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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

Tuesday night features three series in which the lower seeds all won Game 1. There were some great individual performances right out of the gate, so letís take a look at who could produce in Game 2 not only for their squads, but for your FanDuel lineup, as wellÖ

Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL at TOR ($10,700): Antetokounmpo had a strong performance in Game 1 as he scored 47.1 FanDuel points. Not only did he score 28 points and grab eight rebounds, but he also had two steals and a block. His ability to contribute in a variety of areas gives him a lot of value even at this expensive price. Expect another big performance from him Tuesday.

Rajon Rondo, CHI at BOS ($6,600): The Bulls pulled off a big win in Game 1 and Rondo came away with 35.6 FanDuel points. Although he only played 27 minutes, he still managed to produce 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block. He has played much better down the stretch after being re-inserted into the starting lineup and should provide another quality all-around stat line in Game 2.

Malcolm Brogdon, MIL at TOR ($5,600): With so few games on the schedule and teams shortening their benches for the playoffs, itís tougher to come up with cheap value plays. Brogdon scored 27.2 FanDuel points in Game 1 in 34 minutes of action. He should continue to get plenty of minutes and put up useful numbers ó just donít expect a monster performance. At this price, heís worth using if you need to save money at point guard.

Jimmy Butler, CHI at BOS ($10,000): Butler was excellent on both ends of the floor in Game 1 and scored 44.3 FanDuel points as a result. The Bulls clearly lean on him late in games and heís going to get every opportunity to score a lot of points. He tends to rise to the occasion in big spots, so thereís no reason to believe he canít do it again Tuesday.

Serge Ibaka, TOR vs. MIL ($6,000): Ibaka was very productive in Game 1, scoring 19 points to go along with 14 rebounds and three blocks. His length and defensive abilities are a major plus in this series against a versatile Bucks squad, so itís not surprising that he played 36 minutes in the game. While it might be hard for him to match his production from the series opener, heís still a nice mid-tier priced option.

Derrick Favors, UTA at LAC ($5,200): Rudy Gobert (knee) will not play in Game 2, leaving Favors with extra minutes to cover. He played 32 minutes in Game 1 and scored 25.2 FanDuel points. It was the first time he played more than 30 minutes in a game in over a month, but donít be surprised if he does it again Tuesday. At this cheap of a price, itís hard not to give him a shot.

DeAndre Jordan, LAC vs. UTA ($7,700): Jordan posted a double-double on his way to 34 FanDuel points in Game 1. With Gobert out of action, it certainly makes Jordanís job a little easier. While he shouldnít be counted on for major offensive production, he scores enough when combined with his rebounding and defensive numbers to be worth playing even at this price Tuesday.

Robin Lopez, CHI at BOS ($5,100): Lopez scored 26 FanDuel points in Game 1 and was a major factor up the middle throughout the contest. Lopez was on a nice run heading into the playoffs as he had scored at least 21.1 FanDuel points in five straight games. He doesnít cost much, making him one of the best cheap options available at center.

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 .