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 eight-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Jalen Brunson - Dallas (at Washington)
Luka Doncic is still out while J.J. Barea, Seth Curry, and Kristaps Porzingis are questionable. That should lead Brunson to starter minutes in this confident matchup at Washington - who ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to point guards. Brunson’s salary is still relaxed despite scoring 43 and 29 fantasy points in two of his past three games. He should slide into that range again tonight.
James Harden - Houston (at Phoenix)
Harden was “off” last night, going 3-10 from the field to score 36 fantasy points in 35 minutes against the Lakers. I’m expecting a huge bounce-back performance tonight. Russell Westbrook took over in Los Angeles yesterday, and he’ll miss tonight’s game at Phoenix. The Suns rank 21st in defensive efficiency to shooting guards, and Harden posted 65 FP the last time these teams met (12/21).
Kelly Oubre Jr. - Phoenix (vs. Houston)
Let’s stay in Phoenix for the next recommendation, as this is the highest over/under of the night (234). Oubre should be able to find upside within that, as Houston ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency to small forwards. The Phoenix forward has posted 37+ fantasy points in four of his last seven games, and this is an excellent opportunity for him to reach into the 40 FP range. His minutes are sky-high at the moment (36-39), which raises the floor/ceiling combination for fantasy purposes.
Jayson Tatum - Boston (vs. Atlanta)
Tatum has been playing some good basketball lately, hitting 41, 43, and 63 fantasy points respectively over his last three. It should be noted that Kemba Walker was sidelined for each of those, and he’s questionable tonight along with Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward. If the Celtics remain shorthanded tonight, Tatum will continue to enjoy a heavier workload. Of course, the Boston forward makes for a solid fantasy commodity either way, as the Celtics are playing up in pace against an Atlanta team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to frontcourts.
Deandre Ayton - Phoenix (vs. Houston)
The Houston Rockets will continue to roll out their “small ball” approach with P.J. Tucker at center. The Lakers were able to take advantage last night, and the Suns could benefit too. Phoenix big man Deandre Ayton is brimming with confidence after racking up 56 fantasy points in back-to-back games. He should be able to have his way in this mismatch, which should translate to healthy fantasy production.
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