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NBA DFS Plays: Tuesday

Updated On: January 1, 2019, 12:19 pm ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups. 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.


Keep in mind that we are looking towards the main slate at 7:30 ET with five games.  



Fred VanVleet – Toronto (vs Utah)


Kyle Lowry will continue to miss time, so VanVleet’s expanded role will continue. He is averaging 33 minutes and 28 fantasy points through six games without Lowry, which is a sufficient baseline while considering the mid-range salary. His opponent, Utah, has a solid all-around defense. However, they rank below average to the point guard spot, which seems to be the best way to attack the Jazz. VanVleet should be called upon for plenty of opportunities to make some fantasy noise.  


Also Consider: Damian Lillard, Dante Exum (punt)




CJ McCollum – Portland (at Sacramento)


I’ll be looking towards both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in the same lineup tonight. The matchup is that great! Sacramento ranks second overall in pace and dead last in defensive efficiency against opposing shooting guards. McCollum has been up-and-down this season, but he could be rounding a corner while notching 37+ fantasy points in three of his last five. I’m expecting him to be within that range in tonight’s excellent draw, making him a strong buy-low candidate through all DFS formats.


Also Consider: Lou Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, Bogdan Bogdanovic (tournaments)    




Juancho Hernangomez – Denver (vs New York)


The first thing we’ll need to do is check to see if Gary Harris (questionable) is playing. There’s a chance Hernangomez will still see minutes even if Harris takes the court, but the rotation will undoubtedly constrict. Hernangomez has been seeing heavy minutes lately, which could lead him to fantasy success against a New York team that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency vs opposing small forwards. I’m looking towards him more on FanDuel, where there’s less opportunity cost at the SF position.


Also Consider: Kawhi Leonard, Danilo Gallinari, Nemanja Bjelica (tournaments)




Luke Kornet – New York (at Denver)


It seems that Kornet has earned himself a spot in the New York rotation at the moment. He has started over Enes Kanter in the past two games, notching 36 and 30 fantasy points in 33 and 28 minutes respectively. Kanter is questionable tonight, but I believe Kornet will see respectable playing time even if the New York big man is active. Kornet is still too cheap when considering his ascending role for the Knicks, so he’s a strong bargain choice through all formats on both sites.


Also Consider: Tobias Harrs, Al-Farouq Aminu




Nikola Jokic – Denver (vs New York)


There’s some blowout risk with this selection, but I’m confident that a runaway victory for Denver would be directly correlated with Jokic’s fantasy success. There’s a chance the Nuggets’ big man could dominate this matchup against a New York team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency vs centers and 29th in overall d-eff. The Knicks have some injuries to the frontcourt, but it’s not like they had anyone on their roster worthy of containing Jokic to begin with.


Also Consider: Rudy Gobert, Jusuf Nurkic

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