This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your cash game 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.
We’ll take a look at the eight-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Friday.
Cory Joseph - Sacramento (at LA Lakers)
Say something, I’m giving up on you. That song describes how most daily fantasy enthusiasts feel about Cory Joseph. His price has increased since taking over lead PG duties for De’Aaron Fox despite hitting just 19 fantasy points in a start against Portland. However, “CoJo” saw 37 minutes in that contest, suggesting there’s enough volume for better days in the future. That could come tonight in a high-scoring tilt with the Lakers. Despite the marked-up salary, I’m not giving up on you Mr. Joseph.
Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota (vs. Washington)
James Harden is great, and he makes for a solid DFS choice through all formats tonight. However, Andrew Wiggins is putting up some ridiculous stat-lines for a fraction of the cost. The 2014-15 Rookie of the Year (I actually forgot he won that award) has averaged 53 fantasy points over his last five games. Wiggins used to be 100% scoring dependent, but he is thriving with Ryan Saunders at the helm, showing aggressiveness and playmaking ability that flirts with a triple-double nightly. That could happen against a Washington team that ranks 27th in team defensive efficiency.
T.J. Warren - Indiana (at Houston)
Warren has been up-and-down (from a fantasy point of view) for the Pacers this season. I’m thinking we’ll see his good side tonight, as the matchup corresponds nicely in a high-scoring matchup at Houston. Jeremy Lamb and Myles Turner will remain sidelined for Indiana, which could push more statistical opportunities towards Warren. He’s fresh off a 39 FP showing against Oklahoma City on Tuesday, checking in as a quality mid-range choice on this slate.
P.J. Tucker - Houston (vs. Indiana)
Looking to the other side of the same matchup, we find Tucker as a bargain power forward. I’ll reemphasize this game as a high-scoring (226 over/under), fantasy-friendly environment. Tucker has seen a ton of minutes recent (38 last game), but that hasn’t always translated to fantasy success. Eric Gordon, Danuel House, and Clint Capela are all out for the Rockets tonight, so they’ll need Tucker to hold things down in the frontcourt.
Thomas Bryant - Washington (at Minnesota)
We’ve outlined several Minnesota options from this game, but take note that Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant also represent quality plays in this 242 point over/under. The Timberwolves play at an extremely fast pace, and that should help feed the stat-lines of these Washington players. That makes Thomas Bryant a legitimate DFS value option if you don’t have enough cap space to make Karl-Anthony Towns or Andre Drummond work. Bryant has flexed 50 FP upside several times this season, and his FPPG average hovers around 35. I believe we’ll see him in that 35-50 range, especially considering that Minnesota ranks 19th in d-eff to opposing frontcourts.