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NBA DFS Plays: Monday 5/3

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: May 3, 2021, 2:50 pm ET

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 eight-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET. 

POINT GUARD

Lonzo Ball - New Orleans (vs. Golden State) - DK: $7,800 / FD: $7,600 / Yahoo: $32

Ball’s salary has been slowly driving up, but I still believe he’s underpriced. Lonzo has been on fire recently, hitting 62+ fantasy points in two of his last three. There’s a good chance he’ll keep that momentum in a high-scoring contest against the Warriors, who rank third in pace. This should be a competitive game (NOP -2.5) with a 237 over/under to bring out the best in Ball. 

Also Consider: Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, Frank Jackson  

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SHOOTING GUARD

Dwayne Bacon - Orlando (at Detroit) - DK: $4,900 / FD: $5,100 / Yahoo: $13

Orlando doesn’t have many options on the wing, as Terrence Ross, Michael Carter-Williams, and James Ennis are all sidelined. That allows Bacon to see full starter minutes, and he has posted 34+ fantasy points in two of his last five in that role. Sure, his fantasy production has been up-and-down lately (some of that due to Ennis cutting into his role), but he should come through with serviceable value now that Ennis and company are out. 

Also Consider: Bradley Beal, Seth Curry, Patty Mills   

SMALL FORWARD

Oshae Brissett - Indiana (at Washington) - DK: $6,700 / FD: $7,300 / Yahoo: $27

Speaking of backups who have taken on a larger role, Brissett is now seeing 35-40 minutes for the Pacers. He is averaging an outstanding 41 FPPG over his last six, so he’s probably too cheap when considering the upside. You have to love this matchup as well, facing a fast-paced Washington team in a 246 over/under. Brissett has legitimate 40-50+ FP upside, and we could see that in this tasty draw. 

Also Consider: RJ Barrett, Saddiq Bey, Kent Bazemore 

POWER FORWARD

Domantas Sabonis - Indiana (at Washington) - DK: $9,800 / FD: $9,500 / Yahoo: $43

You’ll definitely want to target this Indiana-Washington game. I have no problem taking Brissett and Sabonis in the same lineup, as there should be plenty of production to go around in the shortened Indiana rotation. Keep in mind that Myles Turner is out for the Pacers, so both of these guys will be called upon to take care of the boards. Sabonis could take on an even larger role if Malcolm Brogdon (questionable) is out, but he’s a strong DFS pick either way. 

Also Consider: Zion Williamson, Isaiah Stewart

CENTER

Willy Hernangomez - New Orleans (vs. Golden State) - DK: $5,200 / FD: $5,000 / Yahoo: $16

Steven Adams is questionable tonight, and Willy Hernangomez would become a very nice bargain if he’s out. Adams has missed three of the last four games, while Hernangomez stepped in for 34, 33, and 29 fantasy points respectively in those contests. Consider that his baseline with upside for much more in a high-scoring matchup with the Warriors. 

Also Consider: Rudy Gobert

POTENTIAL BARGAINS

Saddiq Bey (SF - DET) is fresh off a 50 FP showing at Charlotte. We aren’t expecting a repeat performance, but he’ll continue to serve as one of Detroit's top playmakers at the moment. He’s a respectable value asset who could pay dividends if he keeps the momentum from last game. 

Isaiah Stewart (PF - DET) is similar to his teammate, Bey. Both guys have been inconsistent lately, but they have a huge chance to step up with Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, and others sidelined for Detroit. I believe that will raise Stewart’s floor, and he’s an interesting DFS mid-range play through all formats against a bad Orlando frontcourt. 

Kent Bazemore (SF - GS) is another mid-range pick to keep on your DFS radar. He has been seeing around 30 minutes with Kelly Oubre Jr. sidelined, hitting 34 and 29 fantasy points respectively. Andrew Wiggins is questionable tonight, and his absence would expand Bazemore’s role. 

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Spencer Limbach

Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for NBC Sports Edge. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.