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NBA GPP Pivots: Tuesday 11/9

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: November 9, 2021, 3:33 pm ET

Welcome to the NBA GPP Pivots article, where we’ll be looking to uncover some sneaky-good DFS plays away from the popular selections. These recommendations are usually risk/reward commodities meant to be used in large-field tournaments. Typically, blending these low-owned hidden gems with well-aligned staples contributes to a viable GPP strategy.

Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We will be looking at Tuesday’s three-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET. 

Terance Mann - SG - LA Clippers (vs. Portland)

Mann’s role seems to be constantly evolving for the Clippers. Sometimes he’ll get hot and take on more usage. Otherwise, he’s a “hustle player” who contributes in nearly every category. That makes for an interesting tournament proposition. Mann has been seeing 30-34 minutes per contest lately, and that should give him plenty of time to produce in a high-scoring game against Portland. 

Danny Green - SG - Philadelphia (vs. Milwaukee) 

Green’s upside is directly tied to making long jumpers, so there’s some inevitable risk in his fantasy profile. However, the Sixers will need him to step up with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris out. Green came through with 27 fantasy points in 30 minutes last night despite only going 2-8 from three-point territory. A better shooting night could inspire GPP-winning fantasy upside. 

Bojan Bogdanovic - SF - Utah (vs. Atlanta) 

You know the deal with Bogdanovic by now. He’s a three-point shooter who can get hot at any given time. If that happens, he can realistically go for 40+ fantasy points despite the cheap salary. Tonight’s matchup looks good against an Atlanta team that ranks 21st in defensive efficiency to small forwards. Is there a breakout on the horizon for Bogdanovic? Either way, I don’t believe he’ll post a fantasy score that hurts you. This is a relatively comfortable risk/reward situation. 

Robert Covington - PF - Portland (at LA Clippers) 

Covington is a little riskier than the other three picks listed before him. He has a lower fantasy floor while sometimes sitting back and letting Damian Lillard / CJ McCollum steal the show on offense. Having said that, Covington can contribute in every category, so there’s some fantasy upside if his scoring comes along for the ride. Facing a Clippers team that ranks seventh in pace and 26th in rebound rate could help him out. 

Bobby Portis - PF/C - Milwaukee (at Philadelphia)

Portis is a true wild card on this slate. He broke out for 48 fantasy points at Washington last time around, but the veteran hasn’t topped 26 FP in four other games this season. Was that a spark to start the fire or a blip on the radar? It’s hard to say. Milwaukee could use his scoring prowess with Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez still out, so the door is open for Portis to fill up the box score yet again. 

ALSO CONSIDER

Jusuf Nurkic (C - POR) is another guy with a wide range of fantasy outcomes. As mentioned earlier, the Clippers play fast while ranking 26th in rebound rate, which could help Nurkic. We all know he has 50+ FP upside, but sometimes he’ll defer to Lillard/McCollum. This is a true roll of the dice, but Nurkic will be underrated tonight with everyone flocking to Andre Drummond at center. 

Georges Niang (PF - PHI) is another player who could help out the shorthanded Sixers tonight. He had some solid games at the turn of the month, but his last two outings reverted back to mediocrity. If he avoids foul trouble, there’s a chance he’ll see around 30 minutes and get back to his 27-37 FP ways.

Spencer Limbach

Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for NBC Sports Edge. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.