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 10-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Ricky Rubio - Phoenix (vs. Detroit)
Rubio has been extremely impressive lately, hitting 42+ fantasy points in three straight games. That includes an unbelievable 66 FP showing at Utah on Monday. Granted, that fantasy score was boosted by seven steals, but Rubio has achieved 18+ points and 10+ assists in three straight games. There’s a chance he’ll continue to see more opportunities with Kelly Oubre Jr. sidelined, and tonight’s matchup vs. Detroit (24th in defensive efficiency to point guards) is ripe for the picking.
Donovan Mitchell - Utah (vs. Washington)
The recommendations don’t get more obvious than this. Mitchell checks in with an agreeable salary while facing one of the worst defenses in the league: Washington. The Wizards rank 27th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards and 29th in overall team d-eff. Mitchell has found his groove with 48+ fantasy points in two straight games, and this is an excellent spot for him to turn out more of the same.
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Mikal Bridges - Phoenix (vs. Detroit)
As mentioned earlier, Kelly Oubre Jr. will miss some time moving forward. That creates more minutes and fantasy opportunities for Bridges, who tallied 30 FP in 38 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday. He should be able to easily find fantasy value while getting promoted to a full workload. It helps that his opponent, Detroit, ranks below average (17th) in defensive efficiency to small forwards.
Aaron Gordon - Orlando (vs. Minnesota)
Gordon has taken off this month, most notably hitting 52+ fantasy points in three of his last four games. His salary has climbed as a result, but I still believe he can come through with a solid fantasy return this evening. Gordon and company will be playing up in pace against Minnesota, a tanking team that doesn’t have much interest in playing defense. The Wolves rank 21st in defensive efficiency to power forwards and 26th in team d-eff. Needless to say, there’s a good chance Gordon will come through with another 50-burger.
Tristan Thompson - Cleveland (at New Orleans)
Andre Drummond is doubtful tonight, which will promote Thompson to a full-time role. That was the case Wednesday vs. Philadelphia, and Tristan came through with a solid 38 FP showing in 31 minutes. He’s an easy value selection while getting forced into heavy minutes, and the matchup at New Orleans is agreeable. The Pelicans play fast while ranking 28th in defensive efficiency to opposing frontcourt.