Take advantage of injured NBA stars' replacements in DFS

Austin Rivers is an excellent value play now that Chris Paul is out indefinitely. Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images

Each day, we'll provide you with the players to target in your daily leagues, from the high-priced studs to the solid midrange values to the cheaper, riskier players with upside.

In general, you want to use safer options in your cash games and rely on some riskier, high-upside options in your bigger tournaments. If you can average 5-6 points per $1,000 of salary, you'll typically end up with at least some cash in your pocket.

Note: We're sending out these Insider tips early in the day, and much can change after these are posted. Be sure to follow this Twitter list of NBA reporters, bloggers and announcers for late-breaking injury updates and lineup changes.


High-priced studs

Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets (DK: $8,300, FD: $8,200) at MIA: Walker poured in 34 points to lead Charlotte to a Game 4 win, evening the series at 2-2. He averaged 24 PPG in the first two games in Miami, which is the site of Game 5, and is one of the two big-name point guards to consider on the three-game slate.