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01/08/2017
Jerry Vanderwoude

Daily Fantasy NBA News and Injury Updates for FanDuel and DraftKings - 1/8/17

Welcome to the daily updates and injury news article. We'll try and update it right up to line-up locks with as much information as comes across our desks. Let's get to it!

Last night's picks can be found here, so you can wrap your mind around what you need to be looking at before lineups lock tonight.

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What We Know

Chandler ParsonsChandler Parsons will play tonight against the Jazz
It is unusually quiet leading in to tonights main slate, this news really doesn't even have much of a fantasy impact, unless you were looking at James Ennis as a large tournament punt play. Although Parsons is still on a tight minutes restriction, returning to the bench changes Ennis from a risky punt starter to unplayable.

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What We're Waiting to Know

Nothing. It's really been that quiet leading up to this main slate. There's no one of significance that is questionable, no one probable, no game time decisions. Unless something breaks about a player sitting for rest, we know all we really need to know going in to tonight.

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The "Every Lineup" Guys

LeBron JamesLeBron James
A lot of people may be off this game, Vegas has the Cavs as 9 point favorites, but even if they walk away with a double digit victory, I see the king paying value and then some before it gets out of hand. The cavs tend to play down to their opponents, Phoenix could be in this one well into the fourth before the Cavs decide to turn up the heat giving LeBron his full run of minutes and opportunity in a fast paced match up to really stuff his stat sheet. James should be a lock for 50 fantasy points this evening and makes for a great cash game play.

PLAYER NAMESerge Ibaka
Ibaka has taken some time finding himself with the Magic but it seems he's starting to look like the Serge of old. He's only had 4 double double this season, but 3 of them have come in his past 8 games. The rebounds seem to be on the upswing, and as long as his shot is falling, they should start coming with a little more consistency, and what better night than tonight against the Lakers. Julius Randle just doesn't have what it takes on defense to stop Ibaka, and at this price point he should be in for a very good night.

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