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.
T.J. McConnell - Indiana (at Golden State)
Malcolm Brogdon has been ruled out tonight, meaning Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell will handle backcourt responsibilities for Indiana. McConnell has been playing some inspired basketball lately, hitting 32 and 42 fantasy points with 22 and 26 minutes respectively over his last two games. He should see 25-30 minutes with Brogdon sidelined, and the increased opportunity happens to correspond with a beautiful matchup at Golden State - who ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to point guards.
Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota (vs. Houston)
Wiggins has been a solid fantasy producer over the last week, hitting 43+ fantasy points in two of his last three games. Karl-Anthony Towns has returned from an extended absence, and that has really helped Wiggins in the form of assists and open shots. That should continue in a high-scoring home matchup vs. Houston, who ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. This is the highest-scoring game of the night (235 over/under), and Wiggins should be able to shine within that.
Will Barton - Denver (at New Orleans)
Jamal Murray and Paul Millsap will continue to miss time while Gary Harris is questionable. Translation: Barton should continue to see 33-38 minutes with more usage to boot. The Denver wing has been up-and-down in that role lately, but I’m thinking we’ll see his good side against a New Orleans team that plays fast while ranking 26th in team defensive efficiency. Put it all together and Barton checks in as a solid mid-range lift in tonight’s 10-game slate.
Jerami Grant - Denver (at New Orleans)
As mentioned in the previous write-up, Paul Millsap is still out for the Nuggets. Michael Porter Jr. is questionable too. If Porter is out, Jerami Grant will have a clear path to starter minutes and subsequent fantasy upside. In fact, Grant makes for a solid DFS bargain regardless of Porter’s status, as he should see at least 30 minutes either way. The matchup looks great against a Pelicans team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to power forwards.
UPDATE: With Tatum out for Boston, Daniel Theis moves into the cash game conversation.
Dewayne Dedmon - Sacramento (at Chicago)
Dedmon is arguably one of the better value plays on this slate. Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley are both out for Sacramento. That was the case Wednesday at Detroit, and Dedmon tallied 27 fantasy points in 31 minutes. He should see expanded playing time once again, looking at an encouraging matchup at Chicago. The Bulls rank dead last in defensive efficiency to centers.