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 Wednesday’s six-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Jamal Murray - Denver (at Dallas)
There’s a chance Murray could get lost in the shuffle tonight. The point guard position is somewhat competitive with Trae Young, Luka Doncic, and De’Aaron Fox demanding attention. Murray is cheaper than that trio with some respectable upside of his own. He’s playing against the Mavericks, who are on a back-to-back set while ranking 24th in defensive efficiency to point guards. In other words, the door is open for Murray to come through with some exciting fantasy upside.
Bogdan Bogdanovic - Sacramento (vs. New Orleans)
Bogdanovic’s fantasy production has been all over the place lately. For example, he has notched 36, 30, 50, and 20 fantasy points respectively in his last four games. His DFS viability depends on whether or not the long jumpers are falling. He has an opportunity to cash in tonight while playing up in pace against the Pelicans, who rank 26th in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts.
Joe Ingles - Utah (at Oklahoma City)
Ingles had a tough time in February, and his DFS salary has fallen dramatically as a result. However, the Utah wing has bounced-back nicely with 34+ fantasy points in two of his last three games. Ingles is the type of player who can contribute in every statistical category, but his upside comes from knocking down three-pointers. It seems like Ingles enjoys coming off the bench, as his production has taken a notable step forward since that move. He’s a sneaky-good “buy-low” candidate on tonight’s slate.
Julius Randle - New York (at Atlanta)
As mentioned in the NBA DFS Plays column, the power forward position is stacked. Zion Williamson, John Collins, Bam Adebayo, and Christian Wood represent a cluster of strong choices at the position. I’m guessing Julius Randle will get lost in that group, calling for a low-ownership leverage opportunity. Randle is coming off a disappointing game against the Wizards, but he has a beautiful bounce-back opportunity against Atlanta (26th vs. PFs) tonight. Even though Randle has thrown up a few clunkers in recent games, we can’t forget that he has also posted 41+ FP in three of his last five.
Dewayne Dedmon - Atlanta (vs. New York)
I’m actually looking towards a few centers in this game. Dedmon makes for the “safer” option in terms of minutes, as the Atlanta big man is coming off an impressive 34 FP showing vs. Charlotte on Monday … Bobby Portis is another intriguing tournament bargain, as he went for 37 FP in 26 minutes against the Wizards yesterday. That came despite fellow NYK center Mitchell Robinson playing 24 minutes himself. Portis has now chipped in 28+ fantasy points in three of his last four, so he’s worth a look while getting 25+ minutes on a somewhat consistent basis.