DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet

DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our DraftKings NBA series.

Guards

James Harden, HOU vs. POR ($10,700): Harden is the clear-cut top option on this slate. He's averaging 55 DraftKings points per game, which is nearly 10 points higher than anyone on this slate. Harden has dropped at least 66 DraftKings points in four of his last 10 games, and he's been as consistent as almost anyone in the league, notching at least 44 fantasy points in all but one game this season. Not to mention, Harden averaged 38 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 steals in three games against the Blazers last season.

DeMar DeRozan, SAN vs. PHX ($9,200): DeRozan has been a bright spot for the Spurs this season, as he's averaging 24.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Not only is that assist number a career-high, DeRozan is also posting a 29.9 percent usage rate, while taking nearly 20 shots a game. That hasn't necessarily translated to wins, but the Spurs go up against one of the worst defensive units in the league Monday night, as the Suns currently rank 29th in defensive efficiency while allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards.

Derrick White, SAN vs. PHX ($3,800): Finding any starting point guard at this level of price is worth a dart throw, especially when it comes against a defense like Phoenix's. In White's most recent game, he approached a season-high with 30 minutes played. His fantasy production has been much better since this expanded role, as White has scored at least 19 DraftKings points in four of his last six games.

Forwards

Kawhi Leonard, TOR at LAC ($9,400): With such limited forward options on this slate, Leonard makes for a great pivot. It's the reliability that really adds to his value, as Leonard has at least 44 fantasy points in eight of his last nine games. That's right about his season average, which implies that Leonard should be priced a little bit closer to five figures.

Josh Jackson, PHX at SAN ($5,500): Jackson has been upping his usage since Devin Booker and T.J. Warren went down, as he's often times served as the de facto point guard in their absences. With those two off the floor, Jackson is posting a 30.3 percent usage rate while playing 30 minutes a game, and he's up to an average of 29.7 DraftKings points across his last seven games. Jackson has shown even more upside when given this expanded role in the past, as he averaged 21.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 28 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.6 blocks with Booker out of the lineup for the final 12 games of last season. ]

Al-Farouq Aminu, POR at HOU ($4,700): Aminu's inconsistency will drive DFS owners crazy but he's worth a look at a sub-$5,000 tag. Anyone averaging 24 fantasy points per game should be priced above $5,000, and Aminu is actually in the midst of his best stretch of the season, producing at least 32 DraftKings points in four of his last five games.

Centers

Clint Capela, HOU vs. POR ($7,700): Capela is easily the best center option on this slate, despite the fact that he's in the same price range as Jusuf Nurkic, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Ayton. Not only is Capela averaging four more fantasy points than any on those players, but he's the hottest of those options entering Monday. Capela has at least 30 DraftKings points in every game since the opener, as he's averaging 43 DraftKings points across his last 11 games.

Jusuf Nurkic, POR at HOU ($7,500): The low-end options on this slate are an absolute nightmare, so Nurkic and Capela are the only centers worth making a point to get in your lineup. Nurkic has at least 25 DraftKings points in all but two games this season. and his upside is hard to overlook, as he's scored at least 40 fantasy points 15 times. He already collected 40 DraftKings points against the Rockets earlier this season and needed only 24 minutes to do so.

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Joel Bartilotta
Joel has 20 years of Fantasy experience, and can recall riding a young Daunte Culpepper to a championship in the 2003-04 season in his inaugural fantasy year. He covers NBA, NFL, daily fantasy, EPL, and MLB for RotoWire.
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