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 11 games.
Tomas Satoransky – Washington (at Indiana)
John Wall has been ruled out tonight, meaning Tomas Satoransky will step into a much larger role. The most recent time Wall missed a game, Satoranksy piled up 38 fantasy points in 38 minutes at Atlanta last Wednesday. The matchup at Indiana is substantially tougher, but Tomas should have no problem reaching value on his $4300 salary ($4200 on DK) when considering the boost in playing time and offensive responsibilities. Roster him with confidence tonight!
Also Consider: Lonzo Ball, De’Aaron Fox (tournaments)
Alec Burks – Cleveland (at Milwaukee)
Burks has seen his role grow since the move to Cleveland, averaging 36 minutes and 37 fantasy points over the past two games. There’s a chance he’ll need to carry even more of the offensive load with Jordan Clarkson questionable tonight. I like Burks regardless of Clarkson’s status, but he would obviously see a substantial boost if Clarkson were ruled out. Either way, the banged-up Cavaliers will likely hand the keys over to Burks in an effort to stay competitive at Milwaukee. His salary is still way too cheap on both sites when considering the expanded role.
Kevin Durant – Golden State (vs Minnesota)
Durant is one of my favorite “top dollar” picks of the night. This Minnesota-Golden State matchup checks in with one of the highest over/under designations at 227 total points. The Timberwolves have been playing better defense lately, but they still rank 29th in defensive efficiency against opposing small forwards. Stephen Curry and now Draymond Green are back in the mix, but there should be plenty of room for Durant to do his thing this evening.
Bam Adebayo – Miami (at LA Lakers)
Hassan Whiteside is still out for Miami, so we can keep looking towards Bam Adebayo for fantasy purposes. In two games with Whiteside sidelined, Bam has averaged 40 fantasy points and 31 minutes. He has an excellent opportunity to hover around that range while playing up in pace against the LA Lakers tonight, a team that also ranks 27th in defensive efficiency against opposing centers. The price is starting to climb for Adebayo, but he’s still too cheap while filling in for Whiteside.
Myles Turner – Indiana (vs Washington)
Turner could be a sneaky-good pick tonight. I’m expecting a low ownership percentage with plenty of options to choose from on this 11 game slate. That will come despite a strong matchup against a Washington team that ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency vs opposing centers and eighth in pace. The Wizards were just destroyed by Tristan Thompson on Saturday to the tune of 23 points and 19 rebounds. They have struggled against physical centers all season, and Turner certainly fits the mold.
Kelly Oubre Jr. – SF – Washington (at Indiana)
John Wall’s absence will have a trickle-down effect on the rest of Washington’s rotation. Satoranksy and Austin Rivers will pick up more minutes while Bradley Beal will handle the ball more. However, keep in mind that Kelly Oubre Jr is the type of player who can take over a game if he gets enough looks. That could happen when considering the usage void left by Wall. Oubre has hit 32+ fantasy points in two of his past three games.
Kelly Olynyk – PF – Miami (at LA Lakers)
I already outlined Bam Adebayo as a nice pick, but don’t forget about teammate Kelly Olynyk. He’s seeing more minutes and opportunities with Hassan Whiteside out as well, notching 27 and 38 fantasy points respectively over the past two. The 38 FP performance came with Josh Richardson out last game as well, so keep an eye on his questionable status as we move closer to tip-off. His absence would raise the ceiling on Olynyk’s fantasy range.