TJ McConnell ($5,600)
McConnell will be highly overlooked with the plethora of options today. Sergio Rodriguez went down at the end of last month, and since December 30th, TJ has taken over as the starter and has secured his role. In the month of January, he’s quietly averaging 31.7 Fanduel points per game, comfortably above salary-based expectations. Furthermore, he’s in a pace-up matchup vs Houston (4th in pace) with a high over/under at 227.5, the second highest on the slate. Twice this month he’s faced top 5 paced teams in Denver and Brooklyn where he logged 29.4 and 24.6 Fanduel points, respectively. Some may argue the tough matchup with Patrick Beverley, but the Rockets sport a bottom DvP vs point guard’s sitting at 26th in the league in the past 4 weeks, a period Beverley was nearly fully present
Demarcus Cousins ($10,700)
Cousins may unjustifiably be overshadowed by LeBron against one the league’s worst defenses, Giannis against a team he’s eclipsed 50 points twice this season, and Harden taking on the Process and the 76ers. Additionally, the masses should be turning to value in Willie Reed on a Whiteside-less depleted Miami Heat team. However, Boogie’s price has still not caught up to the usage and production boost he earns when Rudy Gay is out. In his last four games, which Rudy has been out for, Boogie is averaging 52.4 Fanduel points per game facing tough big defenses such as the Grizzlies and Pistons and a good rebounding team in the Bulls. Today he faces the Pacers who rank 23rd in DvP against centers, and rank 26th in rebounding differential at -3.7. In Boogie’s past two matchups against Myles Turner, he put up 63.6 (last season) and 53.4 (this season). Expect another explosive from Boogie with the possibility of getting him at a respectably low ownership.