NBA GPP Pivots: Tuesday Nov. 16

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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 Tuesday’s three-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET.

POINT GUARD

Mike Conley - Utah (vs. Philadelphia)

This could be the time to target Conley. His price has fallen after a mediocre 24 FPPG average over his last three games. However, keep in mind that Conley posted 36+ fantasy points in three straight games prior to that, so we know he has upside. Perhaps he can revisit that against a beat-up Philadelphia team that ranks below average in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts.

SHOOTING GUARD

Jordan Poole - Golden State (at Brooklyn)

Poole is a risky fantasy option, as his viability depends on whether or not the jumper is falling. Well, those guys can’t be entirely ignored on a shortened three-game slate. In other words, if Poole gets hot, then he could break through with GPP-winning upside. Teammate Andrew Wiggins has been heating up lately, but Poole is still seeing plenty of minutes and volume to come through with a nice fantasy score. Facing a Brooklyn team that ranks 20th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards doesn’t hurt.

SMALL FORWARD

Bojan Bogdanovic - Utah (vs. Philadelphia)

Bogdanovic’s analysis mirrors Poole’s in the previous segment. Both guys need to hit their shots in order to come through with meaningful fantasy value. Sometimes Bogdanovic fades into the background, and that’s the risk with this DFS pick. However, I like the matchup against a Philadelphia team that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. Bogdanovic is full of confidence at the moment after nearly going 50% from three (6-13) last game, which is a good sign for a sharpshooter.

POWER FORWARD

Thaddeus Young - San Antonio (at LA Clippers)

The journeyman veteran is in San Antonio, and he’s still relevant for DFS purposes. Young is seeing around 25 minutes per contest for the Spurs, notching 28+ fantasy points in five of his last six games. That includes two contests above 36 FP. Young’s scouting report is the same as it has been for the last seven or so years. He’s very active with the ability to contribute in every statistical category, including steals/blocks upside on FanDuel.

CENTER

Drew Eubanks - San Antonio (at LA Clippers)

Jakob Poeltl is out for the Spurs, which puts Eubanks in a consistent 20-25 minute role. He has been up and down within that, hitting 25+ fantasy points in five of his last seven. Eubanks was able to post 37 FP against an Oklahoma City team that has been terrible against opposing bigs this year, so there’s hope he can reach for some semblance of upside against LAC - who ranks 11th in pace and 20th in rebound rate.

ALSO CONSIDER

Seth Curry (SG - PHI) follows the theme outlined with Poole and Bogdanovic. He’s another shooter with a wide range of fantasy outcomes that depends on knocking down three-pointers. However, Curry should see plenty of volume in that department, especially with Danny Green joining the other sidelined Philadelphia players.