Fantasy Daily Five, Jan. 19

By Darryl Howerton #21

Accountability Report Cost Points Value
Monday’s picks (3 of 5 at 4.00-plus value)  $33.1  161.7  4.89
Season’s picks (159 of 270 at 4.00-plus value)  $1770.7  7623.3  4.31

Accountability Report uses FanDuel’s scoring system (cost in thousands)

There is nothing quite like an overtime game to pad your fantasy stats, so we thanks all the Clippers and Rockets who helped provide our Monday Fantasy Daily Five picks Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford that extra-period platform to six-times their value and give us a 4.89 value score on the day.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JANUARY 17: Tyler Johnson #8 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 17, 2016 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Bargain

Point Guard

Tyler Johnson, Heat (vs. Milwaukee)

Even though his price is rising, Johnson is still considered a bargain, especially when he is replacing Goran Dragic in the starting lineup. As it stands now in January, T.J. is averaging 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Give him 34 minutes though, as he has received in his last four games and he’ll average 13-4-4 for you.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JANUARY 17: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat handles the ball during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 17, 2016 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Bargain

Shooting Guard

Dwayne Wade, Heat (vs. Milwaukee)

D-Wade is enjoying one of his healthiest seasons in awhile. So use his injury rep from the past to your benefit and play Wade while you can because his mid-tier price is not going to last forever. On the season, Wade is averaging 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists, which is good bang-for-buck play.

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17: Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers handles the ball against the Denver Nuggets on January 17, 2016 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Splurge

Small Forward

Paul George, Pacers (at Phoenix)

Phoenix is tailor-made for George to go off on, with not much rim protection and virtually no perimeter defense. Sure, George may play less than his customary 36 minutes if the game is a blowout, but he should still be able to pick up at least his averages: 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists.

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17: Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets goes to the basket against the Indiana Pacers on January 17, 2016 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Bargain

Power Forward

Kenneth Faried, Nuggets (vs. Oklahoma City)

Denver’s never-say-die attitude got them a win over Golden State last week, so don’t be surprised if Faried logs enough minutes against West power OKC to be a good fantasy play Tuesday night. He normally plays 27 minutes per game—averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds—and should earn his low mid-tier salary in Tuesday night’s high-transition game.

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 8: Alex Len #21 of the Phoenix Suns shoots a free throw against the Miami Heat on January 8, 2016 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Bargain

Center

Alex Len, Suns (vs. Indiana)

Len is coming off a hand injury that has kept him out of the Suns’ last four games, which has also kept his salary low in the bargain-basement category. Play him Tuesday night, where he is expected to match up with Ian Mahinmi, who himself may or may not be healthy. When Len gets 17 minutes, he is good for 5 points and 5 rebounds. If he logs 20-30 Tuesday, expect some more.