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 Monday!
Kemba Walker – Charlotte (vs Milwaukee)
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Kemba Walker is a headline pick yet again. The Hornets’ floor general has established himself as an elite scorer this season, and there’s a good chance that will continue tonight. The matchup vs Milwaukee doesn’t look great on paper, but the overall game atmosphere of this 235 point over/under should bring out the best in him. If you recall, Walker dropped 41 points on 15-29 shooting on opening night loss against the Bucks. He’ll need to carry his team once more if the Hornets want to get revenge on the Bucks.
Zach LaVine – Chicago (vs San Antonio)
Zach LaVine isn’t shy on offense. That makes him an excellent fantasy streamer on an otherwise bad team that needs somebody to step up with Portis, Markkanen, and Dunn all sidelined. LaVine has been up to the task lately with 40+ fantasy points in each of his past three games. He has a good opportunity to keep that going against a San Antonio team that ranks 20th in defensive efficiency vs opposing backcourts. I like the relative salary ($7700) a little more on DraftKings, but LaVine makes for an interesting play through all formats on both major sites.
Rudy Gay – San Antonio (at Chicago)
The Spurs have been cautious with Rudy Gay this season, sometimes limiting his minutes and giving him rest in back-to-back situations. As a result, he’s somewhat underpriced on DFS sites. The playing time is starting to trend upward with Gay averaging over 29 minutes per contest over his past five. It’s not a coincidence that he has notched 34+ fantasy points in three of those games. I’m considering that his baseline against a bad Chicago defense that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency vs opposing small forwards.
Thaddeus Young – Indiana (at Utah)
Multi-position eligibility really helps us out on DraftKings, where we can look towards the listed small forwards and centers to fill the power forward spot. That is more of a challenge on FanDuel without any true value plays jumping off the screen. I like LaMarcus Aldridge, Jayson Tatum, and Wendell Carter Jr.– but they don’t exactly blend comfortably into the rest of my lineup. Looking at the cheaper side of this position, Thaddeus Young could be an interesting pick. He’s a candidate to reach value on the shortened $4800 price tag, and that would become even more of a reality if Domantas Sabonis (questionable) is out tonight. If Sabonis ends up playing, I may pivot to Markieff Morris for a similar salary.
Clint Capela – Houston (at Washington)
The challenge with Clint Capela over the past few years usually came down to playing time. It appears that is no longer a problem. Capela is routinely seeing 36+ minutes to produce some monster stat-lines with excellent FP/minute rates. For example, he has notched 56+ fantasy points in three of his past four games. There’s a chance he can keep things going against a bad Washington defense that ranks 26th against opposing big men. Capela’s salary has yet to fully catch up to that recent surge in production, so now is the time to pounce!