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 seven-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Monday.
Lonzo Ball - New Orleans (at Detroit)
Ball has been tearing it up from a DFS standpoint, hitting 38+ fantasy points in four of his last five games. It just so happens that he’s playing in one of the best fantasy environments of the night. This Pelicans-Pistons game features two teams that rank in the bottom ten for overall defensive efficiency. More specifically, Detroit ranks 21st in defensive efficiency to point guards, and Ball should be able to take advantage as a solid mid-range lift through all DFS formats.
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Evan Fournier - Orlando (at Sacramento)
Fournier has come to life while posting 71 fantasy points over 60 minutes in his last two games. His minutes should remain high (36) with Orlando dealing with several injury situations (Isaac OUT - Gordon, Augustin questionable). The matchup looks great too, as his opponent (Sacramento) ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. There’s some risk with Fournier being a scoring-dependent fantasy player, but he should see enough opportunities (with a moderate salary) to offset that concern.
Brandon Ingram - New Orleans (at Detroit)
Ingram had a letdown performance on Saturday, producing just 28 fantasy points in 31 minutes. That came against a tough Boston defense, and we shouldn’t forget that he went for 47+ fantasy points in three straight leading up to that. I fully anticipate Ingram to get back within that 47-50+ FP range, potentially making him a better “per dollar” pick than the expensive-likes of LeBron James. Ingram will look to cash in on this excellent matchup, as Detroit ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to small forwards.
Al Horford - Philadelphia (at Indiana)
Joel Embiid is going to miss some time moving forward, meaning Horford will continue to see more work in Philadelphia’s frontcourt. That has been the case over the past two games, as Horford has posted 43 and 39 fantasy points respectively. His salary is still too low when considering the uptick without Embiid, and I’m comfortable locking him in as a satisfying mid-range lift through all formats.
Enes Kanter - Boston (vs. Chicago)
Kanter is a risky DFS option with a wide range of outcomes. For example, he has been between 11-51 fantasy points in his last seven games. However, he has matchup potential along with a modest salary to turn around with GPP-winning upside. Kanter could move the needle closer to his 45-50 FP potential while facing a Chicago team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to centers.