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Ben Simmons and Optimal NBA DFS Picks for Daily Fantasy Lineups on DraftKings & FanDuel, Jan. 22 (FREE)

Sam Smith



Damien is back with his top NBA DFS Picks for DraftKings and FanDuel on Tuesday, January 28 (1/28) including Ben Simmons.

It’s time for a new week of NBA DFS action with a new Daily Fantasy Basketball pick for your DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo and FantasyDraft lineups. Here at Awesemo, we’ve got you covered with daily player projections, ownership projections, rankings and sleepers from the world’s top-ranked NBA DFS Player, Alex ‘Awesemo’ Baker.

With one of the bigger main slates of the year — 12 games — there is a ton of strong value up and down, both among studs and ancillary players. A whopping 22 players are getting A’s for both value and points on DraftKings and 20 players have that distinction on FanDuel. In other words, it’s a smorgasboard of options when building lineups tonight. Which NBA players should you use as core plays in your NBA Lineups? What NBS DFS Picks should you fade? What’s the best NBA DFS strategy? We have all these answers and more at as you prep for some big contents tonight, with six-figure prizes up for grabs across the industry!

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About Alex ‘Awesemo’ Baker

Awesemo started playing daily fantasy sports in 2013 and has taken the industry by storm. Awesemo began developing advanced statistical models not long after graduating with a degree in mathematics. From there, he began applying his unique models and skills to poker, and eventually, as a full-time DFS player. He has since becoming world-renowned for his DFS projections, which have helped him achieve the rank of the top daily fantasy player walking the planet today.

Competing in most guaranteed prize pool tournaments, he has ranked in the top three across major sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA, and MLB. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of fantasy sports with new and experienced players alike. Career Highlights: First-Overall Ranking; 14x FanDuel $100k winner, 11x DraftKings Hundred-Thousandaire; 20x Live Final qualifier. Awesemo had another strong NBA DFS season last year, with EIGHT different $100,000-plus wins. This year, he’s up over $1 million n NFL DFS with many wins of over $95,000 on FanDuel this season and a handful wins of $50,000 on DraftKings. He also took home $500,000 last month at the DraftKings Live Fantasy Football Final.

Once again, he releases the actual projections he uses over at Every single day, Awesemo assigns letter grades to players’ projected fantasy points and their value based on salary. He does this for all NBA DFS sites, curating them into easy-to-digest tables for your convenience. With these projections and rankings, Awesemo subscribers have access to the very projections Awesemo himself uses on a daily basis.

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January 22 NBA DFS Pick: Ben Simmons

Now, Awesemo sets his sights on today’s NBA slate, with some seriously good matchups on several daily fantasy sites.

NBA DFS Pick: Ben Simmons ($9,300 DraftKings, $9,300 FanDuel) Grades: A, A; Values: A, A

How about this Ben Simmons renaissance? While he’s been one of the more versatile players in the league for three years, a triple-double threat any given night and capable of guarding five positions, Simmons’ scoring value has always been somewhat curtailed by Philadelphia’s offense. More specifically, the pairing with Joel Embiid is less than ideal. Simply put, with Simmons’ shooting insufficiencies, the two occupy the same space and frequently get in each other’s way. Well, with Embiid out for extended time, Simmons has flourished. He has played seven games in a row now without Embiid, averaging 21.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 7.9 assists, shooting less than 58 percent just once in that time.

Most recently, Simmons pulled off one of his best career games with a 34, 12 and 12 triple-double on 12-for-14 shooting. Having the space to occupy the low block has greatly enhanced Simmons’ scoring and rebounding upside without costing him assist numbers. And since the 76ers are 5-2 in these games, Brett Brown may look to stagger Simmons and Embiid going forward.

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Tonight, Simmons and the 76ers get a moderate pace-up against Toronto. The Raptors are one of the best defensive teams in basketball, but Simmons is averaging a triple-double in two games against them this year with 65.4 percent true shooting. Granted, the scoring has not been there, but this version of Simmons takes on much more of an offensive role. He should have the ball in his hands a lot tonight and when he does, Simmons can make a lot of good things happen. He has serious triple-double upside on this NBA DFS slate.

More NBA DFS Picks?????

Awesemo is also targeting a multi-faceted player with triple-double potential on this wide open slate. He could be in line for a 60-point night in an optimal matchup. Rostering this player in your daily fantasy lineups could be the key to success heading into into the NBA season.

Sam Smith is a writer and editor with He has been immersed in the world of professional sports data since 2015, while also writing extensively on the NFL for a multitude of blogs and websites. With Awesemo, Sam looks to blend his sports and editorial expertise with Awesemo's data to bring you the best fantasy information possible. You can follow Sam on Twitter @samc_smith, or contact him by emailing

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