Daily Fantasy Basketball Notes for Tuesday

Australian rookie Josh Giddey guided the Oklahoma City Thunder to a rare victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. With star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander absent from the Thunder’s lineup for at least the next few weeks due to injury, Giddey claims legitimate fantasy value.

Snapping the team’s seven-game losing streak, Giddey recorded his rookie-leading 11th double-double of the season, marking the most double-doubles by a Thunder rookie since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. Shooting guard Luguentz Dort had 18 points to go with three steals and now has at least 16 points in three straight games.

Featured in roughly 60% of ESPN’s leagues, Giddey has produced 14.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 7.6 assists per 36 minutes every time he’s been on the court without Gilgeous-Alexander this season.

Monday Summary


Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies: 34 points (12-21 FG), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers: 33 points (13-23 FG), 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 blocks

low points

Kemba Walker, New York Knicks: 0 points (0-2 FG), 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Monday to go

• The Pacers defeated the Clippers behind the rookie Isaiah Jackson, who set new career highs in scoring and rebounding by becoming only the second Pacers rookie in the past 10 seasons with at least 25 points and 10 rebounds in a game. fellow rookie Duane Washington Jr. he sank four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to give him 16 points for the game. With Domantas Sabonis in health and safety protocols and Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner dealing with their respective injuries, Jackson has become an interesting interim value.

Tyrese Maxey tied his season high with 33 points in a riveting overtime matchup with Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. Maxey, who already posted the biggest jump in scoring production in the league since last season, is taking his game to new heights. Joel Embiid rested last night, toasting Andre Drummond a punctual start that led him to a best-of-the-slate 16 points and 23 rebounds, his fourth game this season with at least 20 rebounds. Drummond is clearly a valuable option whenever his MVP-candidate teammate is left out.

Desmond Bane was brilliant for Memphis in setting a new career scoring high. Morant and Bane combined for 71 points in the loss, marking the most by a Grizzlies defensive duo in franchise history. Bane’s somewhat surprising break in year two makes him one of the best fantasy values ​​of the season.

• Looks like Stephen Curry found his punch, as he scored 21 of his 40 game points in the fourth quarter in a win over the Rockets. This marks the most fourth-quarter points in any regular-season game in Curry’s storied career. Klay Thompson struggled from the field, hitting just one of eight 3-pointers, but it’s likely he’ll finally get back in shape.

•Houston Kevin Porter Jr. he was solid in the loss to the Warriors. The young guard produced a double-double that included a game-high 11 dimes and has now dished out at least seven assists in six straight games. Porter is included in about 62% of the leagues.

note injuries

• The Wizards will not have bradley beal in the lineup tonight due to a wrist injury. The consequences of Beal’s injury fantasy are outlined below.

• The Bulls won’t have lonzo ball or Alex Caruso in tonight’s lineup, preparing Come on Dosunmu Y Coby White as solid transmission additions.

james harden is listed as questionable to play in Phoenix tonight due to a hand injury. Kyrie Irving it could emerge as one of the best daily fantasy plays if it’s the lone star in Brooklyn’s lineup.

• After missing several weeks with a thumb injury, Detroit Jerami Scholarship he is not listed on the injury report before tonight’s game against the Pelicans. Grant remains a free agent in a fifth of ESPN’s leagues.

Analytical advantage for Tuesday

The trailing Heat lost to the Celtics by 30 points, the team’s biggest loss this season. A rare positive in the loss was the guard game Max Strus, who made a career-high nine 3-pointers, the most by a Miami player this season.

Strus has posted an incredible .731 true shooting rate in his last two games, evidence that he is an efficient scoring option when given the freedom to shoot from beyond the arc. With the Heat’s backcourt likely exhausted again tonight against Toronto, Strus could play a significant offensive role and remains a free agent in more than 98% of leagues.

SFD Discussion

Spencer Dinwiddie, Wizards of Washington: Every time Beal is off the floor, Dinwiddie has seen team jumps in usage rate and fantasy points per minute.

Gary Trent Jr., Toronto Raptors: Trent, one of the best scorers in the league right now, hit a career-high nine 3-pointers last night and now has four straight 30-point performances. Trent could excel against a depleted Miami rotation tonight.


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