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This slate is fairly straightforward for cash games, with the popular build featuring Trae Young + the cheap Spurs players. Young gets a boost to top play on the slate with Dejounte Murray out — especially in a match-up against the defensively inept Detroit Pistons. Murray has really affected the ceiling of Trae when it comes to DFS this season, and him being out is a huge deal. With Murray off the floor, Young gets a massive 6% usage increase and sees his fantasy points per minute rise to over 1.5. Detroit is one of the worst defensive teams in basketball, especially against ball dominant guards. Young is priced like Murray is playing, and he actually has the highest ceiling projection on tonight’s slate. He will be chalky, but you can’t avoid him in optimal builds on Tuesday night.
Other than Young, I like correlating him with James Wiseman on the other side of that game. Wiseman has been on fire since joining the Pistons and has been unleashed minutes wise. He’s averaging over 30 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks and is a strong mid-tier option again tonight.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs will be very chalky tonight with all of Keldon Johnson, Devin Vasell, Jeremy Sochan and Zach Collins out. This is resulting in massive ownership tags on Sandro Mamukelashvili and Keita Bates-Diop. Mamu is basically their only big-man tonight and should be expected to play over 25 minutes — we currently have him projected for 28 tonight. Bates-Diop will be one of the main offensive weapons for the team tonight, and should also be expected for increased minutes. Overall, these guys aren’t must plays in GPPs but it’s hard to build cash game lineups without them and they should pretty much be blowout-proof as well.
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