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 10-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Friday.
Trae Young - Atlanta (at Detroit)
Luka Doncic is great, but Trae Young is much cheaper with a pretty good matchup himself. The Atlanta guard finds himself in an advantageous spot against a Detroit team that ranks 21st in defensive efficiency to point guards. If you recall, the Pistons let Shaquille Harrison of the Bulls pull off a 15-11-5 (46 FP) line against them on Wednesday, and now it’s Trae’s turn to feast.
Spencer Dinwiddie - Brooklyn (vs. Sacramento)
Dinwiddie has put the Nets on his back with Kyrie Irving sidelined. That will be the case again tonight, as Dinwiddie will try to post 40+ FP for the third straight game. Facing the Kings makes for a comfortable matchup to make that happen, as Sacramento ranks below average (18th) in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts. Dinwiddie’s salary hasn’t fully increased to reflect his ascending role with Irving out, and he’s an excellent DFS play through all formats as a result.
Joe Harris - Brooklyn (vs. Sacramento)
Harris is a shooting-dependent fantasy commodity with a wide range of outcomes. However, I believe in him as a promising bargain choice tonight, as he’s seen 35+ minutes in two of his past three. There will be more usage to absorb with Kyrie still sidelined, and Harris used that to post 45 FP last Saturday at Chicago. Sacramento ranks in the bottom ten for defensive efficiency against both shooting guards and small forwards, so this is a nice spot for Harris to get back on track.
Bam Adebayo - Miami (at Chicago)
This is an excellent matchup for Adebayo, who has posted 44+ fantasy points in two of his past three. He’ll take on the Bulls, who rank 29th in defensive efficiency to power forwards this season. Making matters even better, Chicago is also 23rd in rebound rate. Needless to say, Bam could absolutely thrive tonight, and I’m taking him through all DFS formats.
Rudy Gobert - Utah (vs. Golden State)
Sure, there’s some blowout risk, but Gobert has the potential to finish with a rewarding stat-line even in limited minutes. Of course, there’s extreme upside if the Warriors keep this one somewhat competitive (within 12-15 points), which would require the starters to see their usual playing time. Golden State is a mess right now, ranking 29th in defensive efficiency to centers and 20th in rebound rate. Gobert has notched 49+ FP in three of his past five, and he could easily exceed that threshold tonight.