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 nine-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Monday.
Aaron Holiday - Indiana (at Charlotte)
Indiana PG Malcolm Brogdon has only played seven total minutes in the last six games, and he’s listed as doubtful again tonight. That means Aaron Holiday will continue to pick up the slack, averaging a satisfying 30 FPPG over his last six. That includes upside of 33-39 FP in three of those. Holiday should fall in that range tonight, as he’s facing a Charlotte team that ranks 27th in overall defensive efficiency. Fellow PG T.J. McConnell is questionable, and his absence would push even more playing time (and usage) towards Holiday. That’s not a prerequisite for DFS success, but it would make Holiday an even better DFS option.
Marcus Smart - Boston (at Washington)
This is one of the easiest cash game picks of the entire slate. Smart is still too cheap on FanDuel, DraftKings, and Yahoo - especially considering his heightened role with Kemba Walker still out. Even though Smart underwhelmed last game with Walker sidelined (17 FP in 32 minutes), that’s more of an exception than the rule. I’m expecting him to be more in the range of his previous game (50 FP in 35 minutes vs. ATL) with Kemba out. Facing Washington definitely moves the needle in that direction, as the Wizards rank dead last in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts.
Gordon Hayward - Boston (at Washington)
I’m seriously considering three (maybe four) Boston players for my DFS lineup tonight. Most of them are underpriced while getting a noticeable boost with Kemba Walker out. That rationale applies directly to Gordon Hayward, who should see more playmaking opportunities. Hayward is averaging 35 FPPG over his past four, which serves as a solid baseline considering the mid-range price. There’s a good chance he’ll top that benchmark against a generous Washington defense.
Thaddeus Young - Chicago (at Dallas)
Lauri Markkanen is doubtful tonight, which should move veteran Thaddeus Young into a prominent role of 30+ minutes. That paves a clear path to fantasy value considering that Young is hovering marginally above minimum-salary on most DFS sites. The matchup at Dallas doesn’t look great on paper (Mavs are 8th in d-eff to PFs), but not having to face Kristaps Porzingis (ruled out) makes things better. Either way, Young should provide excellent value through all DFS formats tonight.
Enes Kanter - Boston (at Washington)
Kanter joins his aforementioned teammates as an underpriced DFS asset looking to cash in on one of the best matchups in the league. The Boston center has found a nice groove recently, hitting 34-51 FP in four of his last five. That’s a plausible range of outcomes for him tonight, and facing a banged-up Wizards team that ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to centers could help him serve another 50-burger.
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