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FanDuel NBA: Tuesday Value Plays

Mike Barner

Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. He currently focuses on the NBA. Before RotoWire, Mike wrote for

Monday evening was quiet in the NBA with only three games, but things get back into full swing Tuesday as there are nine contests on the schedule. I think there are some great value plays available on FanDuel for the evening, so you might be able to stack up on some elite options as well because of the extra cash saved. Here are some players across the price scale to consider for your entry.

Isaiah Thomas, BOS at TOR ($8,900): Thomas is having a great season as he is averaging a career-high 28 points per games. Not only has his scoring increased, but his assist totals have not suffered as he is averaging 6.1 assists per game compared to 6.2 last year. He has been hot lately with at least 46.6 FanDuel points in four of his last five, as well, so expect him to have another big outing Tuesday against the Raptors.

Reggie Jackson, DET at SAC ($7,100): Jackson has been an offensive force for the Pistons lately as he has scored at least 20 points in each of his last five games. Add in the fact that he also averaged 7.6 assists over that five-game stretch and you get a valuable option at a mid-tier price. Sacramento has struggled on the defensive end of the floor, so look for Jackson to take full advantage Tuesday.

Tim Hardaway Jr., ATL at BKN ($4,500): The trade of Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers has opened up extra minutes for Hardaway and he has taken full advantage by providing at least 23.2 FanDuel points in three of his last four games. One of those was a stellar performance against the Spurs, when he scored 29 points to go along with five rebounds. He'll get the lowly Nets on Friday, who allow an average of 114 points per game, making Hardaway pretty much a must-start at this price.

Jeremy Lamb, CHA at HOU ($4,000): I said there are some great value plays Tuesday, and Lamb is one of the best. Nicolas Batum (knee) is doubtful to play in this contest, meaning Lamb will likely get another start. He started Saturday against the Spurs and managed to provide 28.1 FanDuel points. Tuesday heíll be counted on to score as much as possible to try and keep up with the Rockets' insane offense, and I think he'll come through.

Kevin Durant, GS vs MIA ($10,100): Durant has certainly not disappointed his new team this season, as he is averaging 25.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. He has been especially productive of late with at least 50 FanDuel points in each of his last three games. Even if the Warriors blow out the Heat on Tuesday, I think Durant will provide plenty of meaty numbers before the night is done.

Tobias Harris, DET at SAC ($6,100): Harris has been great since moving to the bench for the Pistons, providing at least 30.9 FanDuel points in each of his last four games. The key has been an increase is scoring, as he averaged 19.5 points per game over that stretch compared to 16.5 points on the season overall. Like Jackson, I think he will exploit the Kings' defense on his way to another productive evening.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, CHA at HOU ($4,800): Kidd-Gilchrist has played well of late for the Hornets, as he has recorded at least 23.6 FanDuel points in each of his last three games. While his scoring isnít off the charts, he has provided a lot of value on the glass with an average of 11 rebounds per game over that same stretch. He should get a ton of minutes against the small lineups the Rockets throw out on the floor, so I think he'll provide a great opportunity for value at this cheap price.

Rudy Gobert, UTA vs CLE ($7,500): I canít get enough of Gobert. He has been excellent for the Jazz this season, averaging 12.3 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. His ability to dominate defensively is a big reason why the Jazz lead the league in opposing points per game at 95. Tristan Thompson is a solid rebounder, but I donít think heíll be able to hang with Gobert on Tuesday. Expect another double-double with plenty of blocks in this one.

Mason Plumlee, POR at LAL ($6,700): Plumlee doesnít get much publicity due to Portlandís superb backcourt, but has played well this season while averaging 11.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. He has provided excellent value of late as he has recorded at least 32.1 FanDuel points in each of his last four games. His ability to pass gives his value an extra boost and I think he will have another productive evening Tuesday against the Lakers.

Zaza Pachulia, GS vs MIA ($4,000): Pachulia draws the unlucky assignment of having to battle with Hassan Whiteside on Tuesday, so he might see a bump in playing time. Pachulia has actually been pretty productive considering his price of late, as he has come away with at least 21.3 FanDuel points in three of his last four games. Iím not expecting a massive outing from Pachulia, but he could out-produce his price point Tuesday.

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. Mike Barner plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: mbarner, DraftKings: mbarner51 .