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 seven-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Coby White - Chicago (vs. Oklahoma City)
White is really starting to find his groove with Kris Dunn out. He has been recommended in this article twice over the past week, coming through with 38 and 47 fantasy points against Phoenix and Washington respectively. Tonight’s matchup vs. OKC doesn’t look too bad, as the Thunder rank 17th in defensive efficiency to point guards. There’s a chance White will keep his momentum while riding the hot hand. His salary hasn’t caught up to his recent production either.
Malik Monk - Charlotte (at Indiana)
Charlotte’s backcourt always seems risky from a daily fantasy point of view. You never know who will eat up the largest chunk of production between Malik Monk, Terry Rozier, and Devonte Graham. It has been Monk lately, hitting 34+ fantasy points in two of his last three outings. Tonight’s matchup at Indiana should be enough to keep him going, as the Pacers rank 21st in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. Needless to say, Monk is a fine bargain candidate who isn’t afraid to hoist up 20 shots while running into peripheral stats in 30 or so minutes.
Juan Toscano-Anderson - Golden State (vs. Sacramento)
Toscano-Anderson would become an interesting DFS bargain if Draymond Green and Marquese Chriss (both questionable) miss this game. “JTA” has stepped up while translating 24 and 27 minutes into 32 and 39 fantasy points over the last two games. The absence of Green and Chriss would help solidify his role. It’s hard to say if Toscano-Anderson’s recent production is for real, but he could have a chance to prove it against a Sacramento team that ranks 26th in defensive efficiency to small forwards.
Domantas Sabonis - Indiana (vs. Charlotte)
The power forward position is loaded tonight, as most people will gravitate towards Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum, or cheaper options (Harry Giles, Daniel Theis, etc). Sabonis could be underrated despite stepping into a beautiful matchup against Charlotte. The Hornets rank 29th in defensive efficiency to power forwards, and Sabonis schooled them for 50 FP in their last meeting (Jan. 6). The Pacers’ forward has been up-and-down lately, but this is an excellent breakout spot.
Robin Lopez - Milwaukee (at Toronto)
Keep an eye on the status of Brook Lopez - who is considered questionable. If he’s out, then Robin Lopez should slide into a significant role. That was the case yesterday at Washington, where “RoLo” chipped in 26 fantasy points in 32 minutes. If Brook doesn’t play, then we can expect Robin to see at least 20-25 minutes, which should give him enough time to pay off his minimum price point.