Only eight games are scheduled to tip on the NBA hardwood Tuesday night, but the folks over at DraftDay.com are still ponying up a Freeroll with prizes equaling a total of $100 for the best daily fantasy basketball rosters of the night! We’ve picked apart the slate and put together a starting five we believe will have you in the running to qualify for the money!
Darren Collison ($8,915) Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trailblazers – Buy low, sell high. That is the motto of any successful investor be it stocks, commodities, or sports. With that the case, Collison’s market can’t go much lower here and he’s a steal at this buy in price. Yes, he’s struggled of late scoring a combined 27 points throughout the course of the Pacers four-game losing streak, but the main reason has been struggling to grasp new offensive schemes put in by Coach Vogel. With Indy now back at home and playing off a full day’s rest, look for its offense to be much crisper with its leader navigating the attack versus a Blazers defense that’s allowed opposing PGs to tear it up all season long.
Marcus Thornton ($12,240) Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – The fourth year player out of LSU has really turned it up a notch the last couple seasons to become one of the best shooting guards in the league from a fantasy standpoint. He failed to score 20+ points each of the last two times he took to the hardwood against Atlanta and Dallas, but both of those squads possess Top 10 defenses. Golden State checks in at #26 giving up a shade under 100.0 PPG per night, and he went off for 33.0 fantasy points the first time he ran up against the Warriors defense this season.
Paul George ($10,075), Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trailblazers – We’re expecting a big effort from the Pacers tonight who will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak after getting swept in the state of Florida by Orlando and Miami over the weekend. If they’re to live up to expectations, it will undoubtedly be Paul George doing a ton of the damage. He enters fresh off a 36.0 fantasy basketball performance against the Magic and has become one of the Pacers most versatile scorers this season. Portland’s been somewhat decent in defending opposing SFs this season, but we’re gonna go with our gut and expect George to be one of the main reasons why the Pacers put an end to their losing streak.
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David Lee ($13,835) Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings – The Warriors invade Power Balance Pavilion winners of two in a row, and one of the main reasons for those dubs is because of David Lee. The former Florida Gator got back to his double-double ways against “Lob City” going for 18 & 10, and he’s now running up against a Kings defense that’s been dominated by opposing big men all season long (24.5 EFF). He’s yet to go off against Big Sac this season, but in four meetings last year, he combined for an average of nearly 30.0 fantasy NBA points per game.
Marc Gasol ($14,185) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers – Little bro squares off against big bro when the Lakers invade the FedEx Forum for Tuesday night’s tilt. Marc’s salary is steadily rising every single week, but that’s what happens when you turn into one of the most complete centers in the league. In Memphis’ L/5 games, Gasol has averaged near 20.0 points, nine rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1+ block, and 1+ steal, and he now gets to go up against a Lakers defense that’s allowed a collective EFF over 24.0 to opposing centers on the year. Sign me up!