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 six-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Monday.
De’Aaron Fox - Sacramento (at Minnesota)
Fox has the privilege of facing the Timberwolves tonight, a team that plays fast while ranking 24th in overall defensive efficiency. Minnesota’s generous defense extends to the point guard position, ranking 23rd in that category for the season and 27th over their last 10 games. Meanwhile, Fox has been an efficient fantasy producer as of late. The Kings have played in blowouts for three of their last four games, resulting in Fox seeing 30 minutes or less in each of those. Tonight’s tilt in Minneapolis carries a three-point spread with a strong 225 over/under. In other words, Fox should see his usual 36-minute workload in this fantastic draw.
Donovan Mitchell - Utah (vs. Houston)
Mitchell represents a solid DFS choice through all formats tonight, as he’ll be squaring off against a shorthanded Houston team (Westbrook out, Harden questionable). The Rockets rank 24th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards, and Mitchell is coming off a sweet 25-8-5 showing (43 FP) vs. Dallas on Saturday. This is a promising draw to keep him within that range.
Eric Gordon - Houston (at Utah)
As mentioned in the previous write-up, Westbrook is out and Harden is questionable tonight. Eric Gordon has been picking things up even with both superstars in the lineup, posting 28+ fantasy points in each of his last three games. Gordon should see 35 minutes and plenty of usage this evening, which could propel him to respectable fantasy value despite the underwhelming matchup at Utah.
Thaddeus Young - Chicago (vs. San Antonio)
Chicago will remain shorthanded up front with Wendell Carter Jr., Daniel Gafford, and Lauri Markkanen sidelined. Thaddeus Young has stepped up over the last two games, posting 28 FP with 29 and 34 minutes respectively. Young should see starter-like minutes once again, and this is a comfortable matchup against the Spurs - who rank 22nd in defensive efficiency to frontcourts.
Rudy Gobert - Utah (vs. Houston)
We’ve highlighted plenty of value in this article, which should leave you with enough room to roster a guy like Gobert. Not having Westbrook (and maybe Harden) reduces the number of quality expenditures as well. No matter how you slice it, Gobert is a solid choice through all formats. The Utah big man has been a beast with 54+ fantasy points in three of his last four. He’s playing some of the best basketball of his career, and I’m expecting Gobert to keep thriving against the Rockets tonight.