DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet

DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our DraftKings NBA series.

Guards

Chris Paul, HOU vs. NOP ($6,900): Everyone will be playing James Harden (and rightfully so), but we're going to pivot and ride Paul at half the price. Paul is obviously coming off of an injury, but he's averaging 37.2 DK points per game for the season, and he didn't appear hampered in his first game back, dropping 33 DK points in 25 minutes on Sunday. Paul is expected to play closer to 30 minutes Tuesday, but this matchup may be the best part, with New Orleans allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing point guards, while ranking 25th in defensive efficiency.

Tomas Satoransky, WSH at CLE ($6,000): Satoransky has been fantastic filling in for John Wall , as he's playing more than 30 minutes as the Wizards starting point guard. He has at least 26 fantasy points in five straight games and is putting up 36 DK points per game in that span. His nightly ceiling certainly isn't as high as a healthy Wall's, but he'll have a good chance to produce against the league's worst defense on Tuesday.

Terrance Ferguson, OKC at ORL ($3,700): Ferguson has at least 21 DK points in seven of his last 10 games and has been about as reliable as it gets for a player at this price point. That may sound like nothing special but, it equates to 6X value at just above minimum price. Orlando has been downright terrible against shooting guards recently, allowing the second-most fantasy points to the position across its last 10 games.

Forwards

Lauri Markkanen, CHI at BRK ($6,600): Markkanen has been a stud recently and it's clear the Bulls want to start running more of their offense through him. The 2017 first-rounder has at least 33 DK points in five of his last six games and is averaging close to 40 fantasy points per game in that span. That sort of production is more indicative of a $7,500 player, so Markkanen is one of the top frontcourt values on the slate. Brooklyn also ranks in the bottom-10 when it comes to defending power forwards over the last 10 games.

Richaun Holmes, PHX at SAN ($4,700): While Dragan Bender started at center in Holmes' return to the lineup Sunday in Los Angeles, Holmes took over those duties in the second half. He finished with 26 minutes and collected 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. With Deandre Ayton on course to miss a sixth straight game, Holmes could move into the starting five Tuesday. But even if the Suns bring him off the bench again, he projects to win the timeshare over Bender, who played just 13 minutes Sunday.

Solomon Hill, NOP at HOU ($3,400): This play is far from exciting but Hill is one of the easiest bets to reach 5X value on the board. The reason for that is because of all the injuries in New Orleans, with Nikola Mirotic, Anthony Davis, E'Twaun Moore and Julius Randle all set to miss this game. That should all but guarantee Hill at least 30 minutes for a third consecutive contest. The Arizona product isn't going to light up the box score, but he's a decent, multi-category producer, and the Pels are running out of options.

Centers

Joel Embiid, PHI at LAL ($10,200): Embiid rested on Saturday but he should be a full go Tuesday. Embiid has scored at least 49 DK points in 12 of his last 13 games, while averaging nearly 60 fantasy points per game in that span. On a slate with only a handful of appealing center options -- Ayton, Davis, Steven Adams, and Clint Capela are all either out or questionable as of publication -- Embiid is the most sensible spend-up, and he'll go up against a rather underwhelming Lakers frontcourt.

Jahlil Okafor, NOP at HOU ($6,100): Okafor has enjoyed a brief career revival in the absence of Davis, averaging 31 minutes per game as the starter and providing 40 DK points per game in that span. That's 6.5X value, which is simply impossible to fade no matter how high Okafor's ownership climbs. Without Capela, Houston is an appealing matchup for centers, as the Rockets rank bottom-10 in fantasy points allowed to the position since Capela went down.

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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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