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FanDuel NBA Plays: Tuesday

by Mike Petta
Updated On: December 3, 2018, 6:01 pm ET

On Tuesday night we have an intriguing seven-game slate. The DFS options appear to be plentiful with many potential options.

The following recommendations are specific to FanDuel's scoring system and player prices. Let's take a look at some of the top plays.

Point Guard

John Wall, Washington Wizards, $9,100 - Wall continues to be a tad bit underpriced on FanDuel in comparison to the other elite point guards in the NBA. At $9,100, his fantasy point average is slightly below the value threshold of his price. The matchup on Tuesday is neutral versus the San Antonio Spurs. Wall does however get the added bonus of playing at home, where he has averaged right around seven additional fantasy points per game. The game is projected to stay close (WAS -1.5) according to the NBA Vegas odds, which indicates Wall will receive his full complement of minutes. He’s a great price point play on Tuesday.

Trey Burke, Utah Jazz, $6,000 - Burke is in play on Tuesday for a few reasons. First off, Utah will be playing way up in pace, as Golden State ranks as the fastest team in the NBA. Additionally, Alec Burks has already been ruled out for tonight's game, which means Burke will continue to see a substantial bump in his usage rate and minutes. Burke has logged at least 32 minutes in seven straight games, and you can expect about the same tonight.

Shooting Guard

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, $8,800 - Wade strikes me as a very safe shooting guard play on Tuesday. The Lakers roll out one of the worst team defenses in the entire NBA, which is something Wade should be able to take advantage of. Also, the Heat will be playing way up in pace, as the Lakers are the eighth fastest team in the NBA. Locking in the security of Wade in this matchup makes a lot of sense on Tuesday.

Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks, $5,200 - If you've done your research throughout the season, you would know the 76ers are brutal against opposing wing players. On top of that, they allow the third most 3-point field goal attempts per game, which is obviously the best part of Korver's skill set. Atlanta will also be playing way up in pace - Philadelphia is the fourth fastest team in the NBA - and the sharpshooter has played at least 32 minutes in eight straight contests. The price, matchup and minutes are all pointing in the right direction for Korver on Tuesday.

Small Forward

Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings, $8,400 - Gay is a guy that I like to target in fast-paced, high-scoring games, and that is exactly the projection for Tuesday's matchup with the Mavericks. The individual matchup is neutral for Gay, as the Mavs rank in the middle of the pack versus the small forward position. That said, he has scored at least 20 actual points in four out of his last five games and provides a good opportunity to get exposure to this projected high scoring game.

DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta Hawks, $5,300 - As previously mentioned, Philadelphia really struggles against opposing wing players (29th in defensive efficiency against SG and SF position). The 76ers turn over the basketball at a higher rate than any other team in the NBA, which bodes well for Carroll, as he is a guy that really does a good job of racking up steals. Tuesday night is a great spot to utilize the cheap wing players of the Atlanta Hawks.

Power Forward

David West, Indiana Pacers, $6,300 - Minnesota rolls out a weak interior defense on a nightly basis, which makes West a solid target for Tuesday. More specifically, Minnesota is ranked 28th at defending the power forward position. West is coming off his best game of the season in which he totaled 48.8 fantasy points against the 76ers. The price, combined with an elite matchup, makes the Indiana big man a prime target for Tuesday night.

Nene Hilario, Washington Wizards, $5,300 - Power forward appears to be the trickiest position on Tuesday, which is the reason I have Nene listed here. He is a guy with a low price, consistent playing time and decent production as of late - he has played at least 24 minutes in six straight games. Additionally, Nene has produced over 33 fantasy points in two out of his last three games. The matchup is less than ideal against the San Antonio Spurs, but the previously mentioned circumstances appear to mitigate the risk.


DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, $11,300 - It will be tough not to consider a guy coming off back to back 60 fantasy point outings, especially since he will now be playing in the game with the highest over/under on Tuesday. The issue when considering Cousins is the high price and other viable value options at the center position. However, these circumstances take Cousins from a must play to an excellent play. If you can clear the cap space, Cousins is my number one overall ranked player on Tuesday.

Mike Petta
Mike Petta, who lives in the Metro Detroit area, started playing DFS in August 2012 and has been grinding ever since. His main focus is currently MLB, NBA, and the NFL. He took his DFS career to the next level in July 2014 when he decided to leave his career as an accountant to pursue DFS full-time. He is a top 10 MLB grinder and a top 30 overall grinder. You can find him on Twitter @Hoop2410.