Today’s four-game slate promises plenty of enticing fantasy matchups. If you’re hoping to take your share of $10,000 in today’s Tuesday Swish, then keep an eye on the late in’s and out’s. If you don’t know where to start, then here’s a good place. NBA DFS Tips:
Shabazz Napier $4,800
Napier is a must-play if Lillard misses, based on his recent performances, However, Lillard is named in the starting lineup and will be a game-time decision. You could really set yourself apart today by keeping on eye on this situation and making the right decision at the last possible minute. With a smaller slate today, these decisions are much more important in terms of setting yourself apart from the crowd.
Tyus Jones $6,100
Another starter out and another young guy performing in his absence. Tyus Jones has really stepped into his role this season, but it also seems like he has more growth to make. With Teague out, Jones has put up 32.3 and 22.4 fantasy points in back-to-back games. Jones is a little pricey, but he could pay dividends with a good matchup against the Lakers.
Josh Hart $3,900
With KCP and Lonzo Ball out, Josh Hart is being asked to take on the starting role. In his last five games, he has scored over 20 fantasy points 4 times, including 37.7 in his last game against the Rockets. He had 26 points, 6 rebounds and 0 turnovers, all before being fouled out in 36 minutes. Against another matchup where defense might be optional, Hart seems likely for another strong performance today.
Caris Levert $5,800
Caris Levert has been excellent of late, averaging 34.6 in the last four games. He costs $5,800 and is coming off the bench, so the floor is low, but the upside of Levert plays well in tournaments.
Jimmy Butler $8,800
Jimmy Butler is finally coming into his own in Minnesota, with 4 games with 45 or more in his last 5 (including 45 in a recent game vs the Lakers). With Teague out, that means a bigger workload for Butler, which hopefully results in a bigger fantasy score. The Lakers will struggle to contain someone with Butler’s combination of size and skill, and they’ve given up the most fantasy points to small forwards of any team this season.
Taj Gibson $5,800
Lakers have conceded a lot of fantasy points to power forwards this season (top 5 in the league) and that bodes well for another Minnesota vet who’s found good form in his new home. Taj Gibson has scored 30 or more in 3 of his last 4 games and with the young Kyle Kuzma on him, he seems likely to take advantage of Kuzma (which a lot of teams have done this season).
Aaron Gordon $7,500
Aaron Gordon is coming off a 54.9 fantasy point performance just in time for this great matchup against the Nets. The Nets have conceded fantasy points to power forwards all season, so hopefully, Aaron Gordon is no different.
Julius Randle $5,900
With Brook Lopez out, Randle has been extremely solid as the starting centre for the Lakers. He had 34.4 and 55 fantasy points in his last two games, and his 29/15/6 came in only 33 minutes before fouling out against the Rockets. Against The Wolves – whose defense has struggled this year – Randle seems likely to put up another big score.