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NBA Fantasy: Boom Bust Tool Projections for DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups Today | 1/1/22

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Awesemo's free NBA fantasy projections for DraftKings & FanDuel lineups today with expert Boom/Bust DFS optimizer picks tonight 1/1/22

There is a mid-sized NBA fantasy slate today, with five games on the main slate and one played earlier. With this, there is injury news you will need to pay attention to. The Awesemo NBA Starting Lineups page will give you breaking news when starters are announced as well as a full injury report on players who might be missing in action. Below are some NBA daily fantasy options that stand out for tonight’s slate using Awesemo Boom/Bust Tool and NBA DFS projections.

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Boom: Nikola Jokic — $12,600 DraftKings/$11,700 FanDuel

48.2% DraftKings Boom/42.9% FanDuel Boom

Nikola Jokic looks unstoppable right now, and he gets a matchup against the lowly Rockets tonight. While his stats have been good all season long, Jokic has turned it up to another level recently. Over his past 10 games, he is averaging 26.1 points, 14.9 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 2.8 defensive stats per game. The Rockets are not expected to provide much resistance, so another big performance looks in store for Jokic. Awesemo projects Jokic as the top overall play by far today.

Boom: Luka Garza — $4,300 DraftKings/$5,000 FanDuel

59.1% DraftKings Boom/32.7% FanDuel Boom

Due to injuries and COVID, rookie Luka Garza has been given as many minutes as he can handle, and he is proving he can play at the NBA level. First, he played 20 minutes and fouled out, but still scored 20 points. Then, last game, Garza played 39 minutes, but a poor shooting performance kept his NBA fantasy points relatively low. Today Awesemo projects Garza for 29 minutes, and there is no doubt he has a high ceiling if his shots decide to fall.


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Boom: Serge Ibaka — $3,300 DraftKings/$4,000 FanDuel

71.8% DraftKings Boom/49.7% FanDuel Boom

By default, the Clippers once again are relying on Serge Ibaka to play a vital role on this team. Ivica Zubac just entered the league’s health and safety protocols, while Nicolas Batum and Isaiah Hartenstein are both injured. The result is Ibaka being projected to play 27.2 minutes tonight, which would be the second-most amount of time he has seen this season. Averaging nearly a fantasy point per minutes, the path for Ibaka to exceed value is very clear.

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Bust: Patty Mills — $6,800 DraftKings/$6,600 FanDuel

75.9% DraftKings Bust/85.0% FanDuel Bust

The Nets are getting healthier, which is good for the team as a whole, but bad for the NBA fantasy value of Patty Mills. While Kyrie Irving’s return appears to be a few days away yet, both James Harden and Kevin Durant are sharing the floor once again. Durant’s return resulted in Mills only attempting 10 shots, and the fact that only two fell made matters worse. Simply, Mills is overpriced for his current role on the team. Awesemo projects him to finish fourth on the team in scoring today.


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Check out our NBA daily fantasy sports rankings for fantasy points and values that are derived directly from Alex Baker's own NBA projections DraftKings. We also have FanDuel ownership rankings, Yahoo! ownership rankings and DraftKings ownership rankings for today's slate. View our DraftKings NBA ownership projections, our Yahoo! ownership and our FanDuel ownership projections. Our DFS NBA projections are updated regularly, including whenever any relevant news breaks. Looking for more DFS NBA picks and the best NBA DFS picks today?

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