It’s a shorter slate with six games in store tonight, tipping off at 7:00 pm EST. Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns at Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers vs Golden State Warriors, and Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers.
These are my NBA FANDUEL DFS picks for this Tuesday.
STAR – Russell Westbrook $11,100, Jordan Poole $6,500
You can’t go wrong with Westbrook, who is averaging a triple-double these last three games. I would prefer paying up for James Harden in this slate.
With Curry missing a few games, Poole has gotten a major minutes boost. Poole has taken advantage of the opportunity, scoring 20+ points for the third straight game. At $6,500, it is hard to pass up on him.
VALUE – Immanuel Quickley $4,700, Tyler Johnson $3,100
He had an awful game against the Philadelphia 76ers, getting only 12.6 FP, but Derrick Rose might not be in shape to play this game as he is finally off the NBA COVID Health Protocol. Elfrid Payton may also miss the game, which leaves a lot of minutes for Quickley and Alec Burks against the Washington Wizards.
Johnson did play 31 minutes when Irving was out against the Pacers and could be a good option if you need a cheap player in the point guard position.
STAR – James Harden $11,300
Kyrie Irving is out due to personal reasons, and Kevin Durant is still out. Harden is questionable due to neck soreness. He should be good to go and might have to play 40 minutes plus. If he is out, Bruce Brown and Joe Harris are other options you can add.
VALUE – Nickell Alexander-Walker $4,900
If Lonzo Ball is out, Walker may be the best value play on the slate. He scored 20 points while adding three rebounds, two blocks, an assist, and a steal against the Denver Nuggets. Please monitor Ball’s injury status for tonight’s matchup.
STAR – Brandon Ingram $7,600, Kyle Kuzma $6,500
Zion and Ingram are the main players to target on the Pelicans every single night, and it wouldn’t be a horrible spot with the great game he had against the Denver Nuggets, putting up 54.2 FP in 35 minutes of action.
Kuzma didn’t have a good shooting night from the field as he went 5-16 against the Suns, who are a much better defensive team than the Pelicans. He should have a much better night shooting the ball in this matchup.
VALUE – Kelly Oubre $5,600
Stephen Curry will be out tonight, which will give a minutes boost to Oubre. He hasn’t been great as of late, but his ownership should be down; but if he can have a better shooting night, he can pay off the price point.
STAR – Julius Randle $10,000, Zion Williamson $8,600
He is a bit expensive, but the Washington Wizards are not a good defensive team. Last game against the Wizards, Randle stuffed the stat sheet with 24 points, 18 rebounds, four steals, and a steal. He will always play a ton of minutes, as he played 46 minutes against the 76ers.
You can’t go wrong with Harris again, as he will have a high usage rate once again. He had 30 points and six rebounds against the New York Knicks last night.
If you can’t pay up for Randle, Williamson will be another good option with the Laker’s stars missing. In the last five games, he is averaging 26.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG, and 3.4 APG.
VALUE – Jeff Green $4,600
When Irving was out against the Pacers, Green had a good game. He had 15 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. Green should play around 30 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers.
STAR – Montrezl Harrell $7,500
Even if Harrell comes off the bench, he has gotten the minutes playing 34 and 32 minutes respectively these last two games. Harrell came away with his sixth double-double of the season and his third of March. Even with Marc Gasol coming off the COVID Health Protocol, the Lakers have been very thin with LeBron James and Anthony Davis out.
It is a much better matchup for the Lakers players because the New Orleans Pelicans are not a good defensive team and have a fast-paced offense.
VALUE – DeAndre Ayton $6,500, Alex Len $4,200
Ayton finally had a good game against the Lakers, but the same thing could be said with Alex Len. Both player’s minutes have fluctuated a ton this year. The Phoenix Suns will need his size against Bam Adebayo.
This is a value play because his minutes have been all over the place off the bench. It depends on how well he is playing; he got 37.3 FP on 28 minutes of playing time against the Brooklyn Nets. However, he played 18 minutes, 23 minutes, 17 minutes, and 32 minutes in the games prior.
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