This is my first article since the trade deadline, which means there’s a lot to consider. Who’s in a new spot? Who’s opportunity opens up because someone was shipped out? These are the important considerations when building your team today. If you want to take out the $10,000 Tuesday Swish, there’s are the things you need to know. NBA DFS Tips
D.J. Augustin $4,300
D.J. Augustin will take on the point guard duties in Orlando after Elfrid Payton was shipped out at the trade deadline. He’s already had two starts with 41.1 and 22.3 fantasy point returns, so get in quick before his price increases past the $5K mark.
Spencer Dinwiddie $7,100
Spencer Dinwiddie was in trade talks over the deadline, with teams throwing first-round picks at Brooklyn to secure his services. However, with his play this season, Brooklyn did well to hold on to him. In his last 5 games, he’s scored 32 or more fantasy points, with 3 games in the 40’s. He has been playing extremely well, and just like Brooklyn, you should look to get (keep) him on your team.
Zach Lavine $7,600
Zach Lavine has been in incredible form for Chicago of late, averaging 39.3 over his last 4 games. He sat out Chicago’s last game, to remain fresh for the back-to-back with today’s game against Orlando (which they have more chance of winning than they do their last game against Washington). That day off should bode well for his fantasy return today.
DeMarre Carroll $5,300
DeMarre Carroll is averaging 31 fantasy points over his last 3 games and played as many as 36 minutes in his last game. With injuries to LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Carroll is relied upon more heavily, especially for minutes at the Power Forward. With a positive matchup against the Clippers – the league’s second-worst power forward defence – Carroll should be in for another strong game.
Michael Beasley $6,400
Michael Beasley’s price has sky-rocketed after a couple of big scores in his last two starts. He has had 41.9 and 36.1 fantasy points in back-to-back games while playing 30ish minutes. If you know one thing about Beasley, it’s that he will get his shots up. The only concern you have is how many he will make.
Ben Simmons $8,700
Ben Simmons has scored 40 or more in his last 3 games, just in time for a juicy matchup against the Knicks. The Knicks will really struggle for a wing defender to hang with Simmons, which should mean a big fantasy score for Australia’s own.
Davis Bertans $3,700
As always, the Spurs are plodding along despite a host of injuries. They do so by getting the most out of role players like Davis Bertans. Bertans has scored 20.2 and 25 in his last two starts, playing 26 and 31 minutes. Bertans is one of my favourite no-name players. He’s good to watch, and usually very reliable when given time. He just knows how to play.
DeAndre Jordan $8,100
DeAndre Jordan against the league’s worst centre defence? Sign me up! Dj hasn’t been in great form with the injuries and trade rumours, but now that he’s survived the deadline, he should be more comfortable back with the team. He responded in the last game with a 38.2 fantasy point score, and he seems capable of surpassing that in this one with the best matchup in the game for him.