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NBA DFS Plays: Saturday

by Spencer Limbach

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

 

Now let’s move on to the NBA DFS Plays for Saturday!

 

 

POINT GUARD

 

Ben Simmons – Philadelphia (vs Charlotte)

 

Simmons has been a fantasy beast when healthy this season, producing 64, 51, and 46 fantasy points when seeing full minutes. He looked good in his return from a back injury on Wednesday, notching a triple double with 46 FP despite a tough matchup at Milwaukee. He has gotten several days of rest between now and then, so Simmons should be ready to go this evening. Joel Embiid is questionable tonight, and Simmons’ upside shoots through the roof if the big man is ruled out. I believe Simmons is a solid play either way, but he moves into near “must play” territory if Embiid sits.

 

Also Consider: Kemba Walker, Mike Conley, Darren Collison (value), Trae Young (tournaments)

 

 

SHOOTING GUARD

 

Victor Oladipo – Indiana (at Cleveland)

 

I had a hard time debating between Oladipo and DeRozan in the featured spot, so I’ll go ahead and say that both are priority picks in your lineups through all formats. Tyreke Evans is out for Indiana tonight, meaning more usage could flow to Oladipo at times. He would’ve been a nice play regardless of Evans’ status, as the matchup against Cleveland looks great from a fantasy perspective. Play him with confidence!

 

Also Consider: DeMar DeRozan, Malcolm Brogdon, Zach LaVine (tournaments)

 

 

SMALL FORWARD

 

Taurean Prince – Atlanta (vs Chicago)

 

I really like Taurean Prince as a mid-range play on both DraftKings and FanDuel. He usually sees plenty of minutes in competitive games, and this matchup vs Chicago is expected to be tight and high-scoring (232 over/under). On top of that, the Bulls have a bottom five defense that doesn’t improve when considering their current injury situation. Prince and company should take advantage tonight. I also like Trae Young and Alex Len from the Hawks as tournament picks.

 

Also Consider: LeBron James, Kyle Anderson (value), Larry Nance Jr (cash play if Love out)

 

 

POWER FORWARD

 

Josh Jackson – Phoenix (at Memphis)

 

This is more of a recommendation on FanDuel, where the power forward spot has less options due to no multi-position eligibility. Ryan Anderson and Deandre Ayton have been upgraded to probable tonight, but Devin Booker is ruled out. That could lead to more minutes for Jackson, who often rose to the occasion when fed healthy playing time last season. He’s near minimum salary on FanDuel for only $4000, and I’m willing to take a chance on him over there.

 

Also Consider: LaMarcus Aldridge, Jaren Jackson Jr, Dario Saric (better if Embiid is out)

 

 

CENTER

 

Marc Gasol – Memphis (vs Phoenix)

 

Both Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are viable through all formats while looking at a spectacular matchup against the Suns. Phoenix plays a fast pace, and they rank dead last in defensive efficiency to the center position. Gasol has been dealing with a neck issue, but he was considered “good to go” for this game after going through full practice on Friday. It helps that he hasn’t played since Wednesday, so Gasol should be fresh and ready to turn in a nice performance.

 

Also Consider: Nikola Vucevic, Alex Len (value)  

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.