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 Tuesday’s two-game slate starting at 9:00 ET.
Eric Bledsoe - PG - New Orleans (at Utah)
One look at Bledsoe’s game log will scare plenty of people away. However, his salary has fallen in the wake of those inconsistencies, which limits the overall risk for DFS purposes. If Lonzo Ball (questionable) misses another game, then Bledsoe will assume more playmaking responsibilities. The matchup at Utah doesn’t look good on paper, but Bledsoe is cheap with potentially heightened usage on this two-game slate.
Jordan Clarkson - SG - Utah (vs. New Orleans)
Clarkson has always been a risky tournament choice because his upside is directly tied to scoring. However, Clarkson has found a nice groove lately, hitting 36+ fantasy points in three of his last five. Tonight’s matchup looks decent against New Orleans, and Clarkson is brimming with confidence while contending for the Sixth Man award. His DFS prospects would get a slight boost if Joe Ingles (questionable) is out.
Luguentz Dort - SF - Oklahoma City (at Denver)
Dort went off for 51 fantasy points (thanks to 6 steals & OT) in 39 minutes vs. Chicago last time out. While we can’t expect him to replicate that production, let’s not forget that Dort started the season with cool showings of 30 and 36 fantasy points. He has a wide range of outcomes that spans from 10-14 FP up to 26-30+, so buyer beware. However, the shot attempts and scoring are trending up, so keep him in mind as a tournament value on a slate that doesn't have much to offer in that department.
Isaiah Roby - PF - Oklahoma City (at Denver)
Roby is a versatile player who seemingly has a bright future in the NBA. He’s starting to get minutes for OKC, and that should continue to be the case with Al Horford out. Roby has seen 24-25 minutes in each of his last two games, coming through with efficient lines of 26 and 23 FP respectively. He’s still cheap with the ability to produce in every category. Roby is arguably the most efficient producer of anyone in the OKC frontcourt right now, and he has upside if his minutes trend closer to 30.