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NBA DFS Plays: Saturday

by Spencer Limbach

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 Saturday!





Ricky Rubio – Utah (at Denver)


This article was written early on Saturday, so we’ll need to do some housekeeping in terms of injuries and lineup notes. The biggest piece of news to monitor revolves around the status of Donovan Mitchell. I’m assuming he’ll remain out after missing yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury (those things usually don’t clear up overnight), but confirmation would be nice. If Mitchell is out, Ricky Rubio will hold another prominent role – something that he took for a beautiful 40 FP performance last night.


Also Consider: Kemba Walker, Trae Young (tournaments)





Zach LaVine – Chicago (vs Houston)


LaVine has put the team on his back following the injuries to Dunn, Valentine, Portis, and Markkanen. Something tells me he doesn’t mind the added responsibility, as LaVine has always been known as an offensive-minded player who is not shy with the basketball. A high-scoring matchup vs Houston could inspire more upside from him, as the Rockets currently rank bottom ten in defensive efficiency vs opposing backcourts.


Also Consider: DeMar DeRozan, Jaylen Brown (if playing)





Rudy Gay – San Antonio (vs New Orleans)


Rudy Gay was “just okay” in his last game at Phoenix, but a blowout situation limited his minutes and subsequent fantasy production. We can forgive him for that, especially considering he notched 45+ FP in his two previous games. Expect a full workload from Gay and company against a fast-paced New Orleans team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency vs opposing small forwards. With LaMarcus Aldridge potentially locked down by Anthony Davis (if AD plays), Gay could see more looks on offense.


Also Consider: Nicolas Batum, Jae Crowder (better if Mitchell out)





Al-Farouq Aminu – Portland (vs LA Lakers)


Aminu is usually known as a risk/reward tournament play on most nights. His game log tells the same story. However, I believe he can produce a solid fantasy outing against the fast-paced Lakers this evening. Aminu checks into this game with confidence having racked up his highest scoring output of the season Thursday vs New Orleans (17 pts, 10 reb, 32 FP). He’ll likely log heavy minutes as the Blazers will need him to help defensively with LeBron James.


Also Consider: Jayson Tatum, Wendell Carter Jr.(still too cheap on DK)





JaVale McGee – LA Lakers (at Portland)


I’m starting to look like a JaVale McGee fanboy while recommending him repeatedly in these articles. Guess what, I’m cool with that as long as he lives up to the lofty 37 FPPG average on the season. He fits into this team perfectly, and now McGee is starting to see more minutes, subsequently raising his fantasy upside. A monster Halloween outing of 54 FP in 35 minutes vs Dallas serves as the proof. I believe he can keep things going in another high-scoring matchup at Portland.


Also Consider: Clint Capela, Nikola Jokic (too cheap on DK)

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