DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet

DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our DraftKings NBA series.

Slate Overview

OKC at WAS (-9), O/U: 216.5

PHX (-4) at TOR, O/U: 

MIN (-3.5) at NOP, O/U: 227

GSW (-1.5) at MEM, O/U: 218.5 

DET at CHI (-14), O/U: 220.5 

DEN (-2) at LAC, O/U: 

The Raptors-Wizards matchup is a solid one to build around, with a variety of reliable options through all price tiers. 

On the Raptors' side, Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam come in with the higher price tags but have both have been playing great lately. OG Anunoby comes at a very reasonable price for what he can provide. Gary Trent is questionable for action, but is a great mid priced option if active. Precious Achiuwa comes with a low price tag and can turn into a good value opportunity. 

For the Suns, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton are a steady big three to build around, and they will each need to play well on the road to keep up with the streaking Raptors. Mikal Bridges is a good mid-priced selection, while Jae Crowder, Cameron Payne and JaVale McGee are priced for value. 

Injuries to Monitor 

Isaiah Roby (COVID-19): Questionable
Kenrich Williams (COVID-19): OUT

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Derrick Favors will pick up added court time. 

Landry Shamet (COVID-19): Questionable
Cameron Johnson (ankle): OUT

Cameron Payne is up for more minutes off the bench.  

Scottie Barnes (knee), Gary Trent (ankle): Questionable

Svi Mykhailiuk and Chris Boucher would be up for a boost. 

Patrick Beverley (groin): Questionable

Malik Beasley and Jaylen Nowell are in line for added responsibility if Beverley is out.

Frank Jackson (COVID-19): Questionable
Jerami Grant (thumb): OUT

Look for Saddiq Bey and Hamidou Diallo to continue to step up on offense in the absence of Grant. Cory Joseph will get a boost if Jackson is out. 

Alex Caruso (foot), Javonte Green (groin): OUT

Coby White will continue to see an extended role with Caruso out, while Derrick Jones is up for another start in place of Green. 

Gary Payton (ankle), Otto Porter (shoulder): Questionable
Draymond Green (calf): OUT

Jordan Poole would get a boost if Payton is out, while Juan Toscano-Anderson is up for a bigger role without Green and possible Porter. 

Steven Adams (COVID-19): Questionable
Dillon Brooks (ankle): OUT

Kyle Anderson and Ziaire Williams will start in place of Adams and Brooks. 

Will Barton (COVID-19): OUT

Austin Rivers and Facundo Campazzo will see an increase in playing time. 

Paul George (elbow), Isaiah Hartenstein (ankle), Luke Kennard (COVID-19): OUT

Amir Coffey will continue to see a bigger role. Marcus Morris will have more opportunity to lead the way on offense. 

Elite Players

Guards

D'Angelo Russell ($8,000)

Russell has topped 48 DK points in each of the last two games. The Timberwolves take on the Pelicans, who are allowing opponents to shoot 46.9 percent from the field, which is fourth highest in the league, including 37.2 percent from long range, which is second highest in the league.   

Devin Booker ($8,600)

Booker has generated at least 30 DK points in nine of the last 10 games, including three occasions where he topped 50 DK points. The Suns take on the Raptors in Toronto, which should be a competitive contest that brings the best out of Booker. 

Forwards/Centers

Kyle Kuzma ($8,400)

Kuzma has been playing great lately and has topped 40 DK points in the last six games, including three games where he topped 50 DK points. Kuzma and the Wizards have an advantageous matchup as they play host to the slumping Thunder. 

DeMar DeRozan ($8,700)

DeRozan is averaging 26.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists over the last 10 games. He should be up for another big night, as the Bulls play host to the Pistons, who are playing on the second night of a back-to-back. 

Nikola Vucevic ($9,000)

Vucevic has topped 40 DK points in eight of the last 10 games. He will have an advantage going up against the Pistons' smaller frontcourt, which should help him grab a few extra rebounds and easy buckets to build a rhythm for a bigger night. 

Expected Chalk

Nikola Jokic ($12,000)

The Nuggets take on the Clippers in L.A., which provides a good opportunity for Jokic to step up and lead the way with another dominant score line. The big man has topped 50 DK points in seven of the last 10 games, including five instances where he topped 60 DK points.  

Value Picks 

Facundo Campazzo ($4,600)

Campazzo will pick up extra playing time for the Nuggets with Will Barton sidelined. Campazzo has topped 20 DK points in three of the last five games, including one outing where he logged 60 DK points. 

Amir Coffey ($4,400)

Coffey has topped 30 DK points in two of the last five games and is in line for another start for the Clippers. 

Austin Rivers ($4,100)

Rivers accounted for 37.8 DK points in the Nuggets' last game and is expected to start in place of Will Barton.  

Derrick Jones ($3,300)

Jones is coming off a solid outing in the Bulls' last game, as he logged 21.5 DK points, in 24 minutes of action. Jones will pick up another start in place of the injured Javonte Green

Montrezl Harrell ($4,700)

Harrell has missed the last seven games but is expected to be ready for action. Harrell topped 23 DK points in four consecutive games before his absence. 

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Dan Bruno plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: duelingdan.
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