After a quiet night with just three games on the schedule to essentially leave the night to the College Football Playoff Championship Game, Tuesday's NBA schedule consists of nine games. That's good news for FanDuel participants, who won't lack for options as they look to fill out their rosters. There are five players with salary values of $10,000 or higher in action, with Houston's James Harden ($11,700) having the highest value. Harden's averaging 53.6 FanDuel points per game on the season, and in his most recent outing "The Beard" tallied his tenth triple-double of the season in Houston's win in Toronto. Harden finished the game with 40 points, 11 assists and ten rebounds, and while the turnover count (ten) was high he still managed to accrue 66.5 FanDuel points.
So what will Harden do for an encore? Tuesday brings about a matchup with a Charlotte squad that ranks 11th in the NBA in scoring defense and ninth in defensive rating. But the Hornets will likely be down a man, with Nicolas Batum listed as doubtful due to a hyperextended knee suffered last week. That leaves Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, another solid wing defender, as the best option to defend Harden, but who does Charlotte call upon when MKG needs a break? But matchup questions aside, Harden's going to be a good choice due to how important he is to the Rockets' offense.
Here are our FanDuel picks for Tuesday, using the rules of a nine-player roster and a $60,000 salary cap. Linked stats are from Basketball Reference and Rotowire. (Getty)