Happy Halloween NBA fans. We have a small three-game slate ahead of us on this beautiful Tuesday night. Even with just three games on the slate, we have a good amount of star power including Kevin Durant and the Suns taking on rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama. Plus, we also have Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and the rest of the Clippers taking on the young Orlando Magic team led by Franz Wagner and Paolo Banchero. We also have a rematch from the first round of the playoffs last year with the Knicks take on the banged-up Cleveland Cavaliers team.

Make sure to check out today's NBA DFS projections and NBA DFS ownership projections before finalizing your lineups today.


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Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns

Durant is the easiest play on the slate with Devin Booker and Bradley Beal out. He is the highest-priced player on the slate but it doesn't even matter. Looking at the rest of the power forwards on the slate, there is not much value outside of the top guys. He will be very chalky, but it does not matter to me. It is the highest game total on the slate as well, so Durant is in line to see 20+ shots tonight.

Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers

If Mitchell gets the good to go from the hamstring injury, he is another top-play option without Darius Garland in the lineup once again. Caris LeVert is also questionable heading into this one, so that means, Mitchell should see even more on the ball possesions and shot attempts. In the two games he has played this season, he has gotten up 48 shots while also getting to the free throw line 12 times. If Mitchell plays tonight, I think the play is to find a way to get both Durant and Mitchell in your lineups.

Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers pulled off a massive trade to acquire James Harden early this morning. I would assume PJ Tucker and James Harden who are coming over tonight will not play. Plus they also shipped out Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, Robert Covington, and KJ Martin. There just aren't many options for the Clippers to throw out there tonight which means wheels up for Clippers guys who play. If Mitchell doesn't play, or you just need to save money, I am fine pivoting to Paul George as well.

Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks

Jalen Brunson has a great price on DraftKings at just $7,700 and thus far this Cleveland defense has not been as good as last season. The Cavs rank just 24th in defensive efficiency and they are without their best rim protector in this one as well, Jarrett Allen. I think Brunson has an opportunity to go undervalued on this slate because of the low game total, and the expectation that Mitchell will pay tonight.

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Favorite Value Plays to Use for DFS Lineups

Bones Hyland, Los Angeles Clippers

Hyland is a great option on this slate with his price being $4,300. This slate is starved for value plays and I think Bones deserves to be locked into your lineup. He has played at least 21 minutes in three games this season. Plus his minutes could go up tonight with all the moving pieces around him. We love Bones because he is a chucker.  He has put up double-digit shots in the three games and 21 three point attempts during that span as well.  

Eric Gordon, Phoenix Suns

Eric Gordon is probably going to be a higher-owned player on this slate after his last game. He scored 33 fantasy points last game while getting up 14 shots. He produced this past game because he finally hit shots. In his previous two games, he got up 16 shots in each game he just didn't make enough of them. With Beal and Booker being out once again, it looks like Gordon is in line to be the second option again without Durant.

Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers

Okoro brings solid value even if Mitchell plays at his price of $4,500. The minutes are there each night as he has played over 28 minutes in each game while scoring at least 23 fantasy points in each game. In the past, we have seen the floor just absolutely fall out from Okoro, but it hasn't happened yet. He is doing enough in the other categories outside of scoring to keep his floor up. He has grabbed at least five rebounds in each game, and two steals in two of the three games. On a slate that we are struggling to find value on, Okoro is a fine play.

Mason Plumlee, Los Angeles Clippers

The center position isn't great tonight so punting the position might be the best way to go. If you go, Plumlee, you aren't completely punting the position at his $4,900 price. He could be in line to start if Zubac is ruled out tonight. As mentioned above, the Clippers front line is already thin after trading Robert Covington and Nicolas Batum. Even if Zubac plays, Plumlee can still bring value. But if he does not play expect Plumlee to be very claky.

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