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NBA GPP Pivots: Saturday 1/16

by Louis Cangiano
Updated On: January 17, 2021, 10:55 am ET

Welcome back to another NBA daily fantasy season! This article will provide my daily fantasy pivot plays meant for GPP tournament success. Remember to check the confirmed lineups at Rotoworld Starting Lineups before lock. The most up to date information is crucial for daily fantasy success. 

Point Guard

Trae Young - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Portland Trail Blazers)

The Trail Blazers have been struggling to defend the PG/SG position as of late. In their last game, Brogdon totaled 25 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds. The one prior to that, Fox went off for 29 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds. Guards are seemingly scoring at will against Lillard. Also, with Nurkic out for tonight’s game, I can see Portland struggling to get their rhythm. Rondo will be limited to 15-20 minutes. His first game back was last night and he totaled 19 minutes but only produced 1.5 DK points. Trae Young has had some very poor games recently. This has not hurt his salary too much. Most will fade Young tonight because his salary is too high for his recent production. In reality, he has a great matchup vs. Lillard and I expect him to get back on track tonight in a game where the Hawks are - 5 point underdogs with a 234.5 O/U.

Other PG Option: Rajon Rondo - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Portland Trail Blazers)

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Shooting Guard

Cam Reddish - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Portland Trail Blazers)

Cam Reddish and Kevin Huerter see usage upticks with Bogan Bogdanovic out for tonight’s game. As I mentioned above, Portland has been struggling against the guard position recently. Yes, mainly point guards are benefiting. With that said, you can pair Young with one of these shooting guards for a cheap salary, high upside, and positive correlations. The Hawks are - 5 point underdogs with a 234.5 O/U.

Other SG Option: Kevin Huerter - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) 

Small Forward

Danny Green - Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Memphis Grizzlies)

While I love Hunter tonight with Bogdanovic out, I wasn’t going to write-up three Hawks so we’ll talk about Danny Green. The 76ers lineup is up in the air right now. Depending on their starting lineup, Green could be in a killer spot against a Grizzlies team that allows the 5th most blocks per game and 4th most steals per game in the league. Green’s success typically starts on the defensive end. Transition basketball is where Green will thrive. The 76ers are slight underdogs with a 221 O/U. Remember, Embiid is out tonight. Usage will shift toward Green and Tobias Harris. Green is a better play on FanDuel.

Other SF Option: De'Andre Hunter - Atlanta Hawks (vs. Portland Trail Blazers)

Power Forward

P.J. Washington - Charlotte Hornets (vs. Toronto Raptors)

Washington looked solid in three of his last four outings. He’s averaging 36.4 DK points over his last 10 games. Washington will see Siakam tonight. The Toronto Raptors have not looked the same this season. Their field goal percentages are down, the defense is lacking and not one Raptor has shown the ability to carry this team. Washington will benefit from excess rebounds, blocks/steals, and points tonight against a Toronto team that just can’t get it together. The Raptors are 3-7 over their last 10 games.

Other PF Option: Tobias Harris - Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Memphis Grizzlies)


Enes Kanter - Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Atlanta Hawks)

With Nurkic sidelined for tonight’s game with the Hawks, Enes Kanter will be a popular play. While I do see him hitting value tonight, he’s not a must-play to me. I think Portland will struggle tonight. The Hawks are 5 point underdogs but give me the Hawks money line tonight at +170 on PointsBet.com. Kanter can rack it up in the right matchup so make sure to invest in both sides of this one.

Other C Option: Aron Baynes - Toronto Raptors (vs. Charlotte Hornets)

Bargain Bin

PG Rajon Rondo

SG Atlanta SG’s

SF De'Andre Hunter

PF P.J. Washington

C Dwight Howard

Louis Cangiano

Louis Cangiano has been an avid DFS player since his freshman year of college at the University of Rhode Island. Now a 3x live finalist, Louis is currently a full-time Daily Fantasy Player, having previously provided content at: DFSArmy, TheQuantEdge, EliteFantasy and SiriusXM Radio, specializing in MLB and NBA GPP plays. You can find Louis on Twitter @JaguarDFS.