Welcome to another Tuesday slate. We have a pretty sizable register of games tonight. As always, I’ll try to point you in the right direction.
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DAILY FANTASY BASKETBALL PLAYS OF THE DAY
Kyle Lowry: $7200 DK, $7000 FD
Lowry is not in a great matchup against the Celtics, but his price has come down significantly over the past week. The price is now too low for matchup to matter. This is definitely a statement game for both teams as they’re fighting for the No. 1 spot in the East. Toronto and Lowry will be highly motivated to gain some ground.
Tyler Ulis: $4200 DK, $3700 FD
Devin Booker has already been ruled out, and it was announced that Ulis will start in his place. It’s difficult to tell how many minutes Ulis will actually get, but in the Suns last game without Booker he played 31 minutes and scored 34 DK points. Ulis can put up numbers when given the chance, so it all comes down to whether or not he gets the playing time. Being announced the starter is a good sign.
Also Considered – Tomas Satoransky: $5200 DK, $5600 FD
Bradley Beal: $8900 DK, $9000 FD
Beal is going to continue to see an increased role with John Wall sidelined for the next six weeks. He’s hit 5x value in three straight games, and even though his salary has increased, I’m fairly comfortable with his price point. It’s a good sign that he’s been able to put up increased assist numbers as well, showing he doesn’t have to score to put up fantasy points. Philadelphia plays at a top-five pace, which should increase his potential output as well.
Evan Fournier: $5700 DK, $6300 FD
Fournier is coming off a poor outing against the Wizards where he only put up 15 DK points. His price dropped by a decent amount after that game. Before that game Fournier had put up at least 26 DK points in seven straight games. He now has a great matchup against the Cavaliers who are bottom three in defensive efficiency. The Magic will also be without Aaron Gordon, which should put more of the workload on Fournier’s shoulders.
Also Considered – J.J. Redick: $5400 DK, $4900 FD
Kevin Durant: $9800 DK, $10700 FD
All three studs are on this Tuesday slate, so it may come down to choosing your favorite. Durant is my choice. Even though the game is in Golden State, it still means something to Durant to show up against his old team and the other Warriors know that. They always make sure they give Durant plenty of opportunities in these games. He also is the cheapest among the three on both sites, which should help with roster construction.
T.J. Warren: $6800 FD
Warren is the player who will benefit the most from Booker sitting. He becomes the Suns’ No. 1 option on offense in what should be very high-scoring game against the Lakers, the fastest-paced team in the NBA. He’ll likely be on of the highest-owned players on the slate, so be conscious of this when making your lineups.
Also Considered – Mario Hezonja: $4500 DK, $5000 FD
Ben Simmons: $8200 DK, $8500 FD
Simmons numbers have dipped since the hot start to his rookie year, but he has played pretty well recently, averaging 43 DK points over his last seven games. He has an okay matchup at home against a Wizards team that will be without Wall. Although Simmons hasn’t been as consistent as you’d like to see for cash games, he does have the ability to reach an extremely high ceiling because of the propensity to accumulate peripheral stats.
Kyle Kuzma: $5200 DK, $4300 FD
Kuzma is not a safe play by any means because of the way the Lakers are moving around their lineups, however it’s clear that Kuzma can put up big numbers when given the opportunity. I like him as a GPP play in this game with a high total. If you can catch Kuzma on a night where he gets extended minutes at this price tag on FD, you’ll be way ahead of the field.
Also Considered – Kristaps Porzingis: $8400 DK, $8800 FD
Clint Capela: $7500 DK, $7800 FD
I’m not usually a fan of playing guys who rely heavily on their teammates to create scoring opportunities for them, but Capela is in the perfect matchup tonight. The Nets are top 10 in pace and have given up the most points to the center position in the league. Capela has hit 5x value in his last two games, and although there is a concern that if this becomes a blowout his minutes will be cut short, he can still put up the production you need in a short amount of time.
Tyson Chandler: $4700 DK, $4200 FD
This call is really about whoever starts at center for the Suns. It’s been a messy situation all year with three rotating big men, but it just became a little less messy with Greg Monroe leaving. The Suns are now just down to Chandler and Alex Len. Chandler took the start in their first game and played 33 minutes. He didn’t produce like you would have hoped, but I’ll take 33 minutes at this price any day. There’s a chance Len gets the start so pay attention. I’ll end up playing more of the guy who starts for safety reasons, but both guys are worth a look either way.
Also Considered – Jonas Valanciunas: $5500 DK, $6900 FD
That’s it for tonight’s slate. If you have any questions about these plays or any others, don’t hesitate to hit me up on twitter @thisisntdrew.