NBA GPP Pivots: Saturday 4/3

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Louis Cangiano
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Point Guard

Jalen Brunson - Dallas Mavericks (vs. Washington Wizards)

Most will flock towards the Russell Westbrook vs. Luka Doncic matchup tonight (especially if Beal is out). And why wouldn’t you? But for pivoting purposes, Jalen Brunson and Raul Neto are both viable backup point guards capable on the defensive and offensive sides of the court. Brunson has reached the 30 fantasy point mark in each of his last two games. His minutes are high but inconsistent. So, saying he has an average of 30.1 minutes per game over his last six games isn’t particularly accurate because his lowest minutes in a game over this span was 19, his highest was 39. It’s important to look at the game logs and not just the last five or 10 game averages for this exact reason. Brunson should see the higher end of this minutes spectrum tonight against a Washington team that requires you to score big in order to beat them. The Wizard's defense is clearly lacking but they can run up the scoreboard. If investing in one side, you'll want shares of the other. The Mavericks are - 4.5 point favorites with a 227.5 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other PG Option: Raul Neto - Washington Wizards (vs. Dallas Mavericks)

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Shooting Guard

Bradley Beal - Washington Wizards (vs. Dallas Mavericks)

**Update: Hachimura and Beal are out**

It is currently two hours before lock and we do not know if Beal will be playing tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. If Beal does not play, Westbrook becomes the chalk of the night at 60+ percent ownership. Here is where this gets fun. If Beal is announced as a starter, depending on the timing, he becomes a great GPP pivot. Westbrook’s value is only present without Beal. So basically, we sit and wait for the confirmed lineups. If Beal is in, you play him. This matchup is much more suited for a lengthy two-guard than it is for Westbrook going one vs. one against Doncic. Confirmed lineups are everything for this game. I will update you as soon as possible.

Other SG Option: Tim Hardaway Jr. - Dallas Mavericks (vs. Washington Wizards)

Small Forward

Dorian Finney-Smith - Dallas Mavericks (vs. Washington Wizards)

Finney-Smith has averaged 33.1 minutes per game over his last 6 games. His point totals are completely lacking and mediocre over the last month. At a salary of $4,300 on DraftKings, I can’t help but see the potential. With Kristaps Porzingis confirmed out, the Mavericks are still - 4.5 point favorites with a 227.5 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com. This success is predicated on Dallas’s ability to play solid defense and protect the boards. This is where Finney-Smith will come into play against Rui Hachimura.

Other SF Options: Alec Burks - New York Knicks (vs. Detroit Pistons)

Power Forward

Kevin Love - Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Miami Heat)

Larry Nance and Jarret Allen are out tonight. This leaves tons of offensive usage being shifted to other players. Dean Wade should hop into the starting lineup but more importantly Collin Sexton, Kevin Love, and Cedi Osman/Isaac Okoro should do the heavy lifting. Investing in Cleveland tonight should be a large portion of your lineup locks tonight. I am going to label this under Kevin Love but this paragraph is meant for my overall support of the value in Cleveland tonight. Miami tends to turn the ball over often. The ability for Cleveland to steal the ball and produce in transition is very important for their overall success tonight. The Cleveland Cavaliers are underdogs at +570 with a 209 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other PF Option: Rui Hachimura - Washington Wizards (vs. Dallas Mavericks) **Update: Hachimura and Beal are out**

Center

Mason Plumlee - Detroit Pistons (vs. New York Knicks)

Plumlee is much larger than his matchup in Nerlens Noel (weight, not height). Yes, he could see some Julius Randle but I think Jerami Grant takes on those responsibilities and Plumlee plays a traditional center role tonight. The O/U in this game is currently at 202 points. With an O/U this low you can expect higher rebounding numbers. Plumlee should benefit off of a Knicks team that is on a three-game losing streak and currently shooting 44.9 % from the field. New York also allows 5.7 blocks per game which is the 5th highest block allowed average in the league. The Pistons are slight underdogs at +105 with a low 202 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other C Option: Alex Len - Washington Wizards (vs. Dallas Mavericks)

Bargain Bin

PG Raul Neto

SG Cedi Osman

SF Deni Avdija

PF Dean Wade

C Alex Len