NBA Daily Fantasy 3/6: Under the Radar Plays at Each Position
It’s Friday, which means there are a lethal 12 NBA games on the horizon for tonight’s contests. Looking for a way to rebound after Wednesday’s contests since you didn’t use Russell Westbrook or Anthony Davis?
We’ll provide you with some good plays who will likely have low usage percentage. These are people you should most likely only use in GPPs when making a bunch of different lineups. These picks are either guys who have an outstanding matchup who haven’t performed well as of late, or players who have done well as of late but have simply gone unnoticed due to others outshining them.
(all salaries via FanDuel)
PG – Tony Parker $5,500 – Parker has been disappointing for a good chunk of the season. But while he has had a few stellar fantasy games here and there, he draws the Denver Nuggets at home as an 11.5-point favorite. Since the Nuggets have fired Brian Shaw, they’ve been playing more small ball and running the floor consistently (like they should). There’s a reason why the O/U in this game is 205.
SG – Rodney Stuckey $5,300 – Very quietly the Indiana Pacers have been very impressive having won nine of their last 11. Stuckey is playing a legitimate role in this. He’s averaging 30.8 FPTS in his last six games, but his minutes were limited in two of those due to blowouts. Two of those games he posted 42.4 and 43.3 FPTS. The Pacers host the depleted Chicago Bulls tonight, and the Pacers are a 6-point favorite since the Bulls are coming off a back-to-back. Without Jimmy Butler’s defense, Chicago is not nearly as good at SG in terms of FPTS allowed.
SF – P.J. Tucker $5,500 – Tucker’s minutes have increased since the trade deadline, and he’s quietly developed a much higher ceiling for fantasy value. In four of his last seven games, Tucker has hit at least 32 FPTS. He posted a double-double against the Celtics, but committed a very rare four turnovers from making it five of seven games of hitting that mark. Unlike the others on this list, Tucker is someone you can use in cash games.
PF – Tim Duncan $7,300 – This is a risky pick but it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Duncan’s minutes get limited in blowouts, and while San Antonio is an 11.5-point favorite, I’m expecting the Nuggets to play a close game since this line is somewhat skewed to feed the average public bettor. Duncan has historically crushed the Nuggets no matter what the lineup is, but it’s particularly true when they play small ball and is defended by Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler or Danilo Gallinari. Duncan has had some amazing games this season when the O/U is high and the game is competitive, and that’s what I’m seeing here.
C – Marcin Gortat $5,500 – While young studs Hassan Whiteside and Rudy Gobert have been making a ton of noise at the center position, Gortat has really picked up the pace in the last couple weeks. He’s averaged 34.4 FPTS in his last six games, and Gortat draws the worst rebounding team in the Miami Heat at home.View all posts by Nick Juskewycz