We close out the week with a very fun nine-game NBA DFS slate that, at first glance, does not feature a ton of value. Of course, it is still early and so much can (and will) change throughout the day. Be sure to monitor the FTN NBA Optimizer, too.
NBA Vegas Data for January 14 | NBA DFS First Look
Orlando Magic @ Charlotte Hornets
CHA -10.5, total: 225 Pace: ORL (17th), CHA (4th)
Situations to monitor:
Wendell Carter will miss his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury, while Mo Bamba is questionable with a toe injury. Jalen Suggs, however, will return for Orlando.
Kelly Oubre remains in the health and safety protocols for the Hornets.
Cole Anthony is averaging 7.2 minutes of possession per game this season
That number is tied for the sixth-highest mark in the NBA, as Anthony has been dominating the usage for the Magic whenever he’s been on the floor. Anthony is also averaging 83 touches per game and with Wendell Carter out for Orlando, Anthony will have to do even more on the offensive end. With Carter off the floor this season, Anthony is sporting a usage rate north of 29% to go along with a 22% rebounding rate and 14% assist rate, while also averaging 1.22 fantasy points per minute in the split. Facing a fast-paced Charlotte team that struggles to defend makes Anthony one of the top point guard plays of the slate.