There may only be three games on the NBA schedule for Tuesday, but there are plenty of stars in the NBA DFS player pool. Options such as Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett, Victor Wembanyama, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will be popular selections as NBA DFS picks. However, Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) and Norman Powell (foot) are both questionable, and those are injuries to monitor throughout the day when forming NBA DFS lineups.
The Clippers host the Magic on Tuesday after reportedly acquiring 10-time All-Star James Harden from the 76ers earlier in the day. The Clippers sent four players, including role players such as Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, Nicolas Batum, and picks to the 76ers, so the Los Angeles bench will likely be limited on Tuesday. Does that make it a viable NBA DFS strategy to stack Magic players such as Wendell Carter Jr., Markelle Fultz or Cole Anthony against a potentially depleted Clippers defense? Before making your NBA DFS picks, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine’s Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with more than $2 million in career winnings. He’s also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account.
This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
On Monday, McClure highlighted Nets guard/forward Ben Simmons as one of his top picks in his NBA DFS player pool on both sites. The result: Simmons had 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, returning 38 points on DraftKings and 36 points on FanDuel. Anybody who included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
McClure has turned his attention to NBA action on Tuesday and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Tuesday, October 31
For Tuesday, one of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks is Cavaliers forward/center Evan Mobley, who is listed at $8,100 on both FanDuel and DraftKings. Mobley is coming off a monster performance with 33 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and three blocks against the Pacers on Saturday. The day before, the 22-year-old had 14 points and 15 rebounds against the Thunder. Now that Mobley has some time to rest, he could have something even better in store against the Knicks.
Mobley, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, averaged 16.2 points and nine rebounds last year. He’s played an expanded role to begin this season as starting center Jarrett Allen (ankle) is set to miss his fourth straight game to open the year. Allen being sidelined has opened up dominant rebounding performances for the 6-foot-11 Mobley. Guard Darius Garland (hamstring) is also out and star guard Mitchell (hamstring) is questionable. Mobley could become one of the go-to scorers yet again and paired with his high rebounding floor, Mobley is a strong play for NBA DFS lineups.
Another part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes stacking Mobley with guard/forward Caris LeVert ($6,100 on DraftKings and $6,400 on FanDuel). LeVert was given complete control of the offense on Saturday with Mitchell and Garland sidelined, and the 29-year-old had 31 points, five rebounds and eight assists with 28 field-goal attempts. LeVert, himself, is listed as questionable for Tuesday with hamstring soreness, but you have to believe he’ll do everything he can to take the court with the abundance of shots he’s set to receive.
LeVert lit up the Knicks in the first round of last year’s playoffs, particularly over the last four games of New York’s five-game series win. Over that stretch, he averaged 18 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists while knocking down nearly 40% of his 3-point attempts. The eight-year veteran also had 17 points in the second game of the season where Mitchell played and Garland missed, so even if Mitchell is active, he still has the potential to outperform his price point in a limited NBA DFS player pool on Tuesday. See McClure’s other NBA DFS picks right here.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Tuesday, October 31
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Tuesday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.