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We’re ready for a typical Tuesday night in the league, where there are four games on tap. There are a couple of matches that look particularly good, as well as a real test for a team building themselves up as a rookie in the Western Conference.

List overview

Chicago Bulls (+2.5) in Brooklyn Nets (-2.5) (O/U: 230.5 points)

Golden State Warriors (-1) at Miami Heat (+1) (Away: 226.5 points).

Orlando Magic (+2.5) at Oklahoma City Thunder (-2.5) (O/U: 216.5 points)

Minnesota Timberwolves (+3.5) at Phoenix Suns (-3.5) (Away: 227.5 points).

It should be a fun night from a DFS perspective if the included lines prove reasonably accurate, as we have a range of high totals in three of the four competitions and tight spreads tied to all four competitions. There will be plenty of star power across the board as well, and even the Magic-Thunder Showdown features an exciting Paolo Banchero-Shai Gilgeous-Alexander showdown.

Infections to watch

note: Injury reporting is particularly fluid in the NBA, where the status of multiplayer can change during the day. So, while the following serves as the basis for the latest infection report as of press time, check back throughout the day with RotoWire in order to: latest news Regarding the condition of all players on that night’s roster, including those with injury ratings not listed in this section.

Dender Eatonpho (ankle): out

In Ayton’s absence, Bismack Biyombo and Jock Landale must handle center duties for Phoenix.

Ben SimmonsBKN (knee): Doubtful

Should Simmons withdraw from the position, Utah Watanabe and Markive Morris are willing to handle a few minutes of power forward, although Kevin Durant could move into the position at least part-time.

Zach Lavignechi (injury management): question

If LaVine withdraws, Alex Caruso and Goran Dragic could be beneficiaries.

Other notable injuries:

Seth CarreyBKN (ankle): GTD

Ayo DosunmoCHI (chest): question

Andre Drummondchi (shoulder): out

Josh GediOKC (ankle): out

Cole AnthonyORL (italic): OUT

Galen SuggsORL (ankle): Doubtful

Elite players

We have three five-figure salary players on Tuesday’s roster: gilgus alexander tea (10800 USD), Kevin Durant ($10,400) And the Stephen Curry ($10,000).

Gilgeous-Alexander averages 31.0 points, 7.0 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.2 cuts, and will enter Tuesday’s game with an average of 55.3 FD points per contest, a sample that includes two sets of points greater than 60.

Durant was productive as expected coming off a season high of 60.3 points fed against the Pacers on Monday night. He’s scored over 50 FD points in three straight points, but will also play his third game in four nights and have played at least 39 minutes in five consecutive competitions.

Curry has not scored less than 43 FD points in a game so far and has three numbers over 50, but he only fires 25.9 percent from distance over the last two games. However, he scored 54.9 FD points in his first encounter against the Heat on Thursday at Chase Center.

expected chalk

Other potential chalk plays include:

Keri IrvingBKN ($9700)

Irving averages 49.7 FD points per game and just scored 56.2 Monday night against the Pacers, and naturally he’s more popular than usual on a small roster.

Cities of Karl AnthonyMIN ($9,300)

KAT has started to pick up the pace after a rather slow start to his new front yard partnership with Rudy Gobert, having now scored between 42.1 and 51.2 FD points in four straight games.

Jimmy ButlerMIA ($8,600)

Butler scored an all-time high of 62.2 points against the Warriors Thursday at Chase Center and should be in plenty of formations on the small roster despite a disappointing effort against the Kings on Saturday (34.4 points in 37 minutes).

Paulo BancheroORL ($8,500)

Banchero lived up to the hype since the jump, scoring between 33.8 and 50.6 FD points in his first six games before dropping to 25.6 against the Mavericks on his last outing.

Demar DeRozanChee ($8,200)

DeRozan has a 30.7 percent utilization rate and an average of 48.9 FD points per 36 minutes with Zach LaVine off the ground, and there is a possibility that the latter will be suspended for injury management purposes on Tuesday.

core values

Kyle LowryMIA vs. GSW ($6,500)

Lowry is best left for tournaments with his worst run at 35.4 percent to date, but the veteran goalkeeper still holds plenty of upside as evidenced by his four games with over 30 FD points, including three over 35. These Warriors Themselves on Thursday, when he produced 37 FD points in 33 minutes. It’s best to hire a vet like Lowry when they have several days of rest coming up, which has been the case on Tuesday since their last game on Saturday. Additionally, Golden State allows for the ninth highest attack efficiency of aiming guards (27.9 percent), along with 40.0 percent of three-point shooting on the position. Dubs also yield the fourth most assists per game overall (28.0), cementing Lowry’s case.

Jock LandalPHO for MIN ($4800)

Landale and Bismack Biyombo currently share center missions in the absence of Deandre Ayton, and while both players are worth considering as valuable options, Landale is $200 cheaper. The sophomore earned 28.4 FD points against the Rockets in his last game in 23 minutes off the bench, and has also made 22.5 and 30.4 in two other games over his last four games. He splits the minutes evenly with Biyombo, but Landale’s role on the bench could allow him to sidestep Rudy Gobert for a bit of time. Ranked 19th in offensive efficiency of positions (31.6 percent) and 26th in that category against second unit players (47.0 percent), Minnesota also give away the third most rebounds per contest (59.0).

Royce O’NeillBKN for CHI ($4800)

Somewhat lost in the Nets’ early malaise is playing O’Neill, who proved to be a very productive supplementing option as he averaged 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per contest. The 3-D veteran shoots 37.2 percent from behind the arc while taking 6.1 three-point attempts per game. O’Neal is averaging 25.4 solid FD points per game overall and is over 25 in four of his first seven games, and the Bulls allow 37.5 percent shooting over two guards, along with a high NBA 43.2 percent pass rate from downtown.

Also considered: Bismak PiomboPHO for MIN ($5000)

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