be out tonight. Tyler Herro jumps out as the top guy for raw points (and potentially even point per dollar) upside on this team, as he becomes the clear number one scoring option. He sees his usage jump to over 21 percent, and averages over .9 fantasy points per minute with these guys off the floor, and since he is in line for minutes in the mid to high 30’s, he is an elite play in all formats. Lock him in with confidence on DraftKings. 

FanDuel Must-Have:

Domantas Sabonis (DK: $9,300; FD: $9,200): Sabonis has been nothing but consistent all season, and at a price that hasn’t budged since yesterday on either site, he is a piece we still love, considering TJ Warren’s injury opening up a bigger role for the Pacers’ young scorers. He’s consistently seeing around 39 minutes a night, and after hitting 5x value again yesterday, he is someone we will keep plugging and playing until his price adjusts. We are monitoring Victor Oladipo’s injury status as well, as he is currently listed as questionable. Oladipo has not played in the second game of a back-to-back in nearly two years. Even if Oladipo suits up like he did yesterday, Sabonis has a sky-high floor today at this price, and is someone we love in all formats. He is especially good value on FD today, but is an elite option on DK as well.

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