NBA GPP Pivots: Tuesday 4/6

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Spencer Limbach
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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 eight-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.

POINT GUARD

Eric Bledsoe - New Orleans (at Atlanta)

Bledsoe makes sense through all DFS formats tonight. He could have lower-than-deserved support with other cheap point guards (McConnell, Flynn) getting the attention of DFS enthusiasts. Josh Hart, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and Kira Lewis Jr. are doubtful tonight, so Bledsoe will need to step up for this shorthanded Pelicans’ backcourt. Bledsoe has produced 31+ FP in two of his last three games, and a heightened role should keep him above that level.

SHOOTING GUARD

Marcus Smart - Boston (vs. Philadelphia)

Smart is a fine mid-range play with enough upside to be considered for large-filed DFS tournaments. Case in point, the Boston guard has notched 35 and 43 fantasy points in two of his last three outings. He had a down performance last game, but that was because of fewer minutes in a 30-point blowout. Smart finds himself in a competitive contest tonight while facing a Philadelphia team that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards.

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SMALL FORWARD

Kelly Oubre Jr. - Golden State (vs. Milwaukee)

This Warriors-Bucks game has the highest over/under of the night (238), so we’ll naturally find plays within that. Kelly Oubre Jr. could be underrated, and he’s brimming with confidence after posting 50 fantasy points at Atlanta on Sunday. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kyle Anderson, and Danilo Gallinari are three popular plays at a similar price but don’t forget about Oubre in this high-scoring affair.

POWER FORWARD

Robert Covington - Portland (at LA Clippers)

The Blazers won by almost 50 points over OKC on Saturday, so that explains Covington’s discouraging output and minutes. However, we can’t forget that RoCo was on a roll at the end of March - hitting 46, 51, and 37 fantasy points to close out the month. Perhaps he can rekindle that upside in a high-scoring and competitive game with the Clippers.

CENTER

Brook Lopez - Milwaukee (at Golden State)

I already mentioned how this Bucks-Warriors game has the highest over/under of the night. Brook Lopez makes for an interesting bargain lift within that, as he’s fresh off a 40 FP showing against the Kings. This is a true roll of the dice, as we are never sure what role Lopez will play on any given night. However, the matchup is his for the taking - as Golden State ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to centers.

ALSO CONSIDER

Malachi Flynn (PG - TOR) was briefly mentioned earlier, and I believe he’s playable through all formats. Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet are out, and Flynn stepped up with 47 FP in 33 minutes last game. That’s the high-end of his output, but I still believe he’s a solid play even with an increased price.

Myles Turner (C - IND) was featured in Renee Miller’s NBA DFS Plays article today. I’m in agreement with her assessment, as Turner can be considered in tournaments and cash games tonight. His salary isn’t too imposing, and the draw vs. Chicago looks great. As always, there’s upside with his shot-blocking ability.

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