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 Monday’s seven-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Ja Morant - Memphis (at Atlanta)
We have a fun point guard matchup in Atlanta tonight. You could realistically look towards both young floor generals (Morant & Young) in the same DFS lineup. However, Morant is significantly cheaper with a better individual draw. The Hawks rank 23rd in defensive efficiency to point guards and dead last in overall d-eff. Morant has been up-and-down in his rookie season, but he’s playing some high-level basketball at the moment. That has resulted in 38 and 55 fantasy points respectively in his last two games, and he should fall within that range tonight.
Donovan Mitchell - Utah (at Cleveland)
Mitchell is another young guard who has been somewhat volatile (from a DFS perspective) over the last month. He had a few duds around the All-Star break, ultimately lowing his salary on most DFS sites. However, Mitchell has bounced-back nicely with 42+ fantasy points in each of his past three games. He should be able to keep that momentum tonight against a Cleveland team that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to opposing shooting guards.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (at Miami)
Antetokounmpo is very expensive, but you should be able to work him into your DFS lineup with numerous bargains helping offset the cost (Gay, Lyles, etc). The reigning MVP is coming off a massive 74 FP outing at Charlotte yesterday (41 points, 20 rebounds, 6 assists), and there’s a chance he’ll flip into “takeover mode” again tonight. That especially holds true if Khris Middleton (questionable) sits out another game, but Giannis is a solid play regardless of Middleton’s status.
Trey Lyles - San Antonio (vs. Indiana)
Jakob Poeltl is out and LaMarcus Aldridge is doubtful. That promotes Lyles to a full-time role in San Antonio’s frontcourt. He thrived in that role Saturday vs. Orlando, racking up 48 fantasy points in 39 minutes. Lyles is a no-brainer DFS value play when seeing a full workload like that. Make no mistake about it, he’s the best bargain on the board tonight - through all formats.
Jonas Valanciunas - Memphis (at Atlanta)
The Grizzlies have numerous frontcourt injuries too, as Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke will both miss time moving forward. That leaves Jonas Valanciunas to take on more responsibilities, a role he cherished with 48+ fantasy points in back-to-back games. Playing up in pace against a bad Atlanta defense should be enough to keep him going. The Hawks are beat-up at center, and they already rank 29th in defensive efficiency to the position.
Also Consider: Mitchell Robinson