Yahoo DFS Basketball: Tuesday Picks
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Tuesday Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Basketball series.

We have a heavy slate of 10 games Tuesday, and as usual we'll run down two players to target per position along with some honorable mentions, plus one player to avoid.

First, we will take a look at our high-salary picks in the $50-plus range. Giannis Antetokounmpo has now breached the $60 threshold, which is also making him out of reach on big slates like these, but with a matchup against the floundering Cavs, I like the Greek Freak vs. LeBron matchup and would take either of them here as my one spend-up.

Westbrook also has a great matchup against Sacramento, but I'm more inclined to fade Westbrook and Cousins/Anthony Davis due to the wealth of options beneath them.


Bradley Beal, WAS vs. DAL ($37): With John Wall (shoulder) not projected to play, Beal is going to be shouldering most of the offensive load for the Wizards. While Tim Frazier ($11) will draw the start and be a decent tournament option, Beal will be a safe cash play against the Dallas defense.

Kyle Lowry, TOR vs. CHI ($32): Don't let that last stat line fool you. Wall was ejected with early in the second quarter, so you can almost give him a day of rest here, albeit a frustrating one. The missy picture in Chicago's frontcourt gives Lowry plenty of opportunity. For three dollars more DeMar DeRozan ($35) should also have a good game.

Other guards to consider:Jrue Holiday, NO at IND ($30), D'Angelo Russell, BKN at DEN ($36)

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Ricky Rubio, UTA vs. PHI ($31): It's been a rough couple of games for Rubio, who is as streaky as they come, points-wise. You'd be wise to keep him in a roto league that ranks assists, but otherwise fade him against a surprisingly tough Philly defense.


Paul George, OKC at SAC ($39): This is a nice matchup for the Thunder to chalk up a much-needed win and while any of the three powerhouses are fine, I'll lean towards George. He's led the team in almost every category over the past few games, and the Kings, while weak practically everywhere, are especially weak at the wing, where George has tended to slide into in a hybrid 3 set with Carmelo Anthony.

Tim Hardaway Jr, NY vs. CHA ($23): There's a great deal of depth at forward, and Hardaway is a great value for two dollars under Yahoo's median price. They've let Hardaway loose to flashes of the player we so enjoyed playing in Atlanta, and there's been no significant dropoff since he kicked into gear.

Other forwards to consider:Paul Millsap, DEN at BKN ($29), Khris Middleton, MIL at CLE ($29)


Jeremy Lamb, CHA at NY ($23): You can't underestimate the Knicks' defense any longer, and Lamb has seen a bit of a dropoff in minutes over the past week. It may have been an aberration, but while Lamb has been effective in Nicolas Batum's absence, better safe than sorry.


To be clear, I like a lot of centers for value here, and I want to focus on two of them, but I can't hit the position without mentioning the great matchups available for Nikola Jokic ($41) and Rudy Gobert ($38). While most people spending up might go all the way up to Cousins, these are two great candidates with favorable matchups.

Steven Adams, OKC at SAC ($23): Adams has had a rough couple of games and this favorable matchup will mark a course correction for him, as he was enjoying three double-doubles over five games before this two-game slide.

Marcin Gortat, WAS vs. DAL ($22): D.C. is a tough place to play, and the Dirk Nowitzki/Nerlens Noel combo frontcourt won't be too much of a problem for Gortat. It should be a big rebounding night for him with the potential for a few blocks as well.

Other centers to consider:DeAndre Jordan, LAC at SA ($33)

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Jonas Valanciunas, TOR vs. CHI ($17): The time will come to roster Valanciunas and take advantage of the value he has dropped to due to injury, but he isn't yet 100 percent, so while it's tempting to get a cheap price here, wait a week until he's back at full speed with no minutes restrictions.

Don't forget to check your lineups for late searches before tip-off!

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Jeff Edgerton
Jeff has provided sports content for CBS Sports, Fox Sports and Bleacher Report and has played fantasy sports since scores had to be tabulated via newspaper. He started working with RotoWire in 2017. Originally from South Carolina, he's a lifelong Clemson fan now enjoying the sun in Los Angeles.
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