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 Friday’s nine-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Collin Sexton - Cleveland (at Washington)
Sexton checks in as a strong mid-range fantasy commodity through all DFS formats tonight. He’s averaging 29 FPPG on the season, but Sexton has consistently surpassed that mark with 35 FPPG over his past seven. There’s a good chance he’ll finish above that increased standard tonight, as this is an incredible matchup at Washington with a 235.5 over/under. The Wizards rank dead last in defensive efficiency to point guards, and Sexton is in a position to take full advantage.
CJ McCollum - Portland (vs. New Orleans)
Damian Lillard will miss some time moving forward, meaning McCollum will absorb a much heavier usage rate. It just so happens that CJ finds himself in a fantastic matchup tonight in the first game of this stretch without Lillard. His opponent, the Pelicans, play fast while ranking 25th in team defensive efficiency. This is the highest over/under of the night (238), and McCollum is one of the best “per dollar” picks within that.
Gordon Hayward - Boston (at Minnesota)
Kemba Walker is doubtful tonight, meaning Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Gordon Hayward will see more opportunities in Boston’s backcourt. The matchup isn’t too shabby either, as Minnesota ranks top five in pace. The Wolves also rank 26th in team defensive efficiency this season. Hayward has stepped up with 40+ fantasy points in four of his last five games, and this is an excellent opportunity for him to fly above that heightened threshold. Go ahead and roster him with confidence through all DFS formats.
Domantas Sabonis - Indiana (at New York)
Most of the featured picks in this article are somewhat pricey. However, there should be enough value to make almost all of them work in the same lineup. Bargains like Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, Marcus Smart, Carmelo Anthony, and others help make that a reality … Speaking to that point, Sabonis is one of the better high-end power forwards on this slate. His salary comes at a discount to Anthony Davis while stepping into a confident matchup. The Knicks rank dead last in defensive efficiency to power forwards, so I’m expecting to see Sabonis at his best tonight.
Hassan Whiteside - Portland (vs. New Orleans)
As mentioned earlier, Damian Lillard will be sidelined for Portland. That means the other Blazers’ starters will be asked to step up - including Whiteside. The Portland big man was up-and-down leading towards the All-Star break, but this is an excellent spot for him to resume that 50+ FP upside. This is the highest-scoring game of the night, and New Orleans ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to opposing frontcourts.
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