We go over some of the top DFS targets for Tuesday night’s six-game main NBA slate on DraftKings:
Kyle Lowry, TOR vs. POR, $8,700 — The Toronto Raptors have already ruled Fred VanVleet (hamstring) out for tonight’s game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers. Because of this, Lowry will likely be the chalkiest PG on the slate, but for good reason. He was already playing heavy minutes with FVV on the court, now his usage could be in the 30-35% range vs. Portland. Lowry has a very high floor as well; he hasn’t had fewer than 34.5 fantasy points since Dec. 11.
Other Options: Chris Paul, OKC @ BKN, $6,900; Derrick Rose, DET @ CLE, $6,400
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC @ BKN, $6,800 — I like both CP3 and SGA for the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. The Brooklyn Nets have been one of the worst teams recently, going 0-4 while allowing 116.8 points per game during that stretch. The Thunder are coming off a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last night, but this is a much softer matchup and they were able to drop 113 on Monday. I think the back-to-back may help the Nets stick around a bit, and a more competitive environment is good for Gilgeous-Alexander’s minutes.
Other Options: Devin Booker, PHX vs. SAC, $8,800; Dillon Brooks, MEM vs. MIN, $4,900
OG Anunoby, TOR vs. POR, $5,400 — I’m going to pick on the Blazers and target another player who should benefit from the FVV injury. Anunoby should be forced to play more minutes on the wing considering the Raptors’ only other options at SG are Patrick McCaw and Terence Davis. OG is streaky, so he’s more of a GPP target here. But normally when he sees upwards of 30 minutes, he returns value. He has at least 29.25 fantasy points in each of his past five games in which he saw over 30 minutes.
Other Options: LeBron James, LAL vs. NYK, $11,200
Julius Randle, NYK @ LAL, $7,300 — People forget that Randle was a cast-off by the Los Angeles Lakers despite showing signs of promise back in 2017-18. I mean, it was mostly so the Lake Show could bring in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but still. I think Randle will be motivated back at Staples Center and the New York Knicks overall have been much more competitive lately. Randle is averaging 20.3 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists for 46 fantasy points per game over his past four contests.
Other Options: Kelly Oubre Jr., PHX vs. SAC, $7,300; Harrison Barnes, SAC @ PHX, $5,900
Steven Adams, OKC @ BKN, $6,600 — Remember when I mentioned above how much the Nets are struggling lately? Well, just wait until you see how badly they’re being crushed on the boards. The Nets are allowing 52.3 rebounds per game over the past four (40 DREB, 12.3 OREB). Adams has a very reasonable price and he’s coming off 24 points and 15 rebounds against the Sixers, who have difficult bigs to deal with in Joel Embiid and Al Horford. Last time I checked Brooklyn’s frontcourt was pretty weak outside of Jarrett Allen.
Other Options: Hassan Whiteside, POR @ TOR, $8,600; Christian Wood, DET @ CLE, $5,500