With seven games on the NBA’s Tuesday night schedule, it’s time to search high and low for DFS value on DraftKings. As we fill out our NBA DFS lineups, which players should be our top targets in NBA DFS? We’ve got all of today’s best DFS value picks, stacks, pivots, and must-start plays in our March 12 NBA DFS picks.
*All dollar values according to DraftKings as of 3/12/19
Start ‘Em: Eric Bledsoe, MIL @ NO, $6,500
Registering as the No. 9 point guard on the DraftKings board tonight, Eric Bledsoe finds himself in the game being given the highest total of the night. He’s been good in road games lately, netting nights of 5.3x, 7.8x, and 10.3x value within his last four games away from home overall. He struggled in his only other match-up with the Pels earlier this year, but should have a good chance to thrive in an up-tempo game tonight in the Big Easy.
Value: Kris Dunn, CHI vs. LAL, $5,200
Zach LaVine is out which means a select few other Bulls will be ready to pick up the slack. Kris Dunn is one of the top Bulls to target tonight as they take on a Lakers team which cannot stop the bleeding for the life of them. LA gives up the fourth-most DKFP to opposing PG/SGs, and with Dunn bringing in at least 5x ROI in three of his last four home games, he’ll surely be a frequently-started guard tonight in DFS.
Start ‘Em: C.J. McCollum, POR @ LAC, $6,600
Not too shabby to be able to get the night’s No. 4 salaried shooting guard in the mid-$6,000s. The Blazers face a hot Clippers team that’s won five straight but is also on the second of a home back-to-back. McCollum’s stayed hot with three straight games of at least 35 DKFP and 5.9x value and with nights of 35+ DKFP in two of his three match-ups against the Clippers, look to McCollum for a night of quality returns in LA.
Value: Damyean Dotson, NYK @ IND, $4,900
The Knicks are racing to the bottom (again), but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of value to be had on David Fizdale’s team. At just under $5k, that’s a pretty quality price to be able to snag a guy who’s gotten increasingly higher usage in recent weeks. He comes in off a season-high 47 DKFP outing in Minnesota on Sunday and has eight games of 5x value or better in his last 11 overall. Playing Indy on the road is a tough ask, but Dotson’s DFS results this month make him a worthwhile gamble.
Start ‘Em: Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL @ NO, $11,500
The highest-salaried player available for Tuesday night is none other than the Greek Freak. With a tasty little road match-up against a Pelicans team that allows the fourth-most DKFP to SF/PFs in the NBA, watch for Antetokounmpo to go off tonight in New Orleans. The MVP frontrunner has been north of 50 DKFP in five straight games and will undoubtedly be an anchor in tons of DFS lineups tonight.
Value: Otto Porter Jr., CHI vs. LAL, $6,400
Back to targeting Bulls players we go with Otto Porter Jr. Acting as more of a mid-tier play here, $6,400 is a fair price for a guy who has absolutely lit it up since his surprise trade from the Wizards. Shooting over 49% from three and putting up more than 18 points per game in his dozen games as a Bull, Porter is as good a small forward to back at home as anyone available tonight. With value nights of 5x or better in seven of his last eight home games, Porter makes for a great play tonight against a lost Lakers bunch.
Start ‘Em: LeBron James, LAL @ CHI, $11,200
Activating playoff mode wasn’t exactly the best idea for LeBron James, as the Lakers have slumped their way to going 2-7 since that declaration (including five straight losses). However, that doesn’t mean that you should stop backing the King. He’s been a road warrior of late, going for at least 63 DKFP in five of his last six games away from Staples Center. With Lakers dropping like flies lately (most recently Brandon Ingram being lost for the season and Kyle Kuzma being questionable), James figures to have some extremely heavy usage tonight in the Chi. Back LeBron confidently tonight in this wonderful match-up.
Value: Domantas Sabonis, IND vs. NYK, $5,700
Sabonis returned from an ankle injury that kept him out for two weeks on Sunday, contributing 25 DKFP in 20 minutes (despite only making one shot). Look for an uptick in minutes tonight for one of the league’s top sixth men as the versatile big man get back into his normal allotment of rotation minutes. Prior to his ankle injury, he’d strung together four straight games of at least 32 DKFP and 5.8x value. Against this Knicks team which he’s torched for 36.50 DKFP and 46.75 DKFP (twice!), Sabonis is a wonderful value big to target on Tuesday.
Start ‘Em: Joel Embiid, PHI vs. CLE, $10,200
Embiid returned from a knee injury that kept him out for the first eight games following the All-Star Break on Sunday with 52.50 DKFP in just 28 minutes. 33 points, 12 boards, and a pair of steals made for a triumphant return for The Process, and should be in for even better returns tonight. Brett Brown will rest Jimmy Butler tonight, meaning increased usage for Embiid, Ben Simmons ($8,600), and Tobias Harris ($7,500) is to be expected. This Cavs team could be without Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson, AND Kevin Love tonight… meaning it could be a night of Embiid feasting on Ante Zizic ($3,700 to the tune of massive returns.
Value: Nikola Mirotic, MIL @ NO, $4,700
Nikola Mirotic revenge game! Back to the projected highest-scoring game of the night we go as we bank on Mirotic wanting to make his ex-employer pay for dealing him away. He’s alternated between hot and cold nights since joining the Bucks, but has four nights of at least 5.9x value in his last nine games. He usually only sees the floor in the low 20-minutes range and so much of his DFS value is derived from his shooting from deep. But facing a Pelicans team he knows well (and that gives up the fourth-most DKFP to opposing PF/Cs), he feels like an excellent value big to back tonight against his old squad.
Highest Over/Under Totals on FanDuel Sportsbook:
*Totals accurate as of 12:30 pm ET
236.5 – Milwaukee Bucks @ New Orleans Pelicans (8:00 pm ET)
233 – Portland Trail Blazers @ Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 pm ET)
226.5 – Minnesota Timberwolves @ Denver Nuggets (10:30 pm ET)
225 – Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls (8:00 pm ET)
222.5 – Cleveland Cavaliers @ Philadelphia 76ers (7:00 pm ET)
217.5 – San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks (8:00 pm ET)
208 – New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers (7:00 pm ET)
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