After a horrific Monday slate, which featured an awful Bucks lineup and numerous injuries, we move onto a strong nine game slate for Tuesday. There are a handful of double-digit spreads, as the Clippers and Lakers are both double-digit favorites. The Rockets are are also 12.5 favorites at home against the Timberwolves. This is a strong slate with plenty of high scoring games to target. The Rockets have a 129 implied total tonight, with the Clippers and Trail Blazers sitting at 119. There are a lot of teams in the 114-116 range as well. The Nets, Pacers, Cavaliers, and Warriors have some of the lower totals on the slate, but are not necessarily teams to just throw out. There are a lot of big names that are questionable tonight, so be on your feet as value and obvious plays will open up throughout the day.
Cash Game Picks
Bradley Beal – SG – $9,900
Bradley Beal saw his strong fantasy run end against Miami, but he is in a great spot to bounce back. He gets New York at home, and the Wizards have a 116 implied total to target. Beal is averaging 52 FanDuel points per game over the last ten games, and has an 80% consistency rating, which is insane at his projection. New York has allowed 30 real points per game to opposing shooting guards this season. Beal has averaged 30 points per game in two games against the Knicks this season as well.
Coby White – PG – $6,400
The price tag still remains lower than what it should be, as Coby White is averaging 37.5 FD points per game over the last ten games. He gets an atrocious Cavs defense to target tonight as well. $6,400 is a bargain, and White is an easy play to slide right in. Cleveland has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing guards this season. White continues to get major run, averaging 33 minutes per game over the last five games. He is also producing in assists as well, averaging over five per game in that span.
Gordon Hayward – SF – $6,100
Not the most attractive fantasy game on paper, but Gordon Hayward at $6,100 is worth a look, especially with Jaylen Brown out another game. Hayward is averaging 33 FD points per game over the last ten games, and has a 44 fantasy point ceiling in that span as well. With Brown off the court this season, Hayward sees the second highest usage rate bump, behind Jayson Tatum. This brings his usage to 24%, and he has averaged 1.13 FPPM. Hayward has also seen the highest FPPM bump with Brown off the court.
GPP Tournament Picks
Andre Drummond – C – $8,200
$8,200 is extremely cheap for what Andre Drummond can do to this Chicago front court. He has two big upside games of late, but in between are a couple of injured games as well. Drummond before he broke out was not seeing major minutes, so I am still unsure what to really expect. Either way, the matchup is there against Chicago, who rank 24th against opposing centers this season. They have also allowed the second most fantasy points per game. Drummond has averaged 15 and 14 with two blocks and 2.5 steals per game against Cleveland this season.
Julius Randle – PF – $7,300
Julius Randle is playable in all formats, so I don’t want to limit him to just being a tournament play. Randle is averaging 36 fantasy points per game in his last ten games, and also has a 30 fantasy point floor. His ceiling in that span is also over 40 fantasy points. Randle is actually at a decent price tag as well. Randle has averaged 28-11-3 with a steal per game in three meetings with Washington this season. Washington is a middle of the road team against opposing power forwards, ranking 17th in defensive efficiency.
Elfrid Payton – PG – $6,200
For the price tag, Elfrid Payton could be a great value, and even pairing him with Coby White I could get 80+ FD point upside between the two of them, not even crossing the $13,000 mark. Payton is averaging 33 fantasy points per game in the last ten, and Washington ranks 27th against opposing point guards. Washington has also allowed the 6th most fantasy points per game to point guards this season. Payton has shown some strong games against Washington, averaging over 30 fantasy points per game in three meetings.
DeAndre Jordon – C – $5,600
Well DeAndre Jordan saw a minutes bump in his lone game under a new head coach, and Jarrett Allen too a backwards step. Not ideal for Allen, but this likely means a slight bump to Jordan. For $5,600, he has double-double value for a decent price tag. The Lakers are a decent front court and rebounding team, but Jordan should hit value with no real issues.
Malik Beasley – SG – $5,700
Once again, the Minnesota guys just continue to be too nicely priced. Malik Beasley is starting to get a little bit more expensive, but is still value for me as he has averaged over 30 FD points per game in the last ten games. He has a 26 fantasy point floor in that span, and a 35 fantasy point ceiling. Houston has actually allowed the 5th most fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards this season.
Juancho Hernangomez – SF – $4,800
Juancho Hernangomez is coming off a down game, but overall has averaged 25 fantasy points per game over the last ten games. He also has a 70% consistency rating, so he has been better than what the last game shows. Still below $5,000, he is a nice bargain. He is shooting 45% over his last five games, and 34% from three. He has gotten up 32 attempts from three in that span as well. Houston ranks just 20th in defensive efficiency against opposing power forwards this season.