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 the 11-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Monday.
Trae Young - Atlanta (vs. Minnesota)
This Atlanta-Minnesota tilt has a 235.5 over/under, which represents the highest of the night. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as both teams rank in the bottom ten for overall defensive efficiency. More specifically, the Wolves rank 25th in defensive efficiency to point guards while playing at a brisk pace. That will favor Trae Young tonight, and we could see an encore of his 30-10-10 triple-double from Saturday.
Spencer Dinwiddie - Brooklyn (at Cleveland)
Kyrie Irving is still sidelined for Brooklyn, so Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to run the show. He’s averaging 41 FPPG in that role, and tonight’s matchup at Cleveland (29th in defensive efficiency to backcourts) represents his best draw since enjoying the inflated workload. In other words, Dinwiddie is a solid bet to exceed that 41 FPPG mark en route to a rewarding return for daily fantasy purposes.
Jonathan Isaac - Orlando (at Detroit)
LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the headline picks at small forward, but Isaac could post better “per dollar” value tonight. Remember, Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon are both out for Orlando, so the Magic will need Isaac to step up. He answered the call Saturday at Indiana while hitting 55 fantasy points in 29 minutes. Isaac should continue to see higher rates across the board while facing a Detroit team that ranks 19th in defensive efficiency to frontcourts.
Omari Spellman - Golden State (vs. Oklahoma City)
This recommendation is based on the assumption that Draymond Green (questionable) doesn’t play. If Green is in, this situation gets somewhat dicey. Green missed the last two games, and Spellman stepped up with 28 minutes in each contest to go along with 21 and 25 fantasy points respectively. That’s respectable production considering his near-minimum price point on numerous DFS sites.
Jakob Poeltl - San Antonio (vs. LA Lakers)
Poeltl has been playing well recently, and he’s getting rewarded with more playing time. The San Antonio center is averaging 21 minutes and 25 fantasy points over his past six games, and I’m projecting for his minutes to hover around 25 based on his last three outings. Based on that, he should be able to post strong fantasy value in a competitive, high-scoring matchup against the Lakers.