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Throughout this NBA season, accurate daily fantasy information has been tough to come by, especially for basketball. CO-VID scratches, late news, etc. It’s been a nightmare! I did some thinking on how to produce the most accurate DFS write-up given the fact that the most prudent DFS information is typically released 30 minutes to one hour prior to lock. Enter. “THE GPP Pivot”. This article will focus on one great GPP pivot play.
The GPP Pivot of the Night
Tobias Harris - Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Memphis Grizzlies)
With almost everyone in the daily fantasy community looking at Andre Drummond tonight (with Joel Embiid out), let’s take a look at Tobias Harris for pivoting purposes. Analyzing Harris starts with understanding Memphis’s big-men. Jaren Jackson Jr. is one of the most talented defenders in the league. Steven Adams is a strong, big-bodied center capable of keeping Drummond from dominating the paint. Both of these players have the defensive abilities and body types to maintain Andre Drummond (in my opinion). What both of these players don’t have, is the speed or agility to keep up with Tobias Harris. Aka FADE Drummond tonight. Yes, I said it. Harris is smaller than Jackson and Adams but has the speed and agility to drive past them to the basket or pull back for a three. Harris has averaged 42.5 DK FP over his last five games. He's shooting over 58% from the field in each of his last three games. His minutes are high and so are his shot attempts averaging 36.4 MPG and 15.2 shot attempts per game over his last five. Harris carries significant upside tonight against a Memphis team that clearly has the personnel to defend Andre Drummond but not so much Tobias Harris. With so many assuming Drummond is the way to go in this match-up simply because of Embiid is out, the matchups more so favor Tobias Harris here.
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