FanDuel NBA Lineup Picks, Advice & Analysis for January 4


Whether the fantasy game being played is the daily variety or the more "conventional" setup, players always have to take injuries into account. And in the case of Wednesday's FanDuel contests, injuries will heavily influence how rosters are assembled. Russell Westbrook ($11,800), DeMarcus Cousins ($11,200) and Giannis Antetokounmpo ($10,500) all have clean bills of health for Wednesday's games, but LeBron James ($10,200) is listed as a game-time decision as are Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. The question in many of these instances is who do you roll the dice on, or do you simply look for other options?


In the case of Cleveland, it's hard to envision a scenario in which all three of their most important players sit out Wednesday's game against Chicago. James and Love have both been dealing with illnesses recently, with Love's being defined as food poisoning by head coach Tyronn Lue. As for Irving, he's still dealing with a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for three consecutive games. And when it comes to hamstrings, teams are generally cautious when it comes to determining when a player can return to the court.


There are eight games from which FanDuel players can pick their rosters for Wednesday's games. Here are our picks, using the rules of a $60,000 salary cap and a nine-man roster. (Getty)

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