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SuperDraft is one of the hottest platforms in the market for DFS players. SuperDraft offers a unique twist on your traditional DFS experience with game modes like “Multiplier” and “Super 15.” This daily article will focus on daily value plays from SuperDraft’s exclusive multiplier game mode. By eliminating the traditional salary cap structure and providing a points multiplier for every player on the slate, there is almost limitless flexibility when building lineups on SuperDraft. You can load up on all the studs, but their point multipliers will be low. You can balance those plays out with some long shots that could score up to 2x their fantasy points to vault you to the top of the leaderboards.

With five games on Tuesday’s slate, let’s get into some of the Multiplier plays over on SuperDraft.


Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (1.2x score multiplier)

The Raptors are back to relative full strength, at least when it comes to their normal rotation players. VanVleet has been fantastic in his return to the lineup, picking up right where he left off before his stint in the health and safety protocols. The Toronto point guard has posted back-to-back games over 55 SuperDraft points or more since being activated from the COVID-19 list and has exceeded 53.5 SuperDraft points in five of his last six games going back to mid-December. The Raptors host the lowly Spurs north of the border, and while San Antonio has been a very scrappy young team this season, they will once again be without Dejounte Murray, who is the “head of the snake” so to speak for the Spurs on the defensive end of the floor. Murray last played Dec. 23, and since then San Antonio has given up 113.5 points per game, including losses to the shorthanded Pistons and Grizzlies. The Raptors have a 115.75 implied team total and are seven-point home favorites, and I’d much rather attack this Spurs team in the backcourt with VanVleet rather than take my chances with Pascal Siakam down low against the defense of Jakob Poeltl.

Duane Washington (1.8x) and Kiefer Sykes (1.85x), Indiana Pacers

The package blurb worked out pretty well Monday, breaking down the Portland backcourt situation, so we’ll keep that format here for the relative “no-names” occupying the Pacers starting guard spots for Tuesday’s game against the Knicks. The Pacers are expected to remain without Caris LeVert, Malcolm Brogdon, Chris Duarte, Jeremy Lamb, Kelan Martin and T.J. McConnell in the backcourt here, opening up another opportunity for Washington and Sykes to showcase their talent. Both have extremely limited sample sizes to judge their fantasy rates in the NBA (82 minutes for Washington and 56 for Sykes), but we can look at their G-League outputs for a better understanding of what to expect. Based off the projections around the industry I’ve seen as of this writing, Washington is going to be the more popular play, likely due to his better fantasy-point-per-minute rates in their respective NBA minutes, making his projected ownership higher than it should be when comparing to Sykes. When we take into account what each player has done in their G-League time this season (358 minutes for Washington and 446 minutes for Sykes), they profile much more similarly than their NBA rates (and what everyone is projecting for the two) imply. With their multipliers being so close, I prefer to roster the lower owned player out of the two and as of now that’s Sykes. I don’t have an issue rostering both in a tournament lineup, but stacking the two is not a priority.


Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (1.15x)

On the other end of the multiplier spectrum for Indiana the starting frontcourt remains intact, and we saw Sabonis take advantage of the absences of his teammates en route to a 61.75 SuperDraft-point-performance against the Cavaliers Sunday. A date with the Knicks is a much tastier matchup on paper and given the elevated usage for Sabonis (27.3% last game, fourth highest out of his 36 appearances this season), I have a lot of interest in rostering him at forward as my favorite “spend up” at the position. We all remember what Sabonis was doing in a similar situation to end last season, when he recorded four performances of 70-plus SuperDraft points in his final nine games and dropped below 50 just twice in the same span. He’s also eligible at center if you need the extra forward spots.

Jalen Smith, Phoenix Suns (1.65x)

As someone who considers the second-year forward a trade target for my favorite team at the deadline, I’ve been pleased to see him looking competent over the last few games with Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee in the health and safety protocols. While it may be raising the price for an NBA team to acquire Smith, his multiplier on SuperDraft hasn’t descended far enough for him to fall out of favor with me on this slate. The forward eligibility helps fit him comfortably into our lineups, and at a 1.65x multiplier he looks like a great option. Smith lost minutes in each of his two starts to foul trouble and blowout respectively and with the Suns currently seven-point favorites on the road in New Orleans, Smith projects near the top of the position if he can grab a full minutes workload. Averaging 1.44 SuperDraft points per minute over his last three games, Smith is a priority value. Like Sabonis, he also possesses center eligibility if you need to open up more forward spots.


Jonas Valanciunas, New Orleans Pelicans (1.25x)

On the other side of the Suns-Pelicans matchup sits big Valanciunas. He’s coolest off substantially from his fantasy point rampage he went on to start the season, but his upside remains. With his multiplier at its highest point in nearly a month and a beaten-up Phoenix frontcourt coming to town, he could be in line for a big performance. Valanciunas hasn’t cracked 50 SuperDraft points since Dec. 8, but it’s a feat he has accomplished in nine of his 34 games this season. With the matchup pairing of Jalen Smith and Bismack Biyombo across the court tonight instead of Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee, I would not be shocked if we see Valanciunas get back to his dominant ways in the paint against Phoenix here and ends up as the optimal play at center when the final buzzer sounds.

Damian Jones, Sacramento Kings (1.75x)

If you want to get different at center, look no further than the Kings center. Jones, who is on his fifth NBA team in his six-year career, has vaulted into the Kings starting lineup to begin the new year. His multiplier did drop a bit from the 2x we got on Sunday’s slate, but the results were inspiring enough that we can continue to consider him as a lower-rostered GPP play Tuesday. Jones played just over 29 minutes in the two-point win over Miami Sunday, his highest minutes total on the season. He’s right around a SuperDraft fantasy-point-per-minute player over his last five games, which is in line with his season average. The matchup against the Lakers is not one we should shy away from, but my biggest worry with Jones is the presence of guys like Marvin Bagley, Chimezie Metu, Tristan Thompson and Alex Len. If you’re going to roster Jones, make sure you keep your eyes on the Kings starting lineup. If Jones is removed from the starting lineup, you’ll want to swap to whichever of the four players listed above start at center.

This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.

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