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.
Now let’s move on to the NBA DFS Plays for Thursday!
Jamal Murray – Denver (vs Atlanta)
There’s some blowout risk in this game, but the matchup potential outweighs the uncertainty. Murray steps into a great situation against an Atlanta team that ranks first in pace and 26th in defensive efficiency vs opposing point guards. His fantasy output has been somewhat mediocre over his past four games, but there’s room for Murray to get going against a bad Hawks defense. He’s a solid mid-range pick through all formats.
Lou Williams – LA Clippers (vs San Antonio)
This pick is contingent on the questionable status of Avery Bradley. If Bradley ends up playing, I’ll likely pivot to a different shooting guard. However, if Bradley misses another game, Williams should continue to see more minutes and opportunities to exceed fantasy expectations. That has been the case over his past three games, averaging 33 minutes and 35 fantasy points per game over that span. The most impressive part revolves around his 7.7 assists in that stretch – proving that his fantasy value is not solely tied to his shot falling.
Gary Harris – Denver (vs Atlanta)
Harris made the move to small forward on FanDuel, but he’s still exclusively a shooting guard on DraftKings. No matter what lineup spot you click him into, Harris makes for a strong play. His rationale aligns with the write-up of teammate Jamal Murray above. Atlanta plays at a brisk pace with a bad defense that creates for an excellent fantasy environment. They also allow the highest three-point shooting percentage (38.8%) in the league, which is something that bodes well for Harris and his 5-6 long distance attempts per contest … Harris isn’t shooting very well from the field lately, but this generous matchup could get him back on track. The minutes and attempts otherwise look good.
Draymond Green – Golden State (at Houston)
My preferences at power forward are different on FanDuel and DraftKings. For DraftKings, I’m looking towards Tobias Harris or Montrezl Harrell for value. On FanDuel, Draymond Green checks in with a reasonable salary to be considered in this competitive draw at Houston. He’s expected to rejoin the team following a one-game suspension, and there’s a chance he’ll have a chip on his shoulder or some extra pep in his step. That could translate into some solid fantasy production, as Green is a hustle player who contributes heavily in the peripheral categories.
Clint Capela – Houston (vs Golden State)
This is another position that depends on the site you are looking at. On DraftKings, multi-position eligibility makes Montrezl Harrell a nice center pick with LaMarcus Aldridge and Draymond Green also adding to the mix. On FanDuel, the decision is pretty much made for us, as Clint Capela is one of the few reasonable options to fall back on. Jokic is in consideration but otherwise expensive on FD. Capela is a steady filler for cash games on FanDuel while potentially seeing heavy minutes in his first meeting against the Warriors this season.