We have nine games on the schedule tonight. I'm a big fan of these seven- to nine-game slates, and I really like the slate we have here. Let’s get into my top FanDuel picks for Tuesday.
Stephen Curry: $8,700 (vs. Portland)
This is the lowest price I’ve ever seen for Curry, and it’s really hard not to play him in cash games at this price tag. He’s averaging 34 minutes per game this season, and just under a fantasy point per minute. Curry averaged 47.6 FanDuel points against Lillard in four games last season, and while Durant should continue to cut into his usage, I still really like this matchup for him. Lillard is an average defender at best, and all three point guards he's faced have had good games against him this season. If this game stays close, it should be the highest scoring game on the slate (backed up if we look over the NBA odds), and it's my favorite game to target on this slate tonight.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: $9,600 (vs. New Orleans)
I may not be able to say his name, but I will surely click the button next to his name tonight. This is a big mismatch, as I don’t see anyone from New Orleans being able to guard him. I actually like him more than Harden from a point per dollar perspective. The Greek Freak has played at least 35 minutes in each game this season, and he’s averaging well over a fantasy point per minute. His price is going to continue to increase, but I’m going to keep playing him until he’s over $10,000. With Middleton out, the Bucks will continue to run the offense through Antetokounmpo.
Justise Winslow: $5,000 (vs. Sacramento)
I like to mix in some value picks when I do this article, and this is one of my favorites on the slate tonight. With Deng and Wade leaving in the offseason, Winslow has moved into a much bigger role in this offense, and he should continue to play big minutes each night. He’s scored six times his salary in two of three games this season. The Kings have struggled with wing players for two seasons now, and while Afflalo is better than McLemore from a defensive standpoint, this team should continue to struggle with wing players, meaning Winslow is a solid value at this price tag.
Gorgui Dieng: $5,900 (vs. Memphis)
Disclaimer: I don’t have to tell you Anthony Davis is a great play if you can fit him into your lineups. This is a little riskier play than the other guys I like, but Dieng is one of my favorite tournament plays tonight. In two starts against Memphis last season, he scored at least 34 fantasy points in each, and he scored 37.8 fantasy points against them on opening night. Dieng is a double-double machine, and with Garnett now retired, Dieng is locked into heavier minutes this season. He’s one of my favorite players to target in fantasy, and he’s averaging over a fantasy point per minute this season. For some reason, Dieng is still under $6,000 on FanDuel, so he’s a great value at this price.
Myles Turner: $7,100 (vs. LA Lakers)
The Lakers struggled defensively last season, mainly when it came to defending big men. It’s still very early in the season, but they’re ranked 24th in DVP against centers thus far. Turner is averaging 1.38 fantasy points per minute this season, and he’s averaging over 30 minutes per game. The Pacers have been off since Saturday, so he should be well rested for this game tonight. Both of these teams are in the top ten in pace to start the season, suggesting there are a lot of fantasy points to be scored here tonight. This is one of the better matchups at center, and it doesn't hurt Turner is still at listed a more than reasonable price tag on FanDuel.