Welcome to the NBA GPP Pivots article, where we’ll be looking to uncover some sneaky-good DFS plays away from the popular selections. These recommendations are usually risk/reward commodities meant to be used in large-field tournaments. Typically, blending these low-owned hidden gems with well-aligned staples contributes to a viable GPP strategy.
Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.
We will be looking at Sunday’s six-game main slate starting at 6:00 ET.
Coby White - Chicago (vs. Washington)
White was featured in yesterday’s NBA GPP Pivots article, and we’re going back to the well tonight. Coby came through with 38 fantasy points in 33 minutes vs. Phoenix on Saturday, and I believe that momentum can bleed into tonight’s matchup vs. Washington. It helps that the Wizards rank 29th in defensive efficiency to point guards. White’s playing time should stay above 30 minutes with Kris Dunn still sidelined.
Jrue Holiday - New Orleans (at Golden State)
There are plenty of bargains on tonight’s slate. Go ahead and view today’s NBA DFS Plays for a full reference. Because of that, it won’t be hard to “pay up” for top-dollar commodities. Holiday is a sneaky-good lift with an excellent matchup at Golden State - as the Warriors rank 29th in defensive efficiency to backcourts. Holiday has notched 44+ fantasy points in three of his past four outings, and he has legitimate 50+ FP upside in this comfortable draw. I’m expecting him to have a tiny ownership rate despite that, as CJ McCollum, Zach LaVine, and a few bargains (Malik Beasley, Bruce Brown) will steal most of the roster spots at shooting guard.
Juancho Hernangomez - Denver (vs. Minnesota)
Hernangomez should see full starter minutes between 32-35 tonight with D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns inactive. His overall rates (usage, rebounding, etc) could increase as well. Hernangomez has produced 29+ fantasy points in each of his past two games, which represents strong value on a relaxed DFS salary. He’ll have some extra motivation to produce tonight, taking on his former team in the Denver Nuggets.
Rui Hachimura - Washington (at Chicago)
Hachimura has seen 30+ minutes in two of his past three games, and that’s the expectation tonight. It should be noted that Rui posted 36+ FP in each of those outings, and he could easily surpass that threshold against a Chicago team that has been extremely generous to opposing bigs. The Bulls rank 27th in defensive efficiency to opposing power forwards, opening the door for Rui to come through with another well-rounded line.
Steven Adams - Oklahoma City (vs. San Antonio)
Adams isn’t exactly a sleeper pick, as most people will look his way after piling up 60 fantasy points vs. Denver on Friday. However, most of the focus at center will be on Hassan Whiteside, Nikola Jokic, and Naz Reid tonight, so Adams could check in with a lower-than-deserve ownership rate. He’s a significantly cheaper option than Jokic/Whiteside while stepping into a promising matchup against the Spurs - who rank 24th in defensive efficiency to centers.