NBA GPP Pivots: Friday 5/14

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Welcome to the NBA GPP Pivots article, where we’ll be looking to uncover some sneaky-good DFS plays away from the popular selections. These recommendations are usually risk/reward commodities meant to be used in large-field tournaments. Typically, blending these low-owned hidden gems with well-aligned staples contributes to a viable GPP strategy.

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 will be looking at Friday's eight-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.

POINT GUARD

Saben Lee - Detroit (vs. Denver)

You can probably check out Lee for cash games as well. Cory Joseph, Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Jackson, Jerami Grant, and others will continue to miss time for Detroit. Lee took advantage of the increased playing time by averaging 35 FPPG and 30 minutes over his last two. That’s a plausible projection tonight against a Denver team that is playing back-to-back road games.

SHOOTING GUARD

Justin James - Sacramento (at Memphis)

The Kings are shutting things down to finish the season by giving their reserve players some extra minutes. Terence Davis has emerged as a steady DFS option because of that, but don’t forget about Justin James either. James is coming off a nice 41 FP showing in 32 minutes last time around, and he could see an extended run in this rematch at Memphis.

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SMALL FORWARD

Kenrich Williams - Oklahoma City (vs. Utah)

You never really know what Oklahoma City’s rotation will look like on a daily basis, so keep an eye out for updates. However, the Thunder are really thin at the moment, and they could use Kenrich Williams if he’s active. Williams answered the calling with 45 fantasy points in 32 minutes at Sacramento on Tuesday, and he has a chance to make some serious fantasy noise for the hobbled Thunder.

POWER FORWARD

Cameron Oliver - Houston (vs. LA Clippers)

Oliver is another minimum salary special who is seeing more playing time for a tanking team. He’s averaging 21 minutes and 24 fantasy points over his last two games, which is decent output when considering the short price. Oliver should keep seeing enough minutes for the struggling Rockets, and he’s someone to keep on your tournament shortlist.

CENTER

Damian Jones - Sacramento (at Memphis)

I doubt Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley will play tonight, as Sacramento has nothing on the line to finish the season. Instead, reserves like Damian Jones should get more run, similar to his 23 minute 31 fantasy point output last night. Jones has now finished with 31+ FP in two of his last three, and he should have a clear path to more of the same if Holmes/Bagley are out.

ALSO CONSIDER

Kent Bazemore (SF - GS) and Juan Toscano-Anderson (PF - GS) are two names to keep an eye on. The Warriors are already without Kelly Oubre Jr., but now Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins are questionable. Look for either of them to step up if Golden State is shorthanded tonight.

DeAndre’ Bembry came through for the Raptors last night, and he could be called upon again if Lowry/VanVleet/Siakam are out once again. The same goes for Freddie Gillespie, who saw 30 minutes for the thin Raptors last night.