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.
Kyle Lowry - Toronto (vs. Washington)
Lowry finds himself in an excellent matchup against the Wizards, who rank 27th in defensive efficiency to point guards. That’s probably enough to consider the Toronto floor general a top cash game play. However, there’s a good chance Lowry will take on more offensive responsibilities with Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell, and Marc Gasol out. Don’t forget that Fred VanVleet is questionable too. No matter how you slice it, Lowry has a clear path to massive upside, and he’s a sensible choice through all DFS formats tonight.
D’Angelo Russell - Golden State (vs. New Orleans)
Russell is back for the Warriors, coming through in a big way with 46+ fantasy points in two of his last four games. It’s worth mentioning that he went for 49 total fantasy points in those other two performances, proving that he’s a risk/reward DFS commodity. However, the needle moves closer to the “reward” side of things tonight, as D-Lo will play up in pace against a New Orleans team that ranks 27th in team defensive efficiency. I’d be surprised if Russell didn’t land in the 45-50 FP range.
Markieff Morris - Detroit (at Boston)
Blake Griffin and Luke Kennard are both doubtful tonight, which should elevate Markieff Morris into heavy playing time. Morris went for 33 fantasy points in 32 minutes with Griffin out Monday vs. Washington, and both of those totals could increase with Kennard/Wood sidelined as well. The matchup doesn’t look great at Boston, but Morris should turn out respectable fantasy value while seeing a ton of minutes and fantasy-producing opportunities.
Chris Boucher - Toronto (vs. Washington)
As mentioned earlier, Toronto is extremely thin in the frontcourt. Marc Gasol, Pascal Siakam, and Norman Powell are out tonight. That leaves Chris Boucher, Serge Ibaka, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to see more minutes. Boucher has the best salary, floor, and ceiling combinations of that group, and the matchup vs. Washington adds even more confidence to the equation. Boucher should see 20-25 minutes tonight, and he posted 33 FP the last time he saw that level of playing time (11/27 vs. NYK).
Andre Drummond - Detroit (at Boston)
Drummond is going to be busy tonight, as Detroit’s frontcourt responsibilities will fall on his shoulders. The big man will see more usage and rebounding opportunities (maybe a few more minutes too) with Kennard, Griffin, and Wood doubtful. His opponent, Boston, ranks fifth in defensive efficiency to centers, but Drummond’s increased rates should offset that concern. There’s enough value to squeeze the Detroit center into your lineup, and I highly recommend that strategy through all formats.
Also Consider: Gorgui Dieng (if Towns out)