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NBA DFS Plays: Monday

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 17, 2018, 1:45 pm ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings 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.


Keep in mind that we are looking towards the main slate at 7:00 ET with eight games.



Derrick Rose – Minnesota (vs Sacramento)


I’m buying into Derrick Rose tonight, and his moderate salary ($6100 FanDuel / $6300 DraftKings) is a big reason why. The former MVP has been seeing a healthy dose of minutes lately, helping him to achieve 40+ fantasy points in two of his past four outings. Rose has an excellent opportunity to climb within that range in a beautiful matchup against a Sacramento team that ranks second in pace and 25th in defensive efficiency vs opposing backcourts.


Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Damian Lillard




Devin Booker – Phoenix (at New York)


He’s baaaack! Booker returned from a six-game absence due to a hamstring injury, and it appears that he’s fully recovered when considering the 45 fantasy point effort in 35 minutes vs Minnesota on Saturday. The Phoenix guard will continue to lead his team with as many minutes and shot opportunities as he can handle. That, in turn, sets up for another high-upside fantasy expectation against a New York team that ranks 20th vs opposing backcourts and 29th in overall team defensive efficiency.


Also Consider: Andrew Wiggins, Buddy Hield




Nemanja Bjelica – Sacramento (at Minnesota)


Bjelica will continue to see more minutes and offensive opportunities with Marvin Bagley sidelined. That has been the case while putting up 26 and 40 fantasy points respectively over the past two games. Bjelica also torched his former team to the tune of 41 fantasy points in 28 minutes last Wednesday. He’ll face that same Minnesota squad once again – you know, the one that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency vs opposing frontcourts. Bjelica’s salary is still way too low when considering the elevated role due to Bagley’s absence. He’s a fine play through all formats on both sites.


Also Consider: Danilo Gallinari, TJ Warren




Tobias Harris – LA Clippers (vs Portland)


This is one of my favorite picks of the night. I’m hoping others sleep on Harris due to some mediocre recent performances. However, a bounce-back outing could be in store while playing in a competitive draw against a Portland team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency vs opposing power forwards. The last time Tobias faced the Blazers, he posted a sweet 34 point, 11 rebound, 52 fantasy point performance. He could put on a show in front of the home crowd tonight.


Also Consider: Dario Saric (elite play if Gibson out), Kevin Knox (better on DK)




Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota (vs Sacramento)


Towns is a priority spend on this slate, as the situation looks good from every angle. The Timberwolves are coming off a rough road-stretch that included a tough loss to Sacramento last Wednesday. Minnesota should be motivate to end the slide in a big way while returning to home this evening. The odd-makers agree with that notion while assigning a 231 over/under attached to an eight point spread favoring the Wolves. Towns will likely lead the way for the highest projected scoring team of the night. The matchup is a confident one, as Sacramento ranks 24th vs centers and 27th in rebound rate.  


Also Consider: Jusuf Nurkic, Enes Kanter (GPP)

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.