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.
Trae Young - Atlanta (at Washington)
This Atlanta-Washington game serves as the highlight of tonight’s 10-game fantasy slate. The over/under currently stands at 247.5 with the Wizards favored by a bucket. In other words, this should be a fast-paced, high-scoring tilt between two of the worst defenses in basketball. Trae Young is coming off a rare dud vs. Memphis on Monday, but he couldn’t ask for a better bounce-back opportunity. Go ahead and roster him through all DFS formats.
NOTE: Young is now considered questionable with an illness. We'll need to monitor his status leading up to tip-off.
Bradley Beal - Washington (vs. Atlanta)
As mentioned earlier, you’ll want plenty of exposure to this Washington-Atlanta score fest. Young and Bradley Beal are the main attractions within that, and there’s a good chance they’ll push each other to fantasy upside. Beal is averaging an incredible 57 FPPG over his last seven outings, and there’s reason to believe he’ll surpass that threshold tonight. The Hawks rank 27th in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts.
De’Andre Hunter - Atlanta (at Washington)
Let’s keep the Hawks-Wizards theme going with De’Andre Hunter as an interesting bargain. Cam Reddish is expected to rejoin the lineup tonight, but Hunter has been seeing starter minutes (35ish) while playing alongside the rookie. Assuming Hunter gets his usual 35-minute allotment, it’s hard to envision a scenario where he doesn’t come through with adequate fantasy value. He’s a legitimate 20 point and 10 rebound threat against a generous Washington defense.
Trey Lyles - San Antonio (at Brooklyn)
We’ll need plenty of bargains to wash down the expensive salaries of Trae Young, Bradley Beal, and others. De’Andre Hunter, Aaron Holiday, Kevin Huerter, Terrence Ross, and Trey Lyles are a few of the best candidates in that regard. Lyles makes for an obvious DFS value with Jakob Poeltl and LaMarcus Aldridge out once again. Trey has averaged 36 minutes and 34 fantasy points in three games while filling in for the shorthanded Spurs’ frontcourt. He’ll see plenty of opportunities to fall within that range tonight, and Lyles’ salary hasn’t caught up with his starter role.
Jonas Valanciunas - Memphis (at Dallas)
The Grizzlies will continue to rely heavily on Valanciunas with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke nursing injuries. As a result, “JoVal” has responded with 48+ fantasy points in two of his last four. The matchup against Kristaps Porzingis and the Mavericks has some challenges, but Valanciunas makes for a solid DFS candidate given his FP/minute efficiency while pushing for 30-32+ minutes in a heightened role. He’s also notably cheaper than top centers like Nikola Vucevic and Hassan Whiteside.