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 5:00 ET (MLK Day Special) on Monday.
Lonzo Ball - New Orleans (at Memphis)
Ball continues to thrive for the Pelicans, resulting in 47+ fantasy points in two of his last three games. Monday’s draw at Memphis should inspire more upside, as the Grizzlies rank 22nd in defensive efficiency to point guards. This is the best fantasy environment of the night, as Memphis checks in as 2.5 point favorites with a heavy 240 over/under. Go ahead and target Ball (and maybe Ingram/Favors too) from this high-scoring tilt.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - Oklahoma City (at Houston)
The shooting guard position is highly competitive on this 11-game slate, but Gilgeous-Alexander makes sense through all formats. The OKC guard has plenty of momentum while averaging 46 FPPG over his last four games. Tonight’s game at Houston (23rd in d-eff to shooting guards) could bring out more of the same. This is the second-best fantasy environment of this slate (230 over/under), and “SGA” should find production within that.
Also Consider: Donovan Mitchell, D’Angelo Russell
Will Barton - Denver (at Minnesota)
Jamal Murray and Gary Harris are highly questionable for Denver, meaning Barton could see more usage while helping out in the backcourt. Barton has seen elevated minutes over the past three games with Murray/Harris sidelined, achieving 51 FP in 43 minutes at Golden State last Thursday. He has a strong floor/ceiling combination while playing up in pace at Minnesota, who ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency to small forwards.
Kevin Love - Cleveland (vs. New York)
Love has something to prove while trying to persuade other teams to make a trade. He plays on a Cleveland squad that will let him take as many shots as he wants, which is good for DFS purposes. That translated to satisfying upside Saturday at Chicago, as Love poured in 48 fantasy points. He’ll continue to see plenty of opportunities, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Love finished in that range against a New York team that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to power forwards.
Rudy Gobert - Utah (vs. Indiana)
Gobert has been a flat-out beast lately. I have been all over Lonzo Ball and Rudy Gobert in cash games lately (as this article series has chronicled), and that has been a solid strategy. I’m going back to the well tonight, as Gobert finds himself in a strong matchup vs. Indiana - who ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to centers and 23rd in rebound rate. Rudy has been within 46-60 fantasy points in each of his last six games, and that’s a realistic range for this confident draw.