NBA GPP Pivots: Tuesday 5/11

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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 11-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.

POINT GUARD

Killian Hayes - Detroit (vs. Minnesota)

This has been a rollercoaster season for the rookie point guard, but Killian Hayes has a chance to finish strong. Detroit has been shorthanded with Cory Joseph, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, Josh Jackson, and others sidelined. Frank Jackson is questionable too. If Frank doesn’t play, then Hayes will have a clear path to full starter minutes. That was the case on Sunday, and the rookie posted 34 FP in 38 minutes vs. Chicago. Facing a fast-paced Minnesota team should help.

SHOOTING GUARD

Terence Davis - Sacramento (vs. Oklahoma City)

De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton are still out for Sacramento. Terence Davis has helped fill the backcourt void by averaging 28 minutes and 32 fantasy points over his last four. That’s actually a realistic baseline for Davis, and he has topped 35 FP in two straight. Facing a depleted OKC team that ranks 26th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards makes matters even better.

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SMALL FORWARD

Saddiq Bey - Detroit (vs. Minnesota)

As mentioned earlier, the Pistons are still thin with Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, and others sitting out. That has moved Saddiq Bey into more of a featured role with 38+ minutes in four of his last six games. Granted, Bey hasn’t taken full advantage over the past week, but let’s not forget his 40-50 FP upside from earlier this month. Facing a fast-paced Minnesota team that ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to small forwards could get him going.

POWER FORWARD

PJ Washington - Charlotte (vs. Denver)

Washington may be one of the more popular recommendations in this article, but I believe he’s a strong choice through all DFS formats. For starters, the matchup looks great in a competitive game with Denver - who ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to power forwards. Washington has looked great lately, seeing full minutes with a steady 37 FPPG average over his last five. The Charlotte forward has repeatedly displayed some nice 40-45+ FP upside throughout this season as well.

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CENTER

Kevon Looney - Golden State (vs. Phoenix)

Looney is dirt-cheap despite seeing around 23-27 minutes for the Warriors. Sure, his efficiency isn’t great, but the Golden State big man has notched 20+ FP in four straight. Consider that a safe baseline for him with upside in rebounds, putbacks, and blocks.

ALSO CONSIDER

RJ Hampton (PG - ORL) is still very much on the tournament radar while seeing a full helping of minutes for the Magic. He could be somewhat underrated within tonight’s 11-game slate, and Hampton should see 30-35 minutes regardless of the blowout status at Milwaukee. That means garbage time production could be on his radar.

Svi Mykhailiuk (SG - OKC) has been picking up the slack with Oklahoma City shorthanded, and that should continue to be the case tonight. Svi has stepped up for 31 and 28 fantasy points respectively while seeing around 25 minutes in the past two games. He’ll continue to serve as one of the anchors in OKC’s backcourt, so keep him on your DFS shortlist as a value option.

Ignas Brazdeikis (SF - ORL) has a wide range of fantasy outcomes that includes a regrettably low floor. However, Ignas has seen 30+ minutes in three of four games. That’s promising. Even though he has only come through with 24 FP in two of those, that still represents decent value on his near-minimum salary. Barzdeikis is another Orlando player who could benefit from garbage time production in the event of a blowout.