NBA GPP Pivots: Monday 2/22

Point Guard

Luka DoncicDallas Mavericks (vs. Memphis Grizzlies)

Kristaps Porzingis is questionable with a back injury for tonight while Josh Richardson is leaning towards probable. Depending on the Mavericks confirmed starting lineup, Doncic might be a must-play on a small six-game slate. Luka’s salary will be high but worth the price. Over his last two games, Doncic is averaging 73.4 DK points per game. Over this span, he’s shooting 62% from the field and 62.5 % from beyond the arc. Dallas is favored by – 5.5 points with a (slate-high) 232.5 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other PG Option: John WallHouston Rockets (vs. Chicago Bulls)

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Shooting Guard

Zach LaVine – Chicago Bulls (vs. Houston Rockets)

LaVine has improved his defense while remaining an offensive threat so far this season. In his last five games, LaVine is averaging 50.3 DK points per game over an average of 36.2 minutes on the court. Zach LaVine is expected to match up against Eric Gordon tonight. Gordon will hustle ad provide offense. What won’t he do? Play consistent defense, that’s what. Houston will be without Christian Wood, Victor Oladipo, and DeMarcus Cousins tonight. Someone will need to step up for Houston to keep this one close. In their last matchup, LaVine totaled 33 points, seven assists, and four rebounds in a 125, 120 win against the Rockets. Tonight the Bulls are favored by – 1 point with a 226 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other SG Option: Gary Trent Jr.Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Phoenix Suns)

Small Forward

Patrick Williams – Chicago Bulls (vs. Houston Rockets)

This is a little bit of a sneaky play. Williams will not pop up on any optimizers nor will you hear many touts recommending to play him. Nonetheless, if you look at his stats he carries significant potential tonight. Williams has averaged 31.3 minutes per game over his last five games. His production is volatile but his floor is relatively high. Williams will match up with Danuel House. I think both of these players will produce for their teams. With that said, Williams has one inch and 15 lbs on House. I can see this one being a favorable matchup for Williams. The Rockets allow 47.9 rebounds per game (3rd highest in the NBA). Once again, the Bulls are favored by – 1 point with a 226 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other SF Options: Carmelo Anthony – Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Phoenix Suns)

Power Forward

Jae’Sean Tate – Houston Rockets (vs. Chicago Bulls)

With Eric Gordon seemingly in a tough matchup tonight against Zach LaVine, Jae’Sean Tate needs to step up. He and Danuel House become very interesting plays against a Bulls team that are still without Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter. Tate is averaging 30.1 DK points over his last four games. Over this span, Tate is shooting 59.1 % from the field. With Cousins OUT and Gordon in a tough matchup against LaVine, expect role players like House and Tate to step up their offense. The Houston Rockets are +1 point underdogs with a 226 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other PF Option: Brandon Clarke – Memphis Grizzlies (vs. Dallas Mavericks)

Center

Bam Adebayo – Miami Heat (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder)

Most of the field will be flocking towards Isaiah Roby tonight. Why? He’ll be starting with Horford out. He’s at a low salary and has a solid matchup against a Miami team that leads the league in steals allowed at 8.9 per game. The Heat are also allowing 10.4 offensive rebounds per game which is the 5th highest in the NBA. So why Bam? Bam is considered a leverage pivot play tonight. Who needs to do well for Roby to underperform? Yup, Bam Adebayo. Roby is projected to be rostered by 40 + % of all lineups this evening, Why not pivot off the chalk and invest in his opponent Bam Adebayo for the ultimate leverage advantage. The Heat are favored by – 7.5 points with a 212.5 O/U Courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other C Option: Isaiah Roby – Oklahoma City Thunder (vs. Miami Heat)

Bargain Bin

PG Tomas Satoransky

SG Gary Trent Jr.

SF Patrick Williams

PF Darius Bazley

C Isaiah Roby

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