NBA DFS Plays Tuesday 4/6

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This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your cash game 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.

We’ll take a look at Tuesday’s 8-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Stephen Curry – Golden State (vs. Milwaukee) - DK: $9,700 / FD: $9,500 / Yahoo: $47

Looks like it’s a full go for Curry again tonight after playing well Sunday and practicing in full on Monday. This game is by far the best of the slate, with a 233.5-point total and both teams playing at a Top 3 pace. Curry thrives in these environments, and at home should continue his approximate 50-fantasy point per game run tonight. The Bucks have Giannis Antetokounmpo listed as probable, and if he is active, you might choose to spend on him over Curry, but doing so makes the rest of your lineup harder to configure given their significant salary difference. If the Greek Freak ends up being less than 100 percent, it’s a costly error on a slate with little room for it.

Also Consider: Jrue Holiday, Damian Lillard, Lonzo Ball

Bargain Options: T.J. McConnell, Eric Bledsoe, Tomas Satoransky, Killian Hayes, Malachi Flynn, Isaiah Thomas (if active, GPP only)

SHOOTING GUARD

Zach LaVine – Chicago (at Indiana) - DK: $7,800 / FD: $7,200 / Yahoo: $32

LaVine is playing well and is finally priced appropriately for what he’s usually going to do. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have $9000 salary upside, but most nights you can expect a more modest 35-40 fantasy points. In a matchup that should be very close given that the Bulls and Pacers are nearly identical on paper (and Vegas has it as a one-point spread), there are several players I like from this game. After a slight minutes dip and one missed game due to a mild ankle sprain, LaVine was back in his usual 35 MPG on Sunday, scoring 25 points to go along with five assists and three rebounds. Look for him to provide a high floor with upside for a great salary tonight.

Also Consider: Paul George, Caris LeVert, CJ McCollum

Bargain Options: Marcus Smart, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Jackson

SMALL FORWARD

Kawhi Leonard – LA Clippers (vs. Portland) - DK: $9,200 / FD: $9,500 / Yahoo: $43

There are a lot of questionable forwards tonight in the upper tiers, and that makes me inclined to lock in a solid option like Leonard. The Clippers get a plus matchup with the Trail Blazers tonight, a high scoring game with the Clippers favored at home by six points. Portland ranks 29th in defensive efficiency, which bodes well for LA and their second-ranked offense tonight. The fact that Leonard is so good on both sides of the ball makes him an extremely safe play. Note that he averages more fantasy points per game at home, and in a previous matchup with Portland totaled about 52 fantasy points.

Also Consider: Khris Middleton, Jimmy Butler

Bargain Options: Jerami Grant, Kyle Anderson

POWER FORWARD

Aaron Gordon – Denver (vs. Detroit) - DK: $6,300 / FD: $7,100 / Yahoo: $21

Gordon is a player I enjoy rooting for and though he can definitely let you down, he has tentatively found his place in the Nuggets rotation. With 35 and 39 MPG in the last two, Gordon has found his way to about 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal per game. The only hesitation I have is with Denver being such a big favorite at home vs. Detroit, but Gordon is cheap enough that I think he can reach value even if the fourth quarter gets out of hand (something I’m not as confident in with someone as expensive as Nikola Jokic). Detroit is the third-best PF matchup for DFS this season, and Gordon appears to (finally) be in a position to take advantage.

Also Consider: Draymond Green, Kyle Kuzma, Giannis Antetokounmpo (GPP only)

Bargain Options: James Johnson, Jaxson Hayes (if the New Orleans forwards and Steven Adams are out)

CENTER

Myles Turner – Indiana (vs. Chicago) - DK: $6,200 / FD: $6,200 / Yahoo: $24

Back to this game, it has some positive game factors going for it, as noted above, including premier frontcourt matchup numbers. For Chicago, those mostly stem from the pre-Vucevic era, when Turner averaged about 32 fantasy points per game in two games against the Bulls. Turner’s expectations and salary have fallen, but he’s still the league’s leading shot-blocker, by a wide margin, and is coming off another four-block effort vs. the Spurs. For the price, he fits well with my build tonight.

Also Consider: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Nikola Vucevic, Bam Adebayo

Bargain Options: Ivica Zubac, Onyeka Okongwu (if Clint Capela is out)

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Malachi Flynn (PG – TOR) is still a pretty good value on some sites (Yahoo, $11 and DraftKings, $3900) and is one option for the guard or utility slots there. Flynn has filled in amazingly while Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry have been out the past two games (16 points per game, 5-6 rebounds per game, 4-5 assists per game, three steals and 1.5 blocks per game). Roll with him, even in a difficult on-paper matchup with the struggling Lakers.

Killian Hayes (PG – DET) made a quiet return to the court Saturday, but exploded Monday with a full stat sheet against the Thunder (9 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks and 4 steals). Assuming he can play in the back-to-back tonight, he should absolutely be worth his minimum salary on all three sites. With Flynn, this is the salary savings you need to build the kind of lineup I’m after tonight.

Eric Sumner (PG/SF – IND) provides the cheap forward piece on Yahoo and DraftKings (he is PG only on FanDuel, and I’d rather use one of the above players alongside Curry there). Sumner loses all value if Malcolm Brogdon returns tonight, but in two games without the starting PG, Sumner has produced very usable stat lines of about 22 and 29 fantasy points, playing 30 MPG against the Spurs Saturday night. If Brogdon is back, or even Domantas Sabonis and Jeremy Lamb, I’m less confident in Sumner, and you can try to get up to Kyle Anderson, James Johnson, or some of the other Pelicans value to fill a utility/F slot.